Anoka adds resources to crack down on homeless, panhandling

Anoka adds resources to crack down on homeless, panhandling

City leaders are adding more security in an effort to stem "cancer" on downtown streets.
South Metro
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Man dies in overnight crash near Hastings

His semi went off the road and struck a tree, the State Patrol said.
East Metro
July 30

North/east metro police blotter, July 31

Andover JUNE 19 Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13600 block of Thrush Street NW. Bethel JUNE 24 Burglary. Electronics…
East Metro
July 30

North/east metro briefs: Lake Elmo swim pond reopens after $1.3 million project

Washington County’s popular artificial swim pond reopens to the public on Monday, after months of reconstruction work. The Lake Elmo Park Reserve pond, built in…
Local
July 29

Weekend traffic: Vikings training kicks off, I-35W closes but Hwy. 100 is open

After getting a look at the Vikings' new stadium last week, fans will get their first look at the team as training camp kicks off in Mankato. But getting there won't be easy. Highway 169 is closed between St. Peter and Mankato, so drivers will have to use Nicollet County Road 13, Hwy. 99 or Hwy 22 as an alternate routes.
North Metro
July 28
Birdwatchers at the Springbrook Nature Center looked for migratory birds in April 2015.

Bird safety top priority as Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center reopens

A nature center designed to showcase wildlife shouldn’t be dangerous to the very animals it’s celebrating. That guiding principle will be evident at the grand…
South Metro
July 28

CTIB: The little-known board that influences Twin Cities transit

The board is fractured by possible defections and criticism that call into question the metro area's blueprint for transit — and how to fund it.
West Metro
July 28

A day camp this week at the Eastman Nature Center

"What's Inside" offers to turn everything inside out for participants and uncover the mysteries of nature. Today the kids looked inside a bee hive, yesterday was whats inside animals including all sorts of scat, better known as poop.
North Metro
July 27

Twin Cities boy, 3, badly hurt after falling 4 stories in Rochester

A woman was with the boy in the apartment at the time, police said.
North Metro
July 25

Blaine man, worried his son was on drugs, shot and killed him, charges say

A Blaine man who told authorities he feared his son because he was under the influence of an illicit drug was charged with second-degree murder…
North Metro
July 25

Prosecutors defer charges in death of Le'Vonte Jones, case still under investigation

The case remains under investigation.
North Metro
July 24

Blaine man shot, killed by father is identified

A 38-year-old man apparently shot and killed by his father in Blaine was identified late Saturday.Joshua James Effertz died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Hennepin…
East Metro
July 23

North/east metro police blotter, July 24

Afton JUNE 20 Traffic violation. A driver was cited for passing on the shoulder on Manning Avenue at 22nd Street. The driver, whose registration was…
East Metro
July 23

North/east metro briefs: Proposed third lane on I-35W in Ramsey County marching forward

Key decisions are being made on the proposed addition of a third lane on Interstate 35W between Roseville and Lino Lakes. Arden Hills will hold…
North Metro
July 22

Blaine city worker sweet on bees sets up City Hall hive

Dan Hauck hopes the city will start a community apiary.
North Metro
July 22

Father, 61, fatally shoots 38-year-old son in Blaine

The man turned himself in to police, while his son died at the hospital.
West Metro
July 22

Crystal police officer on emergency call to Cub store is injured in crash

The officer's SUV hit a box truck. The other driver also was injured.
North Metro
July 21

Repeat felon charged in Brooklyn Center murder; victim ID'd

A meetup on the street for an illicit drug deal in Brooklyn Center turned into a robbery attempt and then the murder of a 31-year-old…
North Metro
July 19

One dead, one arrested in Brooklyn Center shooting

One man is dead and another under arrest after a shooting in Brooklyn Center on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Police arrived near the intersection of 66th…
East Metro
July 18

North/east metro briefs: Sheriff, state launch sex crimes internet task force

Washington CountySheriff, state work together on sex crimesThe Washington County Sheriff's Office will continue to work with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on the…
North Metro
July 16

Tevlin: Purple Heart lost in the sand returned to Andover veteran

Wondering how the medal wound up on a beach in Belize led an Army veteran to Andover.