Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is undergoing a $30 million in capital improvements, along with the name change.

A new name for Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park: Mississippi Gateway

The aim is to broaden the appeal of the park in Brooklyn Park, differentiate it from the Coon Rapids park and rid it of a name that some consider a racist slur.
South Metro
November 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 10

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
North Metro
November 8

Blaine man charged in shooting at St. Paul gas station

The suspect, who is charged with firing at an occupied car, was subsequently shot and wounded by a U.S. marshal.
North Metro
November 7

Man killed in Ramsey one-vehicle rollover is identified

Michael Havelak died at the scene early Monday on Armstrong Boulevard
East Metro
November 5

Fatal crash charges: Unlicensed drunk driver was found on I-35 rest stop bathroom floor

The crash occurred in Interstate 35 in North Branch, killing a 63-year-old man from Moose Lake.
North Metro
November 4
Krispy Kreme said Monday that Jayson Gonzalez of Champlin can now work with the company as an independent operator.

Minnesota college student is back in the Krispy Kreme business

Krispy Kreme has reached an agreement with a Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of doughnuts to resell them…
North Metro
November 4

One man dies in rollover crash in Ramsey

A 32-year-old man died in a single vehicle rollover crash early Monday in Ramsey.The man, whose name has not been released, was driving in the…
North Metro
November 3
Pang Yang will represent Minnesota at a regional gathering of language teachers.

Osseo Hmong-language teacher wins top honor from language teachers' group

Osseo Area Schools' Pang Yang started Hmong language class.
East Metro
November 3
Hakeem M.D. Flax

Minneapolis gang member who killed rival is 4th sentenced in drug, gun conspiracy

The crimes spanned more than a year during an ongoing war among members of the 1-9 Block Dipset, Tre Tre Crips and Young-N-Thuggin gangs.
North Metro
November 3

Patrol: Unlicensed driver was drunk when he killed other motorist north of Twin Cities

The suspect was driving after his license was revoked, according to authorities.
South Metro
November 2

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 3

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
East Metro
November 1

2 killed in crashes on Minnesota roads involving drunken drivers

A 63-year-old Moose Lake man died early Friday in a two-car crash in Chisago County, one of two fatal crashes involving alcohol on Minnesota roads…
North Metro
November 1

Man and woman in their 80s in critical condition after being hit by car in New Hope

It happened near House of Hope Lutheran Church at 4800 N. Boone Av. around 6:50 p.m.
North Metro
November 1
Zhenya Ratushko, 15, of Rochester, Minn. climbed out of an ice cave while exploring the Ice Castle in Excelsior last winter.

Ice Castles returning this winter in New Brighton

Long Lake Regional Park will be the latest Minnesota location to host the winter wonderland.
South Metro
October 31
Taje Smith-Perry

Charges: Teen directed burglary 'empire' across Twin Cities metro area

An abandoned car, its doors wide open, and a purse lying on the street in a quiet Eagan neighborhood were the first clues that something…
South Metro
October 31
A rendering of Fastenal Co.'s new office building in Winona.

Fastenal plans new office building on downtown Winona riverfront

The industrial supplies company has 1,800 staff scattered across the city.
West Metro
October 30
Workers at the South Hennepin Recycling and Problem Waste Drop-off Center in Bloomington sorted through items being brought in Wednesday.

Fire hazard from vaping pen leads Hennepin County to halt collection of batteries at community sites

All batteries now must go to either the Brooklyn Park or Bloomington drop-off locations.
North Metro
October 30
A petition to legalize potbellied pig in Brooklyn Park created by resident Rebecca Buckley.

Brooklyn Park denies resident's attempt to keep Peco the potbellied pig

City officials also consider eliminating pet licenses and recommending microchips instead to reduce impoundment costs.
West Metro
October 30

Boy, 2, found in pond on Brooklyn Park golf course dies

The child had been reported as missing earlier that morning, police said.
South Metro
October 26

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 27

ANDOVER SEPT. 30 Theft. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13600 block of Poppy Street NW. BLAINE SEPT. 30
North Metro
October 25
Time to retire: Bill and Nancy Bauer will close their beloved pick-your-own Bauer Berry Farm, which they started in 1977.

Pick-your-own berry farm in Champlin closing after 42 years

Much of the land at Bauer Berry Farm, a beloved traditional destination for many Minnesota families, is expected to become housing.