St. Francis High School students JP Krage, 14, and Tyler Forcier, 15, cross Hwy. 47 after school Wednesday, near where two middle school students were

In St. Francis, a crash is spurring pleas to change a school crosswalk

Thousands sign petition after student pedestrians are hit in St. Francis.
North Metro
December 9
This red-tail hawk did not survive being shot by an arrow in the Twin Cities.

Illegal killing in Twin Cities of red-tailed hawk with arrow was likely intentional, says U expert

The center first learned of the wounded hawk on Nov. 30 when someone who saw the bird with the arrow lodged in its leg called. Despite the arrow, the hawk was able to keep flying.
South Metro
December 8

Metro police blotter, Dec. 9

AFTON NOV. 8 Suspicious activity. Someone reported a vehicle pulling into several driveways in an area near children in the 15000 block of Afton…
North Metro
December 7
Father and son Al, left, and Jim Kordiak talked together at the tax business they ran together for decades.

After 32 years in office, Kordiak savors a first on Anoka County Board — at least for a couple weeks

Commissioner Jim Kordiak to chair County Board, like his father did, on Dec. 18.
North Metro
December 5
Police are asking for help in finding two suspects in hoods that stole the Salvation Army red kettle Tuesday at a Cub Foods in Blaine.

Police: Two thieves snatch Salvation Army Kettle in Blaine

Blaine police are looking for the public's help.
West Metro
December 5

Robbinsdale hit-and-run suspect turns himself in to police

The 44-year-old motorist from Brooklyn Park walked into the Robbsindale Police Department.
West Metro
December 4

Robbinsdale police seek help locating hit-and run-suspect who hospitalized pedestrian

Robbinsdale police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a pedestrian Monday evening. Officers responded to a crash report…
December 3
Surrounded by angels, Fred Alexander, left, performing the role as Joseph, and Amy Nelson, who has waited for years to play "Mary's role," performed "

'It's a gift': Twin Cities nativity pageant gives adults with disabilities chance to shine

For 25 years, the Rev. Don Anderson and his wife, Mary, of Anoka, have joined a committed troupe of volunteers to put on the pageant.
East Metro
December 1
After cod is treated in a solution, the resulting lutefisk is ready to cut.

Forest Lake pastor pens lutefisk eulogy, then puts tradition on ice

A beloved tradition at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake had reached its quiet end.
South Metro
December 1

Metro police blotter, Dec. 2

CHANHASSEN OCT. 26 Terroristic threats. A 14-year-old boy was arrested for terroristic threats at Minnetonka Middle School West, 6421 Hazeltine Blvd. COLUMBUS NOV. 3…
North Metro
December 1
Loren Gafner

20-year-old driver in fatal drug deal in Andover sentenced to 13 years

Loren J. Gafner had pleaded guilty to second degree unintentional murder in the death of 17-year-old Tristan Robinson.
West Metro
November 30

Osseo transgender student alleges harassment over bathroom use

Video posted online shows door to stall being opened by adults outside.
West Metro
November 29
The Hennepin County jail, downtown Minneapolis

Hennepin County seeks new ways to manage jail population

A study by two former judges was presented to the County Board, and several changes to reduce the time inmates are locked up are being considered.
North Metro
November 28

Asphyxiation killed dry ice delivery driver in Anoka County; ID released

Authorities say asphyxiation killed a dry-ice delivery driver last week outside a McDonald’s in Spring Lake Park. Amos Nagbe, 58, of Brooklyn Center, was identified…
North Metro
November 27
Columbia Heights police say this man attempted to run over an officer and then hit a police vehicle while fleeing.

Man nearly hits Columbia Heights officer, strikes squad while fleeing in stolen vehicle

Officers responded to a call about a man sleeping in a BMW on Nov. 19.
East Metro
November 27
Shawn M. Konder

15 years for St. Paul man who barreled down alley at 80 mph and killed area barber

The victim was a husband, father and Selby Avenue barber.
South Metro
November 24

Metro police blotter, Nov. 25

An overview of police activity.
North Metro
November 23
Emergency personnel were on the scene where two teens were run over in St. Francis.

Authorities ID 2 teens run over in Anoka County crosswalk; 1 in critical condition

Online campaign started in hopes changes can be made to the intersection in front of the girls' school.
West Metro
November 21
Hennepin County Sheriff-Elect Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson, right, pictured with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey during a victory news conference Nov. 7,

Hennepin County Sheriff-elect Dave Hutchinson names transition team

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek decided against a recount this week.
November 21
Anthony Mills, of Coon Rapids, shared a laugh with Coon Rapids Police Chief Brad Wise during November’s “Transformative Circle” discussion at th

Minnesota neighbors dish up dinner to bridge culture divides

Neighbors dish up dinner to spur conversations, in hopes of bridging race, class and cultural divides.
North Metro
November 21

Chemical leak kills driver of dry ice truck at McDonald's in Anoka County

The driver was found dead about 9:30 a.m. in the back of the truck parked outside the fast food restaurant on Hwy. 65 in Spring Lake Park.