Blaine takes up proposal for backyard chickens

Blaine takes up proposal for backyard chickens

The city soon could join others in the north metro in allowing backyard chickens.
Variety
July 28

Anoka family settles in after moving, redoing 1880s house

Last year, an Anoka couple paid $1 for an 1880s house, which they moved down the road.
North Metro
July 28

Spring Lake Park cleans up 40-year-old zoning code

The city last overhauled its zoning rules in 1976. It’s now revamping the code to match 21st century building and lifestyle demands.
Variety
July 28

Andover math assignment turns numbers into music

A teacher came up with an unusual assignment on prime numbers, and a student’s effort hit the right notes.
North Metro
July 28

North news briefs: Afrifest celebration is set for Saturday

brooklyn park Afrifest celebration is set for Saturday The third annual Afrifest, a multi-cultural outdoor festival, will take place Saturday in the parking lot of…
North Metro
July 28

North metro police blotter

BLAINE JUNE 17 Property damage. Tires were slashed on numerous vehicles in the 1900 block of 121st Avenue NE. Theft. Sunglasses were stolen…
North Metro
July 26

Crystal works with county, state to thwart railroad reroute

Crystal leaders were upset by railroads’ plan to link tracks there and reroute trains.
North Metro
July 26

Suspect in 2 north metro bank heists is arrested

A man suspected of robbing two banks this summer in the north metro suburbs has been arrested, authorities said.The first holdup occurred June 26 at…
East Metro
July 24

School briefs: Stillwater Area High students learn about nutrition

The athletes of Stillwater Area High School are gleaning lessons this summer from a different kind of playbook. The 800-plus students have been meeting with…
West Metro
July 24

Golden Valley hires Anoka city manager

It’s the latest in a series of suburban management moves resulting from a wave of retirements.
North Metro
July 24

Brooklyn Park homes saved by squeezing LRT design

More than two dozen Brooklyn Park homes along a proposed light-rail route will be spared after planners squeezed as much as 30 feet from the…
West Metro
July 23

Charges elevated against son accused of killing police officer father, older brother

A grand jury has elevated charges to first-degree murder against a 22-year-old man accused of shooting his older brother and their father, an Elk River…
West Metro
July 23

Andover man accused of setting roommate on fire is convicted of murder

Adam Lilienthal will be sentenced Friday morning in the June 2014 killing.
West Metro
July 23
The 1951 Terrace Theater in Robbinsdale features modern lines, brick c...

2,000+ sign petition to preserve Robbinsdale's historic Terrace Theater

The Robbinsdale building could be pricey to reopen.
East Metro
July 23

Attorney: 'Hillbilly hell,' not deer feeding, led to New Brighton shooting

Neal C. Zumberge, charged with killing his neighbor after a long-standing dispute, is scheduled to go to trial next month.
North Metro
July 22

Northstar, freight trains abruptly stop for hour in north metro

Northstar service on the main rail corridor shuddered to an abrupt halt Wednesday during the evening commute after reports of a propane-like odor on the…
West Metro
July 22

Obituary: Jerry Bailey, Minnetonka landscape architect, war veteran, adventurer

Jerry Bailey found so much joy in life, he wouldn’t let fear get in the way. He zip-lined above North Carolina’s lush canopy near the…
North Metro
July 22

Teen runs red light near Becker, hits van; other driver killed, 7 injured

2 of those hurt suffered serious injuries at the intersection in Sherburne County, the State Patrol said.
North Metro
July 22

North news briefs: Kids’ Triathlon set for July 25

BLAINE Kids’ Triathlon set for July 25 The Blaine Kids Triathlon will be held from 8-10 a.m. July 25 at Lakeside Commons Park, 3020 Lake…
North Metro
July 21

Off the tower and on to stardom for Elk River diver

Laura Ryan’s new focus on springboard diving has fueled her Olympic dream.
West Metro
July 21

African Immigrant Services help north metro immigrant community become leaders

African Immigrant Services helps the community work for change on its own behalf.