Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

MnDOT has completed work on the highway, and this week has reopened all lanes in both directions between Hwy. 610 and the Mississippi River bridge.
North Metro
September 19
Anthony Cannady

Murder charges: Bounced Minneapolis bar patron came back with gun, fired into crowd

The gunman was hit with pepper spray and left the bar angry, according to authorities.
West Metro
September 19
County Administrator David Hough presents the 2019 budget to the Hennepin County Board Tuesday.

Hennepin County eyes a 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy

Funding for child protection services is at center of need for $43 million in new revenue.
North Metro
September 18

Sheriff's deputies recover body of missing boater on Lake Minnetonka

Empty craft was found circling near Big Island on Saturday.
West Metro
September 17
Quarry No. 11 at the Stearns County park reserve.

Bystander trained for crises rallies others to save child in quarry

One of several swimmers directed into the water by a well prepared bystander went into the water and came out with the little girl.
North Metro
September 15

Emerald ash borer discovered in Wright County

For the first time, the highly destructive emerald ash borer has been identified in Wright County, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said last week.The agency…
East Metro
September 13

Plan for Twin Cities ammo plant snags over nearly $6M in sewage fees

Developers of the former Army site are hit with Arden Hills' request for nearly $6M.
North Metro
September 13
State troopers made many stops for impaired driving during a recent enforcement campaign across Minnesota.

DWI crackdown nabs driver who fled at 128 mph with 14-year-old

That stop was one of nearly 1,400 in law enforcement campaign.
North Metro
September 12
Items recovered from suspect's car.

Roseville police arrest 3 in mail theft sting operation

"Places to hit" included 20 homes in Roseville and other metro cities.
North Metro
September 11
Kent and Muriel Roessler and several Nowthen neighbors dropped their state petition to be annexed into Oak Grove.

Nowthen landowners strike a deal with city over annexation fight

Landowners on the edge of Nowthen had petition to join city of Oak Grove.
Inspired
September 11
This eagle made an unannounced visit to the Andover Fire Department’s 9/11 memorial ceremony staged on a freeway overpass.

Bald eagle swoops in to join firefighters' 9/11 tribute in Minnesota

Viral video shows the majestic American symbol atop a fire truck in Coon Rapids.
North Metro
September 11
Members of the Coon Rapids boys' hockey team from last season.

Coon Rapids hockey club says treasurer took $36K

Coon Rapids booster president said the team's season is not in jeopardy.
West Metro
September 10

Authorities name Twin Cities motorcyclist killed in western Wis. collision

Authorities have identified the Twin Cities motorcyclists who collided in western Wisconsin while riding with a group, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
North Metro
September 8
Police say a sign was altered by a non-employee of the Arby's on the 5400 block of Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Center.

Man charged with altering Brooklyn Center Arby's sign to include racist, sexual slurs

The 19-year-old from Minneapolis is charged with gross misdemeanor criminal defamation, along with disorderly conduct and public nuisance, both misdemeanors.
East Metro
September 8
Molyka Sour, right, and Jennie Heinze sorted potatoes at Second Harvest’s warehouse in Brooklyn Park as part of a Wells Fargo volunteer outing.

Second Harvest Heartland to move to expand food rescue

A shift to more nutritious ingredients is a big part of what prompted Second Harvest Heartland to move into a new warehouse.
South Metro
September 8

Metro police blotter, Sept. 9

AFTON AUG. 2 Suspicious activity. A state road worker found a veteran’s gravestone from 1970 in a pile of rubble that was going to…
North Metro
September 7

Brooklyn Park voters to decide on $26 million in park upgrades

If voters approve, money would fund park upgrades, teen center, other projects.
North Metro
September 7
A rendering of the proposed Bottineau LRT project on Olson Memorial Highway and Penn Avenue, looking northeast

Railroad's objection throws future of Bottineau light rail in doubt

BNSF objections have pushed expected opening date for the line to 2024.
West Metro
September 6
Hennepin County Deputy Administration Jennifer DeCubellis, shown in 2017, said there is a “sense of hope.”

Hennepin County placing more mistreated kids with relatives, fewer in shelters

A report released Thursday points to some progress since reforms were enacted in 2015.
North Metro
September 6
Warren Kapsner, owner of Rapid Graphics & Mailing, said new windows, signage and paint will help freshen up his store.

In Columbia Heights, work begins to spruce up Central Avenue storefronts

The facade grant program could expand next year.
East Metro
September 5
Alatus released this rendering of what the Rice Creek Commons business area may look like as it begins to redevelop the former Twin Cities Army Ammuni

Fight over $6M in sewer fees could derail ammo plant redevelopment

Arden Hills wants to be paid $5.8 million in connection fees.