St. Francis high schoolers crossed a stretch of Hwy. 47 where two middle school students were hit and injured in November.

MnDOT accelerates fixes to Hwy. 47 near troubled St. Francis crosswalk

The state hopes to begin the project in 2021, which is about twice as fast as usual.
West Metro
January 22
From left, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Tom Johnson and Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene as Johnson

Former Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson receives two honors

Former Hennepin County attorney also honored with "Tom Johnson Day."
West Metro
January 22

Hennepin County makes commitment to convert entire vehicle fleet to electric

Going all-electric depends on investment in charging stations, infrastructure.
South Metro
January 19

Metro police blotter, Jan. 20

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP DEC. 18 Suspicious activity. The grounds­keeper at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 40th St. N., reported confronting a woman he found behind…
North Metro
January 18

Sparks fly on Spring Lake Park City Council

Mayor and member who ran against her spar over annual appointments.
East Metro
January 18
Photo courtesy of Polk County (Wis.) Sheriff's Department: A 63-year-old Blaine man died Thursday when his car went through the ice of a narrows area

SUV plunges through western Wisconsin ice, killing Blaine man

David Maki of Blaine was pronounced dead at a St. Croix Falls hospital after being pulled from the almost completely submerged vehicle.
East Metro
January 18
Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman’s housing nonprofit is behind again on property taxes and also owes three contractors more than $160,000, a

Nonprofit run by Ramsey County commissioner owes more than $160K, contractors say

Blake Huffman says he's winding down Journey Home Minnesota.
West Metro
January 17
The Hennepin County Government Center. The County Board has put on hold its key mental health initiative to create secure psychiatric beds at the coun

New Hennepin County mental health facility on hold

County study says vacant building not an affordable option for secure facility.
West Metro
January 17

Ruling: Deputy justified in shooting defiant man with knife in Crystal home

The standoff lasted about 3 hours as authorities tried to get the domestic abuse suspect to drop his weapon.
West Metro
January 17

Charges: Ex-Columbia Heights teacher filmed sex assault of underage former student

"Police are also aware of additional victims who have been contacted by [Laskowski] about recording pornographic videos together," the charges read.
North Metro
January 16

2 Fridley men charged in fatal shooting of 17-year-old

Travon Shug Wallace ditched the murder weapon with his cousin, who later bragged about the shooting, authorities say.
North Metro
January 16

Pedestrian killed in Brooklyn Park was Minneapolis man

The Hennepin County medical examiner has identified a 35-year-old man killed Monday evening when he was struck by a car as he ran across Hwy.…
North Metro
January 15

Patrol identifies pedestrian fatally hit in Brooklyn Park crash

The crash Monday evening led to a closure of northbound Hwy. 252 at Brookdale Drive.
North Metro
January 12
Shops like Four Paws and a Tail in Blaine are up against online sales and growing concerns about animal welfare.

Puppies, protests and a clash of beliefs at last Twin Cities pet shop

Stores often banned in animal-welfare crackdown
North Metro
January 12

Death of man, 99, following Crystal robbery is ruled a homicide

No one has been arrested in connection with the death of John Gosche, who died Dec. 6.
West Metro
January 12
The new car wash, shown here in a rendering, is expected to open later this year.

Rain, recycled water will be used to wash cars at New Hope business

It's among a growing number of local projects focused on water reuse.
South Metro
January 12

Metro police blotter, Jan. 13

ANDOVER DEC. 20 Burglary. Gifts were stolen from under a Christmas tree at a home in the 16500 block of Wintergreen Street NW. Entry…
West Metro
January 11
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek’s last day in office is Friday after 12 years serving the state’s largest county.

Defeated Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek hints at possible run at his old job

Hennepin lawman says he has no regrets about his loss in November.
North Metro
January 11

Victim of Fridley homicide identified as Minneapolis teen

No one has been arrested in Keimonte White's shooting death.
North Metro
January 10
University of Minnesota researcher Caitlin Potter showed volunteers one of the many cameras that are being used to document what kinds of animals are

Armchair naturalists help Minn. researchers classify more than 1 million nature photos

Researchers say the images capture the kinds of secret moments in animals' lives that humans rarely see.
North Metro
January 10

17-year-old dies after shooting in Fridley, police say

A 17-year-old boy is dead after a shooting Thursday night in Fridley, authorities said. Officers were called to the area near 6100 5th Street NE.…