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East Metro
August 28
Courtesy RSP Architects Alatus released this rendering of what the Rice Creek Commons business area may look like as it begins to redevelop the former

Proposal lays out some details in developing ammo plant site

The deal begins to fill in some of the blanks in the development of the 427-acre site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills.
North Metro
August 28
Marina DeSteno Challeen

EMT driver charged with misdemeanors in Brooklyn Center crash that killed partner

The Brooklyn Center crash killer the driver's partner in October.
South Metro
August 25

Metro police blotter, Aug. 26

EDINA JULY 24 Drugs. A 30-year-old Lakeville man and a 28-year-old Minneapolis man were arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 4300…
North Metro
August 24
A vintage military airplane crashed and exploded into flames Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, MN.

Vintage military plane crashes at Blaine airport, injuring pilot

Pilot reported smoke in cockpit shortly before plane went down. Two passersby pulled him away from the fiery wreckage.
West Metro
August 23

Bicyclist dies after fall from wall in New Hope

The incident occurred near Winnetka Avenue and Bass Lake Road.
North Metro
August 21
The company that closed Lowry Grove mobile home park is suing the city, alleging that city officials induced it to oust "undesirable" residents from S

St. Anthony mobile home park is reopening after 100 families forced out

The company that closed Lowry Grove mobile home park is suing the city, alleging that city officials induced it to oust "undesirable" residents from St. Anthony.
West Metro
August 21
Local activists and public defenders have said that federal agents arrest immigrants in courthouses or county buildings.

Hennepin County finalizes deal for legal services for residents facing deportation

County Board finalized a $275,000 contract 4-3.
North Metro
August 21

Authorities: Security guard charged with impersonating state trooper to impress friend

The defendant is slated to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday morning.
East Metro
August 20
Josh Hague and his attorney Andrew Pieper stood in his backyard, which has had flooding.

Mahtomedi neighbors settle with city over flooding

The city will pay $750,000 to five homeowners.
South Metro
August 18

Metro police blotter, Aug. 19

CORCORAN JULY 24 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 10100 block of Cain Road reported that a light was on in their neighbor’s garage…
North Metro
August 18
Amy DeYoung of Ham Lake read with her daughters Arielle and Lillia at the Centennial Library. A yearlong renovation will close the library until 2019.

Centennial Library in Anoka County closes for $5.8 million remodel

Project will double the space of Circle Pines' Centennial Library.
Inspired
August 18
Ceallaigh Anderson Smart’s photos are cherished gifts to those she meets, many of whom don’t have a single photograph of themselves.

Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift

Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don't have any pictures of their own.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
North Metro
August 14
Natividad Seefeld climbs down into her neighborhood's current, cramped storm shelter as the mobile home park awaits its new shelter's groundbreaking t

New storm shelter in Fridley models safety for mobile homes

Project comes at a time of growing awareness around Minnesota's storm shelter standards.
North Metro
August 13
Chisago County Sheriff's Office

Women stuck on inflatable rainbow unicorn rescued by Chisago County deputies

Video shows deputy throwing rope to the women, who were entangled in weeds.
North Metro
August 12
Varshini Venkatesan in one of the many labs at Takeda in Brooklyn Park. The Japanese pharmaceutical company’s new 215,000-square-foot drug-manufactu

Takeda is banking on a SuperTarget-sized biologic plant in Brooklyn Park

Takeda hopes to begin making its Entyvio drug for bowel diseases at its Brooklyn Park plant next year
West Metro
August 11

2 killed in Friday night crashes in west metro

The crashes, in Minnetonka and Brooklyn Center, closed key roads for several hours.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
North Metro
August 11

Motorcyclist dies in crash on 694 in Brooklyn Center

The crash closed eastbound lanes of the interstate 694 for several hours.
Inspired
August 10
Karrighan Hexum, right, as Annie in a scene with Alyssa Hannan as Grace Farrell during rehearsal Wednesday night, Aug. 1, 2018. The Penguin Project, a

New Minn. theater program gives the stage to children with special needs

Actors from Northern Starz Children's Theatre in Ramsey are participating for the first time in a national theater program for young people with special needs.