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October 25

Missing 10-year-old boy found, Crystal police say

Police in Crystal said late Friday that a missing 10-year-old boy has been found. The boy, whose first name is Xzaybeon, “ran from home” in…
East Metro
October 22
In White Bear Lake, district officials expect a surge of 2,000 more students over the next decade. Above, Katelin Held worked with her language arts s

Off-year election has big stakes for schools across Minnesota

More than 30 districts are looking for voter approval to take on debt for major building and remodeling projects. A bond referendum in White Bear Lake would be the state's largest ever at $326 million.
West Metro
October 22
The body camera request was the first major initiative from new Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson.

Hennepin County approves $5.1 million for body cameras for sheriff's deputies

Ramsey County started outfitting for cameras last month, and many police officers already wear them
Data Drop
October 22
Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
South Metro
October 20
CORRECTS YEAR TO 2017 INSTEAD OF 2018 - FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post offic

Ex-postmaster of Winona sentenced for destroying mail, stealing from cards

Twenty-year employee Sherri Jo Genkinger received probation after admitting opening, destroying mail.
East Metro
October 19
First responders were on the scene of a fatal one-car accident in East Bethel on Saturday. The driver was killed when his car left Hwy. 65 and struck

Two die in fatal car crashes in Bloomington, East Bethel

At least two people died in car crashes on Minnesota roads Saturday.The most recent fatal crash occurred just after noon on southbound Interstate 35W at…
West Metro
October 17
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson, shown in June

Hennepin County sheriff encrypts 911 calls and radio traffic, blocking public from listening

The public can no longer hear the Sheriff's Office emergency dispatches in real time.
North Metro
October 17
Ten hours into the search for Ethan Haus, with the help of a stranger operating a drone that uses heat-seeking technology, the lost boy and his dog we

'People helping people': Many strangers rush in to find a lost boy

The search for 6-year-old Ethan Haus brought dozens of emergency workers and more than 600 neighbors, friends and strangers from miles around.
October 16
The Sherburne County sheriff had asked for the public's help in finding Ethan, age 6.

Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search

A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home.
North Metro
October 16
The Sherburne County sheriff had asked for the public's help in finding Ethan, age 6.

6-year-old missing after getting off school bus found safe overnight with dog

The boy got off the bus with his siblings at 4:10 p.m., then ran off to play with the family dog and hasn't been seen since.
North Metro
October 15

Authorities seek person who put explosive in Albertville Outlet mall trash can

The explosion occurred Friday night outside the Nike Outlet store.
North Metro
October 15
Authorities investigate the scene at a Walmart in Blaine. At least one person was injured in a shooting Monday morning at the Walmart.

Suspect arrested in shooting in Blaine Walmart parking lot

The shooting happened about 5:15 a.m. Monday.
South Metro
October 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 13

ANDOVER SEPT. 7 Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of a woman being belligerent in the drive-through at McDonald’s, 13731 Round Lake…
West Metro
October 11
Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed ordinances on tobacco use.

St. Anthony raises tobacco sales age to 21, and Golden Valley and St. Paul looking to consider it

Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed similar ordinances.
West Metro
October 9
Mall of America.

Police investigating hidden cameras in MOA, Maplewood Mall fitting rooms

The suspect allegedly told police he's hidden cameras about 10 times at the Mall of America and other metro malls.
North Metro
October 9
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Superintendent David Law

Anoka-Hennepin schools leader picked as Minnesota's Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent David Law is now in the running for national honors.
North Metro
October 8

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake crash with pickup

The victim was a 67-year-old from Minneapolis.
North Metro
October 3
Metro Transit said it will temporarily discontinue groundbreaking electric bus service along a busy route until problems with the vehicles’ chargers

Metro Transit temporarily pulls electric buses from C Line because of problems with chargers

Diesel vehicles will serve as replacements on the route between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center.
North Metro
October 3

Bicyclist on rural Sherburne County road hit from behind by pickup and killed

The Sheriff's Office said the teen stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
West Metro
October 2
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson, shown in April.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office seeks $5 million for body cameras

The $5 million budget request would equip 148 deputies with cameras.