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January 17
Kenneth Niesen

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Blaine Target parking lot

The incident occurred late Wednesday in a Target parking lot.
North Metro
January 15
The St. Anthony City Council named Wendy Webster, community services director for the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, to serve the final two

Reaction mixed over St. Anthony City Council appointment

Some felt the job should have gone to an attorney and activist who has run twice for city office.
West Metro
January 15
Ricardo Batres

Crystal contractor gets jail time over labor trafficking

Activists said it's the first case of its kind in Hennepin County and one of a few in the state.
North Metro
January 14
A walkway along the Mississippi River was closed Monday because of high water.

Ice jams on Mississippi lead to flooding, trail closings in Champlin, Anoka

A flood warning is in effect after the Mississippi River rose 8 feet in less than a day.
North Metro
January 14
The C Line rapid bus, pictured here along its route, serves Brooklyn Center Transit Center, which will be renovated this spring and summer.

Makeover planned for Brooklyn Center Transit Center

Plans for a second rapid bus line are behind the renovation set to begin this spring.
North Metro
January 13

Twin Cities man dies weeks after collision on South Dakota highway

A Twin Cities man has died from injuries he suffered in a November crash in southeastern South Dakota, authorities said Monday.John A. Warborg, 46, of…
South Metro
January 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 12

CHAMPLIN DEC. 22 Theft. Change was stolen from a vehicle in the 8600 block of 114th Avenue. CORCORAN DEC. 11 Theft. A snowmobile…
North Metro
January 10

Anoka County Board votes down measure to allow public commentary at meetings

Boards don't have to let public speak, but most do.
East Metro
January 6

3 women charged as accomplices in rape

A 39-year-old predatory offender is accused of rape in Forest Lake townhouse.
South Metro
January 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 5

AFTON DEC. 6 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 14000 block of Valley Creek Trail reported that his wife saw a vehicle stop near…
East Metro
December 30, 2019

Charges: Man raped 21-year-old in Forest Lake home as 3 women held her down

Three other women are accused of restraining her during the assault.
South Metro
December 28, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 29

EDEN PRAIRIE DEC. 4 Burglary. Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 14000 block of Golf View Drive.…
West Metro
December 25, 2019

Fire at Crystal strip mall ruled arson

No arrests have been made in connection with the Nov. 26 fire.
North Metro
December 23, 2019
Spring Lake police officers investigated the scene of a shooting at the Dala Thai Restaurant and Banguet Hall in Spring Lake Park on Sunday, Dec. 23,

Gang dispute may have sparked fatal shooting in Spring Lake Park

A search warrant filed Monday indicates that authorities are investigating whether a dispute between street gangs triggered a fatal shooting outside a rap concert in…
North Metro
December 22, 2019
Spring Lake police officers investigated the scene of a shooting at the Dala Thai Restaurant and Banguet Hall on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Man fatally shot, several hurt when confrontation in Spring Lake Park parking lot escalates

No one was in custody, but "there was no ongoing danger to the public," the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
North Metro
December 21, 2019
Rhonda Sivarajah has been Anoka County administrator for six months. She previously worked as a county human services supervisor before she was electe

Anoka County doubles new administrator's salary raise; board member calls it 'cronyism'

The Anoka County Board approved the raise for Rhonda Sivarajah on a 5-1 vote as part of her review.
South Metro
December 21, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 22

ANDOVER DEC. 5 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 15800 block of Sycamore Street NW. EDINA NOV. 27
North Metro
December 17, 2019
Dattreas Markeal Stewart, 45, of Brooklyn Center Credit: Facebook

Man charged in fatal shooting last week at Brooklyn Center gas station

The suspect was apprehended Tuesday morning in Brooklyn Park.
North Metro
December 14, 2019
Teen hit and killed by Northstar train is identified as 13-year-old from Coon Rapids

Teen hit and killed by Northstar train is identified as 13-year-old from Coon Rapids

The crash happened near the intersection of NW. Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue around 6:45 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
South Metro
December 14, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 15

AFTON OCT. 31 Suspicious person. A resident in the 300 block of Indian Trail reported banging and yelling outside their home before realizing it…