West Metro
November 7
Bassett Creek

Hennepin County Board approves $2.4 million in water quality levies

Hennepin County's Elm and Bassett creeks among those to be improved.
West Metro
November 7

Two years in prison for ex-Plymouth official who took bribes, kickbacks for city contracts

A onetime Plymouth city official has been sent to prison for taking bribes and kickbacks in exchange for awarding city contracts.Ronnie E. Taggart, 51, of…
Minneapolis
November 7

Minneapolis police oversight official honored for ketamine investigation

Minneapolis's top police oversight official won recognition this week for advocacy work that included leading an investigation into officers urging paramedics to sedate people with…
East Metro
November 7

Ramsey County board has rare shake-up; sheriff showdowns in Ramsey, Washington counties

Political newcomer Trista MatasCastillo ousted longtime County Board Member Janice Rettman in a landslide.
Local
November 7

John Rummelhoff, artist in the vanguard of photorealism, dies at 76

Artist John Rummelhoff could draw "stamps" on envelopes with such skill that they fooled the postal system."They were whimsical," said his brother Tim, and so…
Variety
November 7
Volunteers from Reading Partners helped pack FoodRx boxes. Boxes may vary to accommodate Somali and Hispanic preferences. “People are looking forwar

Giving Back: FoodRx program embraces Food as Medicine

Packing nutritious food for people in need, Second Harvest Heartland's FoodRx embraces the concept of "food as medicine."
Minneapolis
November 7
Police tape lined the scene where a man was fatally shot in Minneapolis in late April.

Jury convicts Minneapolis man of drive-by killing that left victim dead on street

Jurors took four hours before reaching their verdicts.
Local
November 7
Slippery roads spawn scores of morning rush hour crashes

Slippery roads spawn scores of morning rush hour crashes

It's hardly a big snow storm, but snow combined with temperatures at or just below freezing is all it takes to create slick conditions on metro area roads.
West Metro
November 7

Richfield elects Maria Regan Gonzalez, the first Latina mayor in the state

Regan Gonzalez, 33, ran unopposed after incumbent Pat Elliott announced he wouldn't seek re-election this year.
South Metro
November 7

Change afoot in West St. Paul, along with battles for Dakota, Scott boards

The West St. Paul elections capped a year in which the city manager resigned under pressure from some council members.
North Metro
November 7

Mayoral battles in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and a change on the Anoka County Board

Mandy Meisner of Fridley will become the first person of color on the Anoka County Board, defeating Sean Broom.
Minneapolis
November 7
Man found guilty in twin slayings of man, baby in south Minneapolis

Man found guilty in twin slayings of man, baby in south Minneapolis

Jquan McInnis, 19, is expected to be sentenced later.
West Metro
November 7
From left, Bruce Granberg, Ryan Below, Erin Buchholz and Darwin Pellett, put up fencing at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Tuesday.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum works to keep critters from its prized flowers, plants and shrubs

Stinky sprays, hot pepper and scary sounds are among strategies used to protect plants from hungry animals.
West Metro
November 6

Hwy. 55 in Rockford reopened after fatal crash

Hwy. 55 was reopened late Tuesday after being closed in both directions for more than two hours as the Minnesota State Patrol investigated a fatal…
East Metro
November 6
Tire tracks marked with spray paint where the vehicle that struck three Girl Scouts and an an adult chaperone climbed out of the ditch to get back on

Charges: Driver, passenger fought for control before truck hit Wis. Scouts

The two men allegedly were inhaling a computer keyboard cleaner to get high before the truck veered into a ditch, killing 3 Girl Scouts and a mom.
Local
November 6
In 2017. Michael Engel, with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning, used a gas analyzer to test for elevated carbon monoxide levels in a heater's exhaust

Danger period begins for higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, Minn. officials say

Now is the time to check furnaces, CO detectors, health officials say.
West Metro
November 6

Hwy. 55 in Rockford closed in both directions after fatal crash

Hwy. 55 was closed in both directions late Tuesday as the Minnesota State Patrol investigated a fatal crash at the highway’s intersection with Hennepin County…
Minneapolis
November 6
The scene near 25th Street and Bloomington Avenue S., where a man was seriously wounded by gunfire in the parking lot of a Speedway in Minneapolis on

Man gravely wounded by gunfire outside south Minneapolis gas station

The shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. outside a Speedway at 25th Street and Bloomington Avenue S., according to police.
East Metro
November 6

A cheap high that never went away, huffing has caused many tragedies

Ease of access to spray cans and glue tubes makes huffing a difficult addiction to cure, drug therapists say.
East Metro
November 6
The emerald ash borer is eating its way across the Twin Cities.

As ash borer comes, Maplewood looks to tree sales for residents

Maplewood may try to emulate Minnetonka's popular annual tree sale.