Eat & Drink
November 29, 2017
Bartender Lynea Vance has worked for Buffalo Wild Wings for two years and enjoys interacting with customers. The Southdale location of Buffalo Wild Wi

Roark Capital, which is buying Buffalo Wild Wings, has money in some of America's best-known brands

Launched in 2001, the Atlanta-based investment firm now has a stake in 21 food and restaurant chains.
West Metro
November 28, 2017
Spruce Shadows Farm, the last working farm in Bloomington, was proposed by the city as a site for the 2023 World Expo. But the bid lost out to Buenos

Bloomington to negotiate new deal for proposed World Expo site

City was to pay $32M for farm but bid for 2023 event failed.
West Metro
November 28, 2017
A search of a home where two University of North Dakota students from the Twin Cities live turned up some incriminating evidence.

Police seize 60 lbs. of pot, $70K at home of 2 UND students from Twin Cities

Two University of North Dakota students from the Twin Cities were arrested and charged after a search of their residence near campus turned up 60 pounds of marijuana, a rifle, numerous pills and nearly $70,000 in cash.
West Metro
November 28, 2017
Wali Aar lost a leg when a car drove into his vehicle as he and Mahamud Abdisamad were attempting to jump-start Aar’s car along I-35W in Bloomington

Crash, loss of legs forced two friends to rebuild their lives — again

After fleeing a war-torn country, living in refugee camps and starting new lives in the United States, the two Bloomington men now face a new ordeal.
West Metro
November 28, 2017
Hennepin County kicks off 100 day campaign to get 150 homeless youths permanent housing and jobs during a press conference at Youth Link Wednesday, Au

100-day Hennepin plan to help homeless kids crushes expectations

The county's Office to End Homelessness set a goal of 150 people; "We blew our housing goals out of the water," said an official.
West Metro
November 27, 2017

Body found near Split Rock Lighthouse is identified

Authorities on the North Shore have identified the body that was recovered from a Lake Superior beach over the weekend. Derek S. Hansen, 45, of…
West Metro
November 27, 2017
These sports cars were in a pack that zipped along I-394 in April 2016 and caught the attention of the State Patrol.

Final defendant in exotic car speeding pack on I-394 pleads guilty; nearly half beat the rap

Seven of the 12 pleaded guilty to the spring afternoon cruise; five drivers won dismissals.
West Metro
November 25, 2017
Dork the emu, who escaped from owner Tom Berry's home in nearby Becker in early summer, had become a celebrity of sorts on Facebook.

Capture of pet Minn. emu on the lam for months has a sudden, sad ending

Dork had become a viral sensation after his escape from Sherburne County home.
West Metro
November 25, 2017
Emergency personnel assessed the scene Saturday morning after a car was driven into the front of a store in downtown Excelsior. Two people inside the

2 hurt when car plows into store in Excelsior

The Provisions shop's owner and manager suffered noncritical injuries. The driver was not hurt.
West Metro
November 25, 2017

Missing woman, 80, found safe in Bloomington

A 80-year-old Bloomington woman who suffers with dementia was found safe Saturday after going missing, police said. The woman, whose first name is Diane (police…
West Metro
November 24, 2017

West metro police blotter, Nov. 26

Corcoran OCT. 26 Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report from residents who said a girl was screaming inside their home in the 20400 block…
West Metro
November 24, 2017

West metro news briefs: Hennepin County truth-in-taxation hearing set for Nov. 28

Hennepin County taxpayers will get a chance to weigh in Tuesday on the county’s proposed 2018 budget and tax levy at the annual truth-in-taxation hearing.…
West Metro
November 24, 2017
Chris Wilson, a senior director at Project for Pride in Living, looked out from a balcony at Oxford Village in Hopkins.

Apartment complex opens in Hopkins exclusively for those with less

The Oxford Village is open to those who make less than 60 percent of the area income.
West Metro
November 24, 2017
The charges, made possible by new German legal guidance allowing the prosecution of former Nazis who can’t be tied to specific killings, represent a

Minn. Holocaust survivor's help leads to new criminal charges against Nazi guards

The St. Louis Park woman is helping German prosecutors in case against ex-guards.
West Metro
November 23, 2017
Michelle Kennedy grabbed a pack of cigarettes behind the counter for a customer at Vernon BP gas station in Edina, which along with St. Louis Park and

Cities across Minnesota begin to tackle tobacco regulations

Restricting sales has run into economic issues and stout lobbying pressure.
West Metro
November 22, 2017
Braemar Golf Course routinely hosts fundraisers.

Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019

Seeding time missed due to wet summer and fall.
West Metro
November 21, 2017
Interior of Eden Prairie Center

Man bringing his gun in for service caused Eden Prairie Center lockdown

Police said he was bringing it to a sporting goods store for service.
West Metro
November 21, 2017
Southwest LRT officials toured the area where a 10-foot wall is proposed. Here, Brian Runzel, SWLRT Construction Director, walked under the I-394 Brid

Feds require new study for Southwest light-rail crash wall

The Federal Transit Administration is requiring an additional environmental study of a crash-protection wall that is planned along the proposed Southwest light-rail line. It is unclear whether the study will further delay the embattled $1.9 billion transit project.
West Metro
November 21, 2017
Nathan Lehman

Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

The defendant declined to take a plea deal, a move that could mean a longer sentence.
West Metro
November 21, 2017
A group of Twin Cities advocates for immigrants and minority groups attended Tuesday’s Hennepin County Board budget hearing.

Immigration advocates ask Hennepin County Board for legal aid for inmates facing deportation

Many are critical of the Sheriff's Office's relationship with ICE.