Prince
September 4
This double CD is from Prince’s final concert before his death.

Prince estate sues 'brazen bootlegger,' others selling CDs of his last show, trove of other music

Suit seeks many millions in compensation; sales over internet have been going on since 2016, the year Prince died.
West Metro
September 3
A woman watched as commuters navigated Portland Avenue southbound during the evening rush hour Friday.

Mpls. joins national lawsuit supporting high fuel efficiency for vehicles

Minneapolis announced that it has joined an amicus brief with 17 states challenging the Trump administration’s plans to weaken fuel efficiency standards for vehicles. The…
West Metro
September 2
The corner of Plymouth Road and Ridgedale Drive is expected to operate more effectively with the new bridge.

Bridge to Minnetonka's Ridgehaven Mall is a head-scratcher for some

Construction started this summer and is on track to be completed before the frenetic December holiday rush, when vehicles often queue up in front of Ridgehaven Mall on Ridgedale Drive and long lines form as drivers make their way to nearby Cartway Lane.
South Metro
September 2
Shakopee police officer Scott Weiers

Off-duty police officer badly hurt in motorcycle crash in southwest Twin Cities

The patrol said alcohol played a role in the wreck, and the rider was not wearing a helmet.
South Metro
September 1

Metro-area police blotter

ANDOVERAUG. 19Theft. A motor was stolen off a boat in the backyard of a home in the 17700 block of Aztec Street NW.BLAINEAUG. 3
West Metro
August 31
Southbound lanes have reopened on Hwy. 169 at Dayton Road in Champlin.

Hwy. 169 project nears its end in Champlin

Some of the highway will be back to two lanes over Labor Day weekend.
West Metro
August 31

FBI: Robbery crew made off with at least $69,000 in pills from Twin Cities Walgreen

Feds arrested Indianapolis man linked to monthlong robbery spree last week. Status of other suspects unclear.
Inspired
August 31
Diane and Jim Cook after renewing their wedding vows in the parking lot of a Pilgrim Dry Cleaners location in Robbinsdale on their 60th anniversary.

After 60 years, couple renew vows in Robbinsdale dry cleaner parking lot

Children hold surprise renewal of vows for parents — married 60 years — on site where their church once stood.
West Metro
August 30

Ex-Park Nicollet pharmacist gets workhouse, probation for stealing thousands of drug doses

When initially charged, he was accused of stealing 20,000 doses in sedatives and opioids.
Prince
August 30
Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

A group of fans plans to present next month to state and federal law enforcement the petition demanding a grand jury investigation.
South Metro
August 30
This is Betty Perez, standing in the parking lot where she later would be ambushed, taken into a swamp and raped.

Valleyfair worker who was raped angry about suspect's 90-day jail time for 2010 assault

She vows to testify, saying the man "should have been put away" for raping a 14-year-old.
West Metro
August 30

Excelsior renewable energy business owner convicted of $13M fraud scheme

Prosecutors had charged Shawn Robert Dooling with defrauding more than 70 customers.
West Metro
August 30
Garrett Ittel

Prison for Plymouth man who killed brother with a knife to the heart

Mother said her sons were best friends as well as roommates.
West Metro
August 29

Man tumbles from vehicle on I-394 and is critically injured

The incident happened Monday morning on westbound I-394 in Golden Valley.
Home & Garden
August 29
The demolished remains of the Pillsbury Mansion were photographed Wednesday in Orono.

Loss of Lake Minnetonka's historic Pillsbury mansion hits fans hard

The buyer and plans for the site remain a mystery.
West Metro
August 29

Patrol identifies driver hit by semi while crossing Carver County intersection

The fatal crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday on Hwy. 212 near Cologne
West Metro
August 29

Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson leaves for new post

After 10 years, Lois Langer Thompson departs for a similar role in Washington.
West Metro
August 29
Charlie Noyed of Crystal left Liquor Boy with his purchase Wednesday night. The new owner said he plans few changes to the store or its staff.

After six years of low prices, Liquor Boy owner sells St. Louis Park store

John Wolf brought everyday low pricing to liquor stores in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis.
West Metro
August 29
Nordstrom department store in Ridgedale Center

CBRE, Brookfield joint venture acquires Ridgedale Center

Minnetonka mall sold in "very attractive" deal that includes two other facilities.
Home & Garden
August 29
Some of the rubble left from Tuesday's demolition work in Orono on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka's Pillsbury mansion torn down, despite late effort

Orono issued a demolition permit this month for Southways, the massive brick and stone Pillsbury estate.