West Metro
November 30

Osseo transgender student alleges harassment over bathroom use

Video posted online shows door to stall being opened by adults outside.
West Metro
November 29
Igor Vorotinov

Court filing: Twin Cities man faked death in $2M scheme by putting his clothes, ID on body

From Eastern Europe, he told prosecutors by phone in 2016 he'd rather live with his new love interest on apple farm.
West Metro
November 29
The Hennepin County jail, downtown Minneapolis

Hennepin County seeks new ways to manage jail population

A study by two former judges was presented to the County Board, and several changes to reduce the time inmates are locked up are being considered.
West Metro
November 28
The escape route from the Hennepin County jail was first boarded up before being replaced.

Serial burglar caught after breaking out of jail in downtown Mpls.

The inmate was at large for about three hours before being captured in Little Canada.
South Metro
November 28
The transit station at 46th Street and Interstate 35W in Minneapolis will be part of the Orange Line, a bus-rapid transit project that won federal gra

Orange Line bus rapid transit awarded $74M from federal government

The federal financial boost caps the resuscitation of the line between Minneapolis and Burnsville.
Variety
November 28
A rendering of the 12,000-square-foot ice rink coming to Mall of America.

12,000-square-foot ice skating rink coming to MOA for the holidays

The megamall hopes shoppers will want to hang outdoors this holiday season.
Eat & Drink
November 27
Victoria Burrow director of operations Jason Cooney throws an axe.

Have a beer, hurl a hatchet at new suburban ax-throwing bar

The catchphrase at Victoria Burrow is "Drinking and ax-throwing: What could go wrong?"
West Metro
November 27
New East Bush Lake Road ramp to I-494 may open to drivers by Friday

New East Bush Lake Road ramp to I-494 may open to drivers by Friday

Bloomington motorists have waited a long long time - 58 years to be exact - for a ramp leading from East Bush Lake Road to westbound Interstate 494, and the wait is nearly over.
West Metro
November 26
This video on Twitter showed a man who was shoved heading backward out the door of a McDonald’s in Eden Prairie.

Man accused of pulling gun on Somali teens in McDonald's released without charges

Prosecutors seek more evidence in incident at Eden Prairie McDonald's.
West Metro
November 26
Craig D. Underwood II

Court files: Eden Prairie dad locks teen daughter in room, lands 30 blows with branch, belt

Eden Prairie man freed from jail after teen moved to foster care.
West Metro
November 25
Katie Rodriguez, chair of the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee, will become Richfield's city manager.

Met Council transportation chair to become Richfield city manager

Katie Rodriguez, who is the Met Council's transportation chair, will start the job early next year.
South Metro
November 24

Metro police blotter, Nov. 25

An overview of police activity.
West Metro
November 23
Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's say man pulled gun on them in dispute

Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's say man pulled gun on them in dispute

Eden Prairie police say they are determining if a crime was committed.
West Metro
November 23
A screengrab from the video on Twitter of the incident at the McDonald's in Eden Prairie. A 55-year-old man has been arrested.

Man who allegedly pulled gun on Somali teens in Eden Prairie McDonald's arrested

Video from the confrontation has been viewed on Twitter more than a million times since Monday night.
West Metro
November 22

Met Council aims to extend its wastewater treatment network to Rogers

The council's regional wastewater system has expanded outward over time, serving new areas of urban growth.
West Metro
November 22
Dental care items for Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation's Smiles@School program. Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and corporate giving have, si

Grants help people with disabilities pay for dental care

A Minnetonka man is smiling more brightly these days, thanks to a grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and Wayzata-based nonprofit Hammer Residences. The…
West Metro
November 21
Hennepin County Sheriff-Elect Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson, right, pictured with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey during a victory news conference Nov. 7,

Hennepin County Sheriff-elect Dave Hutchinson names transition team

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek decided against a recount this week.
West Metro
November 21
Feben Ghilagaber works as a server at a restaurant in the airport marched with other workers during a rally for a $15 minimum wage Wednesday outside T

MSP Airport workers rally for $15 minimum wage, unionization

Though protesters chose the airport's busiest day to gather, traffic was not disrupted.
West Metro
November 21
DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, and Dominium's Owen Metz shook hands after signing an agreement with Dominium, an affordable housing development and ma

After years of talk, unique affordable housing complex to be built at Fort Snelling Upper Post

Nearly two dozen historic buildings will be converted into 176 units for families and veterans.
West Metro
November 21
Twin Cities man nabbed in Europe 7 years after allegedly faking death for $2M insurance payout

Twin Cities man nabbed in Europe 7 years after allegedly faking death for $2M insurance payout

His ex-wife and son were convicted for their roles in the plot.