West Metro
February 1
The Southdale Courthouse is now closed for good.

Hennepin County's district court in Edina has closed

It comes ahead of plans to demolish the 45-year-old building.
Variety
January 31
Wayzata came out on top among 33 teams from 17 schools Saturday at the regional held at Macalester College in St. Paul. From left to right: Geoffrey C

Wayzata team wins Science Bowl regional, berth in national finals in D.C.

The regional pitted 33 teams from 17 schools competing for the right to represent Minnesota in the nation's capital.
West Metro
January 29
Chaska City Administrator Matt Podhradsky

Chaska City Council will let voters choose new council members

Residents persuaded the Chaska City Council to hold a special election to fill two open council seats.
West Metro
January 29
Matthew Tuhkanen

Investigator: Man was defying police in St. Louis Park apartment when officer fatally shot him

Sheriff's Office has yet to say what prompted the officer to start shooting. Court filing reveals a knife and plastic toy hammer collected at the scene by authorities.
Eat & Drink
January 29
The deep-fried burger at Copper Cow in Minnetonka.

Doughnut burger and boozy shakes now available at former Minnetonka DQ

The new Copper Cow is the 'brother' restaurant of Eat Street's Copper Hen.
West Metro
January 29

Search on for suspect who robbed, tied up Eden Prairie restaurant manager

No suspect has been identified so far, police said.
South Metro
January 26

Metro police blotter, Jan. 27

BLAINE JAN. 8 Suspicious vehicle. An officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Oak Ridge Point NE.…
West Metro
January 25

St. Louis Park officer involved in fatal shooting is identified

Authorities have not yet said whether the man killed was armed or what exactly led up to the gunfire.
West Metro
January 24
Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington after the 2017 bombing.

Two plead guilty to militia activities leading to Bloomington mosque bombing

Michael McWhorter, 30, and Joe Morris, 25, face a minimum of 35 years in prison. A third man has pleaded not guilty and faces a trial in March.
West Metro
January 24

Twin Cities Salvation Army to begin providing food, money to federal employees

The Salvation Army will begin offering food, gas vouchers and financial aid on Friday to federal employees in need because of the enduring government…
South Metro
January 24
Sergey N. Balandin

Life in prison, no parole for Shakopee man for murder of girlfriend

The woman's body was badly bruised, bloody and "unrecognizable" when found by police, according to the charges.
West Metro
January 23
Water main break, sinkhole close Chaska's Pioneer Trail

Water main break, sinkhole close Chaska's Pioneer Trail

The Thursday morning commute is likely to be affected, police said.
West Metro
January 23

Minnesota athlete, teacher and coach Marty Carlson dies at 91

After leaving the Yankees organization and getting his college degree, Carlson had a long career as a high school teacher and coach in Bloomington.
West Metro
January 23
Dana and Cynthia House were in a fatal car crash Jan. 14 on their way to Goodyear, Ariz. Both were 71, and they had been married since 1968. A promine

Entrepreneurs Dana House, Cynthia House were devoted to service

In 50 years of marriage, Dana and Cynthia (Walstrom) House built a family, started businesses and gave selflessly to others both locally and internationally. Former…
West Metro
January 22
From left, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Tom Johnson and Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene as Johnson

Former Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson receives two honors

Former Hennepin County attorney also honored with "Tom Johnson Day."
West Metro
January 22
Andrew O. Albertorio

Charges: McDonald's manager in Maple Grove repeatedly raped 14-year-old employee

The McDonald's is located near Bass Lake Road and Interstate 494, according to police.
West Metro
January 22

Hennepin County makes commitment to convert entire vehicle fleet to electric

Going all-electric depends on investment in charging stations, infrastructure.
West Metro
January 22
Jason Kraus heated a length of steel cable to 2,200 degrees to begin the process of turning it into a knife blade. “I could do this for three lifeti

His wife thought he was kidding. Now Mound man makes living as bladesmith

Jason Kraus has competed in TV shows and runs a business in Carver.
West Metro
January 20
Trump flag fallout: Jordan team pulls out of MLK Day game in Minneapolis

Trump flag fallout: Jordan team pulls out of MLK Day game in Minneapolis

Jordan was to have played Minneapolis Patrick Henry at the invitational event hosted at Minneapolis Roosevelt, but Jordan feared "something happening to the players."
West Metro
January 19
St. Louis Park officials said an officer-involved shooting was under investigation Saturday night.

Man dead after officer-involved shooting at St. Louis Park apartments

Incident at Louisiana Court Apartments began as a call on a domestic dispute.