West Metro
August 5
As many as 100 boats dotted the water around Lake Minnetonka’s Big Island on Saturday, July 27.

Can Lake Minnetonka's Big Island problem be fixed?

Booze and loud music are the least of the worries after a mysterious outbreak sickened 116 people who had been in the water during the July 4th weekend.
West Metro
August 5
This vehicle was targeted for arson in Edina. Credit: Edina Police Department

Edina offers reward after arsonist sets fire to 10 vehicles

Several vehicles in Edina were targeted for arson, and authorities are offering a reward in hopes of finding whoever is responsible, city officials said Sunday.…
West Metro
August 4
Kevin J. Hegyi Credit: City of Hopkins

Off-duty Hopkins police officer on bike dies in crash along I-94 frontage road in Rogers

An off-duty Hopkins police officer on a bicycle died in a collision with a car along a frontage road in Rogers early Sunday, reports said.…
West Metro
August 4

Collision with Metro Transit bus in west metro leaves car's driver dead

The crash occurred on Olson Hwy. to the east of Hwy. 100.
West Metro
August 4
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman poses for a portrait in Hennepin County Government Center after returning from a leave for alcohol treatment.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman back on the job

Job stress contributed to alcohol abuse. Now he says he's ready for work.
South Metro
August 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 4

AFTON JUNE 25 Property damage. A white pickup truck was reported “whipping donuts” on the Belwin Conservancy property, 1553 Stagecoach Trail, causing damage later…
West Metro
August 2
Adrick J. Hare, 20, left, and Adrianna S. Sylvester, 18, are wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Dayton Leonard Rossetti Carter.

2 sought in fatal shooting in Maple Grove park linked to drug activity

The man was found dead Tuesday morning in Lakeview Knolls Park
West Metro
August 2
Brian Short and Karen Preiss Short, with their three kids, Madison, Brooklyn and Cole.

Suit claims Park Nicollet didn't do enough to treat Lake Minnetonka man who killed family, himself

Park Nicollet says it gave appropriate care to Brian Short, who killed his wife and children.
West Metro
August 2
Local residents stopped by to chat while St. Louis Park City Council Member Margaret Rog, left, held office hours Saturday in a parklet in the city.

St. Louis Park tries out a parklet

Supporters hope the popular seating spaces will enliven streets, improve walkability and build community.
West Metro
August 2

Man drowns in Maple Grove lake after police pursuit

It began hours earlier, when Corcoran and Rogers officers were trying to track down a black sedan involved in suspicious activity.
Curious Minnesota
August 2
Miguel Fidler (12) of Edina celebrated after scoring a goal in the third period. Edina beat Duluth East by a final score of 3-2. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgo

Why does everyone love to hate Edina?

The "cake eaters" of Edina have been a target for generations. Why all the hate? Curious Minnesota tackles this reader question.
West Metro
August 2
Nancy Edwards, shown in 2018.

Woman charged with illegally renting her dock in Orono will not go to trial

The city agreed to suspend prosecution of Nancy Edwards, 75, who has for years relied on income from renting out her boat dock along with her home.
West Metro
August 1
This is the scene at the Mall of America where a boy was thrown nearly 40 feet to the floor below in April. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony moved out of intensive care

He was removed to an inpatient rehab program at another hospital, his family said.
West Metro
August 1

Superhero for a day

Wellbeats Superhero Training Camp at Minikahda Vista Park in St. Louis Park on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
West Metro
August 1

Clowning around is serious business

The Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp is a 6-day program for people who want to learn to be "real" clowns -- at parties, .
West Metro
July 31

Driver fleeing police dies in six-vehicle pileup in Chaska

The crash occurred at Hwy. 41 and Hwy. 212 following a police pursuit
West Metro
July 31
Viburnum leaf beetle larvae and damage.

Invasive viburnum leaf beetle discovered in Minnesota

State has received several reports and confirmed a sighting in Eden Prairie.
West Metro
July 31

Maple Grove woman charged in drunken boating incident that seriously injured 2 teens

The boy and girl crashed into a dock during a birthday party on Eagle Lake.
West Metro
July 30
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene

Hennepin County Board approves increase in wheelage tax

That will raise $10 million annually, still short of the $25 million that public works officials told the board it needs for long-term upkeep.
West Metro
July 30
A six-vehicle pileup happened near Hwys. 41 and 212, killing a driver reported to be driving erratically.

Driver fleeing police dies after crashing into five vehicles in Chaska

Several people were taken to area hospitals after the six-vehicle pileup on Hwy. 41 near Hwy. 212.