West Metro
September 27
Sarah Klein, the attorney of the victim, speaks to the media after the sentencing hearing of figure skating coach Thomas J. Incantalupo.

Ex-coach sentenced to 24 years for sexual abuse of teen skater

A former Eden Prairie ice skating coach was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his students beginning when the girl was 14. A judge said Thomas J. Incantalupo's apologies rang "hollow."
West Metro
September 27

Hopkins man admits killing friend, points to being high on pot gummies and drunk at the time

Plea deal calls for at most slightly more than 10 years in prison followed by supervised release.
West Metro
September 27

The abuse survivor's victim-impact statement

The following is the victim’s impact statement as read at sentencing, with minor edits for language and privacy.   Your Honor, Twenty one months ago…
West Metro
September 26
The driving range at Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington in 2016.

Minnesota PGA may take over Bloomington's Hyland Greens for state golf headquarters

Bloomington and the Minnesota PGA are considering a partnership
West Metro
September 25
These vaping cartridges were seized from a home in Anoka County this week. Credit: Provided by the state Department of Public Safety

22-year-old charged in seizure of 77,000 THC-loaded vape cartridges

The 22-year-old man charged in the bust was arrested while on probation for an earlier drug conviction.
West Metro
September 25
The Hennepin County Board had tabled for nearly a year action on salary bumps for County Attorney Mike Freeman and Sheriff Dave Hutchinson.

Hennepin County Board approves 4.75% maximum property tax levy increase

Commissioners also agree to raise salaries for sheriff and county attorney.
West Metro
September 24

Bloomington couple charged in toddler son's apparent drowning death

The couple allegedly dried, dressed and drove their son to the hospital instead of calling 911.
West Metro
September 24

Cyril Kerber of Chanhassen, top-selling encyclopedia salesman, dies at 87

He sold 6,051 sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica over 33 years. He believed that to be a world record.
West Metro
September 24

Hennepin judge reverses decision, allows frostbite surgery before man's sentencing

A Hennepin County district judge reversed course Monday, hours after she denied a defendant’s request to postpone his sentencing so he could undergo surgery Tuesday…
West Metro
September 23

Bloomington parents arrested following death of 21-month-old son

A Bloomington mother and father were arrested Monday following the death of their 21-month-old son over the weekend, authorities said Monday.Early Saturday afternoon, officers were…
West Metro
September 23

Judge makes surprise reversal on defendant's surgery

Judge Regina Chu initially denied a defendant's ability to undergo surgery, then changed her mind hours later.
West Metro
September 22
Members of the Jacobs family at the PACER Center's annual benefit in 2005. Alexandra and Irwin Jacobs, at right, were Patron Party co-chairs.

April 25: Son says Irwin Jacobs struggled with health before he shot wife, self

Mark Jacobs said, "I so wish he had been able to reach out and share his thoughts so we could have helped him."
West Metro
September 20
The new course will be on the site of Chaska Par 30, a standard nine-hole course operated by the city of Chaska.

Chaska to build public golf course that welcomes everyone

Renovated site will serve lower-income golfers, those with disabilities.
West Metro
September 19
Bent Brewstillery in Roseville has popped up out of the taproom boom that has spread locally brewed porters, pilsners and hoppy ales across Minnesota.

Bloomington's charter puts the chill on taprooms, but voters might change that

The city's charter allows on-sale liquor and beer only in hotels, restaurants and clubs. An upcoming ballot question asks about lifting that.
West Metro
September 19
Hennepin County's first juvenile warrant forgiveness event will be held at 1256 N. Penn Av. in Minneapolis, at what had been Thor Construction.

Hennepin County hosts juvenile warrant forgiveness day

Adults also may resolve nonfelony juvenile cases at "trust-building" event.
West Metro
September 19
A new development in Victoria will provide homes for people with disabilities and people 55 and older.

New apartments in Victoria will house people with disabilities and older adults

Complex will offer common areas to help reduce social isolation.
West Metro
September 18

St. Louis Park man who joined ISIS is believed found in Syrian prison

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 22, disappeared in 2015 while on a family vacation. He claims that the FBI interrogated him in a Syrian prison.
West Metro
September 17
Major drivers in the new Hennepin County budget include $71 million for road, bridge and trail infrastructure.

Hennepin County administrator proposes 4.75% property tax levy increase for 2020

The overall budget would increase to $2.5 billion; up nearly $90 million from 2019.
West Metro
September 17
West Metro
September 17

Officers named in fatal shooting of Richfield man

Authorities on Monday released the names of five officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Richfield man more than a week ago. The…