South Metro
November 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 24

FRIDLEY OCT. 16 Theft. A woman reported that $300 was stolen from her purse after she left it unattended in the 7400 block of…
West Metro
November 22
William Albrecht

Man's body found in Woodbury is confirmed as Bloomington homicide victim

The 29-year-old had been missing for nearly a week; 3 people are in jail awaiting charges.
West Metro
November 22
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Emotional scene at Robbinsdale hospital prompts lockdown

Hospital officials called police after situation got "out of control."
West Metro
November 22

Carver County residents oppose gravel pit expansion

Panel gives preliminary approval, saying the mine owners have rights too.
West Metro
November 22

Two charged in Carver County drug overdose death

The heroin tested positive for fentanyl, Sheriff Jason Kamerud said.
West Metro
November 22
Irene Stemmer of Wayzata helped save the city’s 19th-century “Trapper’s Cabin,” moving the 1880s log building from its original site to a city

Irene Stemmer, who helped preserve Wayzata's historic buildings, dies at 93

"The word 'can't' wasn't part of her vocabulary," said Bridget Anderson, a former city leader.
West Metro
November 22
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Brawl inside Robbinsdale hospital involving dozens results in lockdown

Dozens of people brawled inside North Memorial Health Hospital on Thursday and had the Robbinsdale facility in lockdown until police restored order, authorities said. The…
West Metro
November 22

Suit accuses Wright County school of discriminating against transgender student

Officials at Buffalo Community Middle School denied the allegations in the lawsuit.
West Metro
November 21

Honoring horses of the mounted police

The Minneapolis Police Department Mounted Unit held a ceremony to honor two of its horses Thursday afternoon, November 21, 2019 at the Zuhrah Shrine Horseman Ranch in Maple Plain. A mare, Sedona, is retiring due to health problems after serving 5 years. Sedona was one of the most gentle horses and a favorite on the unit. There was also an End of Watch/Memorial Service for Police Horse Diego, who served on the MPD for 10 years. On August 26th, after completing a bar closing shift, Diego was found in the pasture with a badly broken leg, perhaps after having been kicked by another horse. The injury was severe enough that he had to be put down immediately.
West Metro
November 21
William Albrecht

Three arrested in suspected homicide in Bloomington; body hasn't been found

Bloomington police have arrested three people in the suspected homicide of a 29-year-old man who went missing Friday morning. But authorities are still searching for…
Music
November 20
Sophie Kuether, 15, asked a question about songwriting during Old Dominion’s visit to the Columbia Heights school.

Old Dominion, CMA collaborate with students at Columbia Heights school

Columbia Heights is one of only four high schools selected nationally this year for the partnership.
West Metro
November 20
Susan Spiller

Brooklyn Park man certified as an adult in 2015 slaying of Minneapolis activist

A Brooklyn Park man charged in juvenile court for the brutal 2015 murder of north Minneapolis activist and artist Susan Spiller was certified Wednesday…
West Metro
November 20

Death report: Twin Cities memory care resident fell while staffer was asleep

97-year-old woman broke her leg, died 19 days later.
Variety
November 20
Credit: Minnesota State Lottery

3 Powerball tickets in Minnesota just miss $70M prize

As consolation, the tickets are each worth $50,000.
West Metro
November 19
Foundation President Oliver Din said the Manitou Fund wants to retool the Warner Nature Center and that it could reopen within a couple of years.

Manitou Fund rises from obscurity to leading charity

A recent infusion of nearly $1 billion has made even more puzzling the decision by foundation officials to pull the plug on a popular nature center on the St. Croix River.
West Metro
November 19
The Cummings family — from left, C.J., 12; Caleb, 16; parents Kari and Patrick; and dog Sadie — shared their story for National Adoption Month.

A Crystal family found that foster adoption was the answer to filling their home

There may be room for two Calebs under one roof, but the couple never thought they would adopt a teen. Most people don't.
West Metro
November 19
An Eden Prairie woman is accused of masterminding fake assaults in a scam aimed at obtaining visas issued to crime victims who cooperate with police,

Eden Prairie woman accused of faking crimes to obtain visas

Authorities say she cut four people who were in on the scam.
West Metro
November 18
Ricardo Batres

Twin Cities contractor pleads guilty to coercing undocumented laborer

A Twin Cities contractor pleaded guilty Monday to coercing an undocumented man into working for his company.Ricardo E. Batres, 47, pleaded guilty in Hennepin…
West Metro
November 16
Ethan Anderson 10, and his mother, Fransiska, of Eden Prairie listened as Susan Ross, a registered nurse and clinical adviser for the Minnesota Depart

Asthma experts offer information for Minnesota youth coaches and athletes

Managing the ailment is key, health educators say at information-sharing session.
West Metro
November 16
Baker Hiltrud Steimel teamed up with Chaska American Legion Post #57 to send hundreds of cakes to the troops this December. She met with Post Commande

Brooks: Bakers, American Legion team up to spread holiday cheer to troops

Together, they hope to send a sweet reminder that someone in Minnesota is thinking of them.