Blaine

Split between Anoka and Ramsey counties, it's home to the National Sports Center. Its proximity to Interstate Hwy 35W, U.S. Hwy 10 and Minnesota Hwy 65 has bolstered growth.

North Metro
July 29

Blaine takes up proposal for backyard chickens

The city soon could join others in the north metro in allowing backyard chickens.
West Metro
July 8

Ty Hoffman, who killed former lover, pleads guilty to bank robbery

The robbery occurred while Hoffman was on the run after fatally shooting his former domestic partner at an Arden Hills gas station.
North Metro
June 4

Blaine woman allegedly killed boyfriend, had daughter mop up blood

Artiesha Love is accused of killing Gregory Stewart during a fight. Two young girls in the apartment at the time were not hurt.
North Metro
April 21

At Alexandra House, abuse victims find strength and support in writing

The new program at the Alexandra House in Blaine helps people heal and connect with those who’ve had similar experiences.
North Metro
March 17

Velodrome's racing life extended as funds roll in

After repairs to the facility are made, 2019 will become the final season at the Blaine track.
Stage & Arts
March 3

Tech helps Blaine special-ed students expand theatrical range

Advances in technology have expanded the possibilities for special needs students who stage an annual theater production at Blaine High School.
North Metro
February 11

Cub Foods could anchor redevelopment of Blaine's Oak Park Plaza

The supermarket is the keystone of a proposed $17 million redevelopment of the Blaine shopping center.
North Metro
January 30

Bail set at $1.5M for man shot by police during Blaine home break-in

Bail was set at $1.5 million for Lamar Sullivan-Armstrong, who is charged with burglary and assault.
West Metro
January 23

BCA identifies Minneapolis man shot by police in Blaine home invasion

As the man recovers, BCA takes over investigation.
North Metro
January 9

Man who threatened police during standoff in Fridley charged with assault

Eugene Boos was wanted for violating probation.
West Metro
December 18, 2014

Man involved in attempted murder-suicide in Champlin will get at least 13 years in prison

A 37-year-old man involved in a failed murder-suicide in Champlin will spend at least 13 years in prison. Robert Siegfried pleaded guilty Thursday in Hennepin…
North Metro
December 14, 2014

Tensions rise around neighborhood ponds

Some residents say they were misled about ponds’ purpose — which isn’t to look pretty.
West Metro
December 12, 2014

Killer of Brittany Clardy receives 40-year prison sentence

Alberto Palmer, 25, showed no remorse this week as he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He will serve at least two-thirds of the sentence before serving at least 30 years for killing 24-year-old Klaressa Cook.
North Metro
August 29, 2014

Police shoot, kill armed man outside day-care center in Ramsey

The man was shot as he ran away from a reported “suspicious vehicle” parked outside the Learning Lodge. No one inside was hurt.
North Metro
July 8, 2014

Blaine library to reopen after $1 million renovation

Anoka County Library’s Northtown branch closed in March for a makeover. Doors open again on July 14.
Minneapolis
July 6, 2014

Summer is already over for some kids

A widespread shift in start dates is bringing an end to the times when kids all returned to school on the same day in Minnesota. Although the bulk of schools still begin classes the day after Labor Day, close to 40 districts and more than one-third of the state’s 150 charter schools start beforehand.
North Metro
April 29, 2014

Blaine to create 500-acre nature preserve

The city’s goal is to open some trails by the fall of 2015 and build a nature center by 2020.
West Metro
April 10, 2014

Blaine, Maple Grove lawyers disciplined for misconduct

The Minnesota Supreme Court this week ordered the disbarment of an attorney from Blaine and the indefinite suspension of an attorney from Maple Grove for…
North Metro
April 8, 2014

Blaine adds a July triathlon for kids to its May event for adults

Buoyed the success of the adult triathlon held each May, the city decided to add a kids’ event in July.
North Metro
April 8, 2014

Does debate matter? Just ask Blaine High School teacher Ross Eichele

Blaine High School teacher Ross Eichele reflects on the importance of forensic skills and his experience as a debate coach.
North Metro
March 25, 2014

North news briefs: New gardeners invited to introductory class in Lino Lakes

Anoka County New gardeners invited to introductory class Anoka County Parks is offering a “Start Your Garden” program on Wednesday, April 23, at Wargo Nature…
North Metro
March 11, 2014

Busiest Anoka County library branch gets facelift

The Northtown branch in Blaine will be reconfigured to include additional computer terminals, a new teen space and an improved children’s area.
North Metro
February 25, 2014

Blaine High debate team wins prizes at Harvard competition

Competing at Harvard, the team won an award given to the highest performing new school at the national contest.
North Metro
February 20, 2014

Blaine City Council approves plan for new Wal-Mart

The City Council approved plans, with some modifications, at a packed meeting marked by neighborhood opposition.
Local
February 14, 2014
High winds and low temperatures and blowing snow made outdoor activiti...

No make-up days for Anoka-Hennepin students after weather closings

Anoka-Hennepin Schools has enough padding in its existing calendar to avoid makeup days.