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.

Minneapolis
February 16
Tom Nickerson, left, and Grant Sparks enjoyed tailgating at the Vikings home opener at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday September 20, 2015 in Minneapolis.

Vikings scramble for tailgating space around new stadium

The team has only 125 guaranteed spots for tailgating across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium, but needs 500 to 800. Many of the additional spots on private lots may be quite a distance away.
Local
February 9

Minnesota gaming dollars, e-tabs are rising

Charitable gaming in Minnesota jumped by 10 percent in one year’s time, with north metro nonprofits — and cities that take a cut of the…
East Metro
December 26, 2015

Affordable units in Blaine near $400K homes get Met Council subsidies

Grants go to controversial Habitat for Humanity homes in Blaine, but also to market-rate housing units in poor parts of St. Paul.
West Metro
October 23, 2015

Mother who caused Amber Alert facing criminal charge

Anoka woman who lost custody took toddler from day care.
North Metro
October 10, 2015
Men filled the street outside the Islamic Center of Minnesota in Columbia Heights following a mid-afternoon prayer and meeting.

Muslims mobilize to build mosques, schools in suburbs

They draw strength from 'divine law' – and American values.
East Metro
September 12, 2015

$42 million I-694 project will open blocked artery

Work starts on I-694 next year, but there's an open house in Shoreview this month to prepare folks for what's coming.
North Metro
September 9, 2015

Violating residency rules 'a big deal,' state's chief justice says

Anoka County District Judge Alan Pendleton got a stern reception from Minnesota Supreme Court justices Tuesday at a hearing over charges that he violated judicial residency rules and tried to conceal it.
North Metro
August 25, 2015

Blaine sisters with heart transplants start school

Sydney and Madison Rippy received heart transplants three years apart. Now, Sydney will be joining her big sis in school.
North Metro
August 19, 2015

Busy Blaine airport readies 'biggest' project yet for upgrades

Amid an improving economy, takeoffs and landings are up, and upgrades are ahead.
North Metro
August 18, 2015

Anoka County-Blaine airport will host regional Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association fly-in this weekend

Event is expected to draw hundreds for air show, floatplane rides.
West Metro
August 14, 2015

Twin Cities police see catalytic converter thefts on the rise

West metro police departments caught two suspects last month who they say stole 200 catalytic converters across the metro.
North Metro
July 29, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

BCA identifies Minneapolis man shot by police in Blaine home invasion

As the man recovers, BCA takes over investigation.
North Metro
January 9, 2015

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.
Brittany Clardy
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.