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.

East Metro
September 12

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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.