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.

December 9, 2017

Property taxes, homeowners' voices are rising across Twin Cities

Double-digit percentage hikes that had drawn complaints in St. Paul are popping up in the suburbs, too.
North Metro
November 23, 2017
Skaters enjoy the ice during an open skate at the National Sports Cent...

Sports Center has a $250 million plan – and concerns about whether it will pay off

A sudden surge of sprawling suburban sports behemoths nationwide is creating a tricky competitive environment.
North Metro
February 23, 2017

Anoka County piloting innovative treatment of jail inmates on heroin

Addicted inmates will be offered a prescription drug that lessens their cravings in hopes of focusing on their recovery once they're released.
February 16, 2016
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.
February 9, 2016

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…