Brooklyn Park

The second-most populous Twin Cities suburb is home to Edinburgh USA Golf Course, North Hennepin Community College and a campus of Hennepin Technical College.

March 13
Yoga instructor Kelly La Frenier, left, led a group of boys through yoga poses and mindfulness exercises during a class through the Link, a nonprofit

Partnership between Minneapolis yoga studio and nonprofit brings yoga, mindfulness skills to teens on probation

Instead of going to the county's secure detention center or the Home School, boys on probation attend the reporting centers and are tutored, participate in activities and learn about conflict resolution.
East Metro
March 19, 2017
Carmen Higueros worked last week with English language learners at Birch Grove Elementary in Brooklyn Park.

Minnesota is in 'very deep hole' when it comes to teachers of color

There are 629 Hispanic teachers across the state, making up just 1 percent of a total teaching workforce of 60,090.
West Metro
November 7, 2016

Hennepin County shifts child protection mission with new model

As child abuse cases rise, Hennepin County Board is considering plan to prevent it.
West Metro
October 10, 2016
The early vote center on 3rd Ave Minneapolis on the first day of early voting.

Hot presidential race spurs record voter registration in Henn. Cty.

More than 740,000 Hennepin County voters have preregistered, breaking 2008's mark of 720,000 preregistered voters.
North Metro
September 28, 2016

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to shooting over Air Jordans outside Brooklyn Center Foot Locker

A Minneapolis 18-year-old pleaded guilty to shooting a man outside a Brooklyn Center Foot Locker store in March, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.…
January 18, 2016

Minneapolis parks set to purchase key riverfront land

Purchase would put almost all of West Bank from Lowry Avenue Bridge to I-694 in public hands.
North Metro
January 15, 2016

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in son's beating death

A 24-year-old Brooklyn Park man on Friday pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder in the death of his 23-month-old son. Reggie Delaine Harper had been…
North Metro
December 9, 2015
Met Council Chairman Adam Duininck , shown in a file photo, applauded the council’s action Wednesday. “The Blue Line Extension will connect thousa

Met Council approves updated $1.5B plan for Bottineau Blue Line extension

The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday formally approved a $1.5 billion cost estimate and updated plans for the light-rail line linking downtown Minneapolis to the northern…
North Metro
November 30, 2015
Rich Gates, Brooklyn Park council member, and daughter Parker, 7, toured the newly reopened walkway on the Coon Rapids Dam in Brooklyn Park.

After $150K campaign, Brooklyn Park's reputation improving

Two years after the suburb launched an aggressive branding campaign to boost its reputation, survey shows most are proud to call it home.
West Metro
November 21, 2015
West St. Paul Police Department is the latest police department to join in with the “Place of Last Drink” program, and have added special squad ca

More metro police are tracking people's 'last drink'

It helps police see patterns of where over-serving might be happening.
North Metro
November 17, 2015
Consultant Jason Amberg, left, and Three Rivers Park District associate superintendent Jonathan Vlaming surveyed the Mississippi River shoreline at Co

Coon Rapids Dam park gets makeover, and calls for a new name

Brooklyn Park says a clearer, less off-putting name would draw more to the river.
West Metro
November 7, 2015
A Twin Cities cul-de-sac.

Single-family home rentals surge in Twin Cities suburbs

What makes economic sense for many families can become a problem for cities.
North Metro
November 6, 2015
One of two men sought in a recent string of burglaries targeting Brooklyn Park area schools.

Brooklyn Park police seeking 2 in school burglaries

Police are searching for two suspects in a recent string of burglaries targeting Brooklyn Park area schools. Two men broke into SAGE Academy and Crest…
North Metro
October 2, 2015

Suspect arrested in Brooklyn Park death investigation

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a suspicious death in Brooklyn Park, police said Friday. The 19-year-old woman taken into custody has not…
North Metro
August 25, 2015
Cmdr. Matt Toupal passed out stickers at a St. Paul Safe Summer Nights event. On Aug. 26, there will be a Safe Summer Nights event in Brooklyn Center.

Two events aim to build bridges in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center

Separate events in two cities have similar aims: to connect different communities with each other and with police.
East Metro
August 7, 2015

Charges filed in strangulation death of Brooklyn Park woman

A case of domestic violence resulted in a murder charge Friday in the strangulation death of a Brooklyn Park woman. Toby N. Clarke, 37, was…
West Metro
August 5, 2015
Jay Stroebel

Minneapolis' Jay Stroebel selected as Brooklyn Park's new city manager

Jay Stroebel will start his job overseeing day-to-day operations in the state's sixth-largest city on Aug. 24.
West Metro
July 30, 2015

Brooklyn Park pays $2.8 million to settle police brutality lawsuit

A probationary officer illegally used deadly force on a 23-year-old man, then covered up aspects of his role in the shooting, the lawsuit alleged.
North Metro
July 24, 2015

Brooklyn Park homes saved by squeezing LRT design

More than two dozen Brooklyn Park homes along a proposed light-rail route will be spared after planners squeezed as much as 30 feet from the…
North Metro
June 24, 2015

Brooklyn Park makes a pitch for Major League Soccer, stadium

City leaders say they have the ideal site for a new Minnesota United stadium. But it's a long shot.
June 2, 2015
Molly Foss lifted a frame from one of two beehives that she and her husband, Cole, maintain in Corcoran. The Fosses live in Brooklyn Park but weren’

Back-yard beekeeping approved in Brooklyn Park

The practice had been limited to large properties. Now it will be allowed more broadly, with conditions.
West Metro
April 29, 2015
Type in a Brooklyn Park address and you’ll get a block of information about area schools, government officials, public safety, utilities and more al

Brooklyn Park launches neighborhood app

The recently launched application is designed for users to search for detailed information about the city.
Barway Collins search
April 3, 2015
Christie and Robert Tarango of Bloomington walked to the search area hand and hand as they and other volunteers searched for Barway Collins.

Local and national groups help in search for Crystal 10-year-old

More than two weeks into Barway Collins' disappearance, they remain optimistic he will be found safe.
North Metro
March 14, 2015
A $90 million, 480-unit upscale-apartment project proposed by Doran Companies is planned for the Hwy. 610 corridor in Brooklyn Park, across from the �

Apartment construction booms in suburbs after decades-long drought

Several new market-rate apartment complexes are in the works in the suburbs, reversing a decades-old trend in which single-family home construction has driven growth.
February 14, 2015
The proposed 450-apartment development on the East Bank’s former Superior Plating site, shown in July, could generate up to $675,000.

Revenue light from first year of Minneapolis' park-dedication law

Minneapolis' first-year fee to improve green space made little revenue compared with the suburbs.