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.

June 2

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

Brooklyn Park launches neighborhood app

The recently launched application is designed for users to search for detailed information about the city.
West Metro
April 3
Christie and Robert Tarango, of Bloomington walked to the search area...

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
Target campus in Brooklyn Park, Mn.

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
Demolition of Superior Plating building at 315 First Ave. N.E. in Minn...

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.
North Metro
January 27

Brooklyn Park lauds its paid paternal leave program

Since the city became the first in the state to offer a paid parental leave plan, it's had several takers.
North Metro
January 22

Medtronic, Brooklyn Park police sued over handling of bomb threat

In the case against Medtronic and Brooklyn Park, man argued he shouldn’t have been jailed.
West Metro
January 15

State suspends foster care license of home where girl died

The temporary action was taken as the investigation into Kendrea Johnson’s death continues. Police continue to say it is not being treated as a homicide.
West Metro
January 14
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. Photo provided by Fox 9 news/KSMP 6-year-old...

Did 6-year-old Brooklyn Park girl kill herself? Police wonder

The manner of Kendrea Johnson's death cannot be determined, Brooklyn Park police said, but records show investigators strongly considered the possibility of suicide.
West Metro
January 13

New library in Brooklyn Park closer to reality

A new $23.5 million library in Brooklyn Park is about to move from concept to concrete with the selection of a contractor and the start of work shortly after.
North Metro
December 31, 2014

Hennepin County officials say little about death of girl in Brooklyn Park foster-care home

Alternative housing for the girl had been recommended in September.
West Metro
December 30, 2014

Family tries to cope after Brooklyn Park girl dies in foster care

Kendrea Johnson, 6, who died after she was found unresponsive with a jump rope around her neck, had been in foster care for the last 11 months, court records show. According to a social worker’s report, Kendrea had an “outgoing personality,” but the “foster care provider [had] been having a difficult time trying to keep her safe.”
North Metro
December 16, 2014

Brooklyn Park man charged with injuring his infant son

According to the criminal complaint, the baby “suffered a severe brain injury” and there was “evidence of a prior brain injury.”
North Metro
December 12, 2014

Brooklyn Park man charged with murder in toddler son's death

Brooklyn Park man faces murder charge; older son is placed in protective custody.
North Metro
December 12, 2014

Aug. 20: Man pleads guilty to killing two whose bodies were found in impound lots

Alberto Palmer will be at least 85 if he ever gets out of prison.
West Metro
December 12, 2014

Sept. 22: Man who killed two women, beat three others speaks about crimes for first time

Alberto Palmer, who spoke in Hennepin County District Court, almost certainly will spend the rest of his life in prison.
December 12, 2014

Police arrest father suspected in Brooklyn Park toddler's death

The 23-month-old's death is likely to loom large at state task force meeting Friday morning to ready its recommendations.
North Metro
November 24, 2014

Drunken driver who killed Brooklyn Center teen pleads guilty

A drunken driver who killed a Brooklyn Center teen pleaded guilty Monday to criminal vehicular homicide. Michael Vanwagner, 24, of Coon Rapids, could receive the…
East Metro
November 23, 2014

Brooklyn Park, Roseville hope to add full-time firefighters

Brooklyn Park and Roseville are mobilizing to address a serious staffing shortage.
North Metro
November 19, 2014

Minnesota urban planner killed in Somalia wanted 'to give back'

Many Somali professionals, like Abdullahi Ali Anshoor, want to “give back” to their home country despite the danger.
North Metro
October 28, 2014

Former Brooklyn Park probationary police officer sues city

A former Brooklyn Park probationary police officer has sued the city of Brooklyn Park and its Police Department claiming that she was discriminated against on…
October 2, 2014

U.S. Ebola case has local West African community reaching out

The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it plans to revisit its Ebola response plan. But officials said recommendations to health care providers and confidence that the state is well-prepared to handle a local diagnosis remain unchanged.
North Metro
September 2, 2014

Getting creative about a city code in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park has released a video to help citizens avoid common code violations.
North Metro
September 2, 2014

Minnesota teacher receives national award from Kids In Need

Teacher Etta Rassier couldn’t be more deserving of a national award from the Kids In Need Foundation, her colleagues say.
West Metro
July 21, 2014

Parenting leave? Brooklyn Park considers millennial job incentives

Brooklyn Park weighs offering paid parenting leave to attract and keep millennial employees as baby boomers retire.