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.

St. Paul
October 8
The Historic Fort Snelling site, a Minnesota landmark for centuries, could get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society, which manages the histori

Public weighs in on proposed Historic Fort Snelling name change

Historical Society seeks input on proposal to rename 23-acre site, not the fort
North Metro
March 18
Eric Reller, master grower with Second Harvest Heartland, took stock of the plants growing in a shipping container at the organization's warehouse in

Minn. food bank turns shipping container into lettuce farm

Second Harvest Heartland wants to provide more fresh produce, so it stepped up to grow its own in a hydroponic environment in a shipping container.
October 26, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen and challenger Dean Phillips debated late week on "Almanac."

Erik Paulsen, Dean Phillips campaigns dispute ads, campaign finance

As Election Day nears, the competitive race for the Third Congressional District seat is becoming increasingly contentious.
October 24, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen and DFL challenger Dean Phillips squared off at a debate in August.

Trump endorses Rep. Erik Paulsen in late-night tweet

Paulsen's first ad highlighted how he's breaking with Trump, but now he's being endorsed by the president.
October 23, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Erik Paulsen at his office in Plymouth.

National political stars descend on closely fought Minnesota

Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio among GOP stars visiting to boost House candidates.
October 20, 2018
Third District challenger Dean Phillips, left, and Rep. Erik Paulsen debate on “Almanac." Co-host Eric Eskola is pictured, center.

Lewis, Paulsen face off with Craig, Phillips, in TV debates

In one of their final debates before the Nov. 6 election, the candidates clashed over issues ranging from health care to taxes.
October 6, 2018
Rep. Erik Paulsen, right, and his Democratic challenger Dean Phillips both speak during their debate.

Paulsen, Phillips clash at second debate in congressional race

With less than a month before the election, the race is heating up.
September 7, 2018
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen

Rep. Erik Paulsen breaks with Republicans on BWCA, urging feds to reconsider mining decision

Congressman says feds should reverse decision on mining exploration.
July 25, 2018
Dean Phillips, Democratic candidate for Congress, gave out free cookies and lemonade from his revamped 1960s milk truck at Music in Plymouth.

Dean Phillips takes his campaign on the road — and lakes — hoping to unseat Paulsen

Dean Phillips hopes his campaign tactics boost energy — and votes.
North Metro
July 12, 2018
Jennifer Cvek, center, helped visitors experience washing clothes with a wash board and ringer at Eidem Homestead. Brooklyn Park is mulling adding con

Brooklyn Park ponders plans to update Eidem Homestead

The Brooklyn Park homestead doesn't look all that different from how it did when the Eidem family bought it in the late 1800s.
North Metro
July 10, 2018

Four charged with running underage sex trafficking ring in Brooklyn Park

At least three girls were sold for sex through online advertising or through a dating application between August 2017 and March 2018, according to a criminal complaint.
North Metro
June 26, 2018
Champlin Park High Leo Club members Megha Verghese, 15, and Chaney Neulanting, 15, plant flowers donated to seniors in assisted living.

Champlin Park High students win national recognition for community service

Four students will be honored in Washington for their service projects.
March 13, 2018
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…