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.

January 18

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

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
New Met Council Chair Adam Duininck held a news conference at the Metr...

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

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

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

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
Finley, Brown 4, left and her brother Noah, 6, rode their bikes in a t...

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

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

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

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

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...

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
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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
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, 2015

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, 2015

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.
Kendrea Johnson
January 15, 2015

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.
Foster care death
January 14, 2015
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, 2015

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.