Maple Grove

This retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Twin Cities has one of the area's largest shopping centers in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

Super Bowl LII
August 8
A 46-year-old man was arrested during a sting in St. Peter, Minn. Southern Minnesota law enforcement agencies are ramping up sex trafficking stings.

Minnesota fights sex trafficking by cracking down on buyers

As the Super Bowl gets closer, law enforcement officials and nonprofits across Minnesota are taking aggressive new action to crack down on customers of prostitution and boosting programs aimed at keeping teens out of the sex trade.
August 2

First-ever U study analyzes the patterns of sex buyers in Minnesota

They tend to be middle-class, married white men from all over the state.
West Metro
August 1

West metro briefs: 28 years since 13-year-old Maple Grove girl disappeared, police seek out any info

Police are seeking anyone who might have information about the disappearance of 13-year-old Amy Sue Pagnac of Maple Grove, who went missing 28 years…
West Metro
July 15
North Minneapolis' Webber Park library, which opened in May, is the newest branch in the Hennepin County Library system.

Hennepin County Library system scraps plan to renovate every 12 years

Renovating libraries based on the building's use, instead of an automatic revamp every 12 years, could be more efficient and possibly less expensive over time, Hennepin County Library leaders now say. It might also ensure that patrons get the same experience no matter which library they visit.
West Metro
July 13

Charley McCrossan, the man behind one of the Twin Cities' largest construction companies, dies at 91

He turned $1,000 in savings and two used dump trucks into C.S. McCrossan.
West Metro
June 21

Three Rivers Park District's camp for autistic kids grows in popularity

It's part of the district's increasing efforts to reach people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, expanding its reach to people who may not traditionally use its parks.
West Metro
June 11

Maple-Grove-run gun range finds itself 'at capacity'

Some cities have municipal liquor stores, others own community centers. In Maple Grove, it's a city-owned gun range that draws crowds. The city hopes an $8 million investment will keep up with growing demand.
West Metro
March 11
Kuhu Singh with her husband Rajeev and their son Puru, 12, walked through their Eden Prairie neighborhood.

Indian families in Minnesota are on edge after U.S. attacks

About 200 residents last weekend held a peace vigil in Eden Prairie to remember two Indian computer engineers shot last month in a Kansas bar.
West Metro
February 7

Hennepin County looks to increase staff to prosecute, investigate sex trafficking

Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
West Metro
January 31
Joachim Berndt baked bread Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at his bakery in northeast Minneapolis. Berndt immigrated to Minnesota from Germany 17 years ago and, unable to find German-style breads from his homeland, he started baking, selling loaves to farmers markets in Maple Grove, Osseo, Minnetonka and Hopkins.

From farmers markets to Surly Brewery, baker turns bread into dough

Joachim Berndt turned a hobby into a booming business in northeast Mpls.
West Metro
January 16

Hennepin sheriff's son arrested for suspected drunken driving

The son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was in jail Monday following a weekend arrest. The State Patrol arrested Ryan James Stanek, 24, of…
West Metro
January 7

West metro briefs: Hennepin County cities, schools receive $1.8M in sports grants

From new Minneapolis high school fitness centers to a new ice rink in St. Louis Park, schools and cities are benefiting from Hennepin County’s $1.8…
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December 31, 2016

Nation's largest Hindu temple has big plans for 60 acres in Maple Grove

Preliminary plans include senior housing, a community center, yoga retreat center and cottages, education center and outdoor recreation to be built next to the Hindu temple, considered the largest in the nation.
West Metro
December 26, 2016

Adogo Pet Hotels expands to new location in Richfield

A growing upscale dog boarding business is adding its fourth west metro location in just five years. In March, Adogo Pet Hotels will open…
West Metro
December 6, 2016

Aid available for victims of last September's rainstorms

Residents in 7 counties where record-setting rain fell in Sept. are eligible for loans or grants.
West Metro
November 24, 2016

Hennepin County expands new frost sensors in west metro suburbs

Hennepin County using devices to warn about problems in water pipes as weather cools.
South Metro
November 23, 2016

Three Rivers District shifts plan to bring parks to the people

The suburban park system is changing priorities from building up parks and amenities to bringing the massive system right to residents.
West Metro
October 19, 2016

First Wal-Mart Academy class in Minnesota graduates

Housed in the Maple Grove store, the training program trains lower-level managers about customer, employee skills.
West Metro
October 17, 2016

Hennepin County's teen birthrates continue to decrease

Birthrate for Hennepin County teens falling faster than state's.
West Metro
October 10, 2016

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.
West Metro
September 20, 2016

Taxpayers in Hennepin, Ramsey counties can brace for a rate hike next year

Leaders in the state's most populous counties get their first look at 2017 budgets.
West Metro
September 17, 2016

More senior housing in west metro sparks clashes with residents

New suburban buildings too big for some neighbors.
West Metro
October 16, 2015

Groundbreaking to be held for new garden at Hindu temple in Maple Grove

A groundbreaking event Saturday will honor the Hindu community's forgiveness after vandalism.
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.
West Metro
August 5, 2015

Missing-girl case in Maple Grove marks 26 years, no breakthroughs

Maple Grove police's fresh look at the Amy Sue Pagnac case yielded no breakthroughs.