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.

October 4, 2019
Volunteers Rita Kolodjski left, and Terri Jones sorted through foods donated by the East Side Neighborhood Services mobile food shelf at Bassett Creek

Hennepin County plans to cut funding for nonprofits that provide food for people in need

Nonprofits say move would be shortsighted; county says it needs to fund other services.
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.
August 21, 2018
DFL challenger Dean Phillips and Rep. Erik Paulsen greeted each other at the end of Tuesday's Third Congressional District debate in St. Louis Park.

Paulsen, Phillips face off on taxes, health care in 3rd Congressional District debate

The debate at a St. Louis Park hotel quickly grew testy, with both candidates attacking the other almost immediately.
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.
West Metro
February 9, 2018
A police officer shot a person with a knife in a house Wednesday afternoon in Maple Grove during a confrontation, leaving the individual severely woun

Police officers involved in Maple Grove shooting are identified

The man who was shot and wounded was injuring himself with a knife, then came at officers with it, the BCA said.
Super Bowl LII
August 8, 2017
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 as

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, 2017

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, 2017
Susan Pagnac displayed materials associated with her daughter, Amy, who disappeared in 1989. Pagnac recently talked about the disappearance and also a

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, 2017
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, 2017
Charley McCrossan started his construction company with two dump trucks and $1,000 in savings.

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, 2017
Josh Baker found a container during a geocaching hike at summer camp at the Lowry Nature Center.

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, 2017
Brooklyn Park investigator Janese Brown fired her pistol under the supervision of Kent Nielsen, Brooklyn Park Police training officer.

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, 2017
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, 2017

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, 2017
Joachim Berndt baked bread Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at his bakery in northeast Minneapolis. Berndt immigrated to Minnesota from Germany 17 years ago an

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, 2017

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, 2017

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
The Hindu Society of Minnesota says its yoga classes are so popular that it wants to build a yoga retreat center.

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
A golden retriever rested in a suite at the Adogo Pet Hotel in Minnetonka in 2011.

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 installed a frost sensor under pavement in Maple Grove, one of five sensors the county now has across the west and north metro.

Hennepin County expands new frost sensors in west metro suburbs

Hennepin County using devices to warn about problems in water pipes as weather cools.