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West Metro
November 11, 2016
Wal-Mart purchased Four Seasons Mall in Plymouth in 2010, but megastore resistance from neighbors created a development moratorium.

Developer pitches turning vacant Four Seasons Mall into 'urban-type village'

Vacant Plymouth mall could become an "urban-type village."
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 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
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.
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.
Business
September 14, 2016

Acquisitive NCI distributor launches new product line

NCI launches new product line following three acquisitions that expands Plymouth science instrument distributor
West Metro
August 27, 2016

Obituary: At NASA or Land O'Lakes, Arlene Stansfield was an industry leader

When astronauts landed on the moon in 1969, Arlene Stansfield’s family members watched the big moment on their Golden Valley TV set while the mother…
West Metro
August 15, 2016

Plymouth residents raise concerns about discolored water

Thoughts of Flint, Mich., make some folks uneasy.
Don't Miss
August 12, 2016
A light rainbow appeared Friday over the Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation as golf course porter Joshua Olmsted r

Plymouth golf center has an unusual home at corrections facility

Hennepin County looks to spread the word and boost attendance at Parkers Lake facility, located outside the county workhouse.
West Metro
August 12, 2016

Plymouth reassuring residents that discolored water is still safe

Plymouth is reassuring residents that discolored, brown-tinted water is safe and the result of routine hydrant flushing this summer. The city sent a notice to…
West Metro
August 9, 2016
Samantha Stark, 14, of the Wayzata High School Trap Team, shot during a friendly competition Tuesday with the Plymouth police.

Teen Wayzata trap shooters compete against Plymouth police

Each side learned something from the other during the friendly competition, which could become an annual event.
West Metro
July 13, 2016

Brooklyn Park teen charged with seriously injuring two during Nerf wars game

A high school student was charged Wednesday with causing serious injury to two innocent bystanders last May during an organized game of Nerf wars in…
West Metro
June 9, 2016
Police responded to an officer-involved shooting at an Arby's in Plymouth on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hennepin County attorney defends decision not to charge Plymouth officer

Mike Freeman said that the case for a lawsuit against the department is "groundless."
West Metro
June 8, 2016
In this file photo, police responded to an officer-involved shooting at an Arby's in Plymouth on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

No charges for Plymouth officer in fatal shooting of man in mental crisis

Derek Wolfsteller had called his family and police asking for help.
Local
April 9, 2016
Efrain Gutierrez, right, greeted his son Ezekiel, 6, after getting dropped off by the school bus at Sun Valley mobile home park in Plymouth — neighb

Residents of Plymouth's only mobile home park worry about its impending sale

Residents worry about the future of Plymouth's Sun Valley mobile home park amid an impending sale, but city officials say new owners couldn't redevelop the location without a long public process.
West Metro
February 24, 2016

Child thrown from vehicle in crash at Hwy. 55, Rockford Road in Plymouth

Pat Pheifer An elementary-school-age child was injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 55 at Rockford Road in Plymouth, police said. The child, whose name…
West Metro
February 13, 2016
Plymouth police officers and firefighters blocked off and investigated the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Rockford Road near where a body was

1 shot dead in road; 1 killed in shootout with Plymouth police

Authorities swarmed to two locations in Plymouth late Friday after a person was shot and killed near a busy intersection. "This was the most violent and intense thing I've ever seen," a witness said. Later, a man at a nearby apartment building was killed after a shootout with police.
West Metro
February 6, 2016
Roughly half of Smiths Medical has relocated into its new Plymouth headquarters, and some of them are shown above.

Plymouth working to attract, and keep, businesses

The city has a new economic development manager to help promote itself to companies.
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.
West Metro
November 3, 2015

Man pleads guilty in death of New Hope bar patron

The man who fatally punched a New Hope bar patron pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday. Daniele Wright, 27, admitted in court that he had been…
West Metro
October 6, 2015
Workers transplanted trees from a gravel-bed nursery to a permanent planting location on Hennepin County’s Adult Corrections Facility property.

Hennepin County adds hardier trees to replace infected ash

Hennepin County grew them in a gravel bed for better survival and cost-effectiveness.
West Metro
August 1, 2015
Endurance swimmer Karen Zemlin.

Plymouth swimmer abandons English Channel crossing

Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
West Metro
July 28, 2015
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the July 23 shooting at Arby’s, above.

Father says son killed by Plymouth police didn't 'deserve to go that way'

Father of man fatally shot by officer at Arby's says he doesn't know why incident escalated.
West Metro
June 30, 2015
Request denied: Bloomington’s request for funds to expand and improve the light-rail station at the Mall of America was turned down.

Western Twin Cities suburbs seek project funding after tough session at Capitol

Most west metro cities that made funding requests this year for state aid were excluded again in the Legislature’s bonding bill, which state lawmakers passed…
West Metro
June 23, 2015
Engraver Wayne Winkelman, who owns and operates Winkelman Cemetery Lettering in St. Cloud, wipes away rubber residue from a teamplate after he sand bl

An honor etched in stone

Plymouth is honoring area veterans with a new memorial to be unveiled this month. Crews started engraving the names of local veterans last week and…