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Outgrowth of rising suburban poverty is blamed for trashed campsites and aggressive panhandling in town.
Growth fizzled, so millions in debt for sewer forgiven.
It's the first time United States curling has received a national designation.
Floretta S. Welch, a devoted Navy wife, watched her husband go off to war over three decades spanning World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Lino Lakes has joined a handful of cities that have cross-trained police officers as firefighters.
Columbia Heights residents can buy an oil filter on nearly every corner of Central Avenue. But there's no coffee shop where they can linger over a newspaper and sip a latte. That's a problem, city leaders say.
What's up: Population, incomes, graduates. What's down: Old perceptions.
Three-time all-school spelling bee champion Josie Spanier has been drilling for months with her eyes on the prize — a spot on stage at the…
Development would be just west of the COR site and on Hwy. 10. But hurdles await.
A north metro watershed district’s 44 percent levy hike is making waves in Anoka County. The Coon Creek Watershed District board, which rents office space…
Retired Allina VP used his industry expertise to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Alarmed by rising hostility directed at Muslims, the mayor of one of Minnesota’s most diverse suburbs has called a meeting of its faith leaders and…
Draft rules would require a background check into all proposed names.
Suburban street parking rules can be unforgiving. So to make room on the street for residential guests over the holiday season, the Columbia Heights Police…
Businessman claims bias in restaurant rejection.
It just didn’t add up to Anoka County Commissioner Julie Braastad. The state will give Anoka County $135,000 to combat Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic…
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…
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office and the Duluth and St. Cloud police departments say the statewide report doesn't show the full picture.
Crumbling bridge is scheduled to be fixed, but Anoka County wants a $25 million project.
Two years after the suburb launched an aggressive branding campaign to boost its reputation, survey shows most are proud to call it home.
One officer has worked for the Columbia Heights department for 13 years and the other officer has worked for Fridley for one year.
After 911 call, suspect refused to show his hands, authorities say.
New Hope, Fridley, others weigh extensive remodels or building anew.
Alarmed about the rising levels of contamination in Minnesota's lakes, rivers and wetlands, Gov. Mark Dayton said he'll convene a statewide water quality summit in…
The Roseville Visitors Association recently commissioned a yarn-bombing of the city's outdoor ice arena, and it will be revealed Friday night.
Vintage photos of ramblers built by Orrin Thompson and others for young families in the 1950s are part of the Minnesota History Center's look at a residential revolution.
Incident highlights a tricky new landscape in speech rights.
Brooklyn Park says a clearer, less off-putting name would draw more to the river.
Systems in Roseville, elsewhere will capture stormwater for irrigation or treatment
Security measures on the Osseo district's newer iPads limited the losses at four schools.
What makes economic sense for many families can become a problem for cities.
The victim, targeted because she wasn't speaking English, suffered deep cuts on her face in the beer-mug attack, according to assault charges.
Candidates critical of Lino Lakes' break from a three-city department are taking on council incumbents.
Alarmed by a surge in the number of Level 3 predatory sex offenders living in town, the City Council has passed a 120-day moratorium.
When Dov Nathanson, a deaf fourth-grader, plays football, the vibrations from a drum on the sidelines help him feel the "huts" barked by the quarterback. A sign-language interpreter allows him to follow along in team huddles.
Spring Lake Park schools and a taproom eye the same block. To coexist, city rules must change.
The event was meant to counter "Black Lives Matter" protests critical of police.
He will meet with Dayton, local leaders.
A pioneering new iris-scanning system in Anoka County is quicker and more accurate than a fingerprint.
Brooklyn Park requires people to rent city-owned speakers.
Htoo Baw was fatally shot outside his St. Paul home.
They draw strength from 'divine law' – and American values.
Community backing helped get the project underway.
Organizers expect hundreds at event supporting law enforcement officers.
The question of who pays for milfoil treatments is a sometimes charged tug-of-war between lakeshore owners, cities and the DNR.
In Anoka, and other suburbs, Hope 4 Youth is helping out the hidden homeless.
Troy Scheffler filed a federal lawsuit this week, and his account of the incident differs substantially from police department reports.
For years, the first impressions motorists got of many Minnesota cities were uninspired. Highway roadsides and exit ramps were scruffy, or worse yet, bland. They…
Columbia Heights juvenile arrests and suspensions have dropped as officers interact with students.
High school students and faculty walked out to protest anti-Muslim comment allegedly by school board member. "I felt I was really disrespected in all kinds of ways."
City leaders say the growth won't drown out the Anoka County suburb's rural appeal.
A north-metro stretch of the Mississippi River got a tryout for the first-of-its-kind project.
A Lino Lakes DWI enforcement officer has pulled over more drivers than his 24 colleagues combined.
A year after the Tri County Regional lab in Andover earned its international accreditation in biology, scientists are testing DNA found at burglaries, car thefts and vandalism.
Law enforcement parking lots help make online deals more safe.
The county rejected more than $1M two years ago.
The new stores run the gamut from discount chain Aldi to Iowa-based Hy-vee, which is including full-service restaurants in its new Twin Cities stores.
The curling club at Fogerty Arena earns the designation of official Olympic training center.
New laws, tactics have led to higher conviction rate, better services for victims.
The city is slated to close on its last property as part of that open space acquisition program. Voters approved a $2 million city request in 2006 to buy parcels that feature Minnesota's woodlands, wetlands and meadows.
Kidstop is designed to give children the chance to form impressions about officers in their neighborhoods based on personal interactions rather than television and news reports.
With canoe-sharing plan, folks could soon ply the Mississippi with no need for a car.
The city last overhauled its zoning rules in 1976. It's now revamping the code to match 21st century building and lifestyle demands.
Crystal leaders were upset by railroads' plan to link tracks there and reroute trains.
It's the latest in a series of suburban management moves resulting from a wave of retirements.
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…
The quarter-mile walkway was closed two years ago as the dam beneath it underwent a $16 million renovation. It's now open to bikers and walkers.
In Minnesota and beyond, mobile-home market has changed dramatically.
The three-day party, culminating with fireworks on Saturday, will take place on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center after construction ruled out Sand Creek Park.
Drawing on hundreds of photos, amateur historian Mel Aanerud has compiled the city's story.
This swim season, Hennepin County Environmental Health will inspect 463 pools at schools, apartments, condos, health clubs and country clubs.
City leaders say they have the ideal site for a new Minnesota United stadium. But it's a long shot.
Poor people living in the suburbs significantly outnumber the needy in Minneapolis and St. Paul, an accelerating trend that presents local governments with stark challenges.
Berglund & Berglund law firm has worked for at least three current council members.
The teacher’s pet has been immortalized in the Blaine High School yearbook. Dakota, a certified therapy dog, and Caramel, a service dog, work with their…
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