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A small plant delayed the project for a year, and raised questions about future growth vs. environmental protection in the north metro area.
The son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was cited early Friday morning after rear-ending a fire engine in Brooklyn Center, according to a police report. Police found marijuana pipes in the smashed-up truck driven by Ryan J. Stanek.
Hennepin County pits city against city in its annual competition. Brooklyn Park is the reigning champ.
The governor still would appoint all 17 members.
Met Council seeks rentals in areas with good schools.
Wright County has been swept up in the newest clean-energy movement — solar power — and some are uneasy about how that will alter the landscape.
The '70s-era home in Coon Rapids, abandoned nearly five years ago by its owner – and even the bank – is rotted beyond repair.
The sale and shutdown of the Lowry Grove mobile home park is the latest closure in the northern Twin Cities metro.
Opposites Columbia Heights, Woodbury hope they're All-America
Wesley Cox was one of Spring Lake Park's founding fathers and helped shepherd the young city for decades.He was elected one of its first constables…
With City Council elections looming, questions are flying over 183 acres not being used for sewer plan.
Some of those involved in the brawling could be charged with misdemeanors.
Infrastructure upgrades have fueled higher bills.
Governor would still appoint council members, but counties and cities gain voice in nominating them.
The number of visitors to the Anoka County Library’s busiest branch continues to drop despite a $1 million makeover in 2014. Annual attendance at the…
Plan calls for affordable housing in the Southwest rail corridor.
They were used 10 years ago to combat a population surge at churches and the high school, but now some city leaders want to see long-term solutions implemented.
A bill limiting drone use was also introduced in the Minnesota Legislature.
Anoka will host the First Day of Issue celebration for the jack-o'-lantern stamps.
North of the Twin Cities is a patchwork of Swedish heritage along Hwy. 8.
This most recent of several attempts to change the Met Council shows that while cities and counties generally agree that some reform is needed, they're splintered over just what to do and how to do it.
The money, part of a state bonding request this legislative session. would go to add a dozen more playing fields, build a new maintenance building and rebuild a road leading to the sprawling 600-acre complex.
The Petersons dug into Minnesota's fledgling wine industry and started planting in the 1990s. Success has been sweet.
Met Council forms an advisory committee to help it confront worsening racial disparities.
Brooklyn Center's City Council is weighing an ordinance that would prohibit new Level 3 offenders — those considered most likely to reoffend — from moving in.
Project could cost 2,000 households $24 million to replace outdated facility.
A former Champlin woman who admitted penning an anonymous note threatening to “taste” her neighbors’ children will serve one year’s probation and pay a $200…
Jeff Lunde is unapologetic about his record, even as he seeks the Republican nomination to unseat DFL first-term state Sen. John Hoffman.
The Coon Rapids Historical Commission will install 20 new signs to spell out the city's past.
Metro area's mosquito district will remain focused on viruses typically identified in Minnesota.
In three years, Coon Rapids police officer Bryan Platz and volunteers have trained more than 13,000 people to perform hands-only CPR and use an AED, a medical device to shock a cardiac arrest victim back to life.
Adam Duininck's State of the Region address was a nod to tensions with some suburbs.
Charitable gaming in Minnesota jumped by 10 percent in one year’s time, with north metro nonprofits — and cities that take a cut of the…
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.
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