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Htoo Baw was fatally shot outside his St. Paul home.
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.
It’s the first time United States curling has received a national designation.
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…
The city has debated building one for years. The survey done for a task force also found 19 percent opposed and 24 percent unsure.
Few things rile suburbanites more than noise. Many suburban residents have chosen life on the Twin Cities’ fringe for its peace and quiet, as…
$18,000 cleanup bill puts the Brooklyn Center youth organization in financial peril.
Artiesha Love is accused of killing Gregory Stewart during a fight. Two young girls in the apartment at the time were not hurt.
He’s accused of killing Barway Collins, whose body was found in the Mississippi River.
A Columbus man who secretly videotaped boys in the locker room of the Andover YMCA will spend 60 days in jail and two years on…
Several years ago, Park Center, one of the most diverse high schools in the state, began a campaign to close the graduation gap between black and white students. Graduation rates among students of color have risen above state averages.
Renewed popularity of the highly addictive drug in Minnesota is fed by a flow of cheap Mexican imports.
Klobuchar said the measure that she championed and that was signed into law Friday has the support of new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
A city measure will restrict how people can ask for money. It does not include passively standing or sitting with a sign.
A big cutback in sand traps is one of the changes at the Brooklyn Park golf course after a $2 million overhaul.
Mark Hedin, who started a winery and vineyard in Andover in 2007, has launched an operation in Ramsey.
Christopher Besser, 21, told investigators that issues from the past led to him getting a rifle from the gun cabinet and killing both family members.
City leaders balk at paying for “bike trails to nowhere” and see campaigns against oak wilt and invasive milfoil as nonessential.
On May 6, 1965, six tornadoes roared through the Twin Cities, killing 13 and injuring 683. The north metro, hit hardest, marks the anniversary of the storms Wednesday.
Four more young men have stepped forward to accuse a Ramsey youth volunteer of sexual abuse, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
Carriers in Spring Lake Park must follow new rules for “unsolicited written materials.”
But fears persist about privacy and police footage.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
A presentation will look at the area, which once was part of a now-gone county and later became a popular day trip for city dwellers down the streetcar line.
Well before he was charged last week in the death of his 10-year-old son, Pierre Collins was in a world of trouble.
By capping licenses at around two dozen, the city hopes to make regulation more wieldy.
Edward Saxton reached a deal with district, ending legal saga.
The distance between confirmed infestations suggests that the pest didn’t migrate on its own.
An amphitheater in Brooklyn Center will build community and salute diversity.
CenturyLink, formerly the phone company Qwest, plans a widespread offering of PRISM TV, which will compete head-to-head with Comcast for cable-television subscribers.
Complaints about the pods’ lingering unsightly presence prompted the city to put time and location limits on them.
In that city and others, recycling days aim to deter dumping in parks and trails and get stuff routed to new uses.
It’s part of a nationwide shift toward focusing on the profiteers and clients rather then the sex workers,
Members of the Liberian community said banning amplified sound would too severely restrict important gatherings.
The two were arrested this week in connection with the Coon Rapids robbery.
Residents will get a peek at what the more than seven miles of trail and an interpretive center will look like.
Several new market-rate apartment complexes are in the works in the suburbs, reversing a decades-old trend in which single-family home construction has driven growth.
A three-year-old program in the Anoka-Hennepin district has boosted graduation numbers for 18- to 21-year-olds.
A Ramsey massage parlor served as a front for prostitution, according to criminal charges filed Friday in Anoka County District Court.Two people, the owner and…
6,000 pounds of invasive species removed from Silver Lake to improve water quality.
The new facility will include filters to remove manganese and iron from the water supply.
Aging suburbs eager to stay competitive in a housing market where tastes are shifting back to the central city are trying to revive the reputation of the split-level — and in doing so, of suburban life itself.
Sales by cities like Blaine and the Anoka Conservation Distict offer some of the best deals on quality, locally grown trees and plants. But the choices can be overwhelming.
Plan would reroute freight, oil trains through cities. .
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