Alex Hansen, 6, ate ice cream from a MN Nice Cream food truck parked in Arden Hills while sitting next to Julie Casillas and her daughters Ana and Gia

Arden Hills City Council considers reining in neighborhood food truck nights

With some in the Ramsey County suburb grumbling, city leaders — citing complaints about traffic, trash and noise — are now considering a stricter food truck ordinance.

2 men, teen charged in shooting death of 14-year-old at Woodbury grad party

June 11
The men and a "juvenile defendant" have yet to be tracked down; teen was shot in the back sitting in a car, the charges say.

North St. Paul council member calls for outside financial investigation

June 9
North St. Paul City Council Member Scott Thorsen
Council member says red flags on city manager account warrant action.
East Metro
June 12

Two drown, child hospitalized in Minnesota water incidents

Three incidents came as region's heat wave continues.
East Metro
June 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 13

ANDOVERMAY 27Theft. A 2012 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from a parking lot in the 2700 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard NW. The keys were left…
East Metro
June 11

Washington County drops charges against bookkeepers

New information led to charges being dropped
Coronavirus
June 8
Minnesota purchased the Bix Produce Co.’s former cold storage facility in St. Paul to use as a temporary morgue in 2020, bracing for a peak in COVID

Buildings set aside by state to battle COVID-19 largely unused

Facilities would have been used for morgue, non-virus care.
East Metro
June 8

Stepdad charged with starting gunfire that killed Woodbury teen at grad party

The man told police his stepson called to tell him he was being robbed and needed help, according to the charges.
Local
June 7
Demaris Hobbs-Ekdahl’s mother, Trisha Eckdahl, center, released balloons along with her sister, Katie Eckdahl, and brother Jeff Eckdahl, right, at R

14-year-old killed in shooting at Woodbury graduation party

Boy, 14, was bystander at graduation party
Local
June 6

Can MnPASS prices change while a driver is using the lane?

Tolls charged to solo drivers using MnPass lanes are based on traffic congestion and an algorithm that adjusts rates every three minutes — far less…
Local
June 5
Addison Nyffler, 10, watched water flow around her fingers at Mounds View’s splash pad.

Twin Cities suburbs rethink and roll back outdated rules

While older generations, including the baby boomers, established and embraced a narrow code of suburban conduct, younger homeowners buying into these communities are starting to ask: What's the point?
East Metro
June 2
Sheriff Bob Fletcher said his opinion wasn’t sought in a meaningful way during the county’s budget process.

Ramsey County sheriff's budget feud goes to court

Ramsey County sheriff sued board over budget cuts to his department.
East Metro
June 2

Man dies after canoe tips over on Gervais Lake in Little Canada

Two others who were in the canoe were pulled to safety.
East Metro
June 2
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office believes this man is responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash. This image shows him inside a Cenex gas station

Fatal N. Minnesota crash first described as single-vehicle wreck now believed to be hit-and-run

Investigators looking for the driver and his car, but little is known about the circumstances leading to a Twin Cities man's death.
East Metro
June 1
Ramsey County election officials counted ballots into piles of 25.

Ramsey County election costs go up to cover rising minimum wage, more flexible voting options

St. Paul city and school board leaders have signed off on the contract hike.
East Metro
June 1

Woodbury man crashes his SUV on northern Minnesota highway and dies

The wreck occurred just east of Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County, the patrol said.
East Metro
May 29

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 30

AFTONAPRIL 14Suspicious activity. A deputy on routine patrol observed vehicles in the driveway of a home on 10th Street. The address had previously been involved…
East Metro
May 28
Lori Christensen, who is accused of the serial harassment of her neighbors, was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Ramsey County workhouse after she ad

White Bear Lake woman known as 'Neighbor from Hell' again charged with two counts of stalking

Neighbors moved because they could no longer tolerate Christensen's actions, a complaint says.
East Metro
May 27
Sadiyo I. Mohamed was arrested last year in St. Paul.  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Woodbury woman with history of mental illness charged with attacking her children

She told police that she is bipolar, wasn't taking medications and wondered whether her children "were the devil or a demon," the charges read.
East Metro
May 27
Donald J. Harris

Charges: Driver sped through no-passing zone in Mounds View, fatally ran over woman in yard

The driver kept going until he crashed minutes later, according to the charges.
East Metro
May 26

Man pleads guilty to swinging golf club at White Bear Lake couple with anti-Trump sign

Two assault charges will be dropped as part of the plea deal.
East Metro
May 26
Children were injured near this intersection in Woodbury early Wednesday.  Credit: Woodbury Police Department

Woodbury police find small child badly hurt in street; mother arrested

One of the children is in critical condition, and a woman was arrested, police said.
East Metro
May 25

Dispatch: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Mounds View

The vehicle was located with its windshield "totally smashed in," according to dispatch audio.