Traffic backed up on westbound Hwy. 36 on Tuesday, May 17. The highway was closed in both directions at Dale Street due to an early morning crash.

Driver dies in rollover crash on Hwy. 36 in Roseville

The crash happened about 3 a.m. near the Dale Street exit.

Plans afoot to extend Vento trail deeper into Ramsey County suburbs

May 17
Bikers enjoyed a stretch of the Bruce Vento trail that intersects with the Gateway Trail in Maplewood, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Plans to extend the

Department of Corrections to open tattoo parlor at Stillwater prison

May 13
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is setting up a pilot program to operate tattoo parlors within prisons. The aim is to reduce the spread of hep
Minnesota prisons are getting into the tattoo businesses
East Metro
5:00am
A developer has proposed building 12 small homes along the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wis., angering river advocates who say the riverfront i

Plan to build 12 homes on St. Croix has residents pushing back

The developer calls the structures eco-friendly and sustainable, but the plan has drawn cries of disapproval from some locals who see it as an encroachment on the federally protected waterway.
St. Paul
5:00am
A 2018 construction site run by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. The organization is one of several nonprofits who will receive funds to devel

Ramsey County awards $21 million for affordable housing

Ramsey County leaders eagerly awarded $21.6 million to 16 affordable housing developments in St. Paul and its suburbs. "Let's get this money out the door…
North Metro
May 17
Adam H. Pattishall, 22,

Charges: Pickup thief changed clothes in gas station bathroom after deadly crash in Brooklyn Park

An SUV driver was killed and his wife suffered severe brain and back injuries, according to prosecutors.
East Metro
May 16

Charges: Man's BAC was 0.38% when stopped in Cottage Grove with toddler in vehicle

Police say he was straying from his lane, following other vehicles too closely and failed to obey an officer's emergency lights.
East Metro
May 14

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 15

ANDOVERAPRIL 25Missing child. An officer responded to a report of a missing child at a home in the 3600 block of 174th Avenue NW. The…
Local
May 14
The Minnesota River, seen from Mendota Heights.

Metro briefs: Eroding Shakopee riverbank gets federal funding

A project to stabilize the eroding banks of the Minnesota River in Shakopee has received $3.5 million in federal funding. Representatives from the city, Scott…
Weather
May 13
Homes and garages were flattened and vehicles tipped over on the south side of Lake Darling in Alexandria, Minn.

1 killed as severe storms cause damage across western Minn.

The death occurred in Kandiyohi County where a grain bin fell onto a car.
East Metro
May 13

Stillwater teen pulled from St. Croix River dies at hospital

He went into the water with others to help another teen who was struggling, the Sheriff's Office said.
Traffic
May 13
Construction on Interstate 94 has limited traffic to two lanes in St. Paul,

MnDOT closes parts of I-94, Hwy. 36 and Cedar Avenue for weekend road work

Lane closures also impact drivers on Hwy. 10 in Anoka, I-94 in downtown St. Paul and Hwy. 55 in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights.
Local
May 12
Two students from Minnesota have been honored as U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Two Minnesota students honored as U.S. Presidential Scholars

The award recognizes 161 students nationwide.
East Metro
May 10
This rendering shows one of the earlier plans for the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in Arden Hills. Alatus released this rendering of

Arden Hills leaders say they've reached a deal with TCAAP developer

The $1 billion development now hinges on Ramsey County, which owns the former ammunition plant site.
East Metro
May 10
Jared Larson of Woodbury hit balls at the driving range at Ponds at Battle Creek golf course in Maplewood in April last year.

Future of Maplewood's Ponds golf course in limbo after Ramsey County offers to sell

City leaders say they don't have the money to buy the 88-acre Ponds at Battle Creek course.
Local
May 9

Search underway for University of Minnesota student last seen Sunday

The Sheriff's Office and BCA joined campus police in trying to find the 19-year-old.
May 9
Anthony Skelley with his mother, Leah Burlingame

Teen fatally shot in South St. Paul

The shooting did not appear to be random, police said.
Local
May 8
Austin Ray Retterath

Search on for missing University of Minnesota student seen near river

He was last seen early Sunday near an intersection close to the Mississippi River.
Local
May 8

Brooklyn Park man dies in Roseville rollover crash

Speed played a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.
Featured Columns
May 7
Joan Mondale's urn was created by her pottery mentor Warren MacKenzie.    Joan Mondale's memorial service was held   Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Wes

Brooks: Walter Mondale's urn rich in family and history

Made by Stillwater potter Warren MacKenzie, the urn once held the ashes of Mondale's wife, Joan
Local
May 7
Bison at Minneopa State Park in Mankato.

Metro briefs: Nature center welcomes new bison herd

A herd of bison will return May 21 to the Belwin Conservancy for their summer stay, with a festival planned for the day of their…
Local
May 7
Voters fill out ballots at St. Stephanus Lutheran Church in St. Paul during the 2021 elections.

Ramsey County trains Hmong election judges after U.S. census data showed growth in voting base

Population growth in the Hmong community means Ramsey County must provide Hmong-speaking election judges in order to comply with federal voting rights laws.
May 7
“Bud” Fowler, seen here at center, stood with his teammates in Keokuk, Iowa, where he played baseball in 1884 after leaving Stillwater.

Black baseball pioneer who once played in Stillwater will get Cooperstown honors

Bud Fowler played for more than a dozen minor league teams, ranging from Vermont to the New Mexico Territory.