Trooper Brian Schwartz

Trooper who gave speeding doctor masks, not ticket: 'We're all in this together'

"By her appearance, it looked like she had been through it, like it had been a tough time for her," trooper Brian Schwartz said of Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua.

Charges: After social media beef, Maplewood teen killed rival with shotgun in South St. Paul

April 3
Marcelino Santiago Lopez, 19, killed a man who had been dating his ex-girlfriend, according to the charges.

Maplewood man charged with 2 felonies in Chisago County cockfighting ring

April 3
Police acted on a tip from a concerned citizen.
South Metro
April 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 5, 2020

ANDOVER MARCH 6 Theft. A generator was reported stolen from outside a garage in the 13300 block of NW. Marigold Court. Blaine MARCH 2…
East Metro
April 3

Pedestrian in Maplewood, truck driver in Willmar die in crashes

A truck driver transporting live turkeys crashed on snow-and-ice-covered Hwy. 12 early Friday near Willmar, Minn., and died at the scene. Gary Kim Vergin, 65,…
East Metro
April 2

Minnesota State Patrol investigating fatal crash in east metro

The crash occurred on southbound Hwy. 120 (Century Avenue) at 9:16 p.m., the patrol said.
Data Drop
April 2
Minnesota welcomes you sign at the state border

How and where Minnesota's population grew in the last decade

New population estimates data from the U.S. Census Bureau shed light on what's driving the state's population growth, and where it's occurring.
East Metro
March 31
A walkway was underwater with the Stillwater Lift Bridge seen to the rear along the St. Croix River during spring flooding Tuesday March 31, 2020, in

High water prompts 'no wake' limits on St. Croix River

Minor flood stage could come as soon as this weekend.
East Metro
March 30

Ramsey County starting up on $51 million in road projects

Ramsey County crews have started work on more than $51 million in road construction and maintenance projects for the upcoming 2020 season — and the…
South Metro
March 28

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 29, 2020

COLUMBUS MARCH 2 Theft. Two snowmobiles were reported stolen off a trailer in the 14000 block of NE. Lake Drive. EXCELSIOR FEB. 15
East Metro
March 28
A female barred owl has found a home at the Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes.

Animals from shuttered nature center find new homes across Minnesota

A female barred owl without a hoot went to the Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes.
East Metro
March 27
Maplewood firefighters doused a school bus engulfed in flames at the Century Ave. exit ramp on East bound I-94, in May 2014. Maplewood Fire and EMS re

Maplewood will close one fire station, rebuild another

The $10.7 million project will reduce overlap, while a third site will remain.
Coronavirus
March 26
Patrons visited Afro Deli's St. Paul location in 2017.

Metro restaurants serving up free meals to food workers, kids and others affected by virus shutdown

Restaurants are stepping up to feed various groups who need to eat during the pandemic.
East Metro
March 24
A sign posted at one of three entrances to North Oaks in 2008.

Private and tony North Oaks struggles with final chapter of growth

Development of the last parcel riles advocates for its outdoor sanctuary.
Coronavirus
March 23

Judge's order allows release of some Ramsey County inmates in light of coronavirus

Ramsey County Chief Judge John Guthmann on Monday issued a new order expanding the number of inmates at the county workhouse who are eligible for…
East Metro
March 21

One killed, one wounded in Eau Claire home invasion

It happened during a home invasion Friday night. No suspects have been found, police said.
East Metro
March 21

Lake Johanna Fire Department seeks to build new station, HQ

The department wants to build a new station in Arden Hills and shutter an older one in industrial spot in south Shoreview.
South Metro
March 21

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 22

AFTON FEB. 19 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 3000 block of Penfield Avenue reported that a cargo van had pulled into his driveway…
East Metro
March 19
Washington County Deputy Brian Krook, in 2013.

Washington County deputy not guilty of manslaughter in man's shooting death

The jury returned its verdict only a day after hearing closing arguments in the case.
East Metro
March 19

Motorist admits being drunk when he hit tree in Lake Elmo, killed passenger

In a preliminary breath test, James Lohr's blood-alcohol content was 0.189%.
East Metro
March 19
The Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Lift Bridge to go up in anticipation of boat traffic

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will raise the bridge and lock it in place starting next Friday.
East Metro
March 18
Washington County Deputy Brian Krook, in 2013.

Washington County deputy on trial for manslaughter called 'reckless' by prosecution, 'stone cold innocent' by defense

A Washington County deputy was portrayed as both at his manslaughter trial Wednesday.