South Metro
April 28
Edward Stahlmann Credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Swindler paid for Eagan restaurant with fake $400K cashier's check, charges say

Alleged fake $400K check passed before his prison term for an earlier scam.
East Metro
April 27

Trial over child's death flawed, but appeals court rejects retrial

Instructions to jurors who convicted man in drunken snowmobile driving case erred, but retrial rejected.
East Metro
April 26
Officer James Stoffel and K-9 cadet Buster.

Quick-striking affliction proves fatal to beloved Woodbury K-9 cadet

Officer loses his four-legged "partner and friend" to gastric ailment.
South Metro
April 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 26

EDINA MARCH 23 Theft. A watch valued at $15,500 was reported stolen from the 5000 block of S. France Avenue. FRIDLEY MARCH 19
East Metro
April 24

Two men found dead in home near River Falls, Wis.

No suspects are being sought and there is no danger to the public, the Pierce County Sheriff's Office said.
East Metro
April 22
In January, blue crosses of tape were placed on different apartments being repaired at the Pike Lake Apartments in New Brighton.

Apartment tenants file class-action suit against landlord and city of New Brighton

Owner's lawyer denies construction hazard claim.
Coronavirus
April 22
In this 2011 file photo, Jordan Cummings, right, practiced log-rolling while his father Geno Cummings, left, cleaned up at Lumberjack Days in Stillwat

Stillwater's Lumberjack Days axed amid COVID-19 concerns

Stillwater called off its July 4th fireworks and all events through July 19.
East Metro
April 21
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County sheriff rehires two former employees who were fired

Ramsey County commissioner rebukes sheriff's hiring practices.
Coronavirus
April 21

Hennepin, Ramsey counties move to help homeowners, businesses deal with pandemic

Hennepin County also set up a $2 million relief fund for small businesses.
East Metro
April 20

ID'd: Man who fatally shot his sister, himself at Forest Lake residence

Authorities have yet to disclose a motive, continue to investigate who owns the handgun.
East Metro
April 19

Woman found dead in Forest Lake home; suspect also found dead

A woman was found dead Saturday night in a home in Forest Lake, and a suspect was found dead in a nearby pole building, Forest…
East Metro
April 17

Man charged with felonies in New Brighton hostage standoff

Peter Michael Dziuk has a long history of displaying hostility toward police, the charges say.
East Metro
April 16

Lino Lakes prison official charged with domestic assault

Associate warden John R. Williams Jr., 45, has been placed on paid investigatory leave.
East Metro
April 16

New Brighton standoff ends with arrest of suspect

The incident started Wednesday night as a domestic assault situation.
East Metro
April 14

Lake Elmo, against staff advice, signals support for Stillwater bus garage plan

City planning director had argued against the project.
East Metro
April 14

Ramsey County eliminates nearly $700,000 in criminal fines and fees

The county will stop charging fees for probation supervision, electronic home monitoring and diabetic supplies needed while in custody.
East Metro
April 12

Lake Elmo may reject proposed solution for troubled Stillwater school district property

Tangled property dispute over utilities hookup began in 2018.
Coronavirus
April 11
Owner Deb Pedro and staff like Tracy Korhonen at this Maplewood Perkins know their regulars so well, families as them to call if someone doesn't show

Brooks: A neighborhood restaurant misses its neighbors

Most of us would drive by Debra Pedro's place — the Maplewood Perkins — without realizing it is hurting, too.
South Metro
April 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 12

BLAINE MARCH 13 Animal complaint. A resident reported that a squirrel was stuck in the fireplace at their home in the 11900 block of…
East Metro
April 11
Swans, loons and other birds mistake lead sinkers for small stones they swallow to aid their gizzards with digestion.

Swan, loon poisonings fuel anti-lead sinker campaign in Minnesota

Toll in Ramsey County is fueling a campaign to persuade anglers to stop using lead sinkers.