East Metro
August 22

North Oaks City Council takes a no-confidence vote against colleague

Mayor says Kara Ries should have followed protocol before visiting a private development site in the city.
East Metro
August 22

Man injured in White Bear Lake home invasion shooting

The person who was injured in the shooting was taken to M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital in Maplewood.
South Metro
August 22

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 23

ANDOVER JULY 31 Theft. Cards were stolen during a funeral at a church in the 16100 block of Crosstown Boulevard NW. AUG. 6
East Metro
August 20
Riptide, a 1-year-old herding mix found in July in St. Paul with a zip tie around his mouth and a severely injured back leg, got a drink of water Wedn

Animal aid groups help give local dogs a new lease on life

Local animal helpers nursed them back to life, and a Maplewood officer met the mastiff he rescued.
East Metro
August 19
A homeless encampment near the Cathedral of St. Paul was cleared out in November 2018 in St. Paul. Officials just announced they soon would be clearin

Citing safety, St. Paul will clear I-35E homeless encampment

Officials haven't yet notified occupants but say they'll be given time to move.
Stage & Arts
August 19
St. Paul and Ramsey County leaders unveiled the new murals in its historic meeting chambers. Artist Gustavo Lira (left), one of the artists from CLUES

New diverse art replaces 1930s murals in St. Paul Council Chambers

The four new pieces replace 1930s murals.
East Metro
August 17
East Metro
August 17

House DFL candidate won't get felony charges for offensive Hugo protest comments

Rally at home of police union chief included profanity and effigies.
East Metro
August 17
Teachers and supporters gathered to protest the hybrid teaching return to school this fall because they feel it is not safe especially for students an

Suburban teachers challenge return to Minn. classrooms

Actions put focus on safety risks in hybrid plans
East Metro
August 17
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies walked past a pair of effigies of Minneapolis Police Federation president Bob Kroll and his wife WCCO reporter

No felony charges to be filed against House DFL candidate who spoke at Hugo protest

No felony charges will be filed against a House DFL candidate who shouted expletives within earshot of neighbors and children at a protest Saturday outside…
South Metro
August 15

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 16

ANDOVER JULY 23 Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13700 block of NW. Jay Street. CHAMPLIN JULY 21
East Metro
August 14
South Washington County Schools selected Julie Nielsen as new superintendent.

South Washington County Schools select new superintendent

Julie Nielsen previously served in several roles for the east metro district.
East Metro
August 12
Two of the four murals in the St. Paul City Council Chambers painted in 1933 by John Norton.

St. Paul City Council approves new chamber art, despite Dakota tribe's objections

Dakota artists said they were left out of the process for installation.
East Metro
August 12
Two of the four murals in the St. Paul City Council Chambers painted in 1933 by John Norton.

Dakota tribe members say they were left out of new St. Paul art installation

Two Minnesota lawmakers contacted the Ramsey County Board on behalf of members of the Dakota community who said they felt "invisible" and unheard.
East Metro
August 10

Police in western Wisconsin fatally shoot man who 'rushed an officer' with a knife

Police fatally shot a man coming at an officer with a knife at a western Wisconsin motel, where a woman was found with serious stab…
South Metro
August 8

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 9

ANDOVERJULY 17Theft. A 1970 Volkswagen Beetle was stolen from a home in the 3000 block of NW. 167th Lane. The keys had been left…
Coronavirus
August 7
People lined up outside the National Guard armory in Minneapolis for free COVID-19 testing in May.

Ramsey County Public Health offers free COVID-19 testing

It is happening during the next four weekends at sites in St. Paul and Maplewood.
East Metro
August 7
National Guard troops responded to civil unrest in the Twin Cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Minnesota National Guard sending soldiers from Stillwater to Guantanamo Bay

The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, worked to quell unrest after George Floyd's death.
Duluth
August 7
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an "I voted" sticker. Because of COVID-19, Minnesota is wa

What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Aug. 11 primary, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
South Metro
August 6
Fourth-grade teacher Qorsho Hassan reacted to being named Education Minnesota's 2020 Teacher of the Year during a ceremony at the State Capitol in St.

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan educator picked Minnesota Teacher of Year

Qorsho Hassan, 30, who teaches fourth grade, will represent Minnesota in the national contest.