East Metro
February 4
Derek Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office/TNS) ORG XMIT: 6499954W

Judge approves Derek Chauvin divorce under secret terms

Heavily redacted court documents make it impossible to determine the terms of the divorce.
Local
February 4
A semitrailer truck collided with a snow plow on westbound I-94 near County Road 19 in Woodbury Thursday morning.

I-94 in Woodbury reopens after semi vs. snowplow crash

No injuries were reported according to MnDOT.
East Metro
February 2
Maplewood Public Safety Director Scott Nadeau, center, shown in 2019.

Mental health worker to partner with Maplewood police

About 7% of Maplewood's 13,000 emergency medical and police calls were mental health related
East Metro
February 1

Two men dead in apparent murder-suicide at Mahtomedi FedEx facility

Gun found at FedEx location where men were apparently shot.
Coronavirus
February 1
Ted Vig received a $7,500 grant from the St. Paul Bridge Fund which he and his wife used to cover COVID-related losses before their  guitar shop o

Inequities persist in St. Paul and Ramsey County COVID relief

Despite efforts to be fair, some historically underserved areas of the capital city still came out behind as $12.7 million in emergency funds were given out.
East Metro
January 30

Charge: Driver in fatal hit-and-run in St. Paul had 8 double shots of vodka before leaving bar

Police caught up to him several days after he left his victim to die against a snowbank.
East Metro
January 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 31

ANDOVERJAN. 14Theft. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 14600 block of NW. Grouse Street.CARVERJAN. 1Underage consumption. A 17-year-old boy was arrested…
East Metro
January 28
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County Sheriff Fletcher elbowed in face during 'Live' broadcast

Ramsey County's Bob Fletcher was livestreaming nearby; incident not filmed.
East Metro
January 26

6 suspected gang members charged in Twin Cities carjacking surge

The prosecution alleges that the defendants pulled off their crimes for the financial benefit of their gang in order for them to carry out shootings and assaults against their rivals.
East Metro
January 25

St. Paul online school gets board approval

The St. Paul school board on Monday endorsed plans for a new online school to begin operating in the fall.Members voted unanimously to give district…
East Metro
January 25
An Airbnb logo. The Ramsey County suburb of Roseville is now poised to regulate and restrict short-term rentals — which are booked through websites

After wild parties, Twin Cities suburbs reining in short-term rentals

Fed up with wild parties and traffic, Roseville and other cities tighten rules on Airbnbs, VRBOs.
East Metro
January 24
The crash scene on I-694 in Arden Hills where a state trooper was injured Saturday night.

Trooper at crash scene is injured after squad car is hit on I-694 by another vehicle

The back-to-back wrecks occurred under snowy conditions.
East Metro
January 24

St. Paul district aims to establish online school

High schoolers could begin their virtual studies this fall.
East Metro
January 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 24

ANDOVERJAN. 13Burglary. Guns and bedding were stolen from a home in the 4100 block of NW. 145th Lane.CENTERVILLEJAN. 3Driving violations. A 30-year-old man was cited…
East Metro
January 23
Patrons navigated the ice maze in Stillwater on Friday night just after it opened to the public for the first time.

Get lost in winter: Stillwater opens an ice maze

The parking-lot sized maze filled with ice sculptures and an ice slide was opening to the public Friday evening.
East Metro
January 21

House fire in Hudson kills 70-year-old man, sends wife to hospital

Authorities do not believe the fire is suspicious in nature.
East Metro
January 18
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Tax evasion case against Derek Chauvin, estranged wife pushed until after his murder trial

The trial was set for June 30 in the case against Chauvin and wife Kellie Chauvin.
Business
January 16
Melissa DeWoskin fears her 14-year-old daughter Mckenna’s developmental disability came from drinking polluted well water when she was pregnant.

State's $850M settlement plans to address 3M 'forever chemicals' hit resistance in east metro

Three options are in play for spending $850 million settlement with 3M over toxic PFAS.
East Metro
January 16

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 17

CHAMPLINDEC. 16Theft. Tools were stolen from a vehicle in the 11200 block of Sumter Avenue.EDINADEC. 16Drugs. A 26-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for possession of…
East Metro
January 13
Derek Chauvin.

Derek and Kellie Chauvin ordered to file public documents in divorce case

The couple's divorce has come under scrutiny after a Washington County judge rejected their proposed settlement due to possible fraud.