East Metro
March 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 14

EDINAFEB. 9Drugs. A 50-year-old man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to the police, in the 7600…
East Metro
March 7

CDC gives supervisory post to Ramsey County official who resigned amid allegations

A former high-ranking Ramsey County official has been hired by a federal agency for a leadership position one year after he resigned under fire amid…
East Metro
March 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 7

AFTONJAN. 22Suspicious activity. A resident in the 16000 block of 15th Street told authorities he was going to look for a body in the woods…
High Schools
March 3
Mark Kosloski

Ex-coach in Forest Lake charged with sex assault, says he's being blackmailed

Mark Kosloski resigned as the boys' basketball coach on the same day that the former North Lakes Academy student went to police.
East Metro
March 2
This file photo shows a school bus outside the Minnesota State Capitol in February 2020. GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Audit: Program to diversify state's teachers lacks reliable data

Most who graduated after getting funding became teachers, however.
Local
March 2

Man suspected of killing his 6-week-old son in western Wisconsin home

The man led the officers to his son, who was not breathing and lacked a pulse, police said.
Local
March 1
Scott Smith has driven 4.6 million miles over 42 years with no preventable accidents. His motto: “Get up earlier. Leave sooner. Live longer.”

Roseville truck driver honored after more than 40 years behind the wheel

Minnesota Trucking Association names Scott Smith its Driver of the Year.
Local
March 1
In this April 23, 2013, file photo, whitetail deer browse on tree buds in the Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,

Insecticide known for killing pollinators found in deer across Minnesota

More research is needed to determine threat to deer populations.
East Metro
March 1
East Metro
February 27

St. Paul school district seeks applicants for vacant board seat

Member Steve Marchese steps down to take job in Seattle.
East Metro
February 27

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 28

ANDOVERFEB. 1Drunken driving. A 28-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after he was stopped for driving 102…
East Metro
February 26
According to the criminal complaint, a caller to 911 saw a van with ladders on top hit a woman as she was crossing the street.  Credit: St. Paul Polic

Charge: Driver in fatal St. Paul hit-and-run fled state for weeks, came back and surrendered

"He thought about his family and returned to Minnesota," the criminal complaint read. "The defendant didn't want to be on the run."
East Metro
February 25
Marion Street/The Brittanys Apartments in Roseville.

Roseville hopes $5 million in aid will attract apartment buyer

In an effort to entice the sale of a troubled apartment complex, the city of Roseville is offering as much as $5 million in aid…
East Metro
February 24
Minnesota State Patrol

Forest Lake man, 86, dies in crash in Scandia

The semi-pickup crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on northbound Hwy. 95 near Pilar Road, according to the State Patrol.
Local
February 22
The now shuttered Boys Totem Town campus, seen in 2019, may hold archaeological evidence of centuries-old American Indian life.

Report: 'High potential' of Native artifacts at Boys Totem Town

Land should be studied for evidence of American Indian life, report says.
Local
February 22
Traffic signals at the intersection of Hwy. 10 and Ramsey Boulevard in Ramsey would be replaced with a full interchange to alleviate bottleneck

Plans to address Hwy. 10 bottlenecks in Ramsey take shape

Anoka County and the city of Ramsey want to remove traffic signals at two intersections along Hwy. 10 and replace them with grade-separated interchanges to…
East Metro
February 20

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 21

ANDOVERFEB. 2Burglary. A purse and wallet were stolen from a home in the 2200 block of 149th Avenue NW after a suspect stole the garage…
East Metro
February 17
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher, shown in 2019.

After cuts, Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher asks for beefy budget increase

Civil unrest request nearly three times a previous ask.
Local
February 17

2 brothers among 3 from St. Paul who died in fiery Chisago County collision

The group was together for an ice fishing trip at the time of the crash, a third brother said.
Coronavirus
February 16
In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo, mink fur pelts wait to be graded at Saga Furs, one of only two other similar-sized fur auction houses in Stoughton, Wis.

Midwestern mink farms navigate COVID fears

Animal vaccine possible after outbreaks kill 5,500 on Wisconsin fur farms.