East Metro
May 18
New signs with information about the Rush Line have appeared along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail in Ramsey County.

Rush Line assessment 'major milestone' for east metro transit project

Planners say half of funding for rapid bus line to come from feds.
East Metro
May 17

Roseville man dies in traffic incident on I-94 in Minneapolis

The State Patrol has yet to release information about the circumstances leading up to the death.
May 15
Utah transplant Rachel Bryant and her sons Ezra, 3, and Seth, 5, in the basement of their new Elk River home.

Out-of-state buyers add to scramble for metro homes

Flush with cash, they often beat locals in bidding wars.
East Metro
May 14

St. Cloud man dies in SUV rollover crash in western Wisconsin

The driver survived and was taken to a hospital in Eau Claire.
East Metro
May 13

Man operating 3-wheel motorcycle on western Wisconsin highway dies in crash

His passenger was seriously hurt, authorities said.
May 12
Rammy Mohamed, a fashion designer from St. Paul, said she came up with the idea of a prayer room for Muslims at Rosedale.

Rosedale debuts prayer room for Muslim shoppers

Eid al-Fitr ranks second for shopping sales behind Black Friday, official says.
May 12
3M Cottage Grove manufacturing facility (Provided by 3M)

3M pays $80,000 over handling of hazardous waste in Cottage Grove

Leaking of 'extremely toxic' hydrofluoric acid cited among problems.
East Metro
May 12
Paul Gorder

Minnesota Department of Corrections fires guard who drunkenly confronted protesters

Citing 'deeply disturbing' conduct, DOC terminates 26-year veteran.
East Metro
May 12
Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy broke ground this spring on a more than $40 million expansion at its Newport facility to make room for high-tech

Ramsey, Washington counties prepare for curbside organics recycling

The program will allow residents in more than 50 communities to recycle food waste.
East Metro
May 11
A sign for a CVS Pharmacy.

Oakdale police investigating theft of COVID-19 vaccine vial

Videos show a man calling the vial "poison."
East Metro
May 9
U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, at microphone, gathered with several moms on Mother’s Day at Kordiak Park in Columbia Heights to urge people to get COVID-19

Klobuchar enlists mothers for vaccine push

People urged to take advantage of walk-in access to shots.
East Metro
May 8

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 9

EAST BETHELAPRIL 18Theft. A boat was stolen from the 2400 block of 183rd Avenue NE.HUGOMARCH 25Animal complaint. A deputy observed an injured dog on the…
East Metro
May 1

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 2

CIRCLE PINESMARCH 18Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a guinea pig running loose in the park in the 100 block of W. Golden…
April 30

Accomplice in fatal shooting sentenced

A Roseville man was sentenced Friday to a little more than seven years in prison for his role in a robbery turned fatal shooting.Tyreik Perkins,…
April 30
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher said deputies will be required to activate cameras in situations that may result in police action, but not casual en

St. Paul council members want investigation of Fletcher's livestreaming

Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher's shows on Facebook and YouTube have attracted more than 13 million views since last July. A proposed council resolution says he drove the wrong way down a one-way street in pursuit of a stolen car and failed to wear a body camera.
April 29

15 cats found shot to death in western Wisconsin

A pile of cat food was nearby, according to humane society officials.
East Metro
April 27
Bears have found their way into Woodbury before. This 2003 photo showed a 100-pound black bear that had been ambling through Woodbury.

Bear on the prowl in Woodbury neighborhood

Residents are asked to keep patient until the bear moves on.
April 26
The refinery in St. Paul Park, currently owned by Marathon Petroleum, is the oldest in Minnesota.

Labor union study says St. Paul Park refinery becoming less safe

Marathon Petroleum, which bought the facility in 2018, disputes the findings.
East Metro
April 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 25

ANDOVERAPRIL 2Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of "ding-dong ditch" in the 15300 block of Wren Street. One 15-year-old boy and four 16-year-old…
East Metro
April 23
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, shown in 2018.

Prosecutor defends charge against the officer who killed Daunte Wright

Protesters have argued that Pete Orput is biased toward police.