Local
December 13, 2021
Some residents and business owners in White Bear Lake opposed the proposed Purple Line, which will connect the city to Union Depot in downtown St. Pau

Feds give key go-ahead for bus rapid transit linking St. Paul to White Bear Lake

But opponents of the Purple Line in the east metro question the need for it.
Local
December 12, 2021
Construction on the Manning Avenue interchange at Hwy. 36 is about halfway done with completion expected in 2022.

Oak Park Heights miffed over decision to remove Hwy. 36 slip lane

Washington County says plans for a frontage road are not final.
Local
December 11, 2021

Metro briefs: Deephaven appoints first woman mayor

Following the sudden death of former Deephaven Mayor Paul Skrede in September, the City Council recently appointed one of its members to fill his shoes.Melissa…
Local
December 11, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 12

FRIDLEYNOV. 6Fire. An officer responded to a report of a man stuck on a lawn mower that was on fire in the 100 block of…
East Metro
December 11, 2021

Californian killed in crash on snow-covered Maplewood highway

Alcohol was involved with the car's three occupants, and only one was wearing a seat belt.
Local
December 10, 2021
St. Louis Park police seeking to break up a carjacking ring released this photo of an around 3 p.m Thursday at the Lunds & Byerlys on Park Center Boul

Rash of Twin Cities carjackings spreads to suburbs

Recent incidents in Edina, St. Louis Park, Roseville and Woodbury have residents rattled.
East Metro
December 10, 2021
Wanda Grady, Crystal Rex, Charlene Harper, Laurie Eastwood and Lucretia Brewer stood outside Wings of Newport apartments in Newport. The residents wer

Seniors fight eviction in Newport apartment complex

Tenants file lawsuit against landlord alleging fraud, other violations, and ask judge to block any eviction attempt.
East Metro
December 8, 2021
Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the roof of Grove United Methodist Church in Woodbury.

Fire damages Woodbury church roof

The cause of the fire is unknown, but the blaze appeared to have started near some solar panels installed several years ago, Grove United Methodist's pastor said.
Local
December 7, 2021
Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Cathy Maes, seen in 2017, said instead of the 20 or 30 applicants per job that she used to get pre-pandemic, now sh

Staff shortages hit nonprofits in the 'Great Resignation'

Local nonprofits are struggling to draw job applicants, looking for new ways to offer incentives to attract and retain employees.
December 6, 2021
Local
December 6, 2021

Man charged with killing his elderly father in their St. Anthony home

The 47-year-old suspect has a history of psychological problems.
Local
December 6, 2021

Ex-Twin Cities teacher convicted of sexually assaulting woman he met on dating website

Work history includes teaching in Mounds View and St. Paul districts.
Local
December 4, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 5

CHASKANOV. 2Disorderly conduct. A 15-year-old girl was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 400 block of 4th Street E.CIRCLE PINESNOV. 4Drugs. A 19-year-old man was…
Local
December 3, 2021
Tycon Cos. wants to construct a 268-unit apartment building and 29 homes on Snail Lake in Shoreview.

Shoreview neighbors balk as developer lays out plan for new neighborhood on Snail Lake

Union Gospel Mission sold the 18-acre lakefront property, creating a rare housing opportunity.
December 2, 2021
Elissa Cottle

Stillwater poet and community organizer Elissa Cottle dies at 62

She helped organize and open the Stillwater's Zephyr Theatre.
North Metro
December 1, 2021

Forest Lake man shot by law enforcement on Sunday dies

Police say the altercation began when he arrived at the home of a person who had an order of protection against him.
December 1, 2021
A Best Buy storefront.

Maplewood police have ID'd suspects in Black Friday Best Buy thefts

Police launched investigations after groups of people stole high-end items during store hours at three Twin Cities Best Buy locations last week.
Local
December 1, 2021

Police nab Cottage Grove bank robbery suspect who tried to flee on foot

The suspect is being held in the Washington County jail with charges pending.
Stage & Arts
November 30, 2021
Darius Dotch and Sara Marsh in Dark & Stormy’s production of “Jacuzzi.”

Dark & Stormy's 'Jacuzzi' mixes laughter and class warfare

Absurdist comedy/drama is set in the early 1990s.
Local
November 30, 2021
Robert Kinney

Year in jail for driver who caused fatal hit-and-run in St. Paul after leaving bar

Charges said he had 8 double shots of vodka before crash