St. Paul
December 28, 2021

Man fatally shot in chest in St. Paul

Record-breaking annual total of homicides in the city grows to 36.
Local
December 25, 2021

Metro briefs: Anoka County crime lab wins prestigious award

Council Member Dave McClung died Dec. 1.
St. Paul
December 25, 2021
St. Paul firefighters responded to a blaze at a fourplex on Wednesday.

Victim of St. Paul fourplex fire identified

Blaze occurred at site near Hamline University on Wednesday.
East Metro
December 25, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 31

ANDOVERNOV. 19Theft. A handgun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 4400 block of 148th Lane NW.NOV. 26Theft. Two handguns were stolen from an…
St. Paul
December 24, 2021
Phalen Creek was buried and its water sent through a storm sewer in the 1920s.

Work could begin soon to bring St. Paul's Phalen Creek back to the surface

Restoring portions of the creek, which once coursed through Swede Hollow, is seen as ecologically and spiritually beneficial.
East Metro
December 23, 2021
Stillwater piano restorer Ken Hannah uses the woodworking skills he’s developed over the years restoring pianos to create whimsical toys from mahoga

Stillwater piano craftsman uses woodworking skills to create one-of-a-kind toys

Ken Hannah creates a one-of-a-kind wooden toy each Christmas for family and close friends.
Local
December 23, 2021
A plow cleared snow last year at MSP airport.

Another union at MSP airport authorizes strike

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers could strike as early as Jan. 25.
St. Paul
December 23, 2021
A fire in St. Paul left one person dead Thursday.

One person dies in St. Paul residential fire

The blaze struck one unit of a fourplex near Hamline University.
December 21, 2021
Ramsey County Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo called the plan a “historic investment in mental health and public safety.”

Ramsey County adds 40 positions dedicated to violence prevention

Ramsey County will create 40 new full-time positions focused on violence prevention and expanding who responds to 911 calls.The County Board on Tuesday approved the…
December 20, 2021

Suspicious package found at Ramsey County Courthouse

Item was made to look like an explosive device.
Local
December 19, 2021
Tutor Sharon Stomberg worked with Mushtaq Abdillahi, 7, on Thursday, Dec. 16, at Huntington Learning Center in Roseville. Demand for tutors is skyrock

Demand skyrockets for tutors to help K-12 students close gaps

Several services available but cost can be an issue.
Local
December 18, 2021
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, who has spoken about the disproportionate impact of property taxes on low-income families, proposed a 6.9% increase in t

Double-digit property tax increases for Mpls., St. Paul

Homeowners in both cities will see property tax increases of about 10% or more next year. Officials are intensifying efforts to steer many toward the state's property tax refund programs.
Local
December 18, 2021
Hundreds marched through Loring Park in Minneapolis on Thursday to honor the more than 200 people who died while sleeping on the streets in 2021.

New approach offers hope for Minnesotans 'living in shadows'

Across Minnesota, county agencies and nonprofits that do outreach are increasingly embracing a "housing first" strategy, in which everyone who is identified as homeless is offered a stable home without preconditions such as sobriety or employment.
East Metro
December 18, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 19

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…
Local
December 18, 2021
Eagan residents Nola McMahon, 7, and her mom, Jessica McMahon, found some books at the Wescott Library in Eagan in 2013.

Metro briefs: Anoka County crime lab wins prestigious award

Dakota CountyLibrary system ends youth finesDakota County Library will no longer charge fines for overdue children and teen items, regardless of who checks them out.The…
Local
December 18, 2021
Medcalf: What Black Minnesotans are feeling hopeful about

Medcalf: What Black Minnesotans are feeling hopeful about

'The greatest privilege of this space is the people I've met through this journey'
December 16, 2021
Melinda Dotray

Driver charged in August fatal hit-and-run near U soccer complex

Abby Anderson's death followed sister and elite athlete Gabe Grunewald's passing in 2019.
Local
December 16, 2021

Woman charged with shooting at motorists in St. Paul and Maplewood

Latoya Weston was in the Ramsey County jail awaiting a court date.
East Metro
December 14, 2021

Driver, 19, dies in fiery late-night crash in Roseville

The wreck occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Hwy. 36, the patrol said.
Local
December 13, 2021
Roseville Fire Department firefighter Dan Concha climbed off a fire truck after a medical call in November 2018 in Roseville.

Roseville firefighters, police get COVID bonuses

The city is using a portion of its federal COVID aid to give $2,000 bonuses.