East Metro
May 2

Boaters killed in Big Marine Lake accident ID'd

Witnesses said the men lost control of the boat shortly after leaving the landing and were ejected.
St. Paul
May 1
Los Alegres Bailadores performed traditional Mexican folkloric dance on their float in the 2019 Cinco de Mayo parade in St. Paul. The festival is one

New rules, rising police costs force St. Paul festivals to fold

City leaders and police officials say they are trying to balance safety with community fun. They are also trying to not force taxpayers to supplement events.
Local
May 1
School districts across the state are grappling with increased prices and supply bottlenecks on everything from meals to fuel.

Minnesota school budgets sag under inflation, supply woes

From meals to transportation, district officials say they're bracing for long-term financial pain.
Local
April 30
Brian Wareham, a mechanic at St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, engraved a catalytic converter with the car’s license plate number. This was p

Catalytic converter thefts soaring in Twin Cities suburbs

The Twin Cities metro area is the riskiest place in the country for such thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Local
April 30
Shekiala McMillan-Washington, of Twin Cities Sneakers

Medcalf: Inside the world of Minnesota sneakerheads

A growing community of sneaker aficionados sees footwear as a mode of self-expression
Local
April 30

Two bodies found in Scandia lake

Witnesses noticed boaters in trouble Friday afternoon on Big Marine Lake in Washington County.
East Metro
April 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 1

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIPMARCH 29Animal complaint. Authorities were unable to locate two miniature ponies reported running loose in the 14000 block of 44th Street.EAST BETHELAPRIL 18Theft. Cigars…
Local
April 30
Jozey, right, and Pauley the boston terriers are dressed for the rainy weather. Jozey’s nails match the rain poncho she’s wearing.

Thousands gather for rainy Walk for Animals at State Fairgrounds

Animal Humane Society's annual Walk for Animals event was held Saturday at the State Fairgrounds. The Walk is Animal Humane Society's largest fundraiser of the year. Thousands of animal lovers gathered for a festive day of live music, activities, food, vendors, and more!
Local
April 30

Metro briefs: Minnetonka considers affordable housing project

A proposed affordable housing project that would bring a dozen townhouses and two single-family houses to the Minnetonka Mills neighborhood is getting mixed reviews from…
East Metro
April 29

Officers cleared in fatal shooting of armed Forest Lake man

Man pointed rifle at deputy after officers were called about domestic incident, county attorney said.
East Metro
April 28
Visitors wade into White Bear Lake in July 2021, where the lake has receded from the shore at White Bear Lake County Park.

Judge rejects DNR severe water restrictions around White Bear Lake

The order came in a long-running lawsuit over the depletion of the lake.
Local
April 28
Iliana “Lily” Peters

Coroner: Death of 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was homicide

A preliminary autopsy found that Iliana "Lily" Peters died of strangulation and blunt force trauma, the Chippewa County Coroner said.
Local
April 27
Iliana “Lily” Peters

Eighth-grader accused of rape, murder of girl in Chippewa Falls

In arguing for high bail, the district attorney said the boy told authorities that his intention was to attack her "from the get-go" when he left a house with her to walk a trail.
St. Paul
April 27
In 2020, Mara, a neighbor to a homeless encampment near downtown who wished not to have her last name used, helped clear out the remaining tents and t

County officials plead for state aid as 100-bed shelter closes in St. Paul

Ramsey County leaders issued dire warnings this week that large outdoor homeless encampments could be back this summer unless state lawmakers provide nearly $73 million to keep open some temporary shelters.
East Metro
April 27
Brenda Hafemann

Plea deal means no prison for driver who killed former mayor on shoulder of I-94

Agreement calls for a four-year sentence to be set aside.
Local
April 27
Fifteen Minnesota students are among the first batch of  2022 National Merit scholars.

15 Minnesota students among first batch of 2022 National Merit scholarship winners

Each of the students won a scholarship worth between $1,000 and $10,000 per year.
Local
April 25
Woodbury Police Commander Jason Posel will become the city’s new public safety director.

Woodbury names two public safety leaders to replace outgoing chief

Internal candidates named to public safety director, police chief vacancies
East Metro
April 25
Iliana “Lily” Peters

Girl, 10, missing in western Wisconsin, is found dead; homicide suspected

Police suspect homicide, have not made any arrests.
Home & Garden
April 23
Well before it was allowed in Edina, Leonard and Rhoda Bernstein, left to right, were No Mow May enthusiasts. Even getting citations from the city for

'No Mow May' campaign to help pollinators adds inches to Twin Cities lawns

Cities from Edina to Vadnais Heights are joining the campaign to protect pollinators by postponing the start of the mowing season.
East Metro
April 22
Sadiyo I. Mohamed

Woodbury woman ruled competent to stand trial on charges of killing daughter, injuring son

Her case had been on hold while she was under civil commitment for six months.