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October 1
A centennial anniversary 14-foot sculpture was unveiled outside the City Hall of Anoka.

Anoka's centennial Halloween celebration is on, with a pandemic twist

The city has canceled Halloween festivities only during World War II.
North Metro
September 28
In a lawsuit filed in 2019, the group Gender Justice and the local ACLU say Anoka-Hennepin school leaders violated the state constitution’s right to

Appeals court rules against Anoka-Hennepin schools in transgender bias case

Anoka-Hennepin School District had kept him from using boys' locker room.
North Metro
September 28
Motorists make their way along traffic-clogged Hwy. 65 in Blaine.

MnDOT seeks ideas to unclog Hwy. 65 in north metro

Travel along Hwy. 65 through Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Ham Lake could look a lot different according to plans being developed as part of…
North Metro
September 26

Motorcyclist dies in Anoka County crash

A motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night in Oak Grove. A man was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he crashed on Cedar Drive…
North Metro
September 26
Protesters in front of the Hennepin County Government Center on Aug. 24. Protesters had taken to the streets that evening after Jacob Blake, who is Bl

St. Anthony woman wrongly charged with assaulting journalist

Editor's note: A St. Anthony woman was wrongly charged in September with assaulting a journalist during protests in downtown Minneapolis, according to later filed court…
South Metro
September 26

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 27, 2020

ANDOVER AUG. 29 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NW. Gladiola Street. CORCORAN AUG. 27
North Metro
September 25
Mayoral campaign signs on a Crystal boulevard

In Crystal, it's Adams vs. Adams for the mayoral seat at City Hall

The candidates for Crystal mayor share a surname but are divided by a church issue.
North Metro
September 25

Police pursuit in north metro ends with 2 crashes, 3 arrested

A Crystal squad car crashed while pursuing the suspects, but no one was seriously hurt.
North Metro
September 24
Dennis and Deana Molla walked through what remained of their garage and vehicles after the garage burned in a suspicious fire at their home in Brookly

Police: Suspected arson levels garage at home with 'Trump 2020' flags

Detached garage had political graffiti sprayed on it, police said.
North Metro
September 23

Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Twin Cities

The incident occurred about 7 a.m. north of Coon Rapids.
Coronavirus
September 22
Pat Carlson called out the numbers as they tumbled out of the cage Gordy Chapin was turning.

In Coon Rapids, seniors are honking up a storm for in-car bingo

A parking lot near the soccer complex has been transformed this month into a socially distanced outdoor bingo parlor.
North Metro
September 22
The body of a woman who disappeared Saturday while kayaking in New Brighton's Long Lake has been found.

Body of kayaker who disappeared in New Brighton lake over weekend has been found

The woman's body was found in Long Lake after a four-day search, the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said.
North Metro
September 21

Charges: Man set his ex's Coon Rapids home ablaze after vowing to kill her

Police helped woman's roommate escape from second floor; they smelled gasoline on the suspect.
South Metro
September 19

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 20

ANDOVER AUG. 24 Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of NW. 159th Lane. CENTERVILLE AUG. 23
North Metro
September 19
Crews were searching for a kayaker reported missing after going into Long Lake in New Brighton.

Search for missing kayaker in New Brighton's Long Lake to resume Sunday

Police, firefighters and state Department of Natural Resources personnel, along with a State Patrol helicopter, had searched Saturday.
North Metro
September 18
North Metro
September 17

Driver killed in Brooklyn Park crash in construction area was a Marine reserve

The 24-year-old's car was hit by a moving truck over the weekend.
North Metro
September 15
Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer

Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer dies unexpectedly at 53

No cause of death was given.
North Metro
September 15

Shooter admits to killing Brooklyn Center man during gas station drug deal

The plea deal means roughly 13 years in prison for the Minneapolis man.
West Metro
September 15
County Administrator David Hough, shown in 2018.

Hennepin County proposes smaller budget, no property tax increase for 2021

Proposed 2021 budget is $300 million less than this year, due to COVID.