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February 5
Two state lawmakers from Maplewood, with the strong support of north metro watershed districts, have again introduced legislation to remove toxic lead

Bird deaths fuel push for Minnesota lead tackle ban

Fishing tackle killing popular waterfowl.
Local
February 4
Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look said in an e-mail Thursday evening that he looks forward “to the conversation on a code of ethics.”

After harassment allegations, calls for Anoka County commissioner to resign

Anoka County's Matt Look says he won't resign; code of ethics considered.
Local
February 4

Jurors convict man who fatally hit girlfriend with car on Minneapolis sidewalk

He dragged her with his vehicle after hitting her, prosecutors alleged.
Local
February 3
Danylle Peardon objected to a Facebook post by Commissioner Matt Look that she interpreted as condoning the insurrection.

Constituent accuses Anoka County commissioner of harassment

Look denies the claim, calls the report the woman made to police "fake."
Business
February 3

Charges: Andover woman used employer's credit card to fund $930K spending spree

She bought trips to Mexico, California and elsewhere for her and her family, according to prosecutors.
Local
February 2
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Carjack victim is shot in Columbia Heights

No arrests have been made, and the vehicle has yet to be located.
East Metro
January 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 31

ANDOVERJAN. 14Theft. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 14600 block of NW. Grouse Street.CARVERJAN. 1Underage consumption. A 17-year-old boy was arrested…
Local
January 29
Deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office stood on watch on Pennsylvania Avenue during the inauguration Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington.

Minnesota law enforcement officers played a role in inauguration security

Officers from multiple departments traveled together to Washington.
Local
January 28
Myrian Parada

Jury awards $30,000 over Anoka County jail policy for foreign-born immigrants

Woman is awarded $30K after 2017 arrest, 5 hours in jail and ICE detention.
Local
January 28

Minnesota attorney general charges 8 in scheme that cheated Medicaid out of $860,000

Charges say the ringleader admitted that she recruited friends, relatives to feign or exaggerate medical conditions to qualify them for personal care services.
Local
January 28
Stuart

Suit tests Anoka jail's 'unwritten policy' of reporting immigrants

Woman says county detained her to contact immigration officials.
East Metro
January 26

6 suspected gang members charged in Twin Cities carjacking surge

The prosecution alleges that the defendants pulled off their crimes for the financial benefit of their gang in order for them to carry out shootings and assaults against their rivals.
East Metro
January 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 24

ANDOVERJAN. 13Burglary. Guns and bedding were stolen from a home in the 4100 block of NW. 145th Lane.CENTERVILLEJAN. 3Driving violations. A 30-year-old man was cited…
Coronavirus
January 21
Anoka County Commissioner Mandy Meisner said the decision boiled down to giving more funding to struggling businesses rather than paying for administr

Minnesota counties pay hundreds of thousands to third parties to administer COVID relief grants

Anoka County is bringing its process in-house after paying more than $275,000 to a third-party vendor.
Local
January 21
A motorcyclist collided last summer with a flatbed pickup as the truck headed east on Viking Boulevard while pulling a trailer.  Credit: MnDOT traffic

Charge: Driver's wide turn against red light led to motorcyclist's death in East Bethel

Prosecutors allege he was driving in a grossly negligent manner.
Local
January 20

Border patrol seizes 40,000 illegal pills destined for Brooklyn Park

Border patrol agents intercepted more than 40,000 illegal pills, worth a total of $12,000, destined for an address in Brooklyn Park.Officers in Minneapolis stopped the…
Local
January 19

Hennepin County ushers in unique opportunity with three new commissioners

They join 2 other recently elected women of color for young, diverse board.
Local
January 19

Authorities ID man who found shot to death in a vehicle in Robbinsdale

Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
Local
January 17
Jerry Miron, 72, of White Bear Lake, attended Saturday’s unveiling at Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine. The Vietnam vet said the passage of more tha

Monuments dedicated to five wars unveiled in Veterans Park of Blaine

They were unveiled, one at a time, by veterans of the wars they memorialize.
East Metro
January 16

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 17

CHAMPLINDEC. 16Theft. Tools were stolen from a vehicle in the 11200 block of Sumter Avenue.EDINADEC. 16Drugs. A 26-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for possession of…