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March 19
Man shot by Coon Rapids police is identified

Man shot by Coon Rapids police is identified

Bryce Matthews, 26, remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
Local
March 19
A Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy was seriously injured Wednesday night when a suspect fleeing police broadsided a squad in Arden Hills.

Deputy seriously hurt when felon fleeing police hits squad in Arden Hills

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history, the sheriff's office said.
Local
March 18
The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Nicollet Mall in 1999. This year it will take place in Columbia Heights, the first time in 53 years th

For the first time, the Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day parade won't be held downtown

It's the first time the event won't be held on Nicollet Mall.
Local
March 16
Hennepin EMS paramedics will soon trade their trademark brown uniforms for blue ones “to better distinguish their role as emergency medical services

Hennepin EMS overhauls uniforms to distinguish themselves from police, sparking internal backlash

The uniforms went from 'UPS brown' to navy blue.
Local
March 15

Coon Rapids police shoot, injure man whose family said was experiencing mental issues

Police said they first tried to subdue him using beanbags fired from a shotgun.
Local
March 15

Ramsey council member blasted over comments on Japanese Americans

Howell compared the imprisonment of Japanese Americans with Gov. Walz's mask mandate.
East Metro
March 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 14

EDINAFEB. 9Drugs. A 50-year-old man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to the police, in the 7600…
Local
March 12
A Robbinsdale police car crashed Friday night near North Memorial Health Hospital.

Pursuit ends in police car crash in Robbinsdale

It happened near North Memorial Health Hospital. No one had suffered serious injuries, a Robbinsdale officer at the scene said.
Coronavirus
March 12
“We don’t have the authority to usurp the government mandate,” Ramsey Mayor Mark Kuzma said about a measure that prohibits the city from using i

Ramsey, Minn., mayor vows to repeal city action to stop enforcing mask mandate

He vows to reverse City Council measure that forbids using city resources to enforce mandate.
Local
March 12

Thieves in Blaine steal van modified to transport special needs girl

The van was taken from an underground apartment complex parking garage.
Local
March 11
A new route has been proposed for the Bottineau Blue Line extension north of downtown Minneapolis.

Reboot of Bottineau Blue Line LRT would better serve north Minneapolis

Original alignment abandoned after talks to share corridor with BNSF Railway failed.
Local
March 11
“If Hennepin County can bond for stadiums, we can and should consider bonds for affordable housing,” County Commissioner Chris LaTondresse said.

Hennepin County eyes taxes, borrowing to pay for homeless services, affordable housing

Commissioners discussed 11 recommendations over a four hour briefing.
Local
March 10

Man from Shafer, Minn., killed in north metro crash

A man killed in a rollover crash on I-35W in Lino Lakes on Monday afternoon has been identified as Lawrence Paul Fuller.Fuller, 34, of Shafer,…
Local
March 10

Chisago County man killed in single-vehicle crash in Lino Lakes

The crash happened near County Road 23 in Lino Lakes.
Coronavirus
March 10
A person with a face mask outside a shop in Austin, Texas. Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, North Dakota and Montana have or will soon end statewide mask req

Ramsey votes to stop enforcing Gov. Tim Walz's mask mandate

Authors say the executive order infringes on constitutional rights.
Local
March 9
Anthony Verderame, of Fridley, served the ball during a pickleball game at the Andover Community Center in Andover, Minn., on Friday, March 5, 2021. V

Pickleball players push for outdoor courts in Andover

Parks commission settled on a site but recommended construction start in 2025.
Local
March 6

Pedestrian fatally struck in Crystal is identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office on Saturday identified the pedestrian who died Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle in Crystal.David Arthur Jones,…
East Metro
March 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 7

AFTONJAN. 22Suspicious activity. A resident in the 16000 block of 15th Street told authorities he was going to look for a body in the woods…
Local
March 4
A pedestrian died Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle in Crystal.

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Crystal

A pedestrian died Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle in Crystal.The incident occurred at 12:08 p.m. in the 5300 block of N. 36th…
Local
March 3
A site for development near downtown Anoka.

Anoka City Council votes to end Human Rights Commission

The fate of the group is 'very unclear,' one member said.