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January 5
A paddle on Rice Creek is lesson in collaborative work to clean up and restore a watershed. Originally flowing along a winding path that included many

North metro cities cry foul over board appointments to watershed district

Circle Pines sued Anoka County in a case that will be heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday.
West Metro
January 4
David Hutchinson

Hutchinson at crash scene said someone else was driving, warrant says

The sheriff, who has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, at one point said a cab driver was behind the wheel, according to the filing.
Local
January 4
Chaz Sandifer founded the Camden Farmer’s Market in 2017. The Black/female-owned north Minneapolis market is moving to Robbinsdale this summer.

Camden Farmers Market moving from Minneapolis to Robbinsdale

Chaz Sandifer's new market will be at Lakeview Terrace Park.
Local
January 3
Local
January 2
Plymouth has rebranded its on-demand ride service as Click-and-Ride.

Hwy. 610 ramp to eastbound I-94 in Maple Grove gets funding

The ramp is one of four metro area projects that recently got MnDOT commitment.
Local
January 1

Metro briefs: Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival to return in 2022

Following a year of at-home activities, Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival will return with live programming and events Feb. 5.The 33rd annual celebration at Parker's…
North Metro
December 31, 2021
Iliana Tasso

Patrol searching for driver who fatally struck girl, 8, in Brooklyn Center

The hit-and-run occurred late Thursday along Hwy. 252, said the patrol, which released the girl's name Friday afternoon.
Business
December 29, 2021
Switchback Medical is moving into the former headquarters of Egan Co., a commercial contractor, in Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Park picks up two more medtech firms: Switchback Medical and Cretex

The northern suburb is becoming home to more of the region's medical manufacturers.
December 29, 2021
Thea the cat is snuggled into a perch at The Cafe Meow

Minneapolis' only cat cafe is bringing kitty cuddles to New Hope

Uptown's unique cat rescue/coffee shop will open a second, larger location.
December 28, 2021

Authorities ID the 3 people found dead last month in Fridley home

More than a month later, no word on what led to their deaths.
Local
December 26, 2021

Wright County Sheriff's deputy hits, kills 84-year-old pedestrian

The victim was a lifelong St. Michael resident who once served as the city's mayor.
Obituaries
December 25, 2021
Louise Eleanor Hill taught math at North View Junior High in Brooklyn Park for over 40 years.

Louise 'Eleanor' Hill, who taught math in Brooklyn Park, dies at 84

She was a teacher at North View Junior High School for over 40 years.
Local
December 25, 2021

Metro briefs: Anoka County crime lab wins prestigious award

Council Member Dave McClung died Dec. 1.
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…
Local
December 23, 2021
Arbuey Wright and Katie Bryant, the parents of Daunte Wright, left to right, celebrated outside the Hennepin County courthouse after former Brooklyn C

Medcalf: Verdict won't end the pain for those closest to Wright

Testimony showed the trauma friends and family have suffered
Local
December 23, 2021
In this image taken from video, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter stands with defense attorney Earl Gray, as the verdict is read in her

To veteran attorneys, Potter verdict comes as a surprise, hints of change

Lawyers surprised jury convicted Potter on both counts, wonder about possible turning point in policing standards.
North Metro
December 22, 2021
“Daunte” is written in the snow Wednesday outside the Hennepin County Government Center during the jury deliberations in the trial of ex-Brooklyn

3rd day of jury deliberation ends without verdicts in Potter trial

The jury is expected to resume work Thursday after completing a full day of deliberations without questions to the judge.
Local
December 22, 2021
“Daunte” is written in the snow Wednesday outside the Hennepin County Government Center during the jury deliberations in the trial of ex-Brooklyn

Kimberly Potter jurors had no questions and gave no communication to the court in third day of deliberations

The jurors ended a total of 24 hours in deliberation since they were handed the case Monday afternoon.
Local
December 22, 2021
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter testified Friday in her manslaughter trial.

Read the jury instructions in the Kimberly Potter manslaughter trial

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter for shooting Daunte Wright, 20, with her handgun as he resisted…
North Metro
December 22, 2021

Woman killed in 2-vehicle crash in Ham Lake is ID'd

She worked as a nurse and was a mother of three.