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May 4
Tracy Peck

In 1999, a Blaine woman offered two refugees $100 and a kind note. This week they met again

A video that went viral on social media and a CNN report led to the reunion over Zoom on Sunday.
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
May 1

Anoka County jail inmate's death under investigation

The inmate was found dead in his cell Thursday morning.
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

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…
Local
April 29
Crystal Police Lt. Derrick Hacker in the evidence room at the Crystal Police Department, 2016.

Crystal police lieutenant charged with unauthorized searches of ex-girlfriend's driving records

Derrick Hacker is accused of looking up data of ex-girl friend and lying to investigators.
Minneapolis
April 29
Demetrius Wynne

27-year sentence for man who killed neighbor in Minneapolis when he was 14

With credit for nearly 3 years in custody since his arrest, Wynne is expected to serve the first 16-plus years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
North Metro
April 29
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter cries as she testifies about the events leading up to her shooting and killing Daunt Wright on F

Alternate juror in Potter trial: Despite ex-officer's mistake, verdict and sentence appropriate

The fired Brooklyn Center police officer is serving prison time for killing Daunte Wright.
North Metro
April 29

Man charged with arson in Blaine house fire

Witnesses ran after the suspect and identified the suspect as the arsonist, the charges said.
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.
Local
April 27
A public charging station for electric vehicles in New York, March 7, 2022. Hennepin County will focus on a long-term plan to get electric cars and ch

Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Duluth selected for first-of-its-kind climate change grant

They were three of 22 cities and counties that will receive technical assistance to reduce gas emissions in disadvantaged areas
Local
April 27
A sign outside Minnesota Lottery headquarters celebrates the state’s first Mega Millions jackpot winner.

State's first Mega Millions jackpot winner claims prize but keeps identity a secret

The married couple have been playing the lottery since their first date more than 30 years ago.
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
Brooks: A young author checks herself into the library

Brooks: A young author checks herself into the library

Delighted librarians have turned Forest Lake fourth-grader's debut novel into de facto e-book.
Business
April 24
Zach Larson and Evan Vandeneinde, left to right, screen printers at Imprint Engine, worked on creating Armory branded sweatshirts Thursday in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center firm grows by helping companies reach out to at-home workers

Formerly, Imprint Engine mostly printed company-branded items for events. Now 50% of its business comes from kits for at-home workers.
Local
April 22
Anoka-Hennepin Superintendent David Law is leaving the district this summer to lead Minnetonka Public Schools.

Anoka-Hennepin schools superintendent to depart for Minnetonka schools

David Law led the state's largest district for eight years.
East Metro
April 21
Brothers Leonardo, 3, and Gabriel Munoz, 2, watched as goats ate their way around at Creekview Park on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in New Brighton, Minn.

Suburbs rely less on manpower, more goats to beat back invasive plants

New Brighton, Maplewood to bring in herds of goats to feast on buckthorn.
Obituaries
April 21
JoAnne Korkki

JoAnne Korkki, a good neighbor in Brooklyn Center, dies at 87

She did what she could to make the lives of her neighbors a little better.
Local
April 21
FBI agents seized one of the owners of Empire Market & Cuisine as he attempted to board a flight to Amsterdam at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Ai

Target in federal meals program investigation charged with passport fraud

Agents arrested Mohamed Jama Ismail as he attempted to board an overseas flight.
Local
April 21
Trenea D. Davis

Nearly 5-year prison term for woman whose fraud scheme cost Minnesota's Medicaid program more than $850K

She was the ringleader of a Twin Cities swindling operation from January 2015 to March 2020.