An innovative effort to lure the rare red-headed woodpecker to nest in the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve is underway.

Minnesota park tries calling the rare red-headed woodpecker to new habitat

The woodpecker was once common throughout Minnesota, but its numbers have plunged.
Local
June 17

Charges: Woman, 23, under influence of drugs when she crashed car in Orono, killed passenger

A 23-year-old woman was charged Thursday with being the influence of drugs when she crashed her car into a tree in Orono and killed a…
Local
June 16
Keegan Oyugi

BCA asks public for help in finding missing St. Bonifacius man

Keegan Oyugi. 26, was last seen leaving the Prior Lake and Savage area on his way to his St. Bonifacius home at 4 a.m. Saturday, the BCA said.
Local
June 16
Rendering provided by Met Council A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon. ORG XMIT: MIN1607201316000459 O

Unexpected $21 million charge for Southwest LRT prompts concern

About 30% of the project contingency fund remains with nearly half the project built.
Local
June 16
Volunteer Becky Geyer, of Edina, filled boxes of food as she volunteered with her mother Diane Haider, of Lake Elmo, left, at the Twin Cities Salvatio

Salvation Army launches summer fundraiser, rappelling down Mall of America roof

The Salvation Army has seen more donations during the pandemic but said more is needed to meet rising demands.
Coronavirus
June 15
A man, donning a surgical mask, walked through the skyway attached to HCMC.

No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Policy change lets the vaccinated enter goverment buildings.
Local
June 15
Local
June 14

Man fatally shot after funeral at Brooklyn Park's Shiloh Temple identified

Dontevius Ahmad Catchings of Minneapolis was identified as the person who was fatally shot outside Shiloh Temple on Friday afternoon, according to a news…
Local
June 14

Head-on crash in Carver County leaves 1 dead

The crash happened on Hwy. 7 in Watertown Township.
East Metro
June 12

Two drown, child hospitalized in Minnesota water incidents

Three incidents came as region's heat wave continues.
Local
June 12
Judge Martha Holton Dimick

Hennepin County defense attorneys push for more diverse jury pools

Hennepin County should do more to track who serves, increase pool, lawyer argues.
East Metro
June 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 13

ANDOVERMAY 27Theft. A 2012 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from a parking lot in the 2700 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard NW. The keys were left…
Local
June 11
Parkers Lake Golf Center in Plymouth with the Women’s Housing Unit of the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility in the background,

Ninety-year-old Hennepin County workhouse slated for improvements

In a separate project, the facility also will install solar panels to cover one-third of its electricity needs.
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June 10
The line to get into Roller Garden on May 5.

Bids roll in for a piece of the Roller Garden in St. Louis Park

Fans are eager take home a piece of the past.
Local
June 9
Rendering provided by Met Council A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon. ORG XMIT: MIN1607201316000459 O

Funding changes for tunnel construction hint at Southwest LRT complexity

Met Council committee approves an additional $1.75 million for work in the Kenilworth corridor.
Local
June 8
Protesters on Tuesday were outside of the home of Mona Dohman,  the U.S. marshal for Minnesota.

Protesters demand that Minnesota's U.S. marshal resign over death of Winston Smith Jr.

About 50 people protested outside the home of the Minnesota's U.S. marshal on Tuesday night, demanding that she resign after members of a federal task…
Local
June 8

Authorities ID men who drowned in separate weekend accidents in Fridley, Bloomington

Both deaths were ruled accidents, but the Anoka and Hennepin County sheriff's offices are investigating.
Local
June 6

Can MnPASS prices change while a driver is using the lane?

Tolls charged to solo drivers using MnPass lanes are based on traffic congestion and an algorithm that adjusts rates every three minutes — far less…
Local
June 5
Jai’Liece Fort, 13, and her sister Jizelle Crooks, 10, flipped out of their tube as they rode the waterslides Friday afternoon at the St. Louis Park

Twin Cities high races past record, flirts with 100 degrees

By late afternoon in the metro area, the temperature was stalled a degree below 100 in most of the metro area, although Crystal reported hitting three digits.
Local
June 5
Addison Nyffler, 10, watched water flow around her fingers at Mounds View’s splash pad.

Twin Cities suburbs rethink and roll back outdated rules

While older generations, including the baby boomers, established and embraced a narrow code of suburban conduct, younger homeowners buying into these communities are starting to ask: What's the point?
Local
June 4
Monique Baugh

Two men guilty on all counts in kidnapping, slaying of Minneapolis Realtor

Cedric Berry and Berry Davis were convicted of plotting to kill Monique Baugh.