From left: Jim Friedlander, J.D. MacRae and Lynn Hooper

Three-man team seeking write-in votes to 'Save Deephaven'

Upset with city rulings, the trio have launched a grassroots campaign.
West Metro
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Dozens cited, arrested in Twin Cities as part of crackdown on drag racing

An uptick in drag racing over the summer has spilled into fall in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs.
West Metro
October 24

Maple Grove man dies in car-semi crash in Lake Elmo

The semi had stopped northbound in the crossover to 36 and its side-dump trailer extended into the eastbound lanes of traffic, the State Patrol said.
West Metro
October 24
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is responding to data breach

The data of at least 1,400 individuals had been breached, the office says.
South Metro
October 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 25

AFTON SEPT. 13 Suspicious person. A homeowner reported seeing on his home camera an unknown person at his front door in the 14000 block…
West Metro
October 23
In 2015, a GarbageMan worker emptied containers onto the truck on trash pickup day in Bloomington between France Avenue and Normandale Boulevard. In 2

After five years in court, trash collection issue will finally go to Bloomington voters

The question of keeping organized trash collection in the city will be decided by voters on Nov. 3.
West Metro
October 19

Helen Q. Kivnick, psychologist who created social justice programs, dies at 70

Helen Q. Kivnick co-authored a book with a famous psychologist, developed programs to help aging people and at-risk youths, and was nominated for a Grammy…
West Metro
October 19
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Minnetonka company is recalling about 11 tons of frozen meat pro

Minnetonka company recalls frozen meat products

More than 20,000 pounds of frozen hot dish and sloppy joe products recalled because of lack of inspections.
South Metro
October 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 18

CENTERVILLE SEPT. 16 Medical. A 27-year-old man approached officers on routine patrol in LaMotte Park, 6970 LaMotte Dr., and asked for their help in…
West Metro
October 16
A pump recirculated water from Lower Penn Lake in Bloomington to aerate and help prevent winterkill of fish in 2009.

Bloomington residents object to proposal to build city's first townhome development in 15 years

Proposal is too dense for their Bloomington neighborhood, some say.
West Metro
October 15
DeQuarn Bell

Life sentence looms over Hopkins man who assaulted girlfriend with hot curling iron

He accused the woman of using a social media app to talk with his brother.
West Metro
October 15

Charges: Eden Prairie martial arts instructor raped teen student numerous times

She learned at the studio to "always comply" with the teacher, the criminal complaint read.
West Metro
October 14

Chaska Historical Society opens this year's exhibit remotely

The exhibit explores the lives of various groups who settled in Chaska through the years.
West Metro
October 14

Man fatally struck on Sherburne County road as pedestrian deaths rise 20%

The 59-year-old was walking west in the lane of traffic on Fremont Avenue and hit by a westbound car, the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office said.
West Metro
October 13

Minnesota owners of drywall company admit stealing $300K in workers' comp scheme

A husband and wife who ran a Minnesota drywall company have pleaded guilty to cheating their employees out of workers’ compensation insurance and pocketing more…
West Metro
October 12
Traffic jams on eastbound I-94 in Maple Grove. There were more than 100 crashes in the work zone from July 1 to Sept. 30. Drivers were not leaving eno

Crashes piling up in I-94 work zone as drivers follow too closely

Drivers going through the construction zone on Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Rogers are following the vehicles in front of them too closely, and…
South Metro
October 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 11

ANDOVER SEPT. 22 Theft. Bourbon was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at a home in the 800 block of NW.…
West Metro
October 9
Wetland vegetation provides a habitat for birds and animals in a small pond at the entrance to the park.

Edina renames park to honor Black pioneer family

Edina's Garden Park has been renamed Yancey Park in memory of the family, among the first settlers of the area.
West Metro
October 8
Timothy J. "TJ" Garin, 59, of Mound, is charged in Carver County District Court with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Tennis coach charged with molesting one of his Holy Family HS athletes

The Catholic school in Victoria fired Timothy J. (TJ) Garin as the boys' and girls' head coach after administrators learned of the allegations
West Metro
October 6
The emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer found in Carver, Sibley counties

The beetle has been spotted in 25 of the state's 87 counties. Experts say infestation can't be stopped.
West Metro
October 6
The Hennepin County Government Center, shown above.

Hennepin County poised to spend $22 million on 6 new sites to help the homeless

COVID-19 and the need to serve the homeless is driving the new purchases.