South Metro
May 13

Driver charged with killing pedestrian in Bloomington in December

The Burnsville man showed signs of impairment, the charges said, and had a breath test at the scene that registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.129 percent.
Coronavirus
May 12
Bill Friedrich looked through books with his grandsons Will, 2, center, and Sully, 5, at Excelsior Bay Books.

Independent book stores finding path to survival during virus outbreak

People have more time to read or assemble jigsaw puzzles.
Coronavirus
May 11

Lake Minnetonka July 4 celebration canceled due to virus

The Lake Minnetonka 4th of July celebration has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. The celebration, which has taken place in Excelsior since 1888,…
West Metro
May 11

Bloomington woman assaulted by her son has died

A Bloomington woman who was assaulted by her son in April died last week.Lila Bulygo, 82, died of complications from strangulation May 4 at Fairview…
West Metro
May 10
Rick Born wanted to build a five-story building on a site that currently houses his technology firm, RBA Consulting, along with other offices, a brewe

Big lakeshore complex won't happen, Wayzata officials decide

A Wayzata businessman who has failed three times to win city approval to put up a massive, multiuse building on Lake Minnetonka says he’s done…
Coronavirus
May 10

Some person-to-person public services resuming in county bordering Twin Cities

Not all services will be available starting Monday, including public access to jail.
South Metro
May 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 10

ANDOVER APRIL 24 Theft. An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home in the 15700 block of NW. Linnet Street. CORCORAN…
West Metro
May 8
Anthony J. Trifiletti has been charged with second-degree murder.

Bail lowered to $500,000 for man charged with murder after roadside argument in St. Paul

The family of Douglas Lewis attended Anthony Trifiletti's first appearance.
West Metro
May 8

Rex Gaskill, a longtime leader at Normandale Community College, dies at 77

Gaskil arrived at Normandale in 1973 and served a number of roles before retiring in 2012.
West Metro
May 7
Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. The virus will force the county to make up an expected loss of $66 million in revenue and i

COVID-19 permanently changing the way Hennepin County does business

The County Board debated the first phase of reopening strategies during a two-hour briefing.
West Metro
May 7
Monique Baugh

Suspect arrested in Illinois in New Year's Eve killing of Mpls. Realtor

He had been on the run since January after being charged in a Minneapolis murder-for-hire plot.
Coronavirus
May 7
Frederick Koerner

Frederick 'Fritz' Koerner, engineer of a famous war spy plane, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86

Enticed by the U.S. Navy’s recruitment pitch “to see the world,” Frederick “Fritz” Koerner enlisted during the Korean War. He made it as far as…
West Metro
May 6
A memorial near the site of the fatal shooting of Douglas Lewis in St. Paul.

Experts: Self-defense claim in fatal St. Paul shooting may be difficult to prove

Anthony Trifiletti stands charged with second-degree murder.
West Metro
May 6
Maria Fury's mother, Lissa Weimelt, center, spoke Wednesday after her son-in-law, Joshua Fury, appeared in court on charges that he murdered his wife.

Family of slain Maple Grove woman raises money to help others

Maria's Voice aids in work on domestic violence.
West Metro
May 6
The Bloomington City Council.

Bloomington City Council will take more time to decide on closing community center, motor vehicle office

The City Council unanimously decided to delay the decisions until May 18 to allow for more resident input.
West Metro
May 6
Maria Fury

Charges: Maple Grove man killed wife, buried her in crawl space, reported her missing

Maria Fury's reported disappearance led to a search involving a helicopter on April 30 and a large-scale search May 1.
West Metro
May 5

Minnesota Appeals Court: Flare gun qualifies as dangerous firearm

Appeals court revives the most serious felony count against man charged with stealing from Bloomington department store.
West Metro
May 5

Hennepin County Board approves federal funds for emergency housing and small businesses

Influx of federal aid gives board new funding options.
West Metro
May 5
Judge Toddrick S. Barnette

First chief judge of color elected in Hennepin County

Hennepin County District Court’s first chief judge of color will take the post this summer. Hennepin County District Judge Toddrick S. Barnette was elected to…
West Metro
May 4

Man drowns after rough waters throw him from boat on Lake Minnetonka

A second boater survived; sheriff says neither man had on a life vest.