West Metro
July 23

Man jailed on suspicion of killing his mother in Big Lake

A man called 911 to report that his son told him that he had killed his mother, police said.
West Metro
July 22

Teen charged with fatally shooting mom's best friend in Bloomington hotel

The woman was shot in the face with other children in the room at the time, according to authorities.
West Metro
July 22

Crystal police officer injured after pursuit is identified

Jessica Donahue, a 19-year veteran, has been released from the hospital and is recovering from her injuries, according to the BCA.
West Metro
July 22

Operator error led to crane accident at Southwest light-rail construction site

The crane operator has been removed from the project.
West Metro
July 21
Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, right, arrived with his lawyer Robert Paule, left, for a hearing at the Hennepin County Government Center

Judge drops gag order in case against four ex-cops charged in Floyd killing

Judge Peter Cahill has not yet ruled on motion for broad release of police body-camera videos.
Coronavirus
July 21
Cowboy Jack’s in Minneapolis.

State warns 14 bars and restaurants over COVID violations

Outbreaks involving 14 bars and 710 people over the past month or so show that some businesses haven't been taking the required precautions, officials said.
West Metro
July 20

Charge: Predatory offender grabs Minneapolis woman off porch, rapes her outside church

A 29-year-old predatory offender dragged a woman from her Minneapolis front porch nearly a quarter-mile to a church parking lot and raped her, according to…
West Metro
July 20

Charge against mom says her son fatally shot her best friend in Bloomington hotel

A 17-year-old shot his mother's best friend in the face in a Bloomington hotel room occupied by several children in a deadly dispute over a…
West Metro
July 18
Bethany Anderson, 13, rode a wave on Lake Minnetonka. Her family, which owns North Shore Marina, is among a growing group to take up the high-adrenali

Wake boats on Lake Minnetonka are making waves

The growing popularity of wakeboarding is stirring a backlash over the noise and the disruption on local lakes.
South Metro
July 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 19

CORCORAN JUNE 4 Disturbance. Officers responded to a report of someone screaming in the 22900 block of County Road 50. They found an intoxicated…
West Metro
July 17

Iowa man charged with running over Crystal police officer after pursuit

The officer who was run over is recovering and was to be released from a hospital, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering said in an e-mail.
West Metro
July 17

Worthington woman, 86, fatally attacked by grandson is identified

Authorities have identified a Worthington, Minn., woman killed in an attack by her mentally ill grandson.Darlene J. Broste, 86, was removed from life support July…
West Metro
July 16

Search underway for man missing in Lake Minnetonka

A search was underway late Thursday for a man who jumped into Lake Minnetonka’s Lower Lake to aid a struggling swimmer, then himself disappeared beneath…
West Metro
July 16
About 100 people practiced social distancing as they gathered Thursday evening in Minnetonka to urge the school district to more actively fight racism

100 push Minnetonka schools to take stand against racism

The district is "sweeping racial issues under the rug," one student said.
West Metro
July 16

Crystal officer injured when run over by pursued vehicle

Three people who were in the vehicle were arrested.
West Metro
July 16

Woman found shot to death in Bloomington hotel; adult, 3 teens arrested

Police said charges are expected by the end of Friday morning.
West Metro
July 16

Crane accident reported on Southwest LRT site in Minneapolis

Homes evacuated as precaution but no one injured.
West Metro
July 15
Maria Fury

Maple Grove man pleads guilty to killing wife, reporting her missing

The two had been arguing about her leaving him and the coronavirus pandemic, according to prosecutors.
South Metro
July 15
Tate Doom

I-94 trucker who was viewing porn when he fatally hit worker gets 4 years

He'll serve just under three years of his sentence in prison.