West Metro
September 2

Homeowner hurt when stolen vehicle crashes into his New Hope house

The pursuit began in Crystal and ended in neighboring New Hope.
West Metro
September 2

Family: 12-year-old saved niece before she was shot by Bloomington neighbor

Makayla Saulter-Outlaw remains in critical condition. A man has been charged.
West Metro
September 1
Hopkins Schools Superintendent Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, shown in 2018 in an elementary school classroom.

Hopkins school board agrees to pull officer from high school

Action will come when contract expires Dec. 31.
West Metro
September 1

Woman shot and killed, 12-year-old among 2 wounded in Bloomington

A suspect was arrested after standoff; 12-year-old girl in critical condition.
West Metro
September 1
Crowds looted the Saks Off Fifth store in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 26, after rumors swirled that police had shot a man, when in fact th

26 now charged in connection with downtown Mpls. looting

26 now accused of crimes including burglary, assault and drug possession.
West Metro
August 30
The Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts voted in June to end their contracts with local police departments. Now the debate moves to the suburbs.

Hopkins district weighs removing police from schools

School board will vote Tuesday on cutting cops.
West Metro
August 30

One dead, two injured in Brooklyn Park shooting, police say

This is the second shooting reported in the Minneapolis suburb in two days.
West Metro
August 30
St. Louis Park council members, seen Jan. 6, said the "crime-free, drug-free" part of the housing ordinance lacked due process for tenants and had a d

St. Louis Park repeals 'crime-free' piece of housing ordinance

City repeals requirement that landlords evict tenants after three violations or police calls.
West Metro
August 29
From left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Prosecutors seek longer sentences for officers in George Floyd case

The officers abused their authority and treated Floyd cruelly, prosecutors argued.
West Metro
August 29

One shot, one arrested in Brooklyn Park

The victim is expected to survive, and one man was charged with second-degree assault.
West Metro
August 29

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber seeking donations to stay afloat

Forced by the pandemic to cancel the public events that pay most of its bills, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce has asked the community…
West Metro
August 28
Crowds looted the Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth store in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 26, after a report of a man’s death on Nicollet Mall.

At least 19 charged with burglary, assault in Minneapolis riot

One woman allegedly knocked down an officer and assaulted him after she was cornered in a parking garage.
West Metro
August 26
Shady Oak Beach in Minnetonka is closed.

As temps rise, more west metro beaches close because of health concerns

Several Hennepin County suburbs are urging people to keep themselves and their pets away from some lakes over concerns about unhealthy levels of E. coli bacteria and potentially toxic algae.
South Metro
August 26

Mandy Marek, Spanish teacher who carved new paths for Hispanic students, dies at 37

She taught at Shakopee West Middle School until cancer abruptly ended her career and her life.
West Metro
August 26
Minnesota Transitions Charter School will open a temporary site at the Mall of America.

Minnesota Transitions Charter School to open temporary school at Mall of America

Its district offices and secondary school in south Minneapolis were destroyed in the riots following George Floyd's death last spring.
West Metro
August 24
Thomas Fahling

What a Crystal man did with a sudden windfall in his account this spring

Front-desk clerk stunned to find $150,000 in PPP funds in his account.
West Metro
August 24
In this July 21, 2020 photo, former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao is flanked by his attorneys as he arrives at the Hennepin County Courthouse be

Former officer who held back crowd at George Floyd death should face trial, prosecutors argue

They say fired officer encouraged other officers, ignored bystanders' pleas to check Floyd's pulse.
West Metro
August 24
Officer Chad Streiff received two Hat Trick Awards from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) for making three DWI arrests during his shifts

Eden Prairie cop who tallied 5 DUI stops in one shift cites friend's death as motivation

A tragic memory rides along with an Eden Prairie police officer every time he gets in his squad and patrols the many miles of roads…
Coronavirus
August 24
North Memorial health care workers waited for their next drive-up patient at a COVID-19 testing center behind the North Memorial Health Specialty Cent

Two Twin Cities hospitals hit with penalties over COVID-19

North Memorial and United Hospital were each hit with $2,100 citations after workers complained to the state about an array of allegedly unsafe practices related to breathing devices and other personal protective equipment.
West Metro
August 24

Authorities ID woman who drowned in St. Louis Park pool

Her death has been ruled accidental.