West Metro
November 12

Grants available for Minnesota grocers to process SNAP purchases outside the store

Minnesotans who buy groceries using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can soon pay for them via curbside pickup or delivery, letting them buy groceries…
West Metro
November 11
Mark Webster, shown at Hwy. 5 and Audubon Road, now works as a security guard at the Prince museum at Paisley Park.

Longtime Prince associate wants to rename Chanhassen streets in his honor

A longtime associate and a neighbor would need state and city approval to see their vision through.
West Metro
November 11
Robert Weinzierl, resident of the Waters in Plymouth, seen through a window, appeared to be happy to receive breakfast and gifts as part of the city�

Plymouth city workers take breakfast to veterans on this year's Veterans Day

Annual breakfast a time to reflect, appreciate service members in Plymouth.
West Metro
November 9

3 charged in federal court in string of violent Twin Cities carjackings

Firearms used in two of the Twin Cities cases.
West Metro
November 8

13 years in prison for Minneapolis man who fatally punched bus passenger

A Minneapolis man was sentenced Friday to about 13 years in prison for fatally punching a 75-year-old man who had asked his group to…
West Metro
November 7
Amina T. Mussa McCaskill and Thressa I. Johnson

Election protesters shined laser in officer's eyes, kicked another in groin, charges say

Women said to have pointed a laser at officer's eyes, kicked cop in groin.
West Metro
November 7

Coon Rapids woman, Monticello man killed in crashes last week are identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday released the names of a Coon Rapids woman and a Monticello man fatally injured in separate crashes…
West Metro
November 6

Bloomington and Minnetonka voters approve ranked-choice voting

Cities are state's fourth and fifth to use the voting method, which eliminates primary elections.
West Metro
November 5
West Metro
November 5
Former Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor reads a statement in Minneapolis, before being sentenced by Judge Kathryn Quaintance in the fatal shoot

Noor appeal arguments in Damond shooting focus on definition of 'depraved mind'

Lawyer says element not proven in Mohamed Noor's 2019 trial.
West Metro
November 4

Plymouth man gets 6 years for scam that cheated woman out of life savings

A Plymouth man has been sentenced to six years in prison for concocting an investment scheme that cheated his neighbor out of more than $266,000,…
West Metro
November 4
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in scores of lakes in Minnesota. Researchers applied a copper solution to one bay in Lake Minnetonka.

Research using copper in Lake Minnetonka to eradicate zebra mussels shows promise

Lake Minnetonka study showed pesticide dramatically reduced zebra mussels while sparing most other species.
West Metro
November 3

Minneapolis man charged with murder in Crystal shooting

Maricio Mata-Thelen, 26, of St. Paul, died from a gunshot wound to his neck. He was killed in Crystal.
West Metro
November 1

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of man in Crystal home

A man was fatally shot in the back in a home in Crystal, authorities said Sunday.The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday at a single-family…
West Metro
October 31

Two die in overnight crashes on Minnesota roads

Two people died in separate crashes on Minnesota roads overnight Friday.About 11 p.m., 31-year-old George Menchaca of Kerkhoven, Minn., died when his car, headed west…
Duluth
October 31
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an "I voted" sticker. Because of COVID-19, Minnesota is wa

What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
West Metro
October 31

Orono man pleads guilty to $335 million magazine sales scam

Many older people were targeted in the scheme; 60 people were charged.
West Metro
October 30

2 plead guilty to role in stray gunfire seriously injuring motorcyclist in Carver County

Two people have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Carver County for being in a group of target shooters whose stray bullet seriously wounded a…
West Metro
October 30
Tony Pham, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, took aim at local jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with immigration offici

ICE director, in Twin Cities, announces more than 100 immigration arrests

Nationwide enforcement action includes 31 arrests in Minnesota.
West Metro
October 28
Fire ravaged townhouses in Golden Valley on Wednesday.

Good Samaritans rescue 3 from fast-moving Golden Valley townhouse fire

A trio of good Samaritans came to the rescue of three people overcome by a “fast-moving” fire that destroyed two Golden Valley townhouses Wednesday, authorities…