Local
December 28, 2020

Brooklyn Park woman dies after plunging through thin ice while on ATV in Hubbard County

Other Minnesota counties reported ATV accidents on area lakes over the weekend.
Local
December 26, 2020
Jeff Potts

Bloomington police chief to retire

Jeff Potts will become executive director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.
Local
December 26, 2020
Joe Antonucci waited in line to prepay his 2018 property tax in Minneapolis in 2017.

Twin Cities metro-area homeowners facing friendlier property-tax outlook

Hennepin and Ramsey counties keeping rates flat due to pandemic; a third of metro cities see decrease.
East Metro
December 26, 2020

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 27

ANDOVERDEC. 8Theft. A 2005 Dodge Caravan was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 15800 block of Round Lake Boulevard NW.DENMARK TOWNSHIPNOV. 12Suspicious…
Local
December 24, 2020
The Record Show held its monthly fair for vinyl records on Feb. 4, 2017, at the Richfield American Legion. The Legion says a city moratorium on develo

American Legion vexed by Richfield's moratorium on development

Members of American Legion Post 435 say the moratorium will hurt their ability to sell the property.
Local
December 23, 2020
Hennepin County Chief Public Defender Mary Moriarty

Hennepin County public defender rolls out new eReminder program

Hennepin County public defenders and clients use it to stay in touch, too.
Local
December 23, 2020

Minneapolis man convicted of killing girlfriend's ex

Jurors convicted a Minneapolis man of fatally shooting his then-girlfriend's ex-boyfriend last year.Derrick Blanton, 39, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree manslaughter for killing 29-year-old…
Local
December 22, 2020

Child molestation allegations from '70s made against Bloomington school employee

Charges say the 65-year-old man molested five preteen boys in his neighborhood.
Local
December 22, 2020
Trees and homes on Third Street in Excelsior in 2019.

Excelsior raises tax levy 13.2% to cover infrastructure updates, other costs

Increase is higher than in many Minnesota cities, but Excelsior's overall tax rate is lower than most.
Local
December 22, 2020

Driver who was run over while outside his stalled SUV on 35W dies

The other three motorists survived their injuries, the patrol said.
Local
December 21, 2020
ChaMee Vue tearfully addressed relatives and friends during a candlelight vigil outside her family’s home on Dec. 17, 2019, held in honor of her fat

Prosecutors: No charges against officers in Chiasher Vue shooting in north Minneapolis

The decision comes almost a year to the day of the shooting.
Business
December 21, 2020
The site of the Mann Hopkins Cinema 6, which closed last month, is expected to be redeveloped for apartments and retail, but those plans are being upd

Makeover of Hopkins Cinema site appears to be on hold

A month after discount movie house closes, a plan to redevelop its block has been pulled back.
Local
December 19, 2020
Alondra Cano at the June 7 “Path Forward” event at Powderhorn Park, a meeting between Minneapolis City Council and community members.

Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano won't seek re-election

Her priorities have been social and environmental justice. She also has supported major changes to city policing.
Local
December 19, 2020
After plans for the Bottineau Blue Line fell apart last summer, planners are hoping to identify a new route by 2021. The $2 billion line would connect

Bottineau Blue Line light-rail reboot takes shape

After original plan fell through, transit planners are expected to decide on a new route by late next year.
Local
December 18, 2020

Shooter convicted in 2019 Minneapolis drive-by killing of 24-year-old

Jurors convicted a Brooklyn Park man of murder for a 2019 drive-by shooting in Minneapolis.Michael Ferguson, 26, was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the…
Local
December 17, 2020
Xcel Energy crews worked to restore power Thursday morning after a driver hit a utility pole on Hwy. 7 near Oak Street in Excelsior.

Hwy. 7 remains closed after crash in west metro; most power restored

The crash happened early Thursday and knocked out power to about 1,600 customers.
Local
December 16, 2020

Charge: Wright County martial arts instructor groped 15-year-old pupil several times

Defense attorney said his client "adamantly denies" the allegations.
Local
December 16, 2020
Myon Burrell embraced his son, Myon Jr., moments after he stepped through the door of Stillwater Prison a free man on Tuesday, Dec. 15. At right is hi

Burrell released from prison as state board commutes sentence

Myon Burrell stepped outside of the Stillwater prison a free man Tuesday after spending 18 years behind bars for a crime he says he never committed.
Local
December 15, 2020
Local
December 15, 2020

Man charged with 'drinking heavily' before causing rollover crash in Brooklyn Center that killed teen

The driver was on probation at the time for his third drunken driving conviction.