Local
April 20

Hopkins police seek man who allegedly sexually assaulted girl

Hopkins police are hoping a reward will bring in a tip leading them to a man suspected of sexually assaulting a girl this month.Authorities say…
Local
April 20
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene

Hennepin County Board approves latest climate action plan

More than 1,000 people and agencies commented or suggested ideas
Local
April 20
In 2019, a group from Outfront Minnesota protested conversion therapy at the State Capitol.

Bloomington passes conversion therapy ban

Following 90 minutes of passionate public commentary, the Bloomington City Council on Monday evening passed a ban on conversion therapy for minors and vulnerable adults.Bloomington…
Business
April 20
A neighbor is suing the estate of the late Minnesota businessman Irwin Jacobs and the city of Orono over a preliminary plan to divide part of Jacob’

Neighbor sues over plan to divide Irwin Jacobs estate on Lake Minnetonka

Lawsuit contends plans for the 20-acre property violate setback rules and would adversely impact neighboring estate.
Local
April 20
Bloomington Jefferson high school coach Michael G. Ryan, 48

Hockey coach dies after dispute over social distancing at St. Paul bar

A St. Paul man was charged Monday with punching and unintentionally killing Bloomington Jefferson girls' hockey coach Michael Ryan.
Local
April 20

Pizza delivery man allegedly impaired when he fatally hit woman in Hopkins

The driver told police he fell asleep before hitting Olivia DeMeuse Friday evening.
Business
April 17
Ethan Moore and Carolina Trevino stood for a portrait with their 10-month old son, Matthew, outside their Edina home Wednesday ] AARON LAVINSKY • aa

To preserve affordable houses, Edina takes aim at teardowns

Ethan Moore and Carolina Trevino Guajardo are accustomed to unsolicited mail offers to buy their 1950s rambler in Edina, where hundreds of houses have been…
East Metro
April 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 18

ANDOVERMARCH 19Theft. Golf clubs were stolen from an unlocked shed in the 15900 block of NW. Eagle Street.MARCH 25Animal complaint. An officer responded to a…
Local
April 15

Woman killed in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62

One person was killed Thursday morning in a four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 62 on the border between Minneapolis and Richfield, according to the Minnesota State…
Local
April 14
Jenna Cruz and her daughter Esme, 6, of Chaska looked through the book “Esme the Emerald Fairy,” whose main character is a youngster of color.

Eastern Carver County schools working to diversify library books

East Carver County schools striving for better diversity in library offerings.
Local
April 13
Workers build a new home in Woodbury in March 2020. A legal challenge by a trade group representing builders has targeted two small cities in Hennepin

Legal challenge by Minnesota group questions city building permit fees

The state doesn't have specific guidelines for fee costs and usage.
Local
April 12
Minneapolis police officers check a damaged building on Lake Street early Monday, April 12, after Brooklyn Center Police fatally shot 20-year-old Daun

Twin Cities business owners jolted, prepare again for unrest

Twin Cities business owners hurt during last summer's riots prepare again for unrest
Local
April 12

Joan Floren, skilled gardener and volunteer for west metro nonprofits, dies at 67

Joan Floren's awe-inspiring flower gardens were a must-see that were routinely featured on tours. But she displayed her best work as a tireless volunteer who…
East Metro
April 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 11

ANDOVERMARCH 17Theft. A 2015 Ford F250 was stolen from a driveway in the 14300 block of NW. Quince Street. The keys were left inside the…
Local
April 9
Men arrived for Friday prayer at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in 2019.

Man fleeing police arrested after climbing atop Bloomington mosque

Incident frightened worshipers, but wasn't an attack, police say.
High Schools
April 8

Chaska stuns Hopkins in 4A semi, keeps Royals from winning-streak record

The winners used a 16-2 run midway through the first half to build a lead that survived several close calls.
Coronavirus
April 7
Hennepin County will receive $240 million in federal funding for future COVID-19 expenditures,

Hennepin County receives additional $240M for COVID-19 expenses

One-fourth of last year's federal funding was spent on thousands of small-business grants.
Local
April 2
Dog waste getting picked up from a Twin Cities yard.

Plymouth urges residents to call 911 for dog violations

If the animal's owner fails to use a leash or a plastic bag, a call to 911 dispatcher will alert patrol officers.
Chauvin Trial
March 31
Mike Freeman sold home, added security in wake of Floyd killing, protests

Mike Freeman sold home, added security in wake of Floyd killing, protests

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office received millions of e-mails and thousands of phone calls about the George Floyd case.
Local
March 30
Boaters passed the Arcola Bridge on Lake Minnetonka. The coast is clear for boats to navigate Lake Minnetonka after an earlier than usual ice-out was

Lake Minnetonka celebrates ice-out earlier than usual

The announcement marks the start of boating season on Lake Minnetonka.