Local
September 27

Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run in Plymouth; police looking for driver

The crash happened at Rockford Road and Vicksburg Lane about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Local
September 27

Suspect arrested after body found in Bloomington dumpster

Officers were gathered at an apartment complex on Nicollet Avenue, police said.
Local
September 27
Vic is back home after being in a car that stolen on Friday in Richfield.

Man, dog reunited 2 days after car with pet inside was stolen in Richfield

"Vic was pretty thirsty and stinky when we got home, but he got a bath and is curled up in bed sleeping," according to the owner.
East Metro
September 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 26

EDINAAUG. 21Drugs. A 29-year-old man was arrested for drug possession and possession of a firearm without a permit following a traffic stop at Hwy. 100…
Local
September 25
“I AM the Walrus,” a 450-pound sculpture by Dale Lewis, was installed under the Hwy. 61 bridge in Hastings.

More Twin Cities suburbs draw on public art to develop sense of place

Vibrant murals and whimsical sculptures are on display.
Local
September 25

Bloomington woman killed, Shakopee man injured in south metro collision

A Bloomington woman was killed and a Shakopee man was injured late Thursday afternoon when their cars collided on a highway south of Shakopee, the…
Local
September 25
Vic weighs approximately 50 pounds and is described as very friendly.

Car stolen from Richfield recovered in St. Paul, but dog is missing

A car that was stolen in Richfield with a dog inside has been recovered, but police say the dog is still missing.The car, a 2021…
Local
September 24
Ali Fuhrman, right, AFSCME president of Local 2822, and other members demanded more library staff and funding outside of the East Lake Library in Minn

Hennepin County Library to increase hours of operation, but workers say there's not enough staff

They say more are workers needed as Hennepin County plans to extend hours of operation.
Gophers
September 24
James D. Blue

Murder charges filed in crash that killed U hockey coach Motzko's son, another man

Prosecutors also already have filed notice with the court that they will seek a longer than normal sentence for James D. Blue, 51, because of the nature of the alleged crime.
Local
September 21
Commissioner Irene Fernando asked the board to consider a 5% tax levy to allow budget flexibility.

Hennepin County Board approves maximum property tax levy

The board has raised the property tax levy each year by an average of 4.6% since 2015.
Local
September 21
State Rep. Cedrick Frazier, DFL-New Hope, on the House floor in June.

Minnesota state Rep. Cedrick Frazier won't run for Hennepin County attorney

Frazier said he is "committed to public safety and justice and will continue working to advance those important goals in the state legislature."
Local
September 21
The home care nurse who discovered Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs dead in their Orono mansion is suing the Jacobs estate.

Nurse who discovered Irwin Jacobs murder-suicide at Orono mansion sues estate for trauma

Lisa Ann Hayes found legendary businessman Irwin Jacobs and his wife dead in their master bedroom.
High Schools
September 21
Blaine athletic director Shannon Gerrety explained to the freshmen boys soccer team he was working to try and find them transportation to their away g

'We're all scrambling': Bus, official shortages hit high school sports hard

Minnesota athletic directors are getting creative to transport student-athletes from one event to the next, while hoping there will be enough officials there when they arrive.
Local
September 20
Nearly 30% of inmates in Hennepin County don’t have a high school diploma or GED, Sheriff David Hutchinson said at a news conference Monday, Sept. 2

Hennepin County Sheriff offers education for inmates

Hennepin County unveils program to help inmates earn GEDs, new skills.
Local
September 20
High Schools
September 20

Bicyclist struck, killed in Carver County was St. Louis Park nordic ski coach

He was hit by a vehicle on Aug. 31 and died more than a week later.
Local
September 19
A bicyclist rode down 6th Street in Minneapolis at the end of a work day.    ]  Shari L. Gross ¥ shari.gross@startribune.com      Bike thefts have hi

Bike, walk or roll, Hennepin Co. advisory group is looking out for you

The Hennepin County Bicycle Advisory Committee quietly changed its name in June, and the move has significance.For more than 30 years, the committee composed of…
Local
September 17
Elsa E. Segura, a former Hennepin County probation officer, is charged in the 2019 murder of Monique Baugh.

Former Hennepin County probation officer on trial for kidnapping, murder breaks down in tears

Elsa Segura testified that she didn't question her boyfriend about setting up a home showing that led to the killing of a real estate agent.
Local
September 17
Scrawled on white paint at the Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul was “Life, Liberty, Victory,” associated with white nationalists.

Hennepin County starts initiative to battle hate amid rise in bias crimes

Commissioner Jeff Lunde will ask board for $1 million to address the issue.
Local
September 16
Jamal L. Smith

Bail set for accused shooter in Hwy. 169 killing

Jamal Smith's attorney asked for a much lower amount, which a judge rejected.