Local
January 5
Gunfire wounded two people Friday at the Mall of America.

One of two suspects in Mall of America shooting is released from jail without charges

The suspect still in jail and not yet charged is believed to be the shooter, Bloomington police said Wednesday.
West Metro
January 5
Two people were wounded when someone opened fire Friday at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Police say the shooting followed an altercation between

2nd Mall of America shooting suspect arrested, as some criticize mall response

Lack of communication left some customers in the dark.
Local
January 5
Minnesota State Patrol

Robbinsdale woman riding in stolen car dies in St. Paul crash

The driver was not seriously hurt and booked into the Ramsey County Jail.
West Metro
January 4
David Hutchinson

Hutchinson at crash scene said someone else was driving, warrant says

The sheriff, who has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, at one point said a cab driver was behind the wheel, according to the filing.
Coronavirus
January 3
People used the COVID-19 testing site at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Nov. 20. It is free to Minnesota residents and out-of-state res

Crowding prompts Minnesota to halt walk-in COVID testing at MSP

Appointments now needed for Minnesota Department of Health testing site at the airport.
Local
January 3
Bloomington Police vehicles are parked outside of the Mall of America after two people were shot and wounded following an altercation Friday, Dec. 31,

Mall of America shooting suspect arrested; incident left 2 wounded

The suspect was apprehended in Roseville at a Motel 6.
Local
January 3

Teen fatally shot in Minneapolis on New Year's Eve is identified

He was the city's 97th homicide in 2021, tying the one-year record set in 1995.
Local
January 2
Peter Milton and his wife, Kathi, talk about the Ring camera they had installed outside their Richfield home last week. They got it a few years ago af

Edina is latest suburb to roll out home safety camera program

Neighboring Richfield started SafeCam last year, while the Savage and Coon Rapids police departments — the first in the state to roll it out — are nearly four years into the program.
January 1

New Year's Day ALARC Ice Dive

Brave divers participated in the ALARC Ice Dive at Lake Minnetonka as temperatures reached -15 degrees Saturday in Excelsior, Minn.
Local
January 1

Metro briefs: Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival to return in 2022

Following a year of at-home activities, Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival will return with live programming and events Feb. 5.The 33rd annual celebration at Parker's…
Local
January 1
St. Louis Park police released this photo recently of an attempted carjacking in the Lunds & Byerlys parking lot.

Carjackings sweep through Twin Cities communities

Police struggle to keep with the latest crime trend.
Local
December 31, 2021
A police officer carrying a rifle exits the Mall of America following a shooting, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Minneapolis, Two people were shot and woun

Two shot at Mall of America, sending shoppers scrambling

An altercation preceded the gunfire and led to a short lockdown. No arrests have been made yet.
West Metro
December 31, 2021
A rendering from the 2015 Excelsior plan to remodel City Hall. Plans were close to being finalized then when the council considered renovating the bui

Excelsior again weighing whether to redevelop or relocate City Hall

City leaders have considered changes for years but haven't yet acted.
West Metro
December 31, 2021

Driver from Edina is killed in 2-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin

The head-on wreck linked to road conditions left four others injured.
Local
December 30, 2021
Isaiah J. Foster’s mother turned him in to authorities after seeing a store surveillance video of the mugging of an 81-year-old woman in St. Paul. A

Teen charged with injuring elderly woman in St. Paul mugging

He's also jailed in connection with an armed carjacking five days later in St. Paul as a woman frantically pulled her toddler from the vehicle.
Local
December 30, 2021

Police: Twin Cities teen taken to Detroit by man is located safe

The suspect has been arrested and awaits extradition back to Minnesota.
West Metro
December 30, 2021
This mansion fire just off Lake Minnetonka is believed to be a case of arson.

Mansion on Lake Minnetonka destroyed in suspected arson fire

Police say they were told about someone with gas and candles. Hennepin County property records show that the home was assessed in January 2020 at nearly $3.4 million.
Obituaries
December 29, 2021
Sue Larson

St. Louis Park community organizer Sue Larson dies at 98

When Larson saw a problem that could be fixed, family said, she went ahead and did it.
December 29, 2021
Thea the cat is snuggled into a perch at The Cafe Meow

Minneapolis' only cat cafe is bringing kitty cuddles to New Hope

Uptown's unique cat rescue/coffee shop will open a second, larger location.
West Metro
December 28, 2021
Khaled Aloul, owner of Oxboro Market, with manager and son-in-law Mike Alhataba, left, working in the store in April in Bloomington.

Bloomington's ban on flavored tobacco will take effect Jan. 1

In 2022, 22 cities will have flavored tobacco regulations as advocates pursue a statewide ban.