Local
May 8

Brooklyn Park man dies in Roseville rollover crash

Speed played a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.
Sports
May 7
Jill Drown, works to get a selfie with Zandon  at barn  at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2022. Photo by Mark Cornelison
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This Kentucky Derby sets up as a Minnesota spectacle with Zandon and Zozos

Race day could be emotional for St. Cloud's Jeff Drown, owner of Zandon, and Eden Prairie's Joni and Barry Butzow, owner of Zozos.
Local
May 7
Bison at Minneopa State Park in Mankato.

Metro briefs: Nature center welcomes new bison herd

A herd of bison will return May 21 to the Belwin Conservancy for their summer stay, with a festival planned for the day of their…
Minneapolis
May 7
Avivo’s indoor tiny home village in the North Loop of Minneapolis.

Hennepin Co., Mpls. shelters facing $13-million-a-year fiscal cliff

As federal pandemic relief funds run out, local governments must find another source of income to sustain improvements.
Outdoors
May 6
Peter Lo, right, and friends picked up some crappie minnows at Wayzata Bait and Tackle on Tuesday.

Anderson: Hooking anglers since 1975, Wayzata bait shop may have reached its limit

Big box stores and changes in fishing technology may lead to the closure of another one of the suburban bait shops that have fallen victim to changing times.
Gophers
May 6
James D. Blue

7 1⁄2-year term for driver who killed two, including son of U hockey coach

James D. Blue was drunk while speeding in his $140,000 car last summer on a Lake Minnetonka road, and pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Local
May 5
Jarvis Jones announced his candidacy in the crowded Hennepin County attorney race on Thursday ahead of a virtual forum.

Hennepin County attorney candidates talk child protection, police accountability in forum

A seventh candidate, Jarvis Jones, entered the crowded race to succeed Mike Freeman.
West Metro
May 5

Woman with limited mobility dies in Maple Grove house fire

The blaze broke out early Wednesday afternoon.
West Metro
May 5
Rosland Park in Edina, which the City Council rejected as the location for a new fire station in favor of an office site on W. 76th Street.

Heeding residents, Edina City Council rejects Rosland Park for new fire station

The station instead will be built at an office site on W. 76th Street.
West Metro
May 5
A suspect who led police on a pursuit crashed on southbound Hwy. 100 during the Thursday morning rush hour. The vehicle caught fire and forced traffic

Pursuit of shooting suspect ends with fiery crash on Hwy. 100 in Golden Valley

The suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting Thursday morning in Brooklyn Park.
Sports
May 5
American Pharoah awoke from a nap to greet visitors from Minnesota earlier this week at Coolmore America.

American Pharoah wakes up, meets Minnesotans on Derby barn tour

Friends of Barry and Joni Butzow of Eden Prairie, whose colt Zozos will run in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, have spent time visiting horse farms in the Lexington area.
Business
May 4
A Charter Next Generation employee oversees the blown-film process that creates plastic films for food and medical uses. The Wisconsin-based company w

Minnesota businesses team up to bring plastic film recycling to state

Myplas is opening a $24 million recycling facility in Rogers next year to process flexible films and other plastics that otherwise would be headed for the landfill.
West Metro
May 2
A Buffalo, Minn., property owner flew this flag on his property in 2021.

Court says Wright County man can resume flying huge Trump flag

The ruling reverses actions taken by Buffalo City Council, which fined the man for raising the flag 150 feet up on a crane.
Local
May 2
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene’s district saw some of the biggest changes in redistricting.

Steady population growth means only slight changes in Hennepin County district lines

State demographer says such stability in an urban area over a decade is unusual.
Local
May 2
Local
May 1
School districts across the state are grappling with increased prices and supply bottlenecks on everything from meals to fuel.

Minnesota school budgets sag under inflation, supply woes

From meals to transportation, district officials say they're bracing for long-term financial pain.
Local
April 30
Brian Wareham, a mechanic at St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center, engraved a catalytic converter with the car’s license plate number. This was p

Catalytic converter thefts soaring in Twin Cities suburbs

The Twin Cities metro area is the riskiest place in the country for such thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
East Metro
April 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 1

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIPMARCH 29Animal complaint. Authorities were unable to locate two miniature ponies reported running loose in the 14000 block of 44th Street.EAST BETHELAPRIL 18Theft. Cigars…
Local
April 30

Metro briefs: Minnetonka considers affordable housing project

A proposed affordable housing project that would bring a dozen townhouses and two single-family houses to the Minnetonka Mills neighborhood is getting mixed reviews from…
Sports
April 30
Zandon (left) and Zozos are owned by Minnesotans and scheduled to run in the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby has Minnesota twist this year: 2 horses with state ties

Looking for a local angle to boost your interest in this year's race? Look to the end of the alphabet. Zandon and Zozos have Minnesota connections and are being taken seriously by race fans.