Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens Sunday in Woodbury.

The new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater has strict 'no talking, no texting' rule

Woodbury theater opens Sunday with lounge seats, a restaurant and a bar.

Stillwater corrections officer's funeral to be held Thursday

July 22, 2018
Joseph Gomm, 45, was killed while on duty last week.

3 Minnesota correctional officers resign in wake of colleague's death

July 21, 2018
A cell house at Stillwater prison is pictured in this file photo.
Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.
East Metro
January 26

Auditor finds conflicts of interest, labor law violations in Lakeland

The city misclassified workers, made questionable payments and broke other laws, state review finds.
East Metro
January 25
Most North American churches don’t make it past the 80- or 100-year mark. Especially in Minnesota, which has been losing churches — and churchgoer

Brooks: Fight to save a small church turned into a battle for the ages in Cottage Grove

The leadership of the Grove United Methodist Church assured people all week that nobody is setting the elderly adrift on Mississippi ice floes to make space in the pews for younger, cuter families.
South Metro
January 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 26

ANDOVER JAN. 9 Theft. A handgun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NW. Uplander Street. BIRCHWOOD DEC. 20…
State + Local
January 24

Woman hammers nails into her head; Maplewood assisted-living facility faulted

Woman pounded nails into her head that weren't detected for a month.
East Metro
January 23
Westbound I-694 was closed early Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2020, because of a multiple vehicle crash near I-35E in Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Snow, freezing rain slows morning commute; I-694 reopens after crash

A combination of light snow, rain and freezing rain turned Twin Cities roads slippery.
West Metro
January 22

Ramsey, Hennepin counties kicking in money to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing

$33.5 million fund will be used to keep rents lower.
East Metro
January 21
This rendering of the planned Gold Line shows what a bus-rapid transit vehicle and station could look like.

Gold Line bus-rapid transit project between St. Paul, Woodbury clears federal hurdle

The bus-rapid transit project is slated to begin service in 2024.
East Metro
January 20
St. Paul teachers union head Nick Faber, seen at a 2017 rally, said members are frustrated with the pace of talks with district officials.

St. Paul teachers to rally with aim of speeding up contract talks

St. Paul district says contract proposals are too expensive as written.
East Metro
January 20
Sarah Reasoner graduated from the fire academy in July.

St. Paul firefighter, the sole woman in the competition, is fifth 'strongest' in nation

In a social media post, Sarah Reasoner thanked event host Arnold Schwarzenegger for yelling at her during the sandbag carry.
East Metro
January 20

Stillwater may look at reopening elementary school

A rush of new housing developments could overwhelm some already-crowded schools in the Stillwater school district, forcing officials to redraw school boundaries just a few…
East Metro
January 18
Vadnais Heights Mayor Heidi Gunderson, shown in 2014.

Vadnais Heights takes a new approach to redevelopment: Ask the neighbors

Task force proposes a destination brewery or distillery for city parcel.
South Metro
January 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 19

EDINA DEC. 17 Drugs. An 18-year-old Edina man was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana in a vehicle at the Edina Country Club, 4501…
East Metro
January 17

Ice Castles now open in New Brighton

One of winter's most popular attractions is set to open at 6 pm Friday at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, Minnesota. Ice Castles opens to the public on January 17, 2020. The acre-sized interactive experience will feature ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and cascading towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights.
South Metro
January 17

St. Paul water utility to refund customers who were overcharged

Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.
East Metro
January 13
Children listened at storytime at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. The system dropped fees for overdue kids’ materials.

Ramsey County Library will no longer fine for overdue youth materials

Ramsey County forgoes fines on kids' books
West Metro
January 13

Snow from overnight slows morning commute in the metro

Numerous crashes and spinouts reported.
East Metro
January 11
A Blue Line light-rail train in 2019 featuring a sign telling riders how to text if they feel unsafe or see suspicious behavior.

Text for Safety service restored after outage on light-rail trains, some bus routes

Metro Transit reminded riders to call 911 if they need police or EMS help.
South Metro
January 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 12

CHAMPLIN DEC. 22 Theft. Change was stolen from a vehicle in the 8600 block of 114th Avenue. CORCORAN DEC. 11 Theft. A snowmobile…
East Metro
January 9
In October, Ginny Yingling, left, of the Minnesota Department of Health, talked about PFAS with Sharon and Bruce Perkins in Woodbury.

Woodbury takes emergency action to address water wells polluted by 3M chemicals

The roughly $5 million project will be paid for by 3M and state agencies.
South Metro
January 8
Micah K. Pittman Credit: Facebook

Authorities ID barge worker who fell into river and drowned near Hastings

The 44-year-old man's death has been ruled accidental.