Ramsey County ignited a controversy in 2019 when it announced plans to close the 88-acre Ponds at Battle Creek golf course.

Maplewood golf course is Ramsey County's latest redevelopment fight

Ramsey County wants to turn Maplewood course into affordable housing.

Water Gremlin pays new $325,000 pollution penalty

April 14
In this file photo from Nov. 2019, Water Gremlin employees returned after the facility was shut down for more than a week.
The company's main hazardous waste is lead from die-casting and coating operations.

East metro bus rapid transit Gold Line clears critical hurdle with feds

April 14
This rendering of the planned Gold Line shows what a bus-rapid transit vehicle and station could look like.
Federal funds are expected to pay 45% of $532 million cost.
East Metro
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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…
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…
East Metro
April 6
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.

Ramsey County prosecuting more sex crimes

"We are slowly showing some real progress," County Attorney John Choi said.
Local
April 6

10-year-old Stillwater boy drives family minivan to get Cheerios

STILLWATER, Minn. — A 10-year-old Stillwater boy who led police on a chase in his parents' minivan says he was headed to the store to…
East Metro
April 2
Friends of the victim involved in a fatal crash in Woodbury on gathered in March at the scene of the crash.

Woodbury rethinks intersection where teenager was killed

The city has hired a firm to study the intersection at Settlers Ridge Parkway.
East Metro
April 1
John W. “Bud” Fowler, seen here at center, stood with his teammates in Keokuk, Iowa, where he played after leaving Stillwater.

Stillwater may honor first Black professional baseball player

John W. "Bud" Fowler's story will be on exhibit in area history museum.
East Metro
March 31
The death of 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter lead to the closing of a loophole in state law that allowed drivers with DUIs to legally drive boats, snowm

Supreme Court affirms conviction of drunk snowmobiler in boy's death

Snowmobiler Eric Coleman struck and killed 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter in 2018.
East Metro
March 31
The Lino Lakes Public Safety Department believes a cigarette thrown from a car window started a fire spanning 118 acres.

Cigarette started 118-acre fire in Lino Lakes

Gusts reached up to 48 mph in Twin Cities area.
Local
March 30
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Chauntyll Allen, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, spoke outside the Fourth Precinct po

St. Paul school board member told to leave restaurant, alleges discrimination

Chauntyll Allen, a St. Paul school board member and Black Lives Matter activist, was asked to leave a Golden Valley restaurant on Monday by police…
Local
March 30
Metro Transit driver Judith Jackson, left, retired driver Theresa Collins, center, and driver Deona Henderson, right, along with fellow members of the

Metro Transit workers rally to protest lack of progress in contract talks

Talks began last summer, with no deal.
East Metro
March 27

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 28

COLUMBUSMARCH 8Warrant. An officer went to a home in the 8600 block of 181st Avenue NE. to serve a 26-year-old woman a felony warrant from…
Local
March 25
The St. Croix River cuts through a basalt gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix in St. Croix Falls. The dramatic rock walls are part of Interstat

Minneapolis man, 23, dies in rock-climbing fall

The apparent climbing accident, which left another man hurt, is under investigation, the Chisago County Sheriff's Office said.
Local
March 25

Maplewood man pleads guilty to conspiracy to light St. Paul school on fire during riots

Mohamed Hussein Abdi lit a fire in the school cafeteria and threw rocks at police officers, he said.
East Metro
March 24
Washington County Historical Society executive director Brent Peterson, left, checked on construction progress last week at the new Heritage Center in

Washington County prepares to put history on display at new Heritage Center

A new Heritage Center will partly open this fall.
East Metro
March 24
Tony Lee was by Navon’s side as he took on the Lokomat machine during a physical therapy visit at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare on Feb.

Woodbury 4-year-old begins long recovery after rare spinal injury

Navon Lee's family is holding out hope he will walk again after he woke up Christmas Eve morning paralyzed.
Local
March 24
Friends of the victim involved in a fatal crash in Woodbury on March 13 gathered at the scene of the crash the next afternoon. People brought flowers,

Teen driver in fatal Woodbury crash likely to face charges

The crash remains under investigation.
East Metro
March 23
Ramsey County’s new Economic Inclusion and Competitiveness Plan references the bulldozing of a large swath of the historically African American Rond

Ramsey County unveils plan to fund housing, minority businesses

Ramsey County's $11.5M tax would boost housing and minority businesses.
East Metro
March 23
Anthony R. Anderson  Credit: Barron County jail

Charges: Drunk driver hit buggy and killed Amish teen in W. Wisconsin

The buggy had its working lights illuminated when it was hit from behind, according to authorities.
Local
March 22
This file photo shows cropdusting a field of corn in Camarillo, Calif., in a 2001 file image. (Carlos Chavez/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Lawmakers consider banning state's most widely used pesticide

The proposal to ban chlorpyrifos comes as federal regulators review its safety.
East Metro
March 20
Eastbound Interstate 494 at Valley Creek Road on Saturday night.

No one hurt when shots fired near Woodbury shopping area

A portion of Valley Creek Road just east of Interstate 494 was shut down Saturday evening after a 911 caller reported that a man fired…