Dusty Thune, of the Team House of Thune, chipped away at a sculpture that he and his sister, Kelly, were creating at Stillwater’s Lowell Park for th

Artists craft cool sculptures in World Snow Sculpting Championship

Snow carvers descended on Stillwater for the competition.

White Bear Lake students raise money for charity, 'Shark Tank' style

January 21
The “Wounded Warrior” group — Jaa’ques Brown, Mason Lundequam, Kobie Yang, Talliah Swims, and Malena Sloan — make their presentation before
In Minnow Tank, kids form teams to persuade judges to donate to their chosen charities.

2 teens charged in alleged metrowide carjacking wave

January 21
Nautica Argue, left, and Kashwan Wertman
The defendants reported linked to nearly two dozen incidents across three metro counties.
January 21

From Turkey to Stillwater, artists and public embrace the bitter Minnesota cold

Snow carvers and the public descended on Stillwater for the World Snow Sculpting competition.
West Metro
January 21

2 suspects in carjackings, robberies arrested after chase through metro area

The suspects were believed to be connected to at least 21 robberies across the metro area.
January 19
Andrew Endres

Prison for Dakota County man 8 years after he killed 2 in Wisconsin hit-and-run

The two had gotten into a fight that spilled into the road, where they were struck by Andrew Endres' pickup.
East Metro
January 19
Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter.

Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter will not seek reelection

Carter, who served as chair for the past two years, was first elected in 2005.
East Metro
January 18
Elisabeth Storm offered her dog, Luke, another tennis ball, his favorite thing in the world, as he cooled off in a creek at Battle Creek Regional Park

Ramsey County parks may stay open longer

Parks would be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., rather than sunrise to sunset.
East Metro
January 17
Cristian Cuellar Hernandez

3-year sentence for driver who killed woman in St. Paul, fled state for weeks

The term is below sentencing guidelines and calls for him to spend 2 years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
High Schools
January 17
Richard J. Polley

Albert Lea HS counselor, basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting student

The defendant is an Albert Lea High School alum and played football at the University of South Dakota.
Local
January 15
Habtamu Lajebo bagged food on the assembly line at the Every Meal facility in Roseville. Volunteer shifts are only half-full amid rising COVID-19 case

Twin Cities nonprofits face critical shortages of volunteers amid omicron surge

Some nonprofits are scaling back programs or turning to their own staff to work more due to shrinking volunteer ranks.
Politics
January 14

Maplewood legislator charged with drunken driving, issues apology

He was booked in Anoka County jail on Jan. 8.
Local
January 13
Timothy J. Borrman

Voices told him to steal van in South St. Paul with show dog inside, charges say

The dog was recovered unharmed after word spread on social media.
Local
January 12
Kevin Magnuson said he will run for Washington County attorney.

Assistant Washington County attorney to run for top job

Lake Elmo native Kevin Magnuson has worked for Washington County since 2019.
East Metro
January 12

Q&A with Star Tribune reporter Rochelle Olson

Fresh off the Kimberly Potter trial and the coldest NHL game ever, we turn the table on the veteran reporter.
January 11

Authorities ID man fatally shot over weekend in Minneapolis

The 23-year-old man was the city's first homicide victim of 2022
East Metro
January 11
Police were on the scene of St. Paul’s first homicide of the year.

Man with criminal history charged with stabbing St. Paul woman to death in her apartment

"I don't care what happened to her," he told police, according to the charges.
Local
January 10
An official with the regional chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers said local staffing is down by 20%, mainly due to COVID, and mana

Mail, garbage delays in store as omicron wave builds in Minn.

The omicron wave has left local postal offices understaffed, with managers filling in on some routes, and might also lead to delays at one of the region's largest private garbage haulers.
January 10
Police were on the scene of a fatal stabbing Sunday in St. Paul.

Authorities ID woman fatally stabbed over the weekend in St. Paul

A suspect in the city's first homicide of 2022 has been arrested.
Local
January 10

Driver, 51, in two-vehicle crash in Lino Lakes dies over the weekend

The wreck occurred before dawn last Tuesday.
East Metro
January 8

Washington County man acquitted in fatal jailhouse overdose

Jurors found a Scandia man not guilty of providing drugs to a man who died of an overdose in the Chisago County jail last year.John…
Local
January 8
A rendering of the expanded Plymouth Community Center.

Metro briefs: First phase of Plymouth community center expansion complete

The city of Plymouth has completed the first phase of its $50 million community center expansion.The Active Wing featuring an indoor playground, walking track, fitness…
East Metro
January 7
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput revealed over a year ago that he has Parkinson’s disease.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput to retire at end of the year

Former Marine and teacher prosecuted criminals for decades.