July 5
About one week’s growth of oak wilt fungus surrounds each small sample of red oak in a petri dish at the University of Minnesota’s Plant Disease C

Oak wilt reaches Crow Wing County, putting Minnesota's northern trees at risk

It's the farthest north the disease has been found.
East Metro
July 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 4

ANDOVERJUNE 6Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2200 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard NW.COLUMBUSJUNE 3Theft. Siding was stolen from a…
East Metro
July 2
Minnesota State Patrol

Motorcyclist dies in Washington County crash with minivan

The motorcycle rear-ended a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan about 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 61 near Glen Road, the State Patrol said.
East Metro
June 30
Leaders from the new St. Croix Valley Food Bank in Hudson, Wis., and Second Harvest Heartland in the Twin Cities signed a contract June 23 to share re

New Hudson food bank aims to meet growing need for food in western Wisconsin

The food bank will purchase food from Second Harvest Heartland to help stock its shelves.
East Metro
June 29
McKinley J. Phillips  Credit: Monroe County (Wis.) jail

Charge: Woodbury man stabbed wife in jealous rage, soon caught on bus in Wisconsin

Several children were in the home at the time of the killing, according to law enforcement.
June 29
An industrial project is planned for a portion of the former Imation headquarters site in Oakdale that will be developed by Larson Enterprises and Uni

Industrial project planned for part of former Imation headquarters in Oakdale

The Pohlad-owned United Properties will team with Slumberland founders to develop 24 acres of the Oakdale site.
June 29
Michael M. Florhaug  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Man pleads guilty to pointing gun at Maplewood gym manager over patrons not wearing masks

He has to surrender his gun, and the conviction will cost him his permit to carry a firearm in public.
East Metro
June 26
Woodbury police investigated Friday after a woman was found dead in a home on Steepleview Road.

Suspect arrested in death of Woodbury woman

"Several children of varying ages" came out after police responded.
East Metro
June 26

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 27

ANDOVERMAY 27Theft. A 2012 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from a parking lot in the 2700 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard NW. The keys were left…
East Metro
June 26
Woodbury police investigated Friday after a woman was found dead in a residence on Steepleview Road. (Photo by Jim Anderson)

Woman dead, suspect arrested in Woodbury

A suspect was arrested after a woman was found dead Friday at a home in Woodbury in an apparent homicide, Woodbury police said.According to police,…
June 26

Freeman: 2013 police shooting warrants new review

Citing new evidence, he asks BCA to look into police shooting of Terrance Franklin.
East Metro
June 25
According to the complaint, the district and the union have an agreement allowing teachers 100 days of leave per year collectively to work with the un

Judge dismisses Anoka County taxpayers' suit against school district

Suit addressed how teachers are paid while conducting union business.
June 25

Charges: Driver doing 'donuts' slams into Mpls. crowd, critically injures 14-year-old boy

A 20-year-old driver stands charged with felonies after he was accused of hitting and critically injuring a 14-year-old boy and slightly injuring two other teenagers…
East Metro
June 22
People line up at the main ticket booth on the first day of the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.  [Leila Navidi/Star Tribune] • leila.navidi@startribune.c

State Fair security not yet settled, Ramsey County considers helping out

But the state should also step in, county commissioners argue.
East Metro
June 22
Many students have been upset about two teaching positions being eliminated for 2021-22 at Highland Park Senior High School.

St. Paul students fight for music, arts funding

Campaign spurred by layoffs at Highland Park Senior High.
East Metro
June 21
Gavin Meany allegedly abused a woman over the previous five years as she received psychiatric treatment from him for an eating disorder and past sexua

Woman sues 2 clinics, former Twin Cities psychiatrist who was convicted of sexually assaulting her while his patient

The clinics being sued are Bachmann and Associates and West End Consultation Corp.
June 18
The Gate 4 entrance to the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in 2010.

Judge won't let Ramsey County out of agreement with Arden Hills for TCAAP redevelopment

An agreement on the future of the former munitions site stands.
East Metro
June 17
Brian Frandle was appointed as interim city manager of North St. Paul.

Utilities Director Brian Frandle named interim city manager in North St. Paul

The move comes after the resignation of Scott Duddeck.
June 16
7th Avenue East in North St. Paul in 2019.

North St. Paul city manager resigns amid questions about city's finances

Scott Duddeck resigned Tuesday after a council member requested an outside investigation into the city's finances.
East Metro
June 15
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher, shown in 2019.

Ramsey County officials tell sheriff he needs their signature for State Fair duties

It's 71 days to the Minnesota State Fair, but who will provide security?