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Nucky’s Speakeasy co-owner Rowan Brown reacted after tasting a splash of whiskey he’d poured for himself in the basement bar.   ]  JEFF WHEELER �

Republican legislator's Anoka speakeasy shut by executive order

New Anoka bar — co-owned by Senate critic of state closure order — was open just days.
December 3
A single-engine plane is seen after making an emergency landing on northbound Interstate 35W, just north of County Road E2, in Arden Hills, Minn., lat

Small plane makes emergency landing on Interstate 35W

MnDOT says that the lanes will be closed for several hours.
December 2

Small plane crash lands on Interstate 35W

A small plane crash landed Wednesday night on Interstate 35W, just south of Interstate 694 near New Brighton.According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the…
East Metro
December 2

Cases dropped against man, three women charged in Forest Lake rape

Charges have been dropped against a 40-year-old man accused of raping a woman in his Forest Lake townhouse a year ago as three other women…
November 29
Sara Weidler, left, an instructor for Inflight Pilot Training, worked with student Shea Kieren, at the Elliot Aviation building at Flying Cloud Airpor

No pandemic slowdown at suburban airports

A rising interest in flight lessons is fueling steady traffic at Flying Cloud and Blaine airports
East Metro
November 28

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 29

CENTERVILLEOCT. 25Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7000 block of Lamotte Drive. They found the vehicle and determined…
November 25

Anoka County scrambling to allocate remaining CARES Act funding to struggling businesses before deadline

With fast-approaching deadline, officials decided to allocate leftover funds to those hurt by shutdown.
November 24

Shooting outside Cub in Coon Rapids leaves one dead, 19-year-old jailed

Authorities have yet to identify the victim or say what led to the killing in the parking lot.
November 22

Juvenile shot in head behind Brooklyn Park strip mall

No arrests have been announced; victim's condition not yet disclosed.
November 20

Anoka County turns to $145K body scanner to reverse surge in jail drug smuggling

Device can expose drugs, weapons that pat-downs and metal detectors miss.
North Metro
November 18
Michelle Dennard

Osseo special education staff member wins statewide award

Michelle Dennard is now a nominee for the national Education Support Professional award.
November 14

Fleeing man shoots at officers; Anoka County sheriff's deputy fires back

Nobody was seriously injured in the Saturday morning incident.
East Metro
November 14

Local police blotter

AFTONOCT. 3Suspicious activity. A resident reported a group of men wearing head lamps near her backyard and determined they were deer hunters dragging a deer…
November 13

Pedestrian fatally struck while crossing highway in Coon Rapids

A pedestrian crossing a north metro highway against a red light was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday night.The State Patrol identified the…
North Metro
November 11
Cory Klocek bagged a buck and a gator on the same hunt over the weekend in Minnesota. Credit: Submitted photo

Not a croc: Hunter gets buck in Twin Cities, takes gator for good measure

In a nod to what a long, strange trip 2020 has been, hunter Cory Klocek said, "Only in 2020 can you go out ... for deer gun season opener in Minnesota and shoot an alligator."
North Metro
November 9

Charge: Coon Rapids liquor store owner sold drugs that killed man

Coon Rapids liquor store owner had a suspected overdose himself that day, criminal complaint says.
North Metro
October 21

St. Paul man assaulted, found dead in Carlos Avery Wildlife Area

A St. Paul man was assaulted and found dead in a state wildlife area in northern Anoka County, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies were called about…
South Metro
October 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 11

ANDOVER SEPT. 22 Theft. Bourbon was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at a home in the 800 block of NW.…
North Metro
October 9

3 arrested in Brooklyn Park shooting investigation

Officers briefly closed nearby roads during their search in the 6900 block of West Broadway.
October 8

PB1008 SEC threatens fines, suspensions for breaking mask protocols

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey is threatening schools with $100,000 fines and individuals with suspensions if coaches fail to keep masks on during games as the league tries to play through the coronavirus pandemic.