Oliver Kelley Farm employees Donna Schaefer, right, and John Hanson harvested vegetables Thursday in Elk River. Since spring, the farm has grown nearl

Retooled Kelley farm becomes pandemic victory garden

Since spring, the farm has grown nearly 7,000 pounds of food that has all gone to a local food shelf.
South Metro
September 19

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 20

ANDOVER AUG. 24 Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of NW. 159th Lane. CENTERVILLE AUG. 23
North Metro
September 19
Crews were searching for a kayaker reported missing after going into Long Lake in New Brighton.

Search for missing kayaker in New Brighton's Long Lake to resume Sunday

Police, firefighters and state Department of Natural Resources personnel, along with a State Patrol helicopter, had searched Saturday.
North Metro
September 18
North Metro
September 17

Driver killed in Brooklyn Park crash in construction area was a Marine reserve

The 24-year-old's car was hit by a moving truck over the weekend.
North Metro
September 15
Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer

Fridley Fire Chief Mike Spencer dies unexpectedly at 53

No cause of death was given.
North Metro
September 15

Shooter admits to killing Brooklyn Center man during gas station drug deal

The plea deal means roughly 13 years in prison for the Minneapolis man.
West Metro
September 15
County Administrator David Hough, shown in 2018.

Hennepin County proposes smaller budget, no property tax increase for 2021

Proposed 2021 budget is $300 million less than this year, due to COVID.
North Metro
September 15

Motorcyclist dies in high-speed crash in St. Francis

The man was riding in a group of motorcycles, according to authorities.
North Metro
September 13
Melissa Madelyne Zielinski, 47, of Sandstone, Minn.

Second suspect charged in Lino Lakes homicide

A pair of siblings now held in Aug. 27 death of 22-year-old Karl Henderson.
North Metro
September 12

Pedestrian fatally struck on Central Avenue was Columbia Heights man

Authorities have identified the pedestrian struck and killed Wednesday while crossing a highway in Columbia Heights.Alfred Mulbah, 65, of Columbia Heights, was crossing Central Avenue/Hwy.…
North Metro
September 11

Names of two 2-year-olds who died in separate Twin Cities incidents released

The Hennepin County medical examiner on Friday released the names of two Twin Cities 2-year-old boys whose deaths remain under investigation. Mi-Khiel King Royal McKinney,…
West Metro
September 10
Hennepin County Administrator David Hough, shown in 2018. Hough said final costs were still in flux because of potential expenses related to COVID-19.

Hennepin County Board considering no property tax levy increase in 2021

Commissioners expressed concern about COVID-19 costs next year.
North Metro
September 9
The southbound lanes of Hwy. 65 at 44th Avenue NE. in Columbia Heights were closed after a pedestrian was fatally struck while in a crosswalk.

Pedestrian fatally struck while crossing Hwy. 65 in Columbia Heights

The driver was not arrested. The road was closed for about 3 hours.
North Metro
September 9

Charges: Witnesses say man fatally shot over potential drug deal in Brooklyn Park

Alleged gunman has yet to be located; 2 others also were shot but survived, according to the criminal complaint.
West Metro
September 6
South Metro
September 5

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 6

AFTON JULY 24 Animal complaint. Authorities removed a snake from the rafters of a garage in the 5000 block of St. Croix Trail. CORCORAN…
West Metro
September 3
An Elk River man used a hidden camera in the dressing rooms of a Mall of America store to record women and girls while they were changing clothes, acc

Charges: Elk River man recorded videos in Mall of America dressing rooms

Trevor Nielsen also recorded girls and women at Elk River High School, pools and parks.
Duluth
September 3
Nicholas Zielinski

Charges: Shooter left murder weapon next to body in Lino Lakes home

The shooter said his victim stole from him, according to the criminal complaint.
West Metro
September 2

Homeowner hurt when stolen vehicle crashes into his New Hope house

The pursuit began in Crystal and ended in neighboring New Hope.
North Metro
September 1

Greg Koss, Coon Rapids police officer, dies at 53

For 31 years as a patrol officer, he was a mentor and friend to many on the force and brought a servant's heart to the job.