Sarah Papenheim was a drummer in the Twin Cities music scene.

6 years in prison, psychiatric lockup for killer of Twin Cities drummer in Europe

Sarah Papenheim was overseas studying when she was stabbed by her roommate.
North Metro
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Northstar train hits, kills teen in Coon Rapids

Northstar train hits, kills teen in Coon Rapids

The crash happened near the intersection of NW. Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue around 6:45 p.m., authorities said.
West Metro
December 12
Five-mg pills of Oxycodone. In the Hennepin County Board's debate over its budget, Commissioner Mike Opat pointed to looming costly issues in coming y

Hennepin County approves nearly 5% levy increase, adds funding for housing

Officials cited mounting financial pressures to deal with homelessness, drug addiction and an array of costly services for the neediest residents.
East Metro
December 12
Bethel University, a private Christian school in Arden Hills, plans to cut as many as 30 staff members and 30 faculty members as the school tackles a

Declining enrollment prompts staff, budget cuts at Bethel University

Specific cuts to faculty, staff and academic programs will be announced in 2020.
North Metro
December 12

Authorities identify man fatally shot at Brooklyn Center gas station

Dattreas Markeal Stewart of Brooklyn Center died at the scene.
North Metro
December 11
This building on the former Anoka State Hospital campus houses an auditorium that will be named for Stan Nelson.

Vets housing nonprofit dedicating Anoka campus auditorium in honor of WWII vet and football coach

Stan Nelson has committed his life to his country, his family, his faith and the Anoka football program.
South Metro
December 11

One father charged, another sentenced in death of Twin Cities metro infants

A witness in the Hennepin County case said the parents had been drinking and using cocaine.
North Metro
December 11
Sheryl Miller was described by family as a caring daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Charge: Driver had 11 shots of booze in hours before fatally running over woman in Blaine

Eight of those drinks came the night before and another 3 early in the morning, according to the criminal complaint.
North Metro
December 8

Blaine police ID driver suspected of being drunk when he hit, killed woman

Authorities have identified the driver who they say was drunk when he ran over and killed a woman in Blaine.Matt W. Hastreiter, 42, of Circle…
South Metro
December 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
North Metro
December 7
Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Officers responded to the area of NE. Naples Street and NE. Lake Drive around 6 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive.
North Metro
December 6
Anoka County officials said budget priorities included public safety, including the sheriff, corrections and dispatch.

Anoka County Board signs off on 2020 tax levy increase of 3.97%

Budget priorities include funding for public safety and cybersecurity.
North Metro
December 5

Boy, 2, dies from injuries suffered in Coon Rapids pileup caused by suspected drunken driver

2 others in the child's family were seriously hurt, according to authorities.
North Metro
December 3
A shoplifting suspect sprayed a loss prevention officer with a chemical irritant Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in Blaine.

Shoplifters spray store employees with chemical irritant during theft in Blaine

The incident happened on Black Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in the Northtown Mall.
North Metro
December 3
Sherrie and Bryce Dirk.

Brooklyn Park woman gets 32 years, husband 12 1/2 for malnourished foster child's death

Arianna Hunziker didn't grow during her approximately 16 months with the Dirks.
North Metro
December 1
Pedro R. Flores, of Blaine

4-vehicle pileup in Coon Rapids leaves 2-year-old critically hurt; suspected drunken driver in jail

One driver did CPR on the boy until emergency responders arrived, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
North Metro
November 30
South Metro
November 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
North Metro
November 27
Markeia F. Carlvin Credit: Ramsey County jail

Charge: Woman was playing with gun after her birthday party, fatally shot man in St. Paul

The defendant "had been taking pictures and playing with the guns," the complaint read.
North Metro
November 26
West Metro
November 26

Woman, 87, who was run over near New Hope church has died

Her husband also was hit in the 4800 block of Boone Avenue.