Dylan Witschen of Andover died at age 16 in June 2010 of brain cancer.

Andover family raises $1M for childhood cancer research in son's memory

Dylan Witschen Foundation hosts St. Jude Walk/Run on Saturday.
East Metro
September 23
Monika Dipert filled her pot with bottled water to boil rice in her home in Andover, Minn., on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Dipert was shocked to lea

Contaminated drinking water found in Andover, Gem Lake

State officials are investigating the sources and scope of the leaks.
Local
September 23
Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero.

State: Brooklyn Center police and Michaels discriminated against Black teen

The finding comes more than two years after arrest at store.
Local
September 22
Police and BCA vehicles near a broken piece of fencing at a home at an intersection in Mound View on Wednesday.

Suspect dead after confrontation with law enforcement in Mounds View

Man run over by police who had answered domestic violence call.
East Metro
September 22

Man charged in inmate's overdose death in Chisago County jail

Officials say a Scandia man is responsible for another man's death at the Chisago County jail.John Hofer, 37, of Scandia, was charged Tuesday with third-degree…
Local
September 21
Motorists waited for a traffic light on Hwy. 65 at 105th Avenue in Blaine.

Blaine courts state money to improve traffic flow on Hwy. 65

The city hopes to make Hwy. 65 less frightful with millions from next year's bonding bill.
Local
September 21
Commissioner Irene Fernando asked the board to consider a 5% tax levy to allow budget flexibility.

Hennepin County Board approves maximum property tax levy

The board has raised the property tax levy each year by an average of 4.6% since 2015.
Local
September 21
State Rep. Cedrick Frazier, DFL-New Hope, on the House floor in June.

Minnesota state Rep. Cedrick Frazier won't run for Hennepin County attorney

Frazier said he is "committed to public safety and justice and will continue working to advance those important goals in the state legislature."
Local
September 21

Brooklyn Park man charged with attempted murder in knife attack on ex-girlfriend

A Brooklyn Park man was charged Tuesday with attempted murder for allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a knife.Cortez D. Banks, 27, was charged in Hennepin…
High Schools
September 21
Blaine athletic director Shannon Gerrety explained to the freshmen boys soccer team he was working to try and find them transportation to their away g

'We're all scrambling': Bus, official shortages hit high school sports hard

Minnesota athletic directors are getting creative to transport student-athletes from one event to the next, while hoping there will be enough officials there when they arrive.
Local
September 20
The Anoka City Council approved a zoning change to allow the former Taylor Funeral Home on E. Main Street to become a church.

Anoka to allow churches on portion of E. Main Street

Small congregation can now move forward with purchase of funeral home.
Local
September 16

Man wanted for selling laced pills in overdose case arrested in Chisago County

A 31-year-old Rush City man with an outstanding murder warrant in the sale of fentanyl-laced pills to a man who overdosed is in custody following…
Local
September 15
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene

Minneapolis, Hennepin County start mortgage relief program

Eligible property owners can receive up to $35,000.
Coronavirus
September 15
Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune file  St. Therese of New Hope was the site last year of one of the deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19 in the state.

Whistleblower accuses Minnesota nursing home of violating COVID-19 health regulations

A former administrator at St. Therese of New Hope alleges she was fired for speaking out about the violations.
Local
September 15

Former police officer Potter seeks dismissal of added charge in Wright shooting

Potter's lawyers say she clearly attempted to use her Taser, not kill Wright after traffic stop.
Local
September 14
North Metro
September 13
Mark R. Kosloski

Ex-volleyball coach at Forest Lake school admits to sexually assaulting two girls

A judge will decide early next year the sentence for Mark R. Kosloski, a former coach at North Lakes Academy.
Local
September 11
Robbinsdale resident Sam Good, left, looked at a map of the proposed Blue Line route Wednesday as he stood beside Anna Schmiel, a policy aide to the H

Possible Blue Line extension route prompts opposition in Robbinsdale

Once-eager Robbinsdale now worries that new path would cut city in half.
Local
September 11

Two killed in separate weekend crashes in Twin Cities metro area

Two people have died in separate weekend crashes on metro area roads.On Saturday afternoon, a motorcyclist died after colliding with a pickup truck in the…
East Metro
September 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 12

ChanhassenAUG. 9Underage consumption. A 15-year-old boy was cited for underage consumption of alcohol at Bluff Creed Drive and Pioneer Trail.COLUMBUSAUG. 23Theft. Five catalytic converters were…
Local
September 9

Road repaving worker run over and killed by truck driver at job site in Anoka County

The truck was backing up at the time, the Sheriff's Office said.