Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter, left, and Hennepin County District Judge Regina Chu.

Media coalition files motion to unseal identities of jurors in Kimberly Potter trial

The motion notes it was the third jury in three years to be seated anonymously by a Hennepin County district judge in a high-profile Minneapolis police brutality case.
Local
January 21
Nautica Argue, left, and Kashwan Wertman

2 teens charged in alleged metrowide carjacking wave

The defendants reported linked to nearly two dozen incidents across three metro counties.
West Metro
January 21

2 suspects in carjackings, robberies arrested after chase through metro area

The suspects were believed to be connected to at least 21 robberies across the metro area.
North Metro
January 21

Twin Cities woman charged with killing 10-month-old son soon after regaining custody

The boy had been moved from foster care back to the woman's custody two months before he died.
Local
January 20
David Hutchinson was sentenced on Dec. 20 to two years’ probation and fined $610 on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

State Patrol: Hennepin sheriff driving over 120 mph while drunk in crash

The State Patrol said Hennepin County sheriff had a loaded gun, didn't have his seat belt on and initially claimed to "absolutely not" be the driver. Gov. Walz said Dave Hutchinson should step down.
Local
January 20
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ordered that 245 exhibits from the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be mad

Exhibits from Chauvin, Potter trials to be made public starting early next month

Judges in each case have set rules for how photos, video and other materials can be viewed.
Minneapolis
January 19
The towers of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Unions representing 3,500 Hennepin County workers file intent to strike in 10 days

They rejected the county's latest offer.
High Schools
January 19
Anoka junior wrestler Eli Paulson, with father Brandon (right) and Papa Doug, Eli’s grandfather.

Expectations — endured and then embraced — no longer weigh on Anoka wrestling star

Being the only son of an icon comes with baggage. As the son of an Olympic medalist, wrestler Eli Paulson knows this. He's spent a lifetime carrying that baggage, and he's learning to carry it well.
North Metro
January 19
David Zaffrann spoke during a recent online City Council meeting in Brooklyn Center.

Brooklyn Center names leader to implement police reform

David Zaffrann started with the city last week.
Local
January 18

Twin Cities woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud that cost state more than $860K

Seven others were also charged by the state Attorney General's Office.
Local
January 17

Mercy Hospital COVID patient at center of lawsuit moved to Texas

Mercy Hospital last week said it would disconnect Scott Quiner's ventilator, but a judge stepped in and stopped the move.
Local
January 16
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter cried as she testified on Dec. 17 about the events leading up to the shooting and killing of Dau

Odds for successful appeal appear slim for Kimberly Potter

Seasoned attorneys say it's difficult to overturn a jury verdict.
Local
January 15
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says critics have a simplistic view that a get-tough approach will halt the wave of carjackings and other violen

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman defends work of his office

He also discusses 4 major initiatives he wants to implement in his last year.
Coronavirus
January 14
Mercy Hospital

Judge: Mercy Hospital must keep COVID patient on ventilator

A temporary restraining order will keep Scott Quiner alive until a hearing set for Feb. 11.
Local
January 14

Shooter pleads guilty in Minneapolis woman's death

A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Friday to fatally shooting a woman in Minneapolis last year.Devon Manley, 29, pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court…
Local
January 14
Dawanna Witt, a major in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, will receive the Black History Month Excellence in Law Enforcement Award in a virtual

Hennepin County sheriff's major wins national award for Black law enforcement officials

Dawanna Witt, who supervises the courts and jail, is one of eight recipients of national law enforcement award.
North Metro
January 14
Local
January 13
Students at Bethune Elementary School prepared for dismissal at the end of the day Jan. 6 as the Minneapolis school district switched to distance lear

Minnesota schools scramble on how long they can resist distance learning

Widespread staff absences have pushed several districts into remote learning.
Local
January 13

Fridley apartment building damaged in midnight blaze

No one was hurt in the fire at the Georgetown on the River Apartments.
North Metro
January 12
Green Haven Golf Course

Anoka considers expensive overhaul of Green Haven Golf Course

"This is a big ticket," Mayor Phil Rice said of the plans.