MnDOT crews made an emergency repair after  pavement buckled in June on Hwy. 212 near Mitchell Road in Eden Prairie.

Finish line in sight for Hwy. 212 expressway across Carver County

The state has allocated $25 million for the project's second phase.
July 27

The Trillium Woods 2021 Summer Games

The Trillium Woods 2021 Summer Games at the senior living community in Plymouth on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Local
July 27
Preston S. Sharlow and Skylar E. Labarge

2nd brother convicted of killing 29-year-old man lured to Bloomington home

The two dumped the body in a remote area in Woodbury, according to prosecutors.
Local
July 26
Mourners stopped by the memorial for Mack Motzko and Sam Schuneman along a busy North Shore Drive on Monday, July 26, leaving golf balls and hockey pu

Driver identified in fatal Orono crash along Lake Minnetonka

The family has identified a second young man killed in an Orono car crash over the weekend that also killed 20-year-old Mack Motzko, son of Gophers men's hockey coach Bob Motzko.
Gophers
July 26
Mack Motzko

Son of Gophers men's hockey coach Motzko dies in Orono crash

Mack Motzko, 20, died of injuries suffered in a car crash Saturday night in Orono that also killed another passenger. Police said that "alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors."
Local
July 25
A car marked for student drivers waited to be driven in 2014. The Crystal Police Department has teamed with Robbinsdale Area Schools to offer a free s

Crystal police teaching English language learners how to drive

Stephanie Vega is an aspiring driver who admits she has a lot to learn before she gets behind the wheel. But one thing is certain,…
Local
July 24
Local
July 24
A shot of the forklift before the lumber fell, taken from surveillance video.

OSHA looking into death at Golden Valley Menards

An employee at a Burnsville store was killed in a similar accident in 2017.
East Metro
July 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 25

CENTERVILLEJUNE 5Theft. Decorative items valued at $100 were stolen from the yard of a home in the 1900 block of Robin Lane N.COLUMBUSJUNE 25Burglary. Guns…
Inspired
July 23
Maria Regan Gonzalez, the first Latina and youngest Mayor of Richfield, was all smiles at the Woodlake Nature Center, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Rich

Richfield's Mayor Gonzalez a force in advocating services for communities of color

She reflects on her childhood, racial disparities and her work helping Minnesota families, people of color, and immigrants find decent housing, education, healthy foods and jobs.
Business
July 22
A photo from surveillance video released by Golden Valley police shows the forklift, at right, before the lumber fell.

Worker killed when lumber falls on forklift at Golden Valley Menards

The victim has not yet been officially identified.
Local
July 22
Erik Travis

Erik Travis, organist and church music director, dies at 63

He became a vital part of services at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Edina for 19 years.
Local
July 22
Authorities investigating a fatal road-rage shooting on Hwy. 169 in Plymouth say they are looking for a silver Chevrolet Suburban LT made between 2015

Plymouth police release more information on Hwy. 169 fatal shooting

More specific description offered of shooter's vehicle.
Local
July 22
Eden Prairie Police Sgt Scott Mittelstadt attached the charging cable.  He will be testing the Tesla, the first in the country to be fitted with a pus

Eden Prairie police likely first in state to add Tesla to fleet

Few departments across the U.S. have fully electric vehicles.
Local
July 21
Samuel E. Frey is in the foreground of this surveillance image from inside Great Health and Nutrition in St. Paul.  Credit: U.S. District Court record

Brooklyn Park man admits setting St. Paul store on fire during rioting last year

Officers questioned him 2 days later, but he cut it off because he hadn't slept in 24 hours and was tired, the criminal complaint against him read.
Local
July 21

Man hit by freight train, killed before dawn in Buffalo, Minn.

The victim's identity has yet to be released.
Business
July 20
About 2,700 Chromebooks went to students who were distance learning along with 5,800 laptops went to adults job seeking or seniors who used them for t

Hennepin County Board OKs funds for more computers, financial aid to those in need

Over 8,000 laptops were distributed as part of "Connecting Hennepin."
Variety
July 20
Dave Gatzmer has installed more than 90 phones on a noise barrier as part of a guerrilla art project in St. Louis Park.

A St. Louis Park highway noise barrier has become a growing art wall of old telephones

Dave Gatzmer's quirky guerrilla art project just keeps growing.
Local
July 20
Shoppers outside the Forever 21 store in Mall of America in 2016.

Jail for Elk River man who hid camera in Mall of America fitting room

He was also accused of doing the same at swimming pools, parks and Elk River High School.
Business
July 19
Ruby the goldendoodle was pampered by groomer Nikki Kilbo at the Maple Grove Bubbly Paws location.

Bubbly Paws dog grooming expanding beyond Twin Cities

During the pandemic, owners saw increase in people wanting to use self-serve and full-service dog grooming salons.
Local
July 19