The city of Plymouth wants to make the winding and hilly two-lane road that cuts 4 miles across the northern part of the city driver-friendly and safe

Plymouth lobbying for $20 million in state money to upgrade road it took over from Hennepin County

The city says County Road 47 is dangerous and needs fixes to handle increasing traffic volumes.
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.
Inspired
January 21
Kim Harms contributed books and dental training to Rwanda.

Sending books to Rwanda turned Bloomington woman's grief to hope

Kim Harms, a retired dentist, has raised money to send 254,000 books, as well as dental instruction materials, to Rwanda.
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.
High Schools
January 20
Hopkins’ Maya Nnaji, the No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2022, looked for a way past Chaska’s Mallory Heyer, a future Gopher.

Hopkins girls still top ticket in town, taking national stage via ESPN

Basketball Across Minnesota: Nothing in this sports market is a sure thing, but watching the Hopkins girls' basketball team feels close to perfection. It's the No. 1 basketball show in town at any level.
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.
Coronavirus
January 20
The city of Minneapolis reinstated its mask mandate earlier this month.

St. Louis Park becomes eighth Minnesota city to adopt a mask mandate

The list is unlikely to grow as omicron cases are expected to decline, League of Minnesota Cities official says.
Gophers
January 19
Senior Monika Czinano (left) and her younger sister Maggie have gone from being teammates at Watertown-Mayer High School to opponents when Iowa and Mi

Minnesota sisters on opposite sides of Gophers-Hawkeyes rivalry tonight

Monika and Maggie Czinano will draw fans and family who watched them at Watertown-Mayer when Minnesota and Iowa play tonight at The Barn. Their mom's take: 'Both are very coachable. Both want to win.'
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.
Local
January 19
From left, Director of Buildings & Energy Brian Hoffman, St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano, Sustainability Manager Emily Ziring, and City Council Member

'We have a lot to lose': 16 Minnesota cities declare climate emergency

An emerging coalition urging legislative action crosses the urban-rural divide at a time when the state has experienced record extreme weather.
West Metro
January 19
The Dayton family donated nearly 5 acres on Long Lake in Orono to create Summit Park Beach, a swimming and picnicking area. Now family members have sp

Amid Dayton family opposition, Orono hits pause on beach development

The family, which donated the land for Summit Beach Park, objects to a proposed rowing club facility.
Stage & Arts
January 19
West Metro
January 19

Crossover crash leaves one dead in Chaska

The crash on Hwy. 41 happened Tuesday morning near Engler Boulevard.
Local
January 18

All clear at Holy Angels high school in Richfield after bomb threat received

The school was evacuated and classes were canceled for the day. School resumes Wednesday.
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.
Business
January 14
The final valuation of the estate of Prince, seen here performing at the 2007 Super Bowl, has been announced at $156.4 million.

It's final — Prince's estate is worth $156.4 million

As a nearly six-year probate case winds down, the process of distributing the star musician's wealth could begin in February.
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.
Variety
January 14
Drag queen Latrice Royale will perform at the Mall of America in a ‘90s-themed anniversary show.

MOA to celebrate 30th anniversary with 'Back to the '90s' drag show

Stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race" will perform retro hits from the Mall of America's early days.
January 13
Part of the campaign mailer displaying the Minnetonka city logo that was distributed last fall by a slate of six City Council candidates.

Minnetonka City Council candidates fined for campaign violation

A resident filed a complaint in October against six candidates with the Office of Administrative Hearings.
West Metro
January 13
Gregory Ulrich

Murder trial date set for man charged in mass shooting at Buffalo, Minn., medical clinic

Gregory Ulrich is charged with first-degree murder, other counts; 1 clinic staffer was killed among the several wounded.
St. Paul
January 12
Tina Hacker of Plymouth, was named Klondike Kate 2022 on Wednesday at the DoubleTree by Hilton in St. Paul.

Plymouth woman named St. Paul Winter Carnival's Klondike Kate

Tina Hacker of Plymouth outsang and outsassed five others for the title.