Some shoppers and diners were out at 50th and France in Edina on June 29.

Edina approves extension of mask mandate

The revised order takes effect Thursday and will run until Dec. 31 unless a statewide requirement supersedes it.
West Metro
July 10
Del Shea Perry, the mother of an Apple Valley man who died in the Beltrami County jail in 2018 spoke to the early crowd at the demonstration in front

Corrections commissioner calls for criminal investigation into Beltrami County jail inmate's 2018 death

Letters by health care professional alleged neglect of inmate at Beltrami County jail.
West Metro
July 10

Former youth basketball coach charged in third case of child sex abuse

A former Minneapolis grade-school teacher and youth basketball coach was charged Thursday for the third time with sexually abusing a child under his care.Aaron J.…
West Metro
July 10

Police arrest nine people in alleged assault of Bloomington IHOP employee over unpaid bill

Bloomington police arrested nine people who allegedly assaulted an IHOP restaurant employee who confronted them for leaving without paying their bill. The suspects include seven…
West Metro
July 9
Theon Jarrett and Don West of Intermediate District 287. The cooperative serving about 1,000 high-needs kids in Hennepin County is reporting success a

Minnesota school district sees benefits to life after cops in schools

Arrests down in system that serves high-needs kids.
Coronavirus
July 7
Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Chaska, raised concerns that federal guidance could cause doctors to overcount COVID-19 cases and said there’s a financial ince

Sen. Scott Jensen says he has 'no regrets' about his COVID-19 comments

Senate leader says he's under investigation by state medical board for COVID remarks.
West Metro
July 7

Twin Cities couple charged with violating Canada's quarantine requirement

A Twin Cities couple violated Canadian law and failed to quarantine for 14 days after entering the country while on their way to their other…
West Metro
July 6
A suspect was transported to a local hospital after a standoff in a residential Spring Lake Park neighborhood on Monday, July 6.

Man who shot at SWAT team in Spring Lake Park arrested in similar incident June 26

A man using a high-powered handgun outfitted with a scope fired several shots Monday afternoon at an Anoka County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team during a…
West Metro
July 6
Boaters took to the water as the sun set on Lake Minnetonka on July 2, 2019. Traffic to Big Island was down about one-third over the holiday weekend t

Fewer people, more citations over July 4th on Lake Minnetonka

Slight uptick in boating under the influence tags, however.
West Metro
July 6

Charge: Officers revived pulse, tended to gunshot wounds of Bloomington restaurant owner

20-year-old charged in that robbery and a St. Paul liquor store heist.
West Metro
July 5

Dayton mayor pleads guilty to mishandling of festival funds

Tim McNeil was charged with felony theft by swindle, but he says he forgot to file paperwork.
West Metro
July 4
Todd Gerhardt

Retiring city manager oversaw Chanhassen's dramatic growth

In his 34 years working for the city, Todd Gerhardt saw its population more than triple. Now it's time to retire.
South Metro
July 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 5

ANDOVER JUNE 14 Drunken driving. Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash at Bunker Lake Boulevard and NW. Goldenrod Street and arrested a 30-year-old…
West Metro
July 3

Rose-Mary Utne, Minnesota teacher, coach and artist, dies at 93

The "tough old Ranger" was a woman of many talents and interests: a teacher and coach, politician and artist.
West Metro
July 2
Police and federal authorities shown investigating in 2017 after an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. ter.

Trial delayed for 'White Rabbits' militia leader allegedly behind Bloomington mosque bombing

Michael Hari is only member of an Illinois militia charged in the 2017 attack left to stand trial.
West Metro
July 2

2 felons arrested, accused of shooting Bloomington restaurant owner during robbery

The suspects were out on probation at the time of the crime in mid-June.
West Metro
June 30
A new bridge at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge over a stream that runs into the Minnesota River will lessen the need for the wooden one

Restoration work to prevent river flooding at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The $4.1 million project will help control water levels on the federal conservation land.
West Metro
June 30
Tanner Johnson, 11, set off fireworks in his Excelsior driveway on July 4, 2019.

Fireworks won't soar over Lake Minnetonka at Excelsior this year

Viral pandemic interrupts more than a century of lakeside celebrations.
West Metro
June 26
Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.

Judge denies audiovisual coverage of hearings for former officers charged in George Floyd killing

A Hennepin County judge on Friday rejected an unusual request to allow cameras in the courtroom filed by attorneys representing four former Minneapolis officers charged…
West Metro
June 25

Former Minneapolis youth basketball coach charged in second sexual assault on child

Former grade-school teacher is accused of assaulting a second boy.
West Metro
June 24

Man shot to death outside Crystal bar is ID'd

Authorities on Wednesday identified the man who was fatally shot this week outside a Crystal bar one day before another shooting wounded three people.Also Wednesday,…