West Metro
47 minutes ago
Phillip Murphy in his north Minneapolis flower shop in August 2016.

St. Louis Park man did time in the workhouse for a messy yard

Phillip Murphy said there were many reasons why he hasn't been able to clean up his yard — including the five days he spent in the workhouse.
West Metro
5:17pm

Waconia high school students dismissed after pair of social media threats

It was the second such threat of the day, as authorities arrested a 16-year-old after an earlier threat at the Waconia Learning Center, according the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
West Metro
December 12
Five-mg pills of Oxycodone. In the Hennepin County Board's debate over its budget, Commissioner Mike Opat pointed to looming costly issues in coming y

Hennepin County approves nearly 5% levy increase, adds funding for housing

Officials cited mounting financial pressures to deal with homelessness, drug addiction and an array of costly services for the neediest residents.
West Metro
December 12
A rendering of the West Lake station in Minneapolis on the Southwest light-rail line.

Metropolitan Council increases contract for Southwest light rail by $21 million

The light-rail project's overall $2 billion price tag stays the same.
West Metro
December 11
Yvonne and Johnny Palka, at Cascade River State Park in Minnesota in September. Credit: Submitted photo

Death of academic, author at Mpls. intersection adds to surge in pedestrian fatalities

The 81-year-old Maple Grove woman was in an unmarked crosswalk with her husband at the time they were struck, police said.
Movies
December 10
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Disney coming to Minnesota this week in search of kids to play 'precocious' 8-year-olds

The casting call will be at the Mall of America, and there is no experience necessary.
West Metro
December 10

Driver who crossed into oncoming traffic, killed other motorist is suspected of being impaired

Police released the identity of the man who was killed in the collision of pickup trucks after dark last week.
West Metro
December 9

Minnetonka jewelry burglars make off with $400,000 haul

Police say that burglars broke into a Minnetonka jewelry store last month and stole nearly $400,000 worth of jewelry in a Hollywood-style heist that was…
West Metro
December 7
Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, left, and Jim Hovland of Edina.

Mayors Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Jim Hovland of Edina are named to national Climate Mayors committee

They are joining 22 other mayors from across the country committed to battling global warming.
South Metro
December 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
West Metro
December 7
Sexual assault evidence collection kits.

$2 million grant awarded to Minnesota for sex assault investigations

The money is intended for testing rape kits, aiding victims and other uses.
South Metro
December 5

Driver jailed after striking, killing pedestrian in Bloomington

The crash happened Tuesday night near 98th Street and Newton Avenue S.
West Metro
December 5
Under a proposal recommended by city staff, parking on Wooddale Avenue between 44th Street and 42 1/2 Street in St. Louis Park would be removed to mak

Plan for bike lane riles St. Louis Park residents

The City Council will vote on the plan in February.
South Metro
December 4

Charges: Man's anti-Muslim bias fuels violent tirade outside Bloomington apartments

He broke window of car owned by a Muslim man, spewed racial slurs during outburst, according to the charges.
West Metro
December 4
Gurpreet Kaur, who gave a sermon on the equality of men and women, a fundamental tenet of the Sikh faith is greeted by Bash Singh who praised her and

Minnesota Sikhs celebrate 550th anniversary of their faith

Minnesota adherents reach out to mark faith's founding.
West Metro
December 3
Council members said they will support Mayor-elect Tim Busse’s idea to explore the concept of “centers of community” rather than one large commu

Bloomington City Council decides to take no action on community center at Valley View Park

The council decided not to move forward with predesign of a community center at Valley View Park and will explore other options next year.
West Metro
December 3

Bloomington City Council considers Valley View site for Community Center

Bloomington proposal faces some opposition.
West Metro
November 30
State Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will meet with Minnetonka’s superintendent about the district's enrollment policies.

Minnetonka schools' open enrollment under state scrutiny

State action comes after receiving evidence showing the district accepts nonresident students on a first-come, first-served basis, and without conducting lotteries.
South Metro
November 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
West Metro
November 30
The Minnehaha was recovered in 1980. Without a new home for storage and a launching point, it may not hit Lake Minnetonka waters next year.

Historic steamboat Minnehaha needs a new home

Property sale leaves the Minnehaha's future in doubt.