State officials have taken heat from all over the world for Minnesota's 19-year-old sex offender treatment program, which currently houses nearly 700 inmates in a facility in Moose Lake but has only released two offenders -- ever.SEE ALSO: Hennepin County jailer died after attack by mentally ill, HI ... More >>
The weekend forecast is looking terrific, food trucks are lining up at Surly's taproom now, and the season of the block party is in full bloom. Here's a handful of our best bets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beer-related festivities.Top billing goes to Smack Shack's block party and crayfish ... More >>
Brooklyn Park police have identified 24-year-old Alberto Palmer as the prime suspect in the death of Klaressa Cook, whose body was found in the trunk of a gold Lexus towed from a Brooklyn Park grocery store to a Minneapolis impound lot.RELATED: Alberto Palmer told police he killed Brittany Clardy du ... More >>
About 6 p.m. yesterday, Crystal resident Tyron Somaiah was clocked ripping through Brooklyn Park on his 2005 Yamaha Road Street at a speed of roughly 100 miles per hour.SEE ALSO: VIDEO: Pickup truck slams into Gordie's, pinning Little Canada day-drinkers against bar Police gave pursuit, but instead ... More >>
-- UPDATE AT BOTTOM: Original post published 1:47 p.m. -- Authorities have arrested Alberto Palmer, 23, in connection with the death of Brittany Clardy, the 18-year-old St. Paul woman who was found dead inside a car at a Columbia Heights impound lot last month.SEE ALSO: Corey Thomas gets 34 years fo ... More >>
With the beer business booming in Minnesota, local beer makers are looking to ensure that legislation isn't passed that would infringe on their ability to peddle their wares directly to the consumer market without the aid of a middleman. The campaign is called Save the Growler, and the for ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internOn September 4, North Hennepin Community College is opening a food shelf for its students.While it might seem strange that students who can presumably pay for tuition can't afford $1 a day for PB&J san ... More >>
For eight years, the Palmer Lake VFW flew the stars and stripes on the Highway 610 overpass in Brooklyn Park. But in April, MnDOT ordered that the flag, along with four others, come down.The reason? MnDOT cited a state statute that makes it illegal to "paint, print, place or affix any advertisement ... More >>
:: Original post published afternoon of April 9 ::Police are still searching for the gunman responsible for a suspected triple homicide that took place early this morning at 8117 College Park Drive in Brooklyn Park.The shooting happened around 6:30 this morning. Shortly thereafter, Brooklyn Park pol ... More >>
Mijamin Forest, a 29-year-old man from Brooklyn Park, has been identified as the victim of a South Minneapolis homicide, the Star Tribune reports.Police were called to the 3200 block of Blaisdell Avenue South around 8 p.m. on Friday night, where they found Forest shot outside of an apartment buil ... More >>
Kivian Heard, 18, and a juvenile male suspect are under arrest for the murder of 17-year-old Jennifer Scott. Scott was among a group of teens standing outside an apartment complex in Brooklyn Park on Thursday when police got a call about shots fired.When cops reached the scene, the other teens ha ... More >>
Senator Linda Scheid began her career in Minnesota politics in 1976. At sunrise tomorrow morning, all the flags at state and federal buildings throughout Minnesota will be ceremonially lowered to half-mast. That's because Tuesday has been proclaimed "Linda Scheid Day," in honor of the Brook ... More >>
E85: It's the corn.Minnesota is officially the best state when it comes to replacing gasoline with alternatives that don't line the pockets of Middle East oil sharks, according to the Department of Energy. For that, we can thank the corn, and the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition.
A MnDOT webcam shows where the carjacking came to an end.The man who carjacked a Red & White cab yesterday morning in the Lowry Hill Tunnel was shot dead by police when they caught up with him after a high speed chase that ended along I-35E in the northern suburbs. His name hasn't been made ... More >>
Image via Youtee Pour R.I.P./FacebookYoutee PourWe now know the name of the teenager who died at the Grand Rios water park in Brooklyn Park over the weekend. But we still don't know how or why. Seventeen-year-old Youtee Pour, of Champlin, Minn., was pulled unconscious from the bottom of the ... More >>
You think copying this is easy?Some people have all the bright ideas. Like two Minnesota guys who were running a little low on cash, and apparently decided they could just make more out of black construction paper.At least that's what they said they could do, according to prosecutors. Now Timothy ... More >>
Photo: brunkfordbraunPaddlers found a body in Bassett CreekJames Tito Grant, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn Park, has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office as the body found floating in Bassett Creek near Wirth Park by a couple of families out for a weekend kayak paddl ... More >>
Resistance is futileSoccer, the world's most popular sport, has made so much headway in Brooklyn Park that city officials there are caving to the inevitable: Rebuilding city baseball fields as soccer pitches. The new fields being created by the $435,000 project at Zanewood Community School ... More >>
www.taterdaze.org mashed potato wresting action!Early settlers in Brooklyn Park found the soil to be a welcome place to grow potatoes, and now it is time to celebrate. Tater Daze, an annual celebration of the spud, starts today and runs through Sunday. Besides mashed p ... More >>
Minneapolis police now say that Derrick Gregory Martin's shooting death Monday night on the Lake Calhoun bike path was part of a gang war that appears to have spilled into a normally peaceful part of the city. They found him on his hands and knees at about 11 p.m. after breaking up a party i ... More >>
Investigators still aren't sure why Trace Maxwell went on a deadly shooting spree early Thursday morning before killing himself, but they've tied him to the three homicides by way of a Glock pistol. The Glock was found in Maxwell's SUV where it crashed on Lake Street after he shot himself to ... More >>
Police across the Twin Cities are piecing together the facts behind one of the more bloody killing sprees in recent local memory: Three people in three different communities were shot and killed Thursday, possibly by the same man: 40-year-old tattoo artist Trace Maxwell. Adding to the myste ... More >>
Minneapolis police say that a man who crashed his car near a Lake Street convenience store earlier this morning was being chased by police because he was a suspect in two deadly shootings overnight. Not only that, but he shot himself to death during the chase, according to MPD spokesman Sgt ... More >>
Photo: snowpeakThe thunder storm that rolled through Twin Cities Tuesday morning is likely to blame for a pair of house fires. KSTP reports that lightning struck the gas meter of a house on Girard Avenue in Brooklyn Park just before 5 a.m., causing the meter to explode. At about the same t ... More >>
Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.
Less than a week after a new Minnesota law went into effect banning the pointing of lasers at airplanes and helicopters, a teen has been the first person arrested for the crime.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The Mad Dog Killers claimed Jim Peterson's life 45 years ago. But he only recently got around to dying.
Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.
Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now — if you've got the faith to give till it hurts
Why the Minnesota Orchestra can't find a summer home
Creative financing and suburban renewal in Brooklyn Park.