St. Paul is poised to become the second city in Minnesota (after Brooklyn Park) to offer paid maternity leave to city employees.A resolution that has the unanimous support of the city's seven council members "would provide four weeks paid salary to the birthing employee mother and two weeks paid sal ... More >>
Editor's Note: We have painstakingly researched breakfast across the Twin Cities one bite at a time for the past few months and have compiled our findings here for you. Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station. But when you ... More >>
Around 3 p.m. on July 24, Coon Rapids resident Mike VanWagner was allegedly involved in two accidents in quick succession along Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park.First, he sideswiped a vehicle. But that didn't stop him, and tragically, the second incident would be much more serious.See also:Woman was par ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Gideon Arrington, a 35-year-old Brooklyn Park resident, was arrested earlier this week in connection with a Fridley sexual assault where the suspect, posing as a police officer, lured a women to his SUV in broad daylight before kidnapping and assaulting her, KSTP reports. RELAT ... More >>
Last weekend's Yo Gotti show at Epic will be remembered as a tragic night for many as a 27-year-old was shot and killed at the club. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released the Brooklyn Park man's name Tuesday.After gunfire was heard in the club at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Minneapolis ... More >>
A trio of suspects are taking a page out of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's playbook, only they aren't on the prowl for sex.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage is legal in Minnesota: Top 10 funny tweets Instead, the three Minnesota wedding crashers are allegedly in the habit of showing up at strangers' weddings, ... More >>
Montia Parker, an 18-year-old senior at Hopkins High School, faces felony charges for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old teammate of hers on the cheerleading team.SEE ALSO: "Ghetto Spirit Day" sparks racial tensions at Hopkins High; two black students face charges Authorities say the alleged victi ... More >>
The deal is done, and if you live in the Prospect Park area of Minneapolis, you'll be getting a new neighbor. MPR reported yesterday that craft brewery Surly Brewing Co. has confirmed the purchase of an eight-acre plot of land near the Minneapolis/St.Paul border and will begin building its $20 milli ... More >>
Last spring, law enforcement officials in Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey counties went public with concerns about a dramatic uptick in heroin use in the Twin Cities. It turns out a good portion of the metro area's supply may have been riding around in the car Apple Valley police found Warren Comeaux in ... More >>
Earlier today, 23-year-old Alberto Palmer was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Brittany Clardy. Police say Clardy, an 18-year-old St. Paul woman, was working as a prostitute at the time of her murder. She was found dead in a vehicle that had been towed to a Columbia ... More >>
Over the past year, officers began seeing similarities in a string of assaults and burglaries in which thieves netted computers and guns.Now, Hennepin County has charged three members of the Loud Pack gang -- Dementry Loyd, 19, along with Montrelle Collins, 20 and Marlon Collins, 21 -- with the crim ... More >>
On Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu doled out a record sentence for a Minnesota drug crime and sentenced Pedro "Peli" Ayala-Leyva to 30 years in prison for his role in a large methamphetamine operation.Peli, 37, was found guilty in October of conspiracy to traffic drugs. State sentencing gu ... More >>
After we wrote about a night with the Twin Cities Paranormal Society last week, two of the investigators returned to the haunted house in Brooklyn Park to talk through their findings with the homeowner, a woman we call Dawn, and her 15-year-old son.Lead investigator Will Ventling presented four main ... More >>
A nighttime ride-along with the Twin Cities Paranormal Society
SEE ALSO: VFW upset with MnDOT after being ordered to remove American flags from overpassesMembers of the Palmer Lake VFW were none too happy when MnDOT told them five American flags they'd flown for years over Brooklyn Park-area overpasses had to come down.But just two days before a let-us-fly-the- ... More >>
Derrick Deangelo Catchings, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn Park, will be tried as an adult in the murder of a teenager slain on his bike last summer in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Catchings has been in jail since last September on a separate case, and made hi ... More >>
On Tuesday morning, 5-year-old Nizzel Banks died after his north Minneapolis home was strafed by gunfire. City officials later said they believed the home was targeted by gunman, possibly in connection with an unsuccessful drive-by shooting that took place a couple blocks away earlier that morning.P ... More >>
Wright County's controversial handling of Eddie Mosley's rape charge may have had deadly consequences.Last month, Mosley, 34, received a summons in the mail at his St. Louis home informing him he'd been charged with raping a 15-year-old relative in Minnesota last October and would have to appear in ... More >>
Quincy Antwain Blue was found charred beyond recognition in a St. Paul alleyPolice have identified the man found charred beyond recognition in a St. Paul alley Wednesday morning as 30-year-old Quincy Antwain Blue. Blue was involved in Minneapolis music as a rapper, originally with the Kanse ... More >>
Christopher James HayesChristopher James Hayes, who unwittingly drove his alleged getaway vehicle directly towards a security camera, has been indicted in the Sept. 17 shooting death of Christopher Roy de Ronde at 30th and Colfax Avenues N. The 23-year-old Brooklyn Park man faces two counts ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comThe singular ghost pepper: This is gonna be HOT!Think you're hot stuff? Then consider putting your spice tolerance to the test by competing in this year's Ghost Wing Challenge finals at Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park on November 7th at 3:30. These wings, made with the world ... More >>
It's over for Matt Entenza and Robyne Robinson By about 9:24 p.m., it was all over for the Matt Entenza campaign. Faces were long and tears were shed as Entenza conceded defeat in a gracious speech at his campaign headquarters in St. Paul Tuesday night. "It is with tremendous regret that I kno ... 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 >>
Memorial Day weekend--what better time to lie on the shores of Lake Calhoun? Unless, of course, you might be risking your life...
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 >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano keeps up the tweets while traipsing around District 6 during Michele Bachmann's campaign stops masquerading as "jobs forums." "Seriously. These forums are very anti: anti-reg, anti-tax, anti-bailout. No fixes," he writes at the end of Day 1. "What will #Bachmann and ... More >>
Minneapolis police have another homicide on their hands. Shortly before 10 p.m. last night, officers from the Fourth Precinct were dispatched to a shooting in the 1500 block of Newton Ave N. When they got there, they found what appeared to be a shooting scene -- but no victim. At about t ... More >>
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