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Operation Christmas Child comes to Forest Lake
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Forest Lake families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever rece
Autopsy: University of St. Thomas student who died in dorm had asthma, which caused death
An autopsy determined a University of St. Thomas student who was found dead in her dorm room in October had asthma, which caused respiratory distress and sudden death, according to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office.
Weekend closure of I-35W in Minneapolis will be last of the year
Star Tribune photo:ANTHONY SOUFFLEHere’s a promise from the Minnesota Department of Transportation: This weekend’s closure of Interstate 35W between the Crosstown and Interstate 94 from Friday night to Monday morning will be the last one in 2018.Drivers can plan on more weekend closures starting nex
Charges: Biker gang 'Hells Outcasts' assaulted bouncer at St. Paul bar
Members of the Twin Cities biker gang, Hells Outcasts, assaulted a bouncer at a St. Paul bar in a dispute over gang colors.
Green light for apartment proposal in Coon Rapids
According to Brown, 60 percent of the area median income in 2018 for a family of four is $56,580, and to be considered affordable, monthly rents could not be more than $991 for an efficiency unit, $1,273 for a two-bedroom unit and $1,471 for a three-bedroom unit in 2018 rates.
West St. Paul toddler found, is safe with mother, police say
Dream Williams, who is 21-months-old, is safe and with her mother, West St. Paul police said Friday afternoon.
Area campaign winners look to the future
One of the most prominent city government contests in the area in 2018 belonged to Columbus, where a three-person coalition activated by their disapproval of the current City Council’s handling of an incoming asphalt plant swept into all three open seats. Local businessman Jesse Preiner beat incumbe
Happy Paws opens in Stacy
“I practiced, practiced and practiced. And then I got a job in the real world,” Burns said. “I was used to having my own business with my day care, and when I moved to Stacy, I thought this area could use a dog grooming salon.”
St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty to Arson Charge
According to the criminal complaint, the St. Paul Fire Department was called on April 8 to the 1100 block of Case Avenue on reports of a basement fire. Investigators located an extremely charred chair in the basement. The complaint said investigators could not find an ignition source, which later l
Lawsuit seeks broader recovery plan for gray wolves across U.S.
According to 2014 federal court rulings, under the Endangered Species Act, wolves must remain protected until the Fish and Wildlife Service implements a national plan.
Snowfall a first for Scandia’s international students
“I was really amazed to see snow for the first time,” Raman recalled. “I said, ‘Oh my God, it’s snowing.’ My dream!”
St. Paul homeless encampment forced to clear out by Thursday
ST. PAUL, Minn. - An encampment of people with nowhere to go will be shut down today by the City of St. Paul, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Ramsey County. Officials from these organizations will be at the encampment on Thursday to forcibly move out the people there who are living i
Eden Prairie overpowers Blaine in Class 6A
Eden Prairie, Minnesota high school football's anaconda, found its latest victim in Blaine.
City of Scandia offers skating program
The six-week Learn to Skate program, which will take place on Wednesdays from 3:50 to 5 p.m., is structured to teach recreational skating to children of different abilities and is taught by a trained coach. The Learn to Skate program for beginners is directed at children who have little or infrequen
Wendy Webb to discuss ‘The Fate of Mercy Alban’ in North Branch
Two-time Minnesota Book Award winner Wendy Webb, author of this year’s ECRL Reads title, “The Fate of Mercy Alban,” will be visiting four East Central Regional Library locations as the culminating event to the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads program.
Minnesota baby born on Nov. 11 at 11:11 p.m. | Southern Minnesota News
Erin and Mike Potts of Hugo, Minnesota, welcomed their first child on Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The girl was born at The Mother Baby Center in St. Paul.
North Branch American Legion awards hometown heroes
Doug Volin, Paramedic with Lakes Region EMS has a distinctive caring character. Early in his professional career he’s cared for clients with traumatic brain injuries develop day to day life, job, and social skills. He has also engaged with in-home care of Alzheimer’s clients before serving his commu
Members of biker gang attacked St. Paul bouncer, threatened gunfire over gang colors, charges say
Angry that a St. Paul bar refused to serve them while wearing their gang colors, a group of Hells Outcasts members took their ire out on the bouncer, authorities say.
Montana State women sign Billings Senior's Kola Bad Bear, three other high school additions
Signing with the Bobcats are Kola Bad Bear, a 6-foot-2 forward from Billings; Darian White, a 5-6 guard from Boise, Idaho; Madison Jackson, a 5-9 guard from Parma, Idaho; and Kenzie Stumne, a 5-11 forward from Forest Lake, Minn.
Bain wins big in historic FL election
In 2014, following controversial spending increases for the construction of the Forest Lake City Center and YMCA, Forest Lake residents swept a new City Council majority into power, a group of men who campaigned on fiscal conservativism and representing the voice of the people.