The 2020 West Suburban Fire Academy recently completed initial firefighter training. This year’s class included 10 new Maple Grove firefighters who completed classes, with sessions meeting two evenings each week. This year, COVID-19 caused a delay in completing academy training. Academy trai…
A Maple Grove man who admitted to killing his wife and burying her body in their basement died by suicide while in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.
A 17-year-old from Coon Rapids has received a 22-year prison sentence for murdering a man during an attempted robbery in Minneapolis last year.
The Maple Grove Police Department announced July 10 a man has been charged in the death of one person and the attempted murder of two other people.
The State Fire Marshal Division and Minnesota firefighters are bracing for an uptick in fireworks injuries and property damage as people put on their own fireworks celebrations following the cancellation of many public shows due to COVID-19.
A number of Wright County deputies and other first responders rushed to St. Michael on Monday, June 29 after the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a shooting. When they got to the supposed site of the incident, however, it soon became clear that no shooting had occurred.
A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was charged with felony stalking for taking a woman’s cell phone, opening it and sending to his phone her private photos, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced June 23.
At about 7:16 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, a bicyclist was riding eastbound on the right shoulder of County Road 6 in Independence near Copeland Road when the rider was struck and injured by a passing vehicle. The motorist fled the scene without stopping, police said.
Medina Police Chief Jason Nelson wrote a May 29 memo to the Medina Council in which he commented on the recent death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis Police. Here, in part, is what Nelson said:
The National Guard presented an even larger presence in the Twin Cities metro after Gov. Tim Walz promised Saturday that violators of an 8 p.m. curfew would be dealt with swiftly after multiple nights of looting and fires. By adding more Guard members to the response, the state appeared pois…
The commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety, John Harrington, announced during a Friday morning press conference that a “unified response” to the riots in Minneapolis was being coordinated among local law enforcement agencies in anticipation of continued unrest Friday and ove…
As a coalition of law enforcement and National Guard members reacted to a fourth night of protests, buildings being set ablaze and more looting of Minneapolis businesses, further steps were announced after 1 a.m. Saturday to bolster the Guard's numbers in the Twin Cities.