Last November, an unlicensed driver veered off an entrance ramp and plunged into a 6-foot deep holding pond in St. Louis Park. The crash killed two of the five small children in the car. One of the survivors was underwater for several minutes. No one knows for sure how long 6-year-old Zarihana Rennie was submerged and Read more →
The bank last week agreed to the largest fine ever levied by the government – a $13 billion penalty for mortgage loan abuses leading up to the mortgage meltdown. Read more →
An advisory committee for the Southwest light rail project voted nearly unanimously Wednesday to recommend to the Metropolitan Council that the light rail trains run underground in a shallow tunnel through the scenic and narrow Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis, keeping freight alongside it. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was the lone “no” vote. The long-awaited vote Read more →
A 9-year-old boy believed to have stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas last week may have had some contact with authorities just days before — literally. He may have crashed a truck into an Edina squad car. Read more →
The colored spaghetti noodles on this map represent the many attempts light-rail planners have made to find a new freight path through St. Louis Park that is acceptable to the railroads. Engineers with the Southwest LRT project have been busy, and they’re about to get busier. Sometime over the next two weeks, they’ll meet Read more →
10-year-old Devin Meldahl was buried alive. That statement is enough to make anyone shudder. But that’s exactly what happened – and Devin lived to tell the story. It happened May 22, while Devin was on a fossil hunting field trip to Lilydale Regional Park. He was one of about 50 fourth-grade students from Peter Hobart Read more →
My morning tweet got quite a few responses from frustrated Twin Cities residents still without power after several days. https://twitter.com/jthiegs/statuses/349143066285842432 I also heard from Nick Gasper of Crystal, who has a toddler and a baby. Here are the highlights of his adventure (note: the MPR endorsement was unprompted, and I didn’t even ask if he’s Read more →
Twin Cities ranks as safest large metro area for walking alone at night.
A Hennepin County program that collects unwanted medication received 6,700 pounds of medicine in its first year.
The Bloomington-based charity takes tables, sofas, chairs, lamps and other stuff, and gives them to poor people.