Jamal Lindsey Smith

Judge allows jury to hear jailhouse calls in Hwy. 169 road rage trial

Testimony in the case is expected to resume Monday.
Local
July 23
The Blue Line light-rail stop at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Blue Line LRT connects the airport’s two terminals.

MSP Airport employees fearful about taking LRT between terminals

They often work late and early-morning hours and believe taking the LRT puts them at risk.
Local
July 23
One of the most popular stops along the 3-mile drive each spring at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the flowering crabapple collection featuring

Metro briefs: Arboretum gets $1.2M federal grant

Carver CountyArboretum gets $1.2M federal grantThe Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is getting a new parking lot, with help from a federal grant aimed at supporting tourism.The…
West Metro
July 23
School photos of Eli Hart and toy cars, one of his favorite things, were on display during a celebration of life at the Randolph High School football

Mound City Council names bridge after 6-year-old boy found slain in car trunk

More than 2,300 signed a petition to name the Mound bridge after Eli Hart, whose mother has been charged in his death.
West Metro
July 21
Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies spoke to a paramedic and EMS worker near a crashed vehicle at 53rd and Humboldt avenues on July 15.

Brooklyn Center officers who pursued murder suspect until deadly crash identified

Two of them played roles in the traffic stop and aftermath when officer Kimberly Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright in April 2021.
Local
July 21
Kristin Boughton looks up toward a sunlit window inside the Hennepin Government Center before she and family members gathered for the media.

Jury convicts Hwy. 169 road-rage shooter of first- and second-degree murder

The verdict was reached after three days of deliberating and a deadlock Wednesday on the first-degree murder charge.
West Metro
July 21
West Metro
July 20
Jamal L. Smith

Jury deliberates for 2nd day in fatal Hwy. 169 road rage shooting

The 12 jurors said they are at consensus on two counts, but not first-degree murder.
West Metro
July 19
Jamal Smith.

Jury deliberations resume Wednesday in Plymouth road-rage killing

Jamal Smith faces first- and second-degree murder charges.
West Metro
July 19
Hakeem Muhammad

Fleeing murder suspect reached 94 mph before killing 6-year-old in Brooklyn Center crash

A teenager in the other vehicle suffered multiple serious injuries, according to the charges.
West Metro
July 18
Selmon Rogers

Driver admits being high when he killed other motorist in wrong-way crash in Edina

Plea deal calls for a sentence of slightly more than 5 1⁄2 years.
West Metro
July 18

Racist and anti-gay slurs found, erased at Edina tennis courts

The school district filed a police report.
West Metro
July 18
Jay Boughton’s brother-in-law, Stephen Robinson, gave a statement after the state rested its case Monday.

Prosecution rests case against man accused in fatal Hwy. 169 shooting

Victim Jay Boughton's family members said they "continue to trust the process."
West Metro
July 18
Obituaries
July 18
Minnetonka Assistant Fire Chief Jim Flanders

Minnetonka's assistant fire chief dies after medical emergency

Firefighters and police attempted lifesaving measures but Jim Flanders died at a hospital.
West Metro
July 18

Authorities ID motorcyclist who died after colliding with semi in Chaska

The crash occurred on Engler Boulevard at Clover Ridge Drive, police said.
West Metro
July 16
Marshall Nguyen, of Caspian Group, is the lead broker and advisor of a team of people developing the Asia Mall in Eden Prairie. 

Twin Cities area's first pan-Asian mall will open this year in Eden Prairie

The developers of Asia Mall in Eden Prairie want to bring food, restaurants and goods from different Asian ethnicities to one place.
Local
July 16
Fridley High School

Metro briefs: Fridley High School gets new activities director

FridleyNew activities director joins Fridley High SchoolJustin Reese is the new activities director at Fridley High School. He began his new role July 1.Reese has…
Minneapolis
July 15
Now that the federal foreclosure moratorium has expired, interest rates are rising and economists are raising fresh concerns about a recession that co

Hennepin, Ramsey counties brace for uptick in mortgage foreclosures after low rates during pandemic

Federal moratorium on foreclosures and strong housing market kept rates low.
West Metro
July 15

Motorcyclist dies in crash with semi in Chaska

The crash occurred about 8:50 a.m. Thursday on Engler Boulevard at Clover Ridge Drive, police said.
West Metro
July 14
Jamal L. Smith

Prosecutors expect to rest their case Friday in fatal road rage shooting in Plymouth

A Wisconsin motorist testifies the defendant pulled a gun on him earlier that day.