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North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 15

Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

Houses are being constructed on the former Lakeview golf course in Orono, near the northern shore of Lake Minnetonka.

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.


St. Paul high schools to start later but not until 2019-20 school year

The delay is to allow more time to explore ways to ease parental concerns.


Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.


Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Met Council data illustrates how the region has changed after the recession.


Philando Castile fundraising campaign clears St. Paul school lunch debts

J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet in St. Paul where Castile worked received $10,000


How much growth can the new St. Croix River bridge drive?

Housing starts in western Wisconsin's St. Croix County show signs of recovery after a flood of foreclosures during the Great Recession.


Appointed Washington County sheriff will run for election

Dan Starry, 46, has spent his entire career with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, beginning in 1993.


Arbitrator reverses firing of Stillwater prison warden

Steve Hammer was ousted after allegations of sexually explicit e-mails with an ex-employee and bullying.


Russ Ringsak, longtime truck driver for 'Prairie Home Companion,' dies at 81

Garrison Keillor introduced Russ Ringsak to audiences as "our truck driver."


Big funeral turnout expected for EMT killed in crash on Twin Cities interstate

Marina DeSteno Challeen aspired to be a doctor.


Teen driver from New Richmond, Wis. killed in crash

It was the seventh traffic fatality in St. Croix County this year


Mississippi Dunes golf course up for sale, being pitched for housing

The 185-acre tract along the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove went up for sale at $10 million about two weeks ago.


Lakeview Health System buys land for possible new hospital campus in Stillwater

Stillwater hospital operator snares 67 acres near a busy intersection for a potential future health care campus.


Regions Hospital sued four years after sending stillborn baby out with dirty laundry

Regions Hospital sent the stillborn boy out with the laundry in 2013.


St. Paul Winter Carnival cancels plans for ice palace in 2018

Winter Carnival officials announced Wednesday that the group working to build the ice palace for the 2018 festival has canceled the project. Ice Cold Events "reached a point where they could not guarantee enough financial support to cover costs to allow the project to move forward," according to a statement from the Winter Carnival.


Hmong cooking class brings generations together

Young people and their elders are brought together as they re-create traditional delicacies.


Long dead bodies of mom, brother found in White Bear Lake man's home

Though deaths were natural causes, Robert James Kuefler accused of concealing the bodies.


Falcon Heights candidates face a transition period

Council candidates confront shooting aftermath, tax hike.