A police officer is recovering today after a chase and crash Thursday night in St. Paul. It happened around 10:45 a.m. near University and Milton Avenues. An officer tried to stop a car driving with the lights off, but the driver took-off.
The Snelling Avenue Bridge in St. Paul is now closed, and will remain closed until the middle of August. Crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be repaving and making other improvements to the mile-and-a-half stretch.
A major construction project begins Sunday along I-94 in St. Paul — the Snelling Avenue bridge will shut down and remain closed through mid-August.
The Roseville Fire Department says that two residents escaped an apartment fire Monday morning that caused an estimated $80,000 worth of damage to the building and killed two pets.
Motorists are being advised to seek alternate routes while Highway 13 in Mendota closes for emergency repairs Tuesday. The highway will be closed at 11 a.m. both ways between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue. The closure is necessary so crews can repair a slope that was damaged during the recent rain.
A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.
A 58-year-old man has died after his minivan went off the road and into a pond in Eagan Friday morning. According to police, a witness saw a minivan leave the roadway at Lexington Avenue and Clubview Drive at 7:33 a.m. The minivan, driven by Thomas Heinz Iwen of St. Paul, went down a 10-foot retaining wall and crashed upside down into a collection pond. Iwen was extricated from his vehicle by Eagan firefighters. He was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he later died.
If you’re heading out Saturday morning, start planning your detour. Some big freeway closures will likely cause backups and headaches. In the New Brighton/Shoreview area, eastbound Interstate 694 between I-35W and Lexington Avenue is closed. And in Bloomington, I-494 eastbound is closed between Highway 100 and 35W.
Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.
A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday afternoon on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview, Minn., according to authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrived on the scene at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle driving northbound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I, collided with an adult male.
Major traffic switches are planned throughout the weekend as construction activity winds down for the season on the Interstate 694 North Central Projects in Arden Hills.
Metro motorists were suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into winter mode on Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, at least 50 spinouts and fender-benders were reported by late Monday morning.
A road worker was reportedly shot on Wednesday while working in a construction zone.
Authorities say a 59-year-old man from Spooner, Wis., died Tuesday afternoon in the north Twin Cities metro after his vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in the north Twin Cities metro Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened at about 12:43 p.m. near Interstate 694 and Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills.
Police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times at a St. Paul gas station overnight.
A police chase ended with a roll-over accident on Interstate 94 in St. Paul Friday morning.