A longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.
Two people are dead after a crash early Saturday morning in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis police, officers responded to a vehicle crash at 2:22 a.m. near the intersection of 37th Avenue NE and University Avenue NE.
Hundreds of protesters marching to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. have shut down light-rail traffic in St. Paul. Green Line trains and cars were stopped at the intersection of University and Snelling Avenues Monday afternoon as Black Lives Matters protesters started their march to the Capitol.
The NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.
St. Paul Police say a squad car was involved in a crash Monday afternoon with a Metro Transit Green Line train. The crash happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of University Avenue and Pascal Street. Police says the officer involved in the crash was not injured.
Police in the northwest metro say a 28-year-old man died after he sped off from an officer trying to pull him over and crashed into a brick sign.
A sport clothing business was burglarized Monday morning when someone forced their way through the outside wall. According to the incident report, police responded to a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday of a burglary at the Sports Dome in the 1500 block of University Avenue in St. Paul, Minn.
A Twin Cities artist has teamed up with a chef and an army of volunteers to do something that’s never been done in Minnesota before. On Sunday, they are setting up an outdoor dinner table for 2,000 people.
wo 21-year-old men are in critical condition after allegedly being lured by two women to a location in Fridley, Minn., where two men were waiting to attack them. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Fridley Police received a report of two injured men in the area of 77th Avenue and Main Street at about 4:25 a.m.
The METRO Green Line light-rail train collided with a car in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. According to Metro Transit officials, the train and the car hit at 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and N. Hampden Avenue.
The Green Line opening is just the newest chapter in the rich, storied history of University Avenue. Minneapolis and St. Paul were connected in 1890 with the creation of the street car system, according to Chad Roberts with the Ramsey County Historic Society.
The Green Line will open in just four days and metro transit officers are talking safety. So far, there have been four accidents during test runs on the light rail line that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon in Fridley. It happened around 1:30 p.m. after a man exited a bus on the east side of University Avenue near Mississippi Street, according to Fridley Police.
As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car in Columbia Heights early Thursday morning. Authorities were called to the accident just before 2 a.m. near the area of University Avenue and 44th Street. When police arrived, it appeared a vehicle was heading northbound on University Avenue when a pedestrian was crossing at 44th Street and was hit by the vehicle.
Metro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.
Last week I took a look at ways to keep the family entertained over spring break without leaving town. This week, let’s look at eating out—and ways to explore the food of different countries without leaving the Twin Cities. Think your kids won’t try foreign foods? Give them a chance. Frame it as an adventure, show them online or on a globe where you’ll be “dining”, and encourage them to look for both similarities and differences in the cuisine compared to what they normally eat. They might just find a new favorite.
Fargo police are searching for a man accused in an armed robbery at a south side convenience store. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Thursday at a Stop-N-Go store on University Avenue and 27th Avenue South.
Minnesota’s recycling rate is among the highest in the country. But that’s not saying a lot when you consider that at 47 percent, less than half of all residents are chipping in.
Police are investigating after a woman was seriously burned with hot coffee during a fight at a local Perkins restaurant.
Metro Transit crews are going to test cars by night on their new “green line” light rail transit at the end of the month. The tests will begin along the western half of the University Avenue stretch the week of August 26.
Under the shade of a large maple tree, the Riehle family cousins reunited on Friday morning to right a troubling wrong. The cousin’s grandmother, Frances Riehle, had taken two of her children Christmas shopping on Dec. 20, 1921. She was holding each child by their hands and the three had just stepped off the University Avenue trolley and onto the busy street. John Riehle says that suddenly, and sadly, the story took a tragic turn.
A survivor of a crash that sent seven people to the hospital over the weekend says the driver was trying to race a stranger in a sports car.
A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.
St. Paul police said they are looking for a suspect in the city Wednesday after a man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.