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Twin Cities weekend crime recap

Fridley police responded Thursday to a report of a shooting just after 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Cub Foods at 250 57th...

‘Full of needles’: Metro Transit riders tell lawmakers about deteriorating conditions

Metropolitan Airports Commission associate vice president Mitch Kilian told lawmakers last week that the amount of “open drug use” on the Metro Transit system...

Suspects charged in Monday’s brutal light rail assault

One of the suspects in Monday’s brutal assault at a Metro Transit light rail station has been arrested six times since December and was...

Crime up 54% on Metro Transit trains and buses

Crime reports were up 54% last year for the Metro Transit system compared to 2021, according to Interim Police Chief Rick Grates. Grates called the...

Federal data shows Twin Cities light rail is the most dangerous...

(Center of the American Experiment) — According to federal data, people who decide to step on light rail in the Twin Cities are at...

Homeless predatory offender charged in Metro Transit knife attack

Two people were injured by a knife-wielding suspect in an unprovoked attack aboard a Metro Transit bus this week, according to charges filed against...

Light rail crime remains 200% higher than 2019

Crime on Metro Transit’s light rail remains nearly 200% higher than 2019, according to data obtained by Alpha News. However, crime is down 24% from...

Metro Transit bailed out by federal money during COVID-19 pandemic

(The Center Square) — In 2019, the federal government gave the regional transit system that covers Minneapolis and St. Paul $18.3 million in federal...

In internal email, chief calls for flooding light rail with cops...

Bad behavior and criminal activity have become so endemic on Metro Transit's light rail that the chief of police is diverting already limited manpower...

Survey finds low morale among short-staffed Metro Transit police

The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) is struggling with low levels of morale, staffing, and job satisfaction. A survey of Metro Transit officers was conducted...