The Rev. Dean Swenson checked under a home in the Viking Terrace Mobile Home Park that he and several other community members helped winterize in Marc

Residents: New rules at mobile home park in Northfield are unreasonable

The residents have organized a homeowners' association to fight what they say are unfair regulations by a new management company.
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…
High Schools
July 22

Former wrestling coach found not guilty of two sexual assault charges

Mustafa Shabazz, 45, was acquitted by two juries — one in Hennepin County, which wrapped up in June, and the other verdict this week in Scott County.
South Metro
July 22
Seven Burnsville hotels received a total of 22 portable cribs this summer, and the Fire Department has eight more on hand.

Crib donations aim to prevent infant suffocation deaths at Burnsville hotels

The Lions Club donated $3,000 to give 30 portable cribs to Burnsville hotels and the Fire Department.
Home & Garden
July 22
'Clipped' winner's topiaries pay tribute to Minnesota hometown's Czech heritage

'Clipped' winner's topiaries pay tribute to Minnesota hometown's Czech heritage

Meghan Petricka's colorful pieces honoring Montgomery's history are on view in time for the town's annual Kolacky Days.
South Metro
July 21
A large firework was set off in an Eagan theater while a movie was being shown, and the explosion was captured on video.

Charges: Man who threw firework in Eagan theater had 3 accomplices; baby has facial burns

An accomplice stayed behind to video-record the firework exploding, authorities say.
Gophers
July 20
Lakeville North’s Nolan Winter, the son of ex-Gopher Trevor Winter, is being recruited by the Gophers and Badgers.

Border Battle breaking out for son of Gophers center from Final Four team

Nolan Winter, the son of mid-1990s Gophers center Trevor Winter, is hoping to play in front of Wisconsin and Minnesota coaches this weekend at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas.
South Metro
July 20

Motorcyclist from Burnsville dies in crash south of the Twin Cities

The wreck occurred about 6 miles south of Lonsdale, the State Patrol said.
South Metro
July 19
SKB Environmental has maximized extracting metals from the ash in its dump, which comes mostly from the incinerator in downtown Minneapolis.

Rosemount landfill wants to add more than 100 acres

SKB Environmental wants to add acreage to make room for 40% more waste in the coming decades.
July 18
Madison Meyer struggled against a rare and debilitating genetic disorder that severely weakened her immune system. Despite her disability, she partici

Farmington teen who fought rare genetic disorder dies at 17

Madison 'Madi' Meyer went hunting with her dad, attended prom and joined her school cheerleading squad, refusing to be limited by her condition.
July 17

Pileup involving truck in Jordan sends woman to hospital with serious injuries

Eight-vehicle crash involving semi truck in Jordan closes Hwy. 169, sent woman to hospital Saturday with life-threatening injuries
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…
South Metro
July 14

Hastings man pleads guilty to driving drunk with toddler along

His blood alcohol content was nearly five times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.
South Metro
July 13
A large firework was thrown into an Eagan theater as a movie was being shown, and some patrons were injured, authorities said.

Several injured by lit firework tossed in Eagan movie theater

The injuries were described as minor; no arrests announced.
South Metro
July 13
Atravius J. Weeks

Life sentence for man who fatally shot ex-girlfriend, left her body in Lakeville parking lot

Atravius Weeks allegedly told police, "I just killed my best friend."
South Metro
July 13
Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County Medical Examiner spoke at the press conference, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Minnetonka, Minn. Next to him is a photogr

New York widow thanks Rosemount residents, officials for bringing closure in 2014 cold case

Dedication and DNA technology puts face, name to rare "John Doe" case now identified as James Everett, 48, of Cohocton, New York.
South Metro
July 13
Billy Joe Pryor Jr.

Woman killed in Apple Valley was caught in crossfire between son and former boyfriend

Michelle McGill died during the shootout Sunday night on the 900 block of Oriole Drive. Her son was jailed and charged.
South Metro
July 12
The request for more facilities at a Muslim cemetery near Farmington, Minn., received support such as that expressed by this sign in a car last month.

Township board in Dakota County approves Muslim cemetery's request

The Castle Rock Board of Supervisors approved a prayer room and ritual washing area along with an equipment shed.
South Metro
July 12
Larry Myers

Charges: Man, 79, dies after he's beaten in an apparent road rage encounter near Northfield

Witnesses told police they saw a man exit his pickup while it "was still rolling," approach an SUV and hit the other driver.
South Metro
July 12

Authorities ID bicyclist killed in collision with car on highway after dark in Northfield

The bicyclist died more than six weeks after the crash, authorities said.