DNR proposes trout fishing changes on Vermillion River

DNR proposes trout fishing changes on Vermillion River

DNR is reworking rules to attract anglers to the rejuvenated Vermillion River in the south metro.
South Metro
September 1

MPCA struggles to devise cleanup plan for Freeway Landfill in Burnsville

Another federal deadline has come and gone, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) still has not figured out how to clean up one of…
South Metro
September 1

Rochester slaying suspect nabbed in Faribault after lengthy standoff

The man killed was playing basketball at the time; 2 others with him were wounded.
South Metro
September 1

Flood of solar garden applications leaves some counties wary

Regulations are fuzzy as developers push for energy savings.
South Metro
August 31

Lakeville motorcyclist dies after crashing into construction equipment

The cause of the crash is under investigation.
South Metro
August 30

Man who reportedly shot himself during standoff with St. Paul police dies

A man who reportedly shot himself during a four-hour standoff with St. Paul police on Friday has died, police said. He was taken to Regions…
South Metro
August 30

Worker died after fall into sewage tank at Belle Plaine city facility

A worker who fell into a sewage tank and died has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Belle Plaine.Jerome R. Connolly was killed Aug.…
South Metro
August 30

Speeding motorcyclist dies in Cottage Grove crash

A speeding motorcyclist crashed in Cottage Grove around dusk on Saturday evening and was killed, authorities said. Killed was Neville E. Amundson, 58, of Cottage…
Music
August 29

Obituary: Pianist Thelma Hunter was a major figure in Twin Cities' music scene

Thelma Hunter knew what it was like to play on the big stage. At age 5, the pianist performed at Carnegie Hall as one of…
South Metro
August 29

South metro police blotter excerpts

EAGAN AUGUST 22 DWI. A man was arrested for DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test and possession of heroin at the Microtel Inn.,…
South Metro
August 29

South news briefs: Burnsville seeks nominations for Community Builder Award

Know somebody with a passion for making Burnsville better? The city is accepting nominations until 4:30 p.m. Friday for its Community Builder Award. An online…
South Metro
August 29

Dakota County considers slight tax levy increase

Dakota County residents may see a small increase in the property tax levy in 2016 — 0.5 percent or less. That could change between now…
South Metro
August 29

South metro high schools debut new scoreboards

Some question the cost and necessity of the high-tech amenities at the high school level.
South Metro
August 28

St. Paul police in 4-hour standoff with suicidal man in Payne-Phalen neighborhood

The standoff started around 2:30 p.m. Friday, forcing neighbors to evacuate.
Variety
August 27
In this Aug. 25, 2015 photo provided by KUSA-TV, expectant mother Ambe...

Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.
South Metro
August 27

Lakeville school board struggles with discord

Plea for civil communication voiced at public meeting.
South Metro
August 27

Hot Property: Boulder Lakes Business Park in Eagan

Type: Office-warehouse Size: 224,000 square feet Developer: Interstate Partners Details: Interstate Partners is seeking to move ahead with the next phase of its Boulder Lakes…
South Metro
August 26
In this Aug. 25, 2015 photo provided by KUSA-TV, expectant mother Ambe...

Mother of conjoined twins to give birth in Colorado

A woman preparing to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado has been told one of the babies won't survive.
South Metro
August 26

Fatal South St. Paul overdose leads to murder charge against Albert Lea man

Colton Jayce Poplow died of a methadone overdose in South St. Paul.
South Metro
August 25

University of Minnesota to roll out revised 'affirmative consent' policy

Student leaders pushed for the policy to be in place by the time freshmen arrive.
Variety
August 25

Final Exit's sentencing expected for assisting Apple Valley woman's suicide

Sentencing is scheduled for Monday for a national right-to-die group that was convicted this spring by jurors in Dakota County for assisting an Apple Valley…