Taking a cue from Paris, love locks onto Hastings bridge

Taking a cue from Paris, love locks onto Hastings bridge

Young friends and couples are latching on to the European trend.
South Metro
July 1

Renaissance Festival won't have to find new home until 2020

Medieval show to find a new home for its 50th season.
South Metro
June 30

Eagan's July 4 Funfest is on its last legs

50th year may be the last for the suburb's popular July 4th event.
South Metro
June 29
Donnell Bratton, a St. Paul pastor and youth worker

Pastor envisions youth shelter in old West St. Paul bank building

He looks to turn vacant West St. Paul building into youth homeless shelter.
South Metro
June 29

Prior Lake-Savage school board member cleared of prom party allegations

An investigation of school board member Melissa Enger found she did nothing wrong.
South Metro
June 29

Prior Lake council votes to stick with plan to revamp Co. Rd. 42

Council members urged residents to relay their complaints to County Commissioners.
South Metro
June 27

Man found dead along gravel road in southern Minnesota in apparent homicide

The man was in his early to mid-20s, authorities said. Circumstances of his death not yet clear.
South Metro
June 25

Dakota County to pay $4M for conservation easement in Inver Grove Heights

Deal means the Grannis family property will be preserved indefinitely.
South Metro
June 25
The scene of a fatal accident along Hennepin Ave.

Case of Hennepin Avenue pedestrian death will test new state law

Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.
South Metro
June 24

South-metro briefs: New, bigger MyPillow factory to create 500 jobs in Shakopee

The “as-seen-on-TV” MyPillow product is getting cozier in Minnesota. The Chanhassen-based pillow manufacturing firm is opening a second factory in Shakopee, a 125,000-square-foot facility that…
South Metro
June 24

South metro police blotter, June 26

BURNSVILLEMAY 27Assault. A 44-year-old Eagan man was arrested for assault on the 3300 block of Burnsville Parkway.PRIOR LAKEJUNE 2DWI. A 47-year-old Jordan woman was arrested…
South Metro
June 24
Jordan police officer Shane Schultz visited Jordan Elementary school in 2013 before the “Cops In Schools” program was started.

Proposal to cut Jordan's 'Cops in Schools' stirs safety debate

The City Council scales back the program, which received national media attention after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, amid debate over police vs. resource officers.
South Metro
June 24

Scott County to pilot its first drug court program

The County Board voted to allocate $900,000 for an alternative response to drug-related arrests and incarceration.
South Metro
June 24

$18.3M Eagan apartment sale adds to signs of record pace

An entity related to Manhattan-based Abacus Capital paid $18.3 million in cash for the 188-unit Colonial Village complex on Silver Bell Road in Eagan.
South Metro
June 23

One obstacle to police body cameras: Money

Shakopee is among the cities pinning hopes on federal grant funding.
South Metro
June 23

Better cell coverage is the modern railroad

Remember the “Can you hear me now?” guy? The Verizon ads aired for years featuring the bespectacled protagonist dodging dropped calls and spotty service. (He’s…
South Metro
June 23

Scott County approves new rules for farm wineries, delays wedding barns

The county is one of the first to regulate popular rural events.
South Metro
June 23

Bodycam video shows Burnsville officers fatally shooting man with knife

3 officers who killed man with a knife were cleared.
South Metro
June 22

Tire mark on girl's thigh ties Hastings man to hit-and-run death

The victim's DNA was on a boat trailer the motorist was towing, according to the charges.
South Metro
June 22

South St. Paul police seek public's help in identifying possible shooting suspect

A man was shot and wounded in the Wednesday afternoon incident.
Blogs
June 22

Amazon renovating delivery station in Eagan

According to city documents, Amazon.com is renovating warehouse space in Eagan.