Isaac M. Aboki

Onetime Burnsville nursing home aide charged with sexually assaulting vulnerable resident

The staffer was caught on top of the woman, investigators said.
South Metro
August 15
Michael Herkal

Apple Valley infant's death to upgrade charges against dad

Charges will soon be upgraded against the man, according to prosecutors.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
South Metro
August 14

District buys land for new Rosemount elementary school

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
South Metro
August 14
A bus at MVTA bus station on Cedar Avenue in Apple Valley.

MVTA eyes service cuts, route changes in south suburbs

If OK'd, changes would begin in November.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
South Metro
August 9

Motorcycle passenger killed in 3-vehicle crash in Goodhue County

Neither of the people on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, the State Patrol said.
South Metro
August 9
A rendering of Canterbury Commons public space

Canterbury Park gets final OK for luxury housing, commercial development

Construction of Canterbury Commons, a gated luxury housing complex at the Shakopee racetrack, is expected to begin this fall.
South Metro
August 9
Former quarry in Shakopee will become site of luxury apartments

Former quarry in Shakopee will become site of luxury apartments

Redevelopment of a city-owned site downtown along the Minnesota River is underway with an agreement on a plan for 125 market-rate apartment units.
South Metro
August 8
A large crowd watched two knights battle at the end of the jousting competition.

Renaissance Festival faces sexual harassment, hostile-workplace suit

Festival managers deny the allegations, say they have no knowledge of inappropriate behavior.
South Metro
August 7

Lawn mower racing is big at the Dakota County fairgrounds

Lawn mower racing is big at the Dakota County fairgrounds racetrack.
South Metro
August 7
This vehicle rammed into a rear door to a Lakeville gun shop.

Burglars bash way into Lakeville gun shop with vehicle, steal firearms

This is at least the third time Twin Cities gun shops have been targeted by thieves.
South Metro
August 6

West St. Paul will ask voters to approve local sales tax

In debt from the Robert Street reconstruction, city will ask voters to OK levy.
South Metro
August 5
MVTA bus

New bus service will help Dakota County Technical College students get to school

Existing MVTA route will now extend to the community college, located in Rosemount.
South Metro
August 4

Metro area police blotter, Aug. 5

BLAINE JUNE 26 Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a peacock on the roof of a home in the 3300 block of…
South Metro
August 3
Doug Arneson became emotional while talking about his uncle, Navy Cmdr. John Micheel, who was shot down during the Korean War. At left is a painting o

65 years after pilot vanished, family hopes for answers

Repatriation of Korean War remains renews Minnesota nephew's hopes.
South Metro
August 2

Apple Valley man killed when pickup veers off highway in Eagan

A 59-year-old Apple Valley man was killed Thursday when the pickup he was driving ran off the road, hit a guardrail and rolled down an…
South Metro
August 2
Waterslide at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center.

Charge: 18-year-old pushed boy off 32-foot high Apple Valley waterslide

An 18-year-old man has been charged with pushing an 8-year-old boy off a waterslide in Apple Valley, sending the youngster plummeting more than 30 feet…
South Metro
August 2
The Apple Valley Aquatic Center closed early Tuesday afternoon after an 18-year-old allegedly pushed an 8-year-old boy off a water slide.

Maple Grove man suspected of pushing 8-year-old off Apple Valley waterslide

The boy is in stable condition after falling 31 feet to the ground, police say.
South Metro
August 2
A 911 operator answers emergency calls at a Minneapolis dispatch center.

Cause of 911 call disruption remains a mystery

The afternoon outage hit police and county law enforcement departments across the Twin Cities metro area and around Minnesota. Officials are sharing alternative numbers to call in case of emergency.
South Metro
July 31
A close-up of the picture of slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick that is etched on his memorial.

Slain Mendota Heights officer gets monument on anniversary of his death

A committee considered the most fitting site for a permanent monument to Scott Patrick, killed in 2014.