Diane and Roger Peterson

Man sentenced to 47 years in deaths of Eagan couple he hit with minivan

Jonna Armartey used his vehicle as a weapon to target two complete strangers, authorities say.
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Gunfire severely damaged this South St. Paul squad car in July 2018. Credit: South St. Paul Police Department

Man pleads guilty to shooting 2 South St. Paul officers during eviction

The gunman has a history of mental illness, was angry over being evicted.
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October 13
An ice sculpture at the opening of a Cub Foods in Oakdale in 2017.

Cub Foods joins other stores in asking customers not to openly carry guns

The grocery chain also said it would no longer sell e-cigarettes or vaporizers.
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October 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 13

ANDOVER SEPT. 7 Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of a woman being belligerent in the drive-through at McDonald’s, 13731 Round Lake…
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October 12
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October 11
Katrina Marie Aliff

Charges: South Carolina woman kidnapped, assaulted South St. Paul girl she met online

Katrina Marie Alif allegedly drove from South Carolina to pick up the girl, who is under 12
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October 11
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says there are “no modern Indians in textbooks.”

Shakopee Sioux announce $5 million campaign to boost Indian education in Minnesota schools

It will fund classroom resources, training.
South Metro
October 10
Safety Signs vice president Jay Blanchard, right, his wife, company president Sue Blanchard, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, laughed as they tried

In Lakeville, Vice President Mike Pence praises 'extraordinary period' of economic prosperity

Pence says Trump's economic policies have helped small businesses like Safety Signs.
South Metro
October 9
Terri Stephenson, Michael Serres

Judge orders years of Valentine's Day reminders for driver whose Feb. 14 crash killed partner

Drunken driver's partner died in a rollover crash after a holiday night out.
South Metro
October 9

Man threw punches, companion fired fatal shot in downtown Minneapolis confrontation, charges say

Tyler D. Walker allegedly initiated the physical confrontation.
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October 8
Ted Gladhill, of Eagan, said he’s seen 1,000 planes fly over his home in a month and 92 in a single day.

Frustrated Eagan residents seek reprieve from airplane rumbles

City wants FAA to give peace and quiet a chance.
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October 8

Prior Lake HS student arrested after arriving at school with BB gun, knife

Police arrested the 16-year-old about 1½ miles to the north of the high school.
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October 7
The two teen siblings were hit on Sept. 30 when a vehicle hit pedestrians before smashing into a bakery on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Cecilia Speranz

Siblings hit by carjacker in Minneapolis making progress; sister still in hospital with brain injury

Two teenage siblings injured when a carjacker crashed into them are making progress, though the woman who was hit remains hospitalized, according to their father’s…
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October 2
Credit: Provided by Transport America

Trucker wins $22,500 from Eagan employer in rift over his service dog riding along

Transport America agreed to pay the amount to trucker Matthew Ellison, 30, of Linton, N.D., as well as revise its policies.
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October 2
Access to westbound Hwy. 55 was blocked Wednesday in Inver Grove Heights after a fatal crash. Credit: Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic c

Driver runs red light in Inver Grove Heights is hit twice and killed

Car's driver was hit first by a pickup truck and then a semi, the patrol said.
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October 2

Medical emergency suspected in fatal crash southeast of Prior Lake

The SUV went off the road, through a ditch and hit some trees.
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September 30

Dump truck driver crashes into utility pole in Rosemount and dies

A driver crashed his dump truck into a utility pole in Rosemount and was killed, authorities said Monday.The wreck happened about 12:05 p.m. Saturday in…
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September 29
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September 28

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 29

ANDOVER AUG. 23 Theft. A Yeti brand tumbler was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13900 block of Ivywood Street. AUG. 26
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September 22
Xcel Energy issued this scam alert recently in hopes of thwarting thieves.

Eagan sounds the alarm over surge in phone scams duping citizens

The southeast metro suburb had more reports in June-July than in the first five months of 2019.
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September 19
A fatal shooting occurred soon after passengers on this party bus exited in March 2018. Credit: Inver Grove Heights Police Department

Shooter gets 10 years for gang-related killing outside party bus in Dakota County

He is one of four teens who have pleaded guilty for their roles in the death of a 19-year-old St. Paul man.