Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

Annual 'Farm Babies' exhibit opens to the public on Friday.
South Metro
March 23

A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

This Old Horse makes room for two blind mares and their young injured friend.
South Metro
March 23

Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.
South Metro
March 20

Minnesota Zoo chief focusing on 'feasibility'

After a year at the helm, Minnesota Zoo director John Frawley has crafted a new vision for the institution's future, scaling back plans for an ambitious expansion campaign that seemed out of reach while refocusing on programming that connects visitors to nature.
South Metro
March 18

Prehistoric artifacts discovered on Coney Island at Lake Waconia Park

Archaeologists unexpectedly find prehistoric artifacts in regional park, prompting another dig.
South Metro
March 18

South metro police blotter, March 19

BURNSVILLE FEB. 19 Weapon. A 27-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality on the 2700 block of…
South Metro
March 18

South metro news briefs: Final leg approved for Mississippi Regional Trail

Dakota County’s physical development committee at its March 14 meeting approved plans for the last segment of the Mississippi Regional Trail, which will cover a…
South Metro
March 18

Nonprofit opens boutique in Shakopee School District offices

A student and her mother team up to offer at-risk girls a chance to shop for a free outfit.
South Metro
March 15

Documentando el Odio: Comparte tu historia

No existen datos confiables sobre la naturaleza o prevalencia de crímenes e incidentes de odio. Por eso necesitamos tu ayuda.
South Metro
March 15

Documenting Hate: Tell us your story

There is no reliable national data on the nature or prevalence of hate crimes and bias incidents, so we need your help.
South Metro
March 15
The planned Orange Line, a $150 million bus-rapid transit project alon...

Dakota County vote blocks dissolution of transit board

County says CTIB owes it $29M, and won't budge until the money's paid.
South Metro
March 14

Big rig: Mdewakanton Sioux bet on first-of-its-kind, 3-in-1 fire truck

The new vehicle might be the only one in the U.S. to combine fire, rescue and ladder features in a truck.
South Metro
March 14

Shakopee school officials notifiy staff over $4.5 million budget error

The superintendent's e-mail said that a miscalculation caused by "human error" meant that school officials had to cut spending for the rest of this school year and look hard at next year's budget.
South Metro
March 14

Online searches led serial burglar to metro homes while residents were out

The longtime criminal connected the dots, starting with license plates of people parked outside Guthrie and Chanhassen theaters.
South Metro
March 13

Level 3 sex offender captured, charged with impregnating Twin Cities preteen girl

After more than two weeks of pursuit, law enforcement captured a Level 3 sex offender who was wanted in Dakota County on charges that he…
South Metro
March 13

Florida cop fired for accidental killing of Twin Cities retiree during demo

A Florida police officer who had been on administrative leave since the accidental shooting death last August of a retired Twin Cities school librarian was…
South Metro
March 13

Historic abandoned island in Carver County prepares to welcome new visitors

Coney Island in Lake Waconia, once a summer attraction, will become part of a new park.
South Metro
March 11

South metro briefs, March 12

After debating the issue for more than a decade, the Lakeville City Council voted unanimously March 6 to increase the length of its mayoral term…
Music
March 11

Record label provides students a voice in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district

Student's vision creates an opportunity for her peers to create music, learn the business.
South Metro
March 11

South metro police blotter, March 12

BURNSVILLEFEB. 9Drunken driving. A 27-year-old St. Louis Park man was arrested for drunken driving, speeding, failure to drive in a single lane, driving without…
South Metro
March 10

Winter storm could bring 4-8 inches of snow to southern Minn.

The storm likely will sweep an area from St. Cloud to Minneapolis to Red Wing, according to the watch issued by the Weather Service.