Dakota County Fair offers more intimate experience than huge State Fair

Dakota County Fair offers more intimate experience than huge State Fair

At popular heritage village, nostalgia mingles with education and fun.
South Metro
August 17

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.
South Metro
August 15

Dakota County Fair visitors upset by Confederate flags as prizes

Midway prize angers some fairgoers; game booth pulls "symbol of hatred."
South Metro
August 14
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Way cleared for Southwest LRT project to seek nearly $1B from feds

Talks with Met Council clear way for project to apply for $929 million in federal money.
South Metro
August 12

Goodhue County crash kills 22-year-old Iowa man

Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the semi-car crash.
South Metro
August 11

South metro police blotter, Aug. 13

BURNSVILLE JULY 3 Drugs. A 20-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for possession of marijuana on Burnsville Parkway and Knox Drive. JULY 7 Assault.…
South Metro
August 11

South metro news briefs: Shakopee sells former burial ground back to tribe

The City Council last week approved selling a 3-acre parcel back to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) for $100,000 after an archaeological survey indicated…
South Metro
August 11

St. Francis slashes ER wait times with online check-in

St. Francis hopes system will reduce wait times.
South Metro
August 9

Charge: After moving in to help aunt in West St. Paul after surgery, niece kills her

The defendant admitted to the killing, according to prosecutors.
South Metro
August 9

Charge: Driver's BAC was 0.266 when going wrong way, killing bride-to-be

The victim, an Iowa attorney. was heading home from the Bruno Mars concert in the Twin Cities.
South Metro
August 7

Wrong-way SUV driver near Northfield kills bride-to-be in car

Alcohol use by the man driving the Lincoln Navigator is cited by the patrol as a factor in the crash.
South Metro
August 7

ID'd: Twin Cities motorist who fatally rear-ended SUV driver in N.D.

A Twin Cities motorist in North Dakota struck an SUV from behind, killing the driver, on a North Dakota interstate, authorities said.
South Metro
August 6
Jesse Richard hugged his aunt, Patty Thornton, after she arrived at Ca...

On a Jordan hilltop, young man puts together pieces of family he never knew

Jesse Richard had gone through life never knowing his father, a Marine killed in a barracks fire at a Japanese training base in October 1979.
South Metro
August 5

A late reprieve from Abraham Lincoln saved Dakota elder

Round Wind's conversion to Christianity, his age (about 65) and the sketchy testimony of two young German boys at his murder trial were among the factors.
South Metro
August 5

Park placards inform the public about Shakopee's lesser-known history

Heritage Society is installing signs highlighting the city's little-known history.
South Metro
August 4

South metro police blotter, Aug. 6

JORDAN JULY 17 Nuisance. Officers responded to the 200 block of Broadway Street on a report of juveniles breaking bottles behind a business. The…
South Metro
August 4

South metro news briefs: Vikings amenities plan is approved

The City Council recently approved plazas, trails and a land bridge for the expansive 200-acre development in Eagan where the Minnesota Vikings will relocate their…
South Metro
August 4

Vaudevillian and saxophonist Ruben Haugen, 91, taught hundreds of Minnesota woodwind players

In his eight decades as a professional musician, Haugen left a sonic mark on the Midwestern music scene.
South Metro
August 2

Man found fatally stabbed in South St. Paul; hunt on for 3 suspects who fled

The killing occurred overnight; the suspects drove from the scene.
South Metro
August 2

Man charged with fatally shooting Minneapolis man in front of his children

James Woodard, also wanted in Scott County, is accused of killing Divittin Hoskins in front of his children.
South Metro
August 2

Recycling workers find $21K in safe stolen from Hopkins market

The safe and money, stolen July 23, was found at Republic Services recycling center in Inver Grove Heights.