This tag helps residential building owners enforce requirements that pet owners pick up after their animals.

Eagan police credit poop-tracking dog tag with helping return lost purse to pet owner

Apartment resident's disdain for the tag, however, soon turned to appreciation.
South Metro
August 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 18

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
South Metro
August 16

Prior Lake City Manager Michael Plante charged with domestic assault

Plante, who was arrested Wednesday at his Prior Lake home, has been placed on leave with the city.
South Metro
August 15

Authorities ID truck driver killed in crash during morning commute in south metro

The truck driver hit a car from behind on Hwy. 55, authorities said.
South Metro
August 13

Adaptive skiing a splashing good time

Gillette Children's patients went water skied with the help of professionals from the Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team.
South Metro
August 13
Haimanot Gebremedhin, 55, was fatally hit in Inver Grove Heights.

Charges: Driver who hit, killed woman in Dakota County says she thought she struck deer

Police said they collected DNA from smears on the windshield and hood, hair from the windshield, and fibers on the hood.
South Metro
August 13
Charles W. Homich Credit: Dakota County jail

25-year term for man who fatally beat 3-year-old in Eagan foster care

Foster mother already in prison for her role in the boy's death.
South Metro
August 13

Industrial worker in Lakeville gets caught in equipment and is killed

A worker became trapped in equipment and died Monday afternoon at a parts manufacturer in Lakeville, authorities said. The incident occurred at QA1 in the…
South Metro
August 11
Minnesota's Largest Candy Store received an unwelcome visit late at night over the weekend. Credit: Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

2-vehicle wreck sends one crashing into Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

Staff of the business south of Jordan assures customers that "80% of the chocolate table was untouched!"
South Metro
August 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 11

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
South Metro
August 10

Lakeville schools levy aims to bring two sports domes to city

Plan is part of $44 million school levy to go before voters in November.
South Metro
August 9

Debate over release of report raises transparency concerns in Shakopee

Shakopee is divided over releasing an unredacted school district document.
South Metro
August 8
The South Metro Fire Department was called to assist with a search for a person missing in the water at one of the area marinas. Along with a boat, fo

Man dies after falling into water at Inver Grove Heights marina

The man was recovered, taken to Regions and died, authorities said.
South Metro
August 8
This photo shows some components of the necklace taken at airport security, including a hollowed cartridge with a personal engraving and a letter from

Airport security to return confiscated keepsake necklace to former Marine from Eagan

TSA agents had seized a hollowed-out cartridge from a necklace Monday at Reagan National Airport in Washington.
South Metro
August 6

Driver pleads guilty to intentionally running over Eagan couple

Jonna Kojo Armartey, 37, pleaded guilty to two charges of second-degree murder for killing a husband and wife.
South Metro
August 5
An officer teared up at the funeral for Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick in 2014. After the shooting, West St. Paul officers involved in t

West St. Paul police focus on officers' mental health, wellness

The department in West St. Paul requires officers to meet with a counselor annually.
South Metro
August 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 4

AFTON JUNE 25 Property damage. A white pickup truck was reported “whipping donuts” on the Belwin Conservancy property, 1553 Stagecoach Trail, causing damage later…
South Metro
August 1
South Metro
July 31

St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights names interim headmaster

Former graduate, Coast Guard officer will fill post as search continues.
South Metro
July 30

West St. Paul police arrest 2 men in connection with fatal shooting

The suspects from Little Canada and Oakdale are jailed and awaiting second-degree murder charges.
South Metro
July 27
First- and second-graders, at top, were on a nature scavenger hunt, part of Lakeville’s “Launch into Learning” program.

Summer school steps outside the classroom

Metro area districts' enrichment and academic offerings are broader than ever.