In Shakopee, Sioux finding ways to recycle rainwater

In Shakopee, Sioux finding ways to recycle rainwater

The project will reuse storm runoff for residential lawns.
South Metro
May 28

At least 2 die on Minnesota roads as holiday weekend begins

The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks what traditionally is a deadly period for traffic in Minnesota.
South Metro
May 27

Longtime sheriff adds fourth Minnesota county to his list

Don Gudmundson has been sheriff in four Minnesota counties
South Metro
May 26

South metro police blotter, May 28

JORDAN MAY 2 Theft. An officer responded to a gas station on the 100 block of Broadway Street S. regarding a gas theft. The…
South Metro
May 26

South metro news briefs: Le Sueur lures away Shakopee's economic development director

Samantha DiMaggio, Shakopee’s economic development coordinator for four years, has accepted the job of economic development director for Le Sueur, a city about 60 miles…
South Metro
May 26

Kangaroo or crickets? New jerky store opens in Eagan outlet mall

At Eagan center, jerky store sells exotic snacks and helps mall stand out over ubiquitous rivals.
South Metro
May 26
A pair of red kangaroos box with each other Friday at the Minnesota Zo...

Take a walk through the Australian Outback — at the Minnesota Zoo

In total, 18 kangaroos and 18 smaller wallabies — as well as nearly a dozen joeys nursing in pouches — will roam the 5-acre parcel.
South Metro
May 25

Driver strikes MnDOT 'crash truck' protecting workers in Bloomington

Patrol said the motorist was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the truck along Hwy. 77.
South Metro
May 24

Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Football leader is running as a DFLer, hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis.
South Metro
May 24

Our changing region: See how the Twin Cities has changed in 50 years

The Twin Cities has changed dramatically since the founding of the Met Council 50 years ago.
South Metro
May 22

Eagan teacher collapses, dies during rugged North Shore race

Eagan teacher Jon Mathson, 41, collapsed during the Superior Trail Race on the North Shore.
South Metro
May 21

'Extreme alcohol consumption' at Carleton tied to initiation; 13 suspended

School cited "extreme alcohol consumption" that "resulted in harm" in letter outlining punishment.
South Metro
May 20

Fugitive wanted in Faribault assault arrested at a Missouri liquor tasting

Matthew Dale Ceplecha, wanted since April, was on his way back to the Rice County jail.
South Metro
May 20

Popular Cars and Coffee event moves from Chanhassen to Shakopee

After outgrowing the Chanhassen AutoMotorPlex, the monthly show will have room to expand at Canterbury Park.
South Metro
May 19

South metro police blotter, May 21

JORDAN APRIL 19 Theft. Li­cense plates were sto­len off a ve­hi­cle on Tri­an­gle Lane. APRIL 24 Theft. A woman re­port­ed $600 was miss­ing…
South Metro
May 19

South metro briefs: Shakopee bolsters fire department with five new hires

After a rigorous selection process beginning in January, Shakopee officials hired five new paid on-call firefighters. The men — Keith Jellinger, Andy Toczek, Brad Horsmann,…
South Metro
May 19

After 9 years and $3.9 million, Dakota County closes on long-awaited nature parcel

Darvan Acres, 108-acres of land in Inver Grove Heights, now has its conservation easement.
South Metro
May 18

Vikings mulling moving training camp from Mankato to Eagan in 2018

The Vikings acknowledged Wednesday they could move training camp to Eagan as early as 2018. The team showed off its new under-construction headquarters to reporters on Wednesday.
Data Drop
May 17
Downtown Minneapolis has a new addition to the skyline in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties

The latest Met Council estimates show strong growth in the central cities, though the region as a whole has kept pace, too.
South Metro
May 17

Inmates, Dakota County struggle with transit from jail in Hastings

It's enough of a concern that county officials are now meeting to look at the problem, which has some hitchhiking or walking along Hwy. 55.
South Metro
May 17
Annika Sorenstam right ,and Thad Layton golf course architect looked o...

New subdivision at Lake Elmo golf course raises questions of affordability

The latest skirmish in a decades-old battle between Lake Elmo and the Metropolitan Council led to a recommendation Monday to green-light another upscale development in…