Isak Aden was killed during a standoff with police in Eagan on July 2.

Minnesota BCA identifies officers who fired at man in fatal Eagan standoff

Isak Aden threatened a woman with a handgun and refused to drop his weapon in a four-hour encounter, the agency said.
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The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district is weighing a $19 million levy increase. Above, kindergarteners watched a show during snack time at Glacier

Two metro school districts will ask voters to help stave off steep cuts

Amid cuts, districts plan to put referendums on the ballot in November.
South Metro
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Packages passed down a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee.

A few Amazon workers in Shakopee strike on Prime Day

Organizers say pace at Shakopee plant is too fast and employees are getting hurt
South Metro
July 14

West St. Paul man likely set own house on fire

The man was then taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
South Metro
July 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 14

AFTON JUNE 8 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 2100 block of Stagecoach Trail reported seeing a shiny object in the woods but was…
South Metro
July 12

West St. Paul homicide victim identified

Lawrence Terrence Renfro, 21, of West St. Paul, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner.
South Metro
July 10
A State Trooper conducted a field sobriety test on a driver he stopped for a traffic violation in south Minneapolis.

No right to lawyer for DWI suspects served search warrant for blood, high court rules

State justices OK blood test without legal counsel.
South Metro
July 10
Brig. Gen. Stefanie Horvath embraced her mother, Catherine Horvath, as her wife Christy Starks looked on during a promotion ceremony Tuesday in Rosemo

'There are no limitations.' Minnesota salutes new brigadier general

"There are no limitations," Stefanie Horvath said shortly before a ceremony in front of family, friends, Minnesota Guard colleagues and dignitaries that included Gov. Tim Walz.
South Metro
July 9

West St. Paul police are investigating a possible homicide

A friend found a 21-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds in his apartment.
South Metro
July 9
Tan and white pit bull dog in shelter.

Savage addresses its No. 2 problem, telling dog owners to #ScoopThePoop

The city started its whimsical campaign to encourage pet waste pickup on July 1.
South Metro
July 9

Burnsville coin dealer gets prison time for sale of bogus coins

According to plea documents, Skog stole more than $57,000 from his customers and had planned to sell 275 more counterfeit coins for $235,000.
South Metro
July 8
The scene around bar close in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. ] Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Steve Fletcher wants to

Calls for more cops grow as authorities ID man fatally shot in downtown Minneapolis

Shakopee man is third homicide victim since Memorial Day weekend in downtown Mpls.
South Metro
July 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 7

FRIDLEY JUNE 7 Fire. An officer responded to a report of negligent burning at a home in the 6000 block of Central Avenue NE.…
South Metro
July 5
A school bus in northeast Minneapolis in 2017. School officials turning to apps to track buses expect them to be particularly useful in the winter, wh

Minneapolis, Rosemount schools to debut bus-tracking apps

"Here Comes the Bus" will provide real-time updates about when school buses are nearing scheduled stops — and when they're running late.
South Metro
July 5

Two die in crashes on south-metro roads

Two men died in crashes on Minnesota roads Wednesday and Thursday, authorities said Friday. John Franklin Hall, 68, of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., was killed about…
South Metro
July 3
Isak Aden

Man killed during exchange of gunfire with officers in Eagan is identified

The 23-year-old was from Columbia Heights, state officials said.
South Metro
July 3

Goat yoga on the farm

Yoga class that included the company of goats at the Gray Hobby Farm in Prior Lake. The class began in May with two sessions every Wednesday.
South Metro
July 3
The area near a standoff in Eagan on Tuesday night.

Domestic assault suspect fatally shot after standoff in Eagan

Police believe he assaulted a woman, then fled.
South Metro
July 2
The Radisson Blu at Mall of America is running a pilot program this summer to explore panic button options for Radisson hotels.

More hotels looking into issuing panic buttons to workers as a security measure

At union's urging, it's a trend that's picking up steam in state, nation.
South Metro
July 1
A white tiger at a sanctuary in Florida. Tigers from Illinois-based All Things Wild will not be shown at the Dakota County Fair this year.

Controversial white tiger exhibit nixed at Dakota County Fair

Dakota County Fair organizers voted unanimously Monday night to terminate a contract that would have brought a controversial white tiger exhibit to the fair in…
South Metro
June 29
“It wasn’t a healthy policy,” Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said.

Shakopee women's prison to discontinue 'no-touch' policy

Corrections commissioner says "a more humane approach" is needed.