Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

A passionate collector of U.S. presidential memorabilia in Prior Lake has built a replica of the White House Oval Office, complete with the classic four curved doors. "I don't have to get permission to sit here," he said with a smile. "And I don't have to give it up in four years."
South Metro
5:16am

Maplewood to address nightclub's future after 60 gunshots Saturday

Emergency meeting called after 60 shots were fired.
South Metro
5:09am
A road built for growth ends in farmland outside Elko New Market. The city is asking the Met Council to cap its debt from a sewer line.

Exurbs built sewer facilities for growth that never came

An idea by the Metropolitan Council 15 years ago to rein in sprawl by offering wastewater service to rural mini-cities hasn't panned out. It spent upward of $40 million building the sewer pipe for Elko New Market and a wastewater plant in East Bethel that the communities now can't afford.
South Metro
February 18

Man, woman are found dead in Rosemount home

Shooting deaths appear to be result of murder-suicide, police say.
South Metro
February 18

Rollerblade inventor now creates SkyRide, a human-powered roller coaster

The SkyRide technology on display in Waconia aims to "merge commercial fitness to the roller coaster industry."
South Metro
February 18

South metro police blotter, Feb. 19

BURNSVILLE JAN. 4 Drunken driving. A 61-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for drunken driving following a traffic stop on the 12100 block of County…
South Metro
February 17

South metro news briefs: Shakopee tribe donates $4M to American Indian causes

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) last week pledged to donate more than $4 million for American Indian causes in Minnesota and throughout six other…
South Metro
February 17

South St. Paul teacher charged in armed robberies of drugstores

According to the charges, Melanie Sue Parkin displayed a handgun and demanded oxycodone.
South Metro
February 17

Army vet gets new home in Farmington, thanks to foundation, bank

Injured Army veteran Reid Erickson and his family were able to return to Minnesota and all live under the same roof again – thanks to the gift of a donated house.
South Metro
February 16

Stakeholders tapped for $64 million Burnsville landfill cleanup

Cleanup of the closed Burnsville site could cost $64 million.
South Metro
February 16

Janna Marlene Wood, who helped Shakopee police reach out, dies at age 28

Janna Marlene Wood was with the Shakopee Police Department just six months when Halloween rolled around in 2013. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate walked into…
South Metro
February 16

Ramp on 35W at Crosstown reopens after crash

A wreck that had the ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound Crosstown closed has reopened, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.A vehicle and trailer overturned…
South Metro
February 16

Minnesota Zoo revamps how it reaches out to low-income families, and they respond

A new program brought in 63 percent more low-income visitors in 2016
South Metro
February 15

Shakopee High looks into spread of inappropriate sexual photos

Shakopee police investigating the circulation of inappropriate photos of multiple students at Shakopee High School.
Eat & Drink
February 13

Prior Lake bakery invites you to write a valentine the old-fashioned way — on a typewriter

The free event allows customers to write a valentine on several old-school typewriters.
South Metro
February 11

Scarsella trial exhibits show deep-rooted racism before 5 were shot

Texts show that the man convicted of shooting five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis wanted to be part of a "reserve militia" and spoke of shooting blacks.
South Metro
February 11

South metro police blotter, Feb. 12

BURNSVILLE JAN. 6 Disorderly conduct. An 18-year-old Savage man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 600 block of Hwy. 13 E. JORDAN JAN.…
South Metro
February 10

South metro news briefs: New Apple Valley charter school to occupy former Paideia Academy space

A new charter school focused on integrating healthy physical fitness across the curriculum, teamwork and experiential learning will open in the fall of 2017 in…
South Metro
February 10

Shutterfly restructuring leaves 14 jobs unfilled in Shakopee

Move follows a 31 percent decline in profits for last quarter of 2016; city officials take the news in stride.
South Metro
February 10

Immigration officials arrest 9 in Twin Cities suburbs

The action does not signal a broad crackdown, an official says.
South Metro
February 9

Judge: Prejudice fueled Burnsville crackdown on mobile homes

The city's crackdown on carports, awnings and visible garbage cans at a mobile home park was because of ethnic and class prejudice, a judge ruled.