New automated henhouse yields golden egg for Twin Cities-area farmer

New automated henhouse yields golden egg for Twin Cities-area farmer

A modern new henhouse is paying off at Brand Farms in Empire Township.
South Metro
March 26

Victoria residents roiled over council members' legal fees

City paid $43K in legal fees for council members who broke open-meeting law.
South Metro
March 26

Robber hits bank inside Cub grocery in Burnsville

Burnsville police are looking for the man who robbed the TCF branch inside Cub Foods just off Hwy. 13, east of Nicollet Avenue, on Thursday.…
South Metro
March 25

Authorities search for tree-killing vandals in Eagan

At least seven trees have been stripped of a ring of bark that mean almost certain death.
South Metro
March 25

1850s Hastings pioneer handed down the hospitality gene

If there were a hospitality gene, it must have careened down six generations from Mahala Felton to Rita Walker. Considered the first white woman settler…
South Metro
March 25
Chris Neugent is the President and CEO of Post Consumer Brands. He is...

Two years later, Post is settled into the home of Malt-O-Meal (and Cheerios)

Tucked into a small, beige business park in south Lakeville, the headquarters for the nation's third-largest cereal company is easy to miss.
South Metro
March 24

South metro police blotter, March 26

BURNSVILLE FEB. 11 Drugs. A 22-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for possible possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance and driving…
South Metro
March 24

South metro news briefs: South St. Paul ordinance would authorize smaller house numbers

The first reading of a new ordinance amendment on March 20 says slightly smaller house numbers are acceptable in South St. Paul. City code currently…
South Metro
March 24

Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
South Metro
March 24

A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

This Old Horse makes room for two blind mares and their young injured friend.
South Metro
March 23

Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

Annual 'Farm Babies' exhibit opens to the public on Friday.
South Metro
March 23

Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.
South Metro
March 20

Minnesota Zoo chief focusing on 'feasibility'

After a year at the helm, Minnesota Zoo director John Frawley has crafted a new vision for the institution's future, scaling back plans for an ambitious expansion campaign that seemed out of reach while refocusing on programming that connects visitors to nature.
South Metro
March 18

Prehistoric artifacts discovered on Coney Island at Lake Waconia Park

Archaeologists unexpectedly find prehistoric artifacts in regional park, prompting another dig.
South Metro
March 18

South metro police blotter, March 19

BURNSVILLE FEB. 19 Weapon. A 27-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality on the 2700 block of…
South Metro
March 18

South metro news briefs: Final leg approved for Mississippi Regional Trail

Dakota County’s physical development committee at its March 14 meeting approved plans for the last segment of the Mississippi Regional Trail, which will cover a…
South Metro
March 18

Nonprofit opens boutique in Shakopee School District offices

A student and her mother team up to offer at-risk girls a chance to shop for a free outfit.
South Metro
March 15

Documentando el Odio: Comparte tu historia

No existen datos confiables sobre la naturaleza o prevalencia de crímenes e incidentes de odio. Por eso necesitamos tu ayuda.
South Metro
March 15

Documenting Hate: Tell us your story

There is no reliable national data on the nature or prevalence of hate crimes and bias incidents, so we need your help.
South Metro
March 15
The planned Orange Line, a $150 million bus-rapid transit project alon...

Dakota County vote blocks dissolution of transit board

County says CTIB owes it $29M, and won't budge until the money's paid.
South Metro
March 14

Big rig: Mdewakanton Sioux bet on first-of-its-kind, 3-in-1 fire truck

The new vehicle might be the only one in the U.S. to combine fire, rescue and ladder features in a truck.