The Rev. Wes Feltner, lead pastor at Berean Baptist Church.

Burnsville church roiled by charges that pastor had inappropriate relationships with teens years ago

The allegations against the Rev. Wes Feltner have shaken the congregation at his south metro megachurch, resulting in his taking a leave and removing him from consideration by a church in Tennessee.
South Metro
November 14
CenterPoint says an "incomplete installation of a regulator station and an associated pipeline" was the cause of an interruption of gas service in Sha

Contractor's mistake led to gas outage in Shakopee, utility says

The problem happened at a regulator station built last summer, CenterPoint said.
South Metro
November 13
Isak Aden was killed during a standoff with police in Eagan on July 2.

Police who shot man during standoff in Eagan are deemed justified in use of deadly force

Isak Aden was fatally shot on July 2 after he threatened a woman with a gun and held police at bay
South Metro
November 13
This tanker truck was pulled over on Nov. 4 by a police officer in Eagan who saw the man behind the wheel on his cellphone for at least a quarter-mile

Minn. officials see surge in distracted driving despite hands-free law

After a few months and less publicity about the new hands-free law, "sure enough, that awareness seems to have worn off."
South Metro
November 13

Inver Grove Heights woman killed in southern Minnesota crash

It happened early Tuesday at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and 430th Avenue in Blooming Grove Township in Waseca County.
South Metro
November 12
About 600 CenterPoint natural gas customers in the Shakopee area lost service Monday night.

A second natural gas outage in Twin Cities leaves customers in the cold

Service was restored gradually, and by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday all but 17 customers were back online, a CenterPoint spokesman said.
South Metro
November 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 10

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
South Metro
November 8
Elizabeth Mann

U student found safe after two days missing in India, relatives say

Elizabeth Mann is safe and heading back to Minnesota soon, family members say.
South Metro
November 6

After Eagan boy's death, residents want pedestrian safety improvements on Diffley Road

Residents want a stretch of Diffley Road designated as a school zone to lower speed limits.
South Metro
November 6
A vehicle left the road and rolled over Wednesday morning on Hwy. 52 at Thompson Avenue in South St. Paul.

Snow causes spinouts in south metro; cold wave next week

Winterlike air will move in by Sunday, dropping temps into the teens and 20s for highs.
South Metro
November 2

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 3

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
South Metro
November 2

Eagan boy, 13, killed after bicycle struck by car

Patric Vitek was a seventh-grader at Dakota Hills.
South Metro
November 2
Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen said the proposal “does not appear it could meet applicable statutory requirements."

Minn. DNR: 'Virtually no scenario' for shipping water to Southwest

The response came amid widespread shock and concern over the water shipment plan proposed by Empire Building Investments Inc., the real estate arm of Lakeville-based Progressive Rail.
South Metro
October 31

Lakeville railroad proposes drilling wells and shipping Minnesota water to the Southwest

A railway wants to ship 500M gallons a year from wells in Dakota County.
South Metro
October 31
Taje Smith-Perry

Charges: Teen directed burglary 'empire' across Twin Cities metro area

An abandoned car, its doors wide open, and a purse lying on the street in a quiet Eagan neighborhood were the first clues that something…
South Metro
October 31

Woman, 84, run over and killed walking in West St. Paul street

An 84-year-old woman walking in the street in her West St. Paul neighborhood was run over and killed Wednesday, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly…
South Metro
October 31
A rendering of Fastenal Co.'s new office building in Winona.

Fastenal plans new office building on downtown Winona riverfront

The industrial supplies company has 1,800 staff scattered across the city.
South Metro
October 29
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, right, and Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, listened to prisoners’ stories about being separated from their

Minnesota lawmakers urge changes for moms behind bars

Officials want imprisoned moms to have more time with kids.
South Metro
October 28
Prior Lake Mayor Kirt Briggs and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribal Chairman Charles Vig pose for a picture inside the new water treatment center.

In unusual collaboration, tribe, Prior Lake build water plant

Despite making "extensive practical sense," collaboration between tribes and local governments on infrastructure projects remains "less common than it should be," said UMD Prof. Joseph Bauerkemper. In this case, the joint water treatment plant will save the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux and city of Prior Lake millions.
South Metro
October 28
Jeremy Carpenter

Charges: St. Paul gang rift suspected in gunfire that killed man, wounded his 4-year-old

A 22-year-old south metro man has been charged with fatally shooting a suspected gang rival in the back of the head in St. Paul and…
South Metro
October 27

Man stabbed while riding Green Line train in Minneapolis on Sunday

The suspect was booked into the Hennepin County jail.