A white-tailed deer doe crosses a meadow in the fall

Virus found on Minn. deer farm inflicting quick, suspicious deaths

There are no known health risks to humans from the finding in a captive herd, the state Board of Animal Health said.
South Metro
October 18

Prior Lake college freshman found dead in S.D. dorm died of heart defect

The mother of a Prior Lake teen who was found dead in his South Dakota dorm room Wednesday has announced that the college freshman…
South Metro
October 18
Damien Agboola waited for a cab to pick him up after being released from the Dakota County jail in 2017.

New program helps released Dakota County jail inmates get home

Initiative provides buses from Hastings and a $5 Metro Transit pass.
South Metro
October 17

West St. Paul apartment fire leaves one person dead

Authorities have yet to indicate how the fire started.
South Metro
October 17

Gilbert Baldwin, business owner and passionate photographer, dies at 69

Baldwin died Sept. 19 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville a month after his cancer was diagnosed.
South Metro
October 16

Friends and relatives grieve for women who died in drowning in car

Friends and relatives grieved at Garden of Eden Cemetery for Zeynab (Hapsa) Abdalla, one of two cousins who drowned when their car veered off and submerged in a freezing pond.
South Metro
October 16
Members of the Somali-American community arrived at the scene to look over the small pond where the bodies of Bushra Abdi and Zeynab ìHapsaî Abdalla

Teen cousins accidentally drowned in Chaska pond

Their car veered off the road into the water. Family and friends who stood vigil prepared to gather again to bury the women.
South Metro
October 15
Gregory Greseth

Two-vehicle crash kills Air Force veteran northwest of Rochester

A funeral will be held this week for an Air Force veteran and father of three who died in a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Minnesota.…
South Metro
October 15

Pickup fatally strikes man on county road in Norwood Young America

A pickup truck driver struck and killed a man in Norwood Young America last week, authorities said. The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Thursday on…
South Metro
October 15
Bushra Abdi (left) and Zeynab (Hapsa) Abdalla both 19, had been missing since early Saturday.

After frantic search, bodies of 2 missing women found in Chaska

Two bodies were pulled from a murky pond in Chaska late Sunday, bringing a frantic two-day search for two 19-year-old cousins and best friends from Shakopee to a tragic end.
South Metro
October 13

Metro police blotter, Oct. 14

ANDOVERSEPT. 26Theft. A 1975 Ford Bronco was stolen from a garage in the 15400 block of Potawatomi Street NW. The keys had been left…
South Metro
October 12

3 face multiple felony charges in Twin Cities armed robberies

Police caught up with the trio after they allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a police cruiser.
South Metro
October 10

Police: Armed robbery suspects crashed stolen vehicle into Apple Valley police cruiser

Two adult males and one teenage boy have been arrested.
South Metro
October 9

Rosemount educator resigns after 'kill Kavanaugh' tweet

The staff member's resignation followed a school investigation.
South Metro
October 9

Rosemount educator on leave after tweeting 'kill Kavanaugh?'

The FBI in Minneapolis confirmed it is aware of tweet, which has since been deleted.
South Metro
October 6

Metro police blotter, Oct. 7

CIRCLE PINES SEPT. 18 Child found. Officers responded to a report of a 3-year-old boy found alone in the 500 block of Village Parkway.…
Variety
October 5
As darkness fell, Andrea Goldberg finished up carving a giant pumpkin.

5,000 carved Halloween pumpkins light up Minnesota Zoo for first time

The gourds will be glimmering from within by LED lights every night through Halloween as part of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
South Metro
October 4

Hastings officer who fatally shot man is ID'd

Officer Geoff Latsch, who is on leave, has been with the department three years, the Minnesota BCA said.
South Metro
October 3

Warm October day at an apple orchard

Wednesday started off as a nice day for outdoors activities before turning stormy.
South Metro
October 3

State Farm to lay off 88 workers in Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights claims center is closing, part of a streamlining of operations nationally for the insurer.
South Metro
October 2
Rep. Keith Ellison

Dakota County attorney won't take up Ellison case, urges police investigation

Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal forwarded the DFL Party's report to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom to avoid a conflict of interest. Backstrom said he would review only findings by law enforcement.