After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

After a 30-year absence, Minn. band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The band, and more than 300 parents, made the trek to New York for the honor.
South Metro
November 21

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison.
South Metro
November 21

Woman aims to protect American Indian burial site in South St. Paul

Owner of plots near Kaposia cemetery has no plans to disturb land, but worries persist.
South Metro
November 20

Boy trying to hop on train in St. Paul loses foot; he slipped out of sleepover

The 7-year-old was visiting relatives; children under 15 are subject to a 10 p.m. curfew in St. Paul.
South Metro
November 19

Oromo group decries 'ongoing genocide' in Ethiopia

New group wants Americans to more forcefully oppose alleged abuses in Ethiopia.
South Metro
November 17

South metro police blotter, Nov. 19

BURNSVILLE OCT. 10 Theft. A 19-year-old White Bear Lake woman was arrested for theft after she was caught shoplifting at Macy’s, 14251 Burnhaven Dr.…
South Metro
November 17

South metro news briefs: Eagan OKs goat grazing to control problem plants

Eagan is the first suburb to allow rented goat grazing as a means to curb buckthorn and other invasive species, according to city documents. Increasingly,…
South Metro
November 17

Shakopee man cancels his toy drive after storage unit dispute with city

Storage unit runs afoul of Shakopee rules, leading to cancellation of annual holiday rite.
South Metro
November 15

Shakopee woman dies in head-on collision with truck in Jordan

A Shakopee woman died in a head-on collision in Jordan Wednesday evening, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Barbara Joan Fashant, 67, was driving a 2003…
South Metro
November 15

Prior Lake man pleads guilty to sex assault at bar near U

A Prior Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a popular bar near the University of Minnesota pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Benjamin E.…
South Metro
November 14

Ex-Shakopee superintendent charged with embezzlement

Rod Thompson,who resigned in June amid outrage over his alleged misuse of district credit cards, was charged Tuesday with 20 felony counts of theft and embezzlement and one misdemeanor.
South Metro
November 14

Did Minneapolis park police finally catch 'Periwinkle Perv'?

An Eagan man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
South Metro
November 14

Former Gophers star Sam Jacobson pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

Sam Jacobson sold his home to his then-girlfriend and then never moved out.
South Metro
November 13
Jane Poeschel and her Shih Tzu therapy dog Trudy waited to be seated at Perkins in New Brighton. The pair faced a heated battle with Poeschel's apartment complex, which culminated in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed last year.

Owner of support dog savors end to housing fight

A New Brighton complex will overhaul its pet accommodation policies.
South Metro
November 13

New Prague hunter rescues fawn stuck on ice

Darick Kvam shot a deer this weekend, but not with a gun — a friend caught a video of him rescuing a fawn stuck on the ice.
South Metro
November 12

Fatal Andover hit-and-run now classified as homicide by sheriff

Officials are treating a fatal car collision in Andover as a homicide rather than the hit-and-run accident they at first thought it was.
Super Bowl LII
November 12

Super Bowl planner reshapes VIP party scene in Minnesota

Jack Murphy's ambitious party plans could have a lasting effect on the Twin Cities nightlife scene.
South Metro
November 11

3 hurt, 2 of them seriously, in multivehicle crash on I-35W in Bloomington

Two people were seriously injured in a multiple-vehicle car crash Friday night in Bloomington, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
National
November 11

Prosecutors: No charges for Mankato officer who shot teacher

Prosecutors said Saturday that a police officer in the southern Minnesota city of Mankato will not face charges for fatally shooting a school teacher during a violent encounter last year.
South Metro
November 11

Robot poring through recyclables in Shakopee

Dem-Con is turning to robotics to sort recyclable materials, in part to help fill a labor shortage.
South Metro
November 10
Joel Vertelney (cq), a terrain park tester and attendeant at Afton Alp...

Cold lets Twin Cities ski hills get a jump on winter

But next week's warmth will have die-hard golfers back on the course.