Buck Hill in Burnsville isn't just for skiing and snowboarding. The slopes now can be hold offseason concerts 10 times a year and extend later into th

Burnsville's Buck Hill adds more music nights despite protests

Ski slope can now stage 10 concerts a year, despite neighbors' noise concerns.
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When Star Tribune reporters looked into why the state's criminal justice system often fails victims of rape and sexual assault, these women -- Melody

Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

The Star Tribune has reviewed more than 1,400 reports of sexual assault in Minnesota and identified critical factors that can influence how aggressively police and prosecutors investigate and charge cases.
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December 17

15-year-old driver killed in crash near Little Falls, two others injured

A 15-year-old boy is dead and two of his passengers were injured following a one-car crash Saturday night in Morrison County, officials said. Riley Ballou…
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December 15

Metro police blotter, Dec. 16

BLAINE NOV. 9 Drunken driving. A 23-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving after he was reported to be running into parked cars at…
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December 14
Somali leaders and other community members gathered outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee to protest working conditions on Friday.

Workers protest conditions at Amazon's Shakopee center

Somali-American workers cite special challenges at local fulfillment center.
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December 14

Dakota County soon may auction a Mississippi River island in Inver Grove Heights

County officials have received at least five inquiries on how to purchase it.
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December 12
Patrons of this party bus clashed, and one of its passengers was shot and killed.

Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago

The man was shot while sitting in a car, police said. No arrests have been announced.
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December 12

Driver speeding in reverse fatally hits retired nurse outside Faribault hospital

Investigators are building a case for possible charges, according to police.
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December 12

Burnsville employee pleads guilty to stealing $4,900 from city

She used a city credit card to buy an Xbox gaming system, a blender and gift cards.
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December 9

Twin Cities man dies in two-vehicle crash near Willmar

A Twin Cities man died in a two-vehicle crash in west-central Minnesota, authorities said.The collision occurred about 3:50 p.m. Thursday in Green Lake Township, roughly…
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December 8

Metro police blotter, Dec. 9

AFTON NOV. 8 Suspicious activity. Someone reported a vehicle pulling into several driveways in an area near children in the 15000 block of Afton…
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December 6
Adam Travis

Charges: Red Wing man admits fatally shaking 2-year-old after saying she choked on a chicken nugget

He first told police the girl had choked on a chicken nugget, charges say.
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December 5
Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th

Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th

Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th
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December 4
Sun Country Airlines is looking to convert a hangar on the west side of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport into its headquarters office.

Sun Country wants to move HQ from Eagan into MSP hangar

The project would require reconfiguring the hangar building, turning some cavernous space currently used to shelter airplanes into space suitable for office work.
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December 4

Richfield man who sought 'suicide by cop' after stealing cab sentenced to federal prison

Mario Luis Jones was later arrested without injury days after crashing stolen cab in high-speed chase.
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December 1

Metro police blotter, Dec. 2

CHANHASSEN OCT. 26 Terroristic threats. A 14-year-old boy was arrested for terroristic threats at Minnetonka Middle School West, 6421 Hazeltine Blvd. COLUMBUS NOV. 3…
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November 30

Hastings administrator, coach demoted over allegations of misspent funds

Josh McLay allegedly spent thousands of dollars meant for the school's wrestling team on out-of-state trips to college football games.
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November 30

Minnesota Zoo animals enjoyed the first significant snow of the year

Animals at the Minnesota Zoo enjoyed the first significant snow of the year Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in Apple Valley, Minn.
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November 29

After theft, Dakota County officials decline to comment definitively on possible U.S. probe

A former Dakota County Community Development Authority employee is facing theft charges.
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November 29

Collision on snowy Lakeville road kills 1 driver, injures 2 other people

A car crossed the median and hit an SUV heading the other way, police said.
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November 29
Amid falling snow during rush hour a bicyclist with purple lights adorning her bike makes her way along S. 9th St. in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesda

Lakeville woman critically hurt in crash on icy road after snow hits Twin Cities

It was one of hundreds of crashes as snow flurries slickened Twin Cities roadways just in time for the evening commute, slowing traffic.