Echo Park Elementary School third-graders designing new zoo exhibit

Echo Park Elementary School third-graders designing new zoo exhibit

It's part of a program to develop "authentic learning" to teach kids about careers in sciences.
South Metro
January 14

Obituary: Manuel Roman, interpreter, brought a calming touch to the courtroom

Manuel Roman pored over Spanish-English dictionaries in his spare time, seeking out the obscure words to make sure he had a command of both languages…
South Metro
January 13

South metro police blotter, Jan. 15

EAGAN JAN. 3 Robbery. Officers responded to Northview Park, near Eagan High School, regarding a robbery. Three juveniles reported they were involved in an attempted…
South Metro
January 13

South metro briefs: Burnsville hosts annual nature walk for seniors

Residents age 62 and over are invited to take a stroll through the scenic Terrace Oaks Park West during the annual Winter Nature Walk on…
South Metro
January 12

Rum but no gun found after man causes Dakota Co. Government Center lockdown

Hastings High School was also put on lockdown Thursday morning.
South Metro
January 11

Dallas Bohnsack, devoted University of Minnesota regent, dies at 78

The first time Dallas Bohnsack tried to win a seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, things didn’t go as planned. When state…
South Metro
January 10

Wrong-way driver dies in crash at Apple Valley intersection

A woman and two little children in the other vehicle were slightly hurt, police said.
South Metro
January 10

Ouster of West St. Paul city manager reveals divisions on City Council

The city manager will receive about $115,000 as part of the separation agreement.
South Metro
January 9

Missing cat reunited with Mpls. owner after 15 months

Freddie, spotted near the freeway, made his way back to Minneapolis owner thanks to microchip.
South Metro
January 7

South news briefs: Dakota board votes down Red Rock transit plan

The Dakota County Board voted 4-3 Tuesday against adopting a resolution supporting the Red Rock Corridor transit project’s plans, citing doubts about its timeline, ridership…
South Metro
January 7

South metro police blotter, Jan. 8

BURNSVILLE DEC. 4 Drugs. A 22-year-old man was arrested for possession of heroin on the 12200 block of River Ridge Boulevard. DEC. 16
South Metro
January 7

Minnesota Zoo scores volunteering award

3 million hours of time and energy have been given freely since the zoo opened in 1978.
South Metro
January 7
Last winter's solo shows were some of Prince's most personal ever.

Prince's estate shows he hoarded cash, had $25M in property

A dozen properties, cash and 67 gold bars among items listed in inventory.
South Metro
January 6

Goodhue Co. K-9 stabbed while chasing suspect who fled from car

Suspect stabbed dog with screwdriver, Goodhue County deputy says.
South Metro
January 5

Charges: Dakota County carjacker inspired by 'Grand Theft Auto'

The fleeing vehicle struck a police squad car before the two suspects were caught, authorities said.
South Metro
January 4

West St. Paul city manager resigns after calls to step down

The former mayor said Matt Fulton didn't always take direction well.
South Metro
January 3

Worker dies at Shakopee malting company

The death appears to be accidental, authorities said.
South Metro
January 3

Teens allegedly robbed during drug deal near Eagan High School

A drug deal near a southeast metro high school Tuesday morning ended with three teenagers allegedly being robbed at gunpoint, authorities said. The three male…
South Metro
January 3
North Market, a project of nonprofit Pillsbury United Communities, is scheduled to set up shop this fall in north Minneapolis. The site is in the middle of a federally designated food desert. It will offer a supermarket and other health services.

Two grocery stores are coming to north Minneapolis in 2017

The North Market and clinic will be built in an underserved area.
South Metro
January 1

Armed carjacking sets off police chase; 2 arrested

Suspects accosted victim at gunpoint, but no injuries.
South Metro
December 31, 2016

South metro police blotter, Jan. 1

JORDAN NOV. 29 Suspicious vehicle. An officer observed a driver enter a park on South Rice Street and park a vehicle at 5:10…