Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

Secluded fairy-tale castle in Eagan hits market for $2.9M

The royal roost includes a turret, courtyard, seven garage bays and a chapel-turned-movie theater.
Data Drop
October 19

Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.
South Metro
October 18

Savage City Council candidates hold first public forum

Two veterans will face a longtime incumbent in quest for two open seats.
South Metro
October 18

Farmington police hire cop fired by Mendota Heights

20-year veteran Bobby Lambert had been fired for conducting an improper search.
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October 18
Sand and gravel is scooped up by a front loader, sorted, washed and di...

Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
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October 18

Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Met Council data illustrates how the region has changed after the recession.
South Metro
October 17

Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, while visiting NDSU

Devin Delaney, a 17-year-old Burnsville High School student, died of a medical condition with his heart during a weekend visit to friends at NDSU.
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October 17

Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
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October 16
CalAtlantic Homes' Harvest View and Harvest Commons developments rise...

Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
South Metro
October 15

Efforts pushing alternatives to four-year degree slow to catch on

As well-paying posts in manufacturing and trades go begging, the American dream of a bachelor's degree dies so hard that public officials find themselves in a culture war.
South Metro
October 13

South metro police blotter, Oct. 15

BURNSVILLE SEPT. 10 Disorderly conduct. A 50-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 12900 block of County Road 5. SEPT. 24…
South Metro
October 13

South metro news briefs: Burnsville moves up start of City Council meetings an hour

Beginning Oct. 24, Burnsville City Council meetings and work sessions will start an hour earlier, at 5:30 p.m. The City Council voted unanimously Oct. 3…
South Metro
October 13

Shakopee's Chinese lantern festival lights up the night

Behind the scenes, building the lanterns requires 50 people and takes about a month.
South Metro
October 13

Shakopee hopes to maintain 'small-town feel' amid major growth

Residents will help develop a vision for housing, parks and lifestyle in 2040 Comprehensive plan.
South Metro
October 12

Mississippi Dunes golf course up for sale, being pitched for housing

The 185-acre tract along the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove went up for sale at $10 million about two weeks ago.
South Metro
October 10

Edina couple say their California winery escaped the fire

The flames consumed structures within just a few blocks of their Sonoma winery.
South Metro
October 8

Officials identify man who died in Minneapolis apartment blaze Friday night

Royce Wayne James jumped from his window and died. Suspect arrested.
South Metro
October 8

Website shows plans for renovating iconic former Dayton's on Nicollet Mall

Renderings include rooftop terraces and a sidewalk cafe opening to Nicollet Mall.
South Metro
October 7

Reburial rekindles a Minnesota priest's tale

Behind a rusty barbed-wire fence in Washington, D.C., private developers recently discovered an abandoned mausoleum shrouded with ivy. The remains of an early Minnesota pioneer-turned-priest…
South Metro
October 7

Scott County offers Amazon design freedom in pitch for HQ2

Sites in Shakopee and Elko New Market are vying to make the state's cut for regional bid.
South Metro
October 6

South metro police blotter, Oct. 8

BURNSVILLE SEPT. 13 Robbery. A 19-year-old Richfield man and a 20-year-old Bloomington man were arrested for robbery on the 2000 block of Cliff Road…