Vera the Amur tiger cub makes her Minnesota Zoo debut

The Minnesota Zoo's newest female Amur tiger cub, Vera, will make her public debut Wednesday morning. She was playing with her mother Sundari.
South Metro
August 22

Damaged Minnehaha Academy hopes to move temporarily to Mendota Heights

With just two weeks before the start of school, Mendota Heights is holding back-to-back special meetings Wednesday to decide on space usage.
South Metro
August 20

Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

A second suspect remains on the run, police said. Another person was wounded during the late-morning gunfire.
South Metro
August 19

South metro news briefs: Dakota County land conservation program seeks applicants

Homeowners with substantial natural areas, wetlands or rare species now have a chance to permanently protect that land through Dakota County’s land conservation program. The…
South Metro
August 19

Minnesota Zoo envisions itself as a gateway to state parks

Repurposing monorail to aerial treetop walk is one of many ideas to revitalize the Apple Valley zoo.
South Metro
August 19

Dakota County Buddhist temple draws thousands for inauguration of pond

Watt Munisotaram temple in Dakota County inaugurated a new reflection pond.
South Metro
August 18

South metro police blotter, Aug. 20

BURNSVILLE JULY 20 Drugs. A 20-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana and giving police a false name on the 14700 block of…
South Metro
August 17

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.
South Metro
August 15

Dakota County Fair visitors upset by Confederate flags as prizes

Midway prize angers some fairgoers; game booth pulls "symbol of hatred."
South Metro
August 14
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Way cleared for Southwest LRT project to seek nearly $1B from feds

Talks with Met Council clear way for project to apply for $929 million in federal money.
South Metro
August 12

Goodhue County crash kills 22-year-old Iowa man

Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the semi-car crash.
South Metro
August 12

Dakota County Fair offers more intimate experience than huge State Fair

At popular heritage village, nostalgia mingles with education and fun.
South Metro
August 11

South metro police blotter, Aug. 13

BURNSVILLE JULY 3 Drugs. A 20-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for possession of marijuana on Burnsville Parkway and Knox Drive. JULY 7 Assault.…
South Metro
August 11

South metro news briefs: Shakopee sells former burial ground back to tribe

The City Council last week approved selling a 3-acre parcel back to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) for $100,000 after an archaeological survey indicated…
South Metro
August 11

St. Francis slashes ER wait times with online check-in

St. Francis hopes system will reduce wait times.
South Metro
August 9

Charge: After moving in to help aunt in West St. Paul after surgery, niece kills her

The defendant admitted to the killing, according to prosecutors.
South Metro
August 9

Charge: Driver's BAC was 0.266 when going wrong way, killing bride-to-be

The victim, an Iowa attorney. was heading home from the Bruno Mars concert in the Twin Cities.
South Metro
August 7

Wrong-way SUV driver near Northfield kills bride-to-be in car

Alcohol use by the man driving the Lincoln Navigator is cited by the patrol as a factor in the crash.
South Metro
August 7

ID'd: Twin Cities motorist who fatally rear-ended SUV driver in N.D.

A Twin Cities motorist in North Dakota struck an SUV from behind, killing the driver, on a North Dakota interstate, authorities said.
South Metro
August 6
Jesse Richard hugged his aunt, Patty Thornton, after she arrived at Ca...

On a Jordan hilltop, young man puts together pieces of family he never knew

Jesse Richard had gone through life never knowing his father, a Marine killed in a barracks fire at a Japanese training base in October 1979.
South Metro
August 5

A late reprieve from Abraham Lincoln saved Dakota elder

Round Wind's conversion to Christianity, his age (about 65) and the sketchy testimony of two young German boys at his murder trial were among the factors.