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November 17, 2017

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, 2017
Robert Weikle Jr. and his wife, Diane, have used the metal storage unit in their driveway to store toys for an annual toy drive.

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017
Residents have reported a man exposing himself to others near Lake Nokomis, pictured, and in other nearby neighborhoods of south Minneapolis, includin

Did Minneapolis park police finally catch 'Periwinkle Perv'?

An Eagan man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
South Metro
November 14, 2017
NBA rookie Sam Jacobson in 1998. Jacobson pleaded guilty Monday to residential mortgage fraud over $35,000 in a Dakota County court.

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, 2017
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 apartm

Owner of support dog savors end to housing fight

A New Brighton complex will overhaul its pet accommodation policies.
South Metro
November 13, 2017
Darick Kvam, a college student from New Prague, helped a deer trapped in a frozen lake get free.

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, 2017

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, 2017
A rendering of the Minneapolis Armory as a concert venue.

Nov. 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, 2017

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.
South Metro
November 11, 2017
A robot at Dem-Con, on the lookout for cartons, identified different materials passing by on the conveyor belt.

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, 2017
Joel Vertelney (cq), a terrain park tester and attendeant at Afton Alps, watches as snowboarders test out some of his obstacles for the first time thi

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.
South Metro
November 10, 2017

South metro police blotter, Nov. 12

BURNSVILLE OCT. 4 Theft. A 19-year-old man was arrested for theft on the 14700 block of Lac Lavon Drive. JORDAN OCT. 18 Drugs.…
South Metro
November 10, 2017

South metro news briefs: Mystic Lake to hire 250 temps for Super Bowl work

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel held open casting calls for 250 temporary workers last week to staff a four-day pop-up concert on the entertainment complex grounds…
South Metro
November 10, 2017

Police warn of masked man in town near Mankato trying to lure children into car

Police in Eagle Lake, Minn., are warning residents after a masked man allegedly attempted to lure children into his vehicle by using money.
South Metro
November 9, 2017
Ruzana Yedvabnik

Shakopee man charged with murder in girlfriend's death

The woman was in the process of being kicked out of the home they shared, a friend of the victim said.
South Metro
November 9, 2017

Crash in Savage kills onetime candidate for state House and wife

A former candidate for the Minnesota House and his wife were killed when their car hit a railroad overpass in Savage, authorities said Wednesday. The…
South Metro
November 8, 2017
“We’ve got a wonderfully supportive community,” said Anoka-Hennepin Superintendent David Law, shown in 2014.

Anoka-Hennepin district wins record $249 million for schools

The state's largest school district says it's crowded, and among its goals are building two elementary schools and lowering class sizes.