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August 9
A rendering of Canterbury Commons public space

Canterbury Park gets final OK for luxury housing, commercial development

Construction of Canterbury Commons, a gated luxury housing complex at the Shakopee racetrack, is expected to begin this fall.
South Metro
August 9
Former quarry in Shakopee will become site of luxury apartments

Former quarry in Shakopee will become site of luxury apartments

Redevelopment of a city-owned site downtown along the Minnesota River is underway with an agreement on a plan for 125 market-rate apartment units.
South Metro
August 8
A large crowd watched two knights battle at the end of the jousting competition.

Renaissance Festival faces sexual harassment, hostile-workplace suit

Festival managers deny the allegations, say they have no knowledge of inappropriate behavior.
South Metro
August 7

Lawn mower racing is big at the Dakota County fairgrounds

Lawn mower racing is big at the Dakota County fairgrounds racetrack.
South Metro
August 7
This vehicle rammed into a rear door to a Lakeville gun shop.

Burglars bash way into Lakeville gun shop with vehicle, steal firearms

This is at least the third time Twin Cities gun shops have been targeted by thieves.
South Metro
August 6

West St. Paul will ask voters to approve local sales tax

In debt from the Robert Street reconstruction, city will ask voters to OK levy.
South Metro
August 5
MVTA bus

New bus service will help Dakota County Technical College students get to school

Existing MVTA route will now extend to the community college, located in Rosemount.
South Metro
August 4

Metro area police blotter, Aug. 5

BLAINE JUNE 26 Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a peacock on the roof of a home in the 3300 block of…
South Metro
August 3
Doug Arneson became emotional while talking about his uncle, Navy Cmdr. John Micheel, who was shot down during the Korean War. At left is a painting o

65 years after pilot vanished, family hopes for answers

Repatriation of Korean War remains renews Minnesota nephew's hopes.
South Metro
August 2

Apple Valley man killed when pickup veers off highway in Eagan

A 59-year-old Apple Valley man was killed Thursday when the pickup he was driving ran off the road, hit a guardrail and rolled down an…
South Metro
August 2
Waterslide at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center.

Charge: 18-year-old pushed boy off 32-foot high Apple Valley waterslide

An 18-year-old man has been charged with pushing an 8-year-old boy off a waterslide in Apple Valley, sending the youngster plummeting more than 30 feet…
South Metro
August 2
The Apple Valley Aquatic Center closed early Tuesday afternoon after an 18-year-old allegedly pushed an 8-year-old boy off a water slide.

Maple Grove man suspected of pushing 8-year-old off Apple Valley waterslide

The boy is in stable condition after falling 31 feet to the ground, police say.
South Metro
August 2
A 911 operator answers emergency calls at a Minneapolis dispatch center.

Cause of 911 call disruption remains a mystery

The afternoon outage hit police and county law enforcement departments across the Twin Cities metro area and around Minnesota. Officials are sharing alternative numbers to call in case of emergency.
South Metro
July 31
A close-up of the picture of slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick that is etched on his memorial.

Slain Mendota Heights officer gets monument on anniversary of his death

A committee considered the most fitting site for a permanent monument to Scott Patrick, killed in 2014.
South Metro
July 30
Aerial views of the Biesanz Stone Company's frac sand mining operation, file photo from 2016.

Appeals Court upholds Winona County ban on frac sand mining

Appeals Court endorses Winona County law.
South Metro
July 28
Even if Coats residents treat their water or drink bottled water, polluted wells are still a concern, one Dakota County official said, because they in

Tiny Dakota County town has a big problem: Polluted water

State studies indicate that up to 55 percent of the private wells used by Coates residents may have nitrate levels above drinking water standards.
South Metro
July 28
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf left and chief operating office Kevin Warren watched practice during Minnesota Vikings training camp at TCO Performance Center

New day dawns for Vikings with training camp in Eagan

A sold-out crowd of 5,000 joined the Vikings in Eagan on a beautiful summer Saturday for the beginning of the 2018 season and a new era of training camp.
South Metro
July 28

Metro police blotter, July 29

EAST BETHEL JUNE 29 Robbery. Officers responded to a report of a person being robbed during a marijuana deal at 209th Avenue NE. and…
South Metro
July 27

Nicollet woman dies in car-motor home crash

A day earlier, a Richfield man died when he failed to navigate a roundabout and rolled his vehicle in southern Scott County, authorities said.
South Metro
July 26
Police responded to an active situation at the Costco in Burnsville on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Night-long standoff at Burnsville Costco ends peacefully

Police released few details, but said there was no danger to the public.