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August 25
Michael A. Herkal

Burnsville father charged with murder following death of infant

Michael A. Herkal remains jailed in lieu of $750,000 bail.
South Metro
August 25

Metro police blotter, Aug. 26

EDINA JULY 24 Drugs. A 30-year-old Lakeville man and a 28-year-old Minneapolis man were arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 4300…
South Metro
August 24
Workers prepared the Timothy Boche memorial to be put up again.

Memorial dedicated to beloved Simley High School student who died returns

Marker had been in storage since the school built its new football stadium five years ago.
South Metro
August 23

Charges: Burnsville man raped ex-girlfriend, then posted video of assault on Facebook

  A 28-year-old Burnsville man was charged Thursday with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly raping his former girlfriend as she slept in their child’s bed,…
South Metro
August 22

Authorities say man illegally in U.S. killed Shakopee woman, slashed own throat

The man's immigration status "is in question," prompting notification to federal authorities of his arrest.
South Metro
August 21
Longtime Farmington Police Chief Brian Linquist was ousted by the city council.

Farmington dismisses longtime police chief amid resident objections

Chief Brian Lindquist said he wasn't happy about the decision but vowed to move on.
South Metro
August 21
Minnesota Vikings fans pose for photos by a large Skol sign before the start of a Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars joint practice session Thursday, Au

Despite initial worries, Eagan got a kick out of training camp

With the inaugural training camp winding down, residents say their new neighbors kept traffic at bay, problems to a minimum and brought crowds streaming to local businesses.
South Metro
August 20
Marshall A. Knoll

Unlicensed driver with 17 DUIs allegedly high when he caused serious crash

Blood test results after the Dakota County crash turned up amphetamine and methamphetamine, according to authorities.
South Metro
August 19
Longtime Farmington Police Chief Brian Linquist was asked to step down by the city council.

City Council asks longtime Farmington police chief to step down

Chief Brian Lindquist has served as police chief for 12 years and said the request was surprising.
South Metro
August 19

Toddler dies in Kandiyohi County farm accident

The 2-year-old boy was struck by a skid loader Sunday afternoon and later died.
South Metro
August 19

Man dies in southern Minnesota when motorcycle leaves road, rolls several times

A 64-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle left the road, hit a sign and rolled over.
South Metro
August 18
Biology student Sam Hansen, kayaking near Pokegema Bay, is researching whether paddlers’ activity will scare away geese that are gobbling up wild ri

Near Duluth, geese police paddle to save a beloved grain

University student's research involves scaring away hungry birds.
South Metro
August 18

Metro police blotter, Aug. 19

CORCORAN JULY 24 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 10100 block of Cain Road reported that a light was on in their neighbor’s garage…
South Metro
August 16
Michael Herkal

Apple Valley infant's death to upgrade charges against dad

Michael Herkal remains jailed in lieu of $750,000 bail ahead of a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 23.
South Metro
August 16
Isaac M. Aboki

Onetime Burnsville nursing home aide charged with sexually assaulting vulnerable resident

The staffer was caught on top of the woman, investigators said.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
South Metro
August 14

District buys land for new Rosemount elementary school

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
South Metro
August 14
A bus at MVTA bus station on Cedar Avenue in Apple Valley.

MVTA eyes service cuts, route changes in south suburbs

If OK'd, changes would begin in November.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
South Metro
August 9

Motorcycle passenger killed in 3-vehicle crash in Goodhue County

Neither of the people on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, the State Patrol said.