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January 10

New Prague man who killed co-worker in drunken-driving crash sentenced to long anti-DWI mission

He'll spend hundreds of hours annually for several years speaking about the perils of drinking and driving, donate $10,000 on advocacy efforts.
South Metro
January 10
This man robbed the New Market Bank in Lakeville on Dec. 22.

Lakeville police search for bank robber who didn't hide identity

The heist occurred Dec. 22 at the New Market Bank.
South Metro
January 9
Haimanot Gebremedhin

Police: Driver in fatal Inver Grove Heights hit-and-run says she thought she hit deer

The motorist drove her heavily damaged car home with DNA smears, hair and fiber on the front, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Stage & Arts
January 9
With homes in Burnsville, L.A. and Brainerd and three TV projects, Ernie Hudson says he’s “living my best life.”

Burnsville resident and 'Ghostbusters' star Ernie Hudson returns to Twin Cities stage

Screen star Ernie Hudson reflects on the ups and downs of a life launched on a Twin Cities stage.
South Metro
January 9
A regional system provides enough dependable, clean water to farm shrimp in landlocked Luverne, Minn.

Dec. 27: With spigot open, southwestern Minnesota towns flourish

No longer just a pipe dream, far-sighted water system set up parched towns for growth.
South Metro
January 8
This map shows locations where BB gunfire has hit vehicles in Shakopee in recent days.

Vandalism with BB gun in Shakopee leaves 30 vehicles damaged

A vandal with a BB gun damaged many vehicles in Shakopee in recent days, and police are putting up a reward in hopes of catching…
South Metro
January 7
In 2015, young people paid respects at the site of the Lakeville crash that killed two Lakeville South High students.

Lakeville district sued again over Nerf Wars crash

A survivor alleges that Lakeville South High School should have protected students.
South Metro
January 7
Layla Jackson

Authorities ID 17-month-old Minneapolis girl killed from head, neck injuries

A 18-month-old Minneapolis girl who died from head and neck injuries last summer in Scott County has been identified. Layla Mary Ann Jackson, of Minneapolis,…
South Metro
January 6
Haimanot Gebremedhin

Arrest made in hit-and-run in Inver Grove Heights that killed woman

Authorities have arrested a local driver in the hit-and-run death of a woman this weekend in Inver Grove Heights.The crash Saturday evening killed Haimanot Gebremedhin,…
Variety
January 6
Andy Gibbons and Deb Meyer illustrate their feelings about winning $1 million.

Deer hunter bags a million bucks for wife with Minnesota Lottery raffle purchase

The second $1 million payout in the annual drawing went to a man from Ely.
South Metro
January 5

81-year-old woman dies in Rice County crash

An 81-year-old southeastern Minnesota woman died in a rear-end crash Saturday morning in Rice County. Officers responded to the scene on Hwy. 19 near Sciota…
South Metro
January 5
The area in Inver Grove Heights where a pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday, the latest in a string of deaths in the Twin Cities metro area.

Hit-and-run driver kills Inver Grove Heights woman

A deadly weekend for pedestrians results in four fatalities over 48-hour stretch.
South Metro
January 5

Metro police blotter, Jan. 6

AFTON DEC. 3 Suspicious activity. A deputy discovered that anti-Muslim materials had been left in restroom stalls during an open house for neighbors at…
South Metro
January 4

'Super Bowl of Snocross' at Canterbury Park

The Snocross National at Canterbury Park in Shakopee on Friday drew more than 300 riders, both professional and amateur men and women.
South Metro
January 3

Moody's issues an investment alert on Faribault County

Moody’s Investors Service has placed the credit rating of Faribault County as “uncertain” pending the submission of its 2017 audit. Moody’s issued a statement Wednesday…
South Metro
January 2

Apple Valley snowmobilers die after going through ice in Wisconsin

The couple went through thin ice on Webb Lake in Burnett County on Saturday.
South Metro
January 1
Shakopee artist Mark Thone won the 2020 turkey stamp contest. Judges selected his painting from among 12 submissions for the annual contest that the M

Shakopee artist wins Minnesota DNR's turkey stamp competition

Veteran wildlife artist will see his work on another DNR stamp.
South Metro
January 1
Advaik Nandikotkur 11, describes how he pulled a man from the swimming pool at the Town Centre apartment complex in Eagan during a press conference Mo

Boy, 11, rescues drowning man from bottom of Eagan pool

5th-grader jumped in and retrieved man from bottom of indoor pool in Eagan.
South Metro
January 1

Southbound I-35 in Lakeville reopened after crash

The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Lakeville were reopened Monday night about two hours after a serious-injury accident involving three vehicles. The crash originated…
South Metro
December 29, 2018

Metro area police blotter, Dec. 30, 2018

CIRCLE PINESDEC. 10Domestic. Officers responded to a report of a dispute between a father and his 12-year-old son in the 200 block of Galaxy…