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August 21

Prior Lake fires city manager after domestic assault charges

Charges included three counts of domestic assault including assault by strangulation, a felony. Police were continuing to investigate.
South Metro
August 21
Charges: Driver drunk on Fireball when he rammed Starbucks in Eagan, seriously hurt 2 on patio

Charges: Driver drunk on Fireball when he rammed Starbucks in Eagan, seriously hurt 2 on patio

Man suffered many broken bones, while woman with him had cuts on her face closed with stitches, authorities said.
South Metro
August 20
An SUV rammed into a Starbucks outlet Monday night in Eagan. Credit: Eagan Police Department

Police: Driver drunk when he hit Eagan Starbucks, hurting 2 patrons

The injured customers, whose names have been released, were on the patio at the time.
South Metro
August 20
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SUV crashes into Starbucks in Eagan; three people injured

An SUV crashed into a Starbucks in Eagan Monday night, injuring the driver and two people inside the store. Eagan police received a call shortly…
South Metro
August 19

Church worker allegedly steals $33K from Church of St. Peter in Mendota

Complaint says man spent up to $400 on scratch-off tickets daily.
South Metro
August 19
Austin Schiff pedaled past stranded vehicles next to Lakeville North High School in June. The Twin Cities reached its second-highest rainfall this sum

Started wet, kept going: Twin Cities on track for second-wettest year

The summer that started with a lot of rain looks to be ending the same way: swampy. A brief but heavy storm doused the Twin…
South Metro
August 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 18

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
South Metro
August 16

Prior Lake City Manager Michael Plante charged with domestic assault

Plante, who was arrested Wednesday at his Prior Lake home, has been placed on leave with the city.
Pets
August 15
This tag helps residential building owners enforce requirements that pet owners pick up after their animals.

Eagan police credit poop-tracking dog tag with helping return lost purse to pet owner

Apartment resident's disdain for the tag, however, soon turned to appreciation.
South Metro
August 15

Authorities ID truck driver killed in crash during morning commute in south metro

The truck driver hit a car from behind on Hwy. 55, authorities said.
South Metro
August 13

Adaptive skiing a splashing good time

Gillette Children's patients went water skied with the help of professionals from the Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team.
South Metro
August 13
Haimanot Gebremedhin, 55, was fatally hit in Inver Grove Heights.

Charges: Driver who hit, killed woman in Dakota County says she thought she struck deer

Police said they collected DNA from smears on the windshield and hood, hair from the windshield, and fibers on the hood.
South Metro
August 13
Charles W. Homich Credit: Dakota County jail

25-year term for man who fatally beat 3-year-old in Eagan foster care

Foster mother already in prison for her role in the boy's death.
South Metro
August 13

Industrial worker in Lakeville gets caught in equipment and is killed

A worker became trapped in equipment and died Monday afternoon at a parts manufacturer in Lakeville, authorities said. The incident occurred at QA1 in the…
South Metro
August 11
Minnesota's Largest Candy Store received an unwelcome visit late at night over the weekend. Credit: Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

2-vehicle wreck sends one crashing into Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

Staff of the business south of Jordan assures customers that "80% of the chocolate table was untouched!"
South Metro
August 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 11

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
South Metro
August 10

Lakeville schools levy aims to bring two sports domes to city

Plan is part of $44 million school levy to go before voters in November.
South Metro
August 9

Debate over release of report raises transparency concerns in Shakopee

Shakopee is divided over releasing an unredacted school district document.
South Metro
August 8
The South Metro Fire Department was called to assist with a search for a person missing in the water at one of the area marinas. Along with a boat, fo

Man dies after falling into water at Inver Grove Heights marina

The man was recovered, taken to Regions and died, authorities said.
South Metro
August 8
This photo shows some components of the necklace taken at airport security, including a hollowed cartridge with a personal engraving and a letter from

Airport security to return confiscated keepsake necklace to former Marine from Eagan

TSA agents had seized a hollowed-out cartridge from a necklace Monday at Reagan National Airport in Washington.