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October 18
A minivan was on its side after being hit by a vehicle on the 1300 block of North Newton Avenue.

5 killed, many injured in series of horrific metro area crashes

A driver has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Minneapolis crash that killed a pregnant woman.
South Metro
October 17
Apple Valley is one in a number of Twin Cities metro cities weighing how best to address the trend of dumpsters in a bag, but it may be the first to c

Apple Valley ponders how to address dumpsters-in-a-bag

It may be the first Twin Cities suburb to craft an ordinance specifically addressing problems with the "temporary refuse receptacles."
South Metro
October 17

Minnesota corrections officer charged with sexually assaulting female inmate

Under Minnesota law, inmates cannot legally give consent, largely due to the uneven power dynamic between officers and offenders.
South Metro
October 17
Mary Knowlton

No prison for ex-Florida cop who fatally shot Twin Cities retiree during demo

Her husband spoke at sentencing against the plea deal. He was there when his wife of 55 years was shot.
South Metro
October 15
Gunfire severely damaged this South St. Paul squad car in July 2018. Credit: South St. Paul Police Department

Man pleads guilty to shooting 2 South St. Paul officers during eviction

The gunman has a history of mental illness, was angry over being evicted.
South Metro
October 15
An ice sculpture at the opening of a Cub Foods in Oakdale in 2017.

Cub Foods joins other stores in asking customers not to openly carry guns

The grocery chain also said it would no longer sell e-cigarettes or vaporizers.
South Metro
October 12

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 13

ANDOVER SEPT. 7 Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of a woman being belligerent in the drive-through at McDonald’s, 13731 Round Lake…
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October 12
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October 11
Diane and Roger Peterson

Man sentenced to 47 years in deaths of Eagan couple he hit with minivan

Jonna Armartey used his vehicle as a weapon to target two complete strangers, authorities say.
South Metro
October 11
Katrina Marie Aliff

Charges: South Carolina woman kidnapped, assaulted South St. Paul girl she met online

Katrina Marie Alif allegedly drove from South Carolina to pick up the girl, who is under 12
South Metro
October 11
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says there are “no modern Indians in textbooks.”

Shakopee Sioux announce $5 million campaign to boost Indian education in Minnesota schools

It will fund classroom resources, training.
South Metro
October 10
Safety Signs vice president Jay Blanchard, right, his wife, company president Sue Blanchard, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, laughed as they tried

In Lakeville, Vice President Mike Pence praises 'extraordinary period' of economic prosperity

Pence says Trump's economic policies have helped small businesses like Safety Signs.
South Metro
October 9
Terri Stephenson, Michael Serres

Judge orders years of Valentine's Day reminders for driver whose Feb. 14 crash killed partner

Drunken driver's partner died in a rollover crash after a holiday night out.
South Metro
October 9

Man threw punches, companion fired fatal shot in downtown Minneapolis confrontation, charges say

Tyler D. Walker allegedly initiated the physical confrontation.
South Metro
October 8
Ted Gladhill, of Eagan, said he’s seen 1,000 planes fly over his home in a month and 92 in a single day.

Frustrated Eagan residents seek reprieve from airplane rumbles

City wants FAA to give peace and quiet a chance.
South Metro
October 8

Prior Lake HS student arrested after arriving at school with BB gun, knife

Police arrested the 16-year-old about 1½ miles to the north of the high school.
South Metro
October 7
The two teen siblings were hit on Sept. 30 when a vehicle hit pedestrians before smashing into a bakery on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Cecilia Speranz

Siblings hit by carjacker in Minneapolis making progress; sister still in hospital with brain injury

Two teenage siblings injured when a carjacker crashed into them are making progress, though the woman who was hit remains hospitalized, according to their father’s…
Pets
October 2
Credit: Provided by Transport America

Trucker wins $22,500 from Eagan employer in rift over his service dog riding along

Transport America agreed to pay the amount to trucker Matthew Ellison, 30, of Linton, N.D., as well as revise its policies.
South Metro
October 2
Access to westbound Hwy. 55 was blocked Wednesday in Inver Grove Heights after a fatal crash. Credit: Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic c

Driver runs red light in Inver Grove Heights is hit twice and killed

Car's driver was hit first by a pickup truck and then a semi, the patrol said.
South Metro
October 2

Medical emergency suspected in fatal crash southeast of Prior Lake

The SUV went off the road, through a ditch and hit some trees.