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Mexico’s top official in the state has worked to build ties with local colleges. On Monday, Alberto Fierro will preside over a reception of the 10th anniversary of Consulado de Mexico in Minnesota.
The Music in Kelley Park series will begin its 2015 season Friday evening with the band Pho. Free concerts will be held each Friday except…
Cascade Bay, Eagan’s outdoor pool and fitness/entertainment center at 1360 Civic Center Dr., will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for first-time…
Burnsville will host the city’s first Native Plant Market on Saturday.
Burnsville will host the city’s first Native Plant Market on Saturday.
They came armed and on bicycles, planning a “Mad Max”-style attack. Their target was PedalPubs in downtown Minneapolis. Their weapons of choice were squirt…
The Hastings City Council recently approved plans for a grant to support public art that is free and accessible to everyone. To further that effort,…
Burnsville will host the city’s first Native Plant Market on May 30.
Next week, semiretired businessman John Elder will climb onto his bicycle and set off on his 10th consecutive nine-day, 900-kilometer journey to raise money…
Finance Director Tom Pepper’s crosswords have been published in the New York Times.
Farmington man served time in prison for criminal vehicular homicide in the 2004 deaths of brothers.
A Minnesota group rallied in St. Paul to raise hope and funds.
Folk singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S. “His music and songs with Peter,…
The nonprofit Twin Cities Catalyst Music is taking over operations of the Burnsville facility.
Amy Hewett-Olatunde says her success is built on listening to and learning from her students.
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota will perform “Narnia: The Ballet,” based on the C.S. Lewis book, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” from Friday…
Burnsville residents and business and property owners who are interested in city issues are invited to apply for advisory commissions and committees by Friday. The…
Despite the explosion that destroyed his Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill truck, Marty Richie is busy with plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown Lakeville come June 1.
The company, which makes Mel-O honey and other goods, ran out of space at its old base.
Minnesota artist and author Lucy Rose Fischer will give a talk titled “Close Encounters of the Third Age — Reinventing at Retirement” at an event…
Dakota County sheriff’s deputy Matt Schuster and his canine partner, Ace, recently completed recertification for narcotics detection through the U.S. Police Canine Association. Among 60…
Family members of 43 missing Mexican students are touring U.S. to educate and spur action.
A Led Zeppelin and Bad Company tribute show will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S. Madd Company…
Starting Monday, Eagan residents can reserve one or two trees to be picked up May 9 at the Eagan Maintenance Facility. Prices vary by species…
Residents must complete a beekeeping course or prove they have experience before they can set up hives.
Sha’reese Miller pleaded to manslaughter while her boyfriend is accused of murdering the child.
City residents are invited to buy trees and shrubs at wholesale prices through April 17 for pickup on April 25. The sale, sponsored by the…
Lifelong friends hope to open their business on Holyoke Avenue by the July 4 weekend.
All food trucks are inspected like restaurants for food safety issues at least once a year. Some face additional regulations that apply to commercial vehicles. But nobody is keeping a routine eye on food trucks’ propane tanks.
The food truck explosion late Friday heavily damaged several houses.
The cause of a food truck explosion late Friday heavily damaged several houses remains unknown, the truck’s owner said Sunday.
Burnsville crash involved alleged drunken driver.
A 35-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Thursday in Dakota County District Court of first-degree attempted murder and three other felonies for a shooting…
The department will start with eight cameras and rotate them among the 29 sworn officers.
Michael Monroe will perform at the last of the three Frozen Apple winter concerts Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Valleywood Golf Course…
Dakota County has changed its policy on when outdoor warning sirens are activated. In the past, the sirens were sounded during tornado warnings and any…
The Lakeville Area Arts Center, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota and Ballet Royale Minnesota are teaming up to present “Art in Motion” at 7:30 p.m.…
Food samples from some of the area’s best restaurants, raffles, live and silent auctions and entertainment are the highlights of the “Bite of Burnsville” on…
The Prior Lake Polar Plunge and South Metro Polar Plunge raise money for MN Special Olympics.
Other teams say the Faribault Emeralds copied an out-of-state team's moves. The MSHSL determined before the tournament that Faribault did not rip off its dance routine.
The annual Dakota County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy will be held six consecutive Thursdays starting March 19. The workshops run from 6 to 9 p.m. The…
Mesothelioma survivor Heather Von St. James threw a party in Roseville for more than 100 to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the radical surgery she underwent shortly after she was diagnosed in late 2005.
David M. Winters, 41, was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was a convicted felon and a gang member with a long history of criminal behavior. He killed himself after a daylong manhunt that started with an exchange of gunfire in St. Louis Park and ended at a house in Jordan.
Friends and family members of David Crowley have set up a fund for his wife’s family in Texas.
Friends of David and Komel Crowley were in disbelief and anguish two days after the bodies of the couple and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani, were found in their Apple Valley home.
Neighbors and family members say the bodies may have been in the rambler for up to four weeks before they were found Saturday. Though they have not been formally identified, neighbors and real estate records showed they were David T. Crowley, 29; his wife, Komel Crowley, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani.
Judge commends father for working to turn his life around, imposes 60-day sentence.
When potential jurors file into the Stearns County Courthouse Monday, it will be nearly six months since Brian Fitch was accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer during a routine traffic stop.
Accused cop killer Brian G. Fitch allegedly conspired to have a witness killed before he or she could testify at his upcoming murder trial, prosecutors say.
Defense attorneys for Brian G. Fitch Sr., the man accused of shooting Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, entered a not guilty plea Monday in Dakota County District Court.
Trial is coming in January for Brian Fitch Sr., accused in death of Mendota Heights officer.
Brian G. Fitch Sr., a career criminal, was already wanted by authorities before he was shot by police and arrested in the killing of a Mendota Heights officer.
Brian G. Fitch Sr., a career criminal suspected of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop, was shot and wounded by police.
Brian Fitch allegedly tried to have a witness killed.
The homecoming incident included “kidnapping.”
One year after a tragic fire, Somalis raise money to rebuild their Minneapolis mosque.
It was at midnight Wednesday that Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows’ 35-year career in law enforcement came to an end. He’d already cleaned out his…
Minneapolis Chief Harteau condemns deaths as “unacceptable;” others say it’s wrong to link one man’s violence to ongoing protests.
The popular cabins at Whitetail Woods are almost entirely booked through next April.
John David LaDue, 17, plotted to murder his family, then go on a rampage through Waseca’s junior high and high school, according to criminal charges filed Thursday.
Open for four months, Premium Outlets pulling more shoppers to Dakota County.
It includes statements by Brian Fitch after the death of officer Scott Patrick .
Premium Outlets has been a boon for redevelopment and visitors, and it has caused relatively few problems, officials report.
Another business owner wins exemption from some parts of health insurance coverage.
Daniel A. Hennen of Jordan was convicted in 2002 of raping and molesting four children he and his wife had adopted or cared for as foster parents. He admitted then that there were more victims but he refused to name them.
That’s one of a few steps the city is taking to ease snow removal.
Captain Joe Leko is described as a guy who “rolls up his sleeves and gets things done.”
A judge granted a motion to change trial’s venue from Dakota County.
Herring is accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend with a gun.
City Council already has approved spending for a feasibility study.
Mike Schoonover said the medical examiner’s office told him that Patrick died from heart defects, not a hit and fall he took early in the game. “We didn’t know anything about it,” he said. “It didn’t show up in any physicals. He never complained of chest pains or anything."
Shavelle Chavez Nelson was convicted Wednesday of first-degree premeditated murder in the 2013 shooting death of Palagor Jobi in Burnsville.
Video from the period in question is shown in court
All agree Shavelle Nelson, charged with first-degree murder, shot a man for flirting.
A hospital patient who died early Sunday after attacking and injuring four nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood was identified Monday as Charles…
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