Predominantly a commuter city of both Minneapolis and St. Paul, its influence in the Twin Cities is strengthened by being home to both the former Northwest Airlines (now Delta Air Lines) and Thomson West.

South Metro
January 1
Beverley Miller has led the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for 25...

Longtime director of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority retires

Beverley Miller is preparing to leave the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
January 1

South metro: Retiring MVTA director reflects on 25 years

Miller prepares to retire from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
South Metro
November 14, 2015

Lakeville district considers cutting back on busing fees

Parents do not like the fees, but the move would result in thousands in lost revenue.
South Metro
November 7, 2015

South metro voters approve school districts' requests for more money

All three south metro school districts that sought more money from voters saw success Tuesday at the ballot box. The Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan…
South Metro
October 6, 2015

Eagan City Council's support for Vikings HQ could hasten move

Team's proposal for new home and development given early, and hearty, endorsement.
South Metro
September 18, 2015
Minnesota Vikings owner Zigy Wilf attended Tuesday evening practice.

Vikings development in Eagan: A real estate play, new marketing efforts

New connections with fans, development opportunities for Wilfs are foreseen.
South Metro
August 25, 2015

South metro high schools start new year with more classes, high-tech tools

South metro schools add more classes and high-tech tools for students.
South Metro
August 22, 2015
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, right, was the among Vikings players working out at Winter Park in April.

Vikings buying land in Eagan for new Winter Park facility

Team owners have signed a surprise purchase agreement for 185 acres in Eagan that would be the site of the Vikings' corporate headquarters and practice facility.
South Metro
August 11, 2015

Neighbors upset about proposed District 196 bus hub in Apple Valley

The facility would be loud and bring in too much traffic, residents say.
South Metro
July 31, 2015

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan considers scheduling $180 million referendum

The referendum would seek money for a new elementary school, new technology and other items.
South Metro
July 7, 2015

Lakeville lowers some activity fees, caps total family cost

The school board reduced fees for the costliest sports and capped the total cost per family.
South Metro
June 23, 2015

Farmington, South St. Paul and Burnsville schools plan budget cuts despite additional state funding

Officials in three south metro districts say the money is too little, too late.
South Metro
May 26, 2015

Echo Park Elementary and Oak Ridge Elementary to become magnet schools

Oak Ridge and Echo Park campuses will emphasize STEM, leadership.
South Metro
May 17, 2015

Shoplifting arrests at Eagan Outlet Mall raise question of bias

A majority of those cited or charged with shoplifting at Eagan's new outlet mall have been people of color.
South Metro
April 14, 2015

Savage holds inaugural Service Day on Saturday

Shrey Pothini, 11, planned the citywide day of volunteering.
South Metro
April 7, 2015

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan debates ending class rank

Student rankings by GPA would be replaced with Latin honors based on percentiles.
South Metro
April 4, 2015

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan offers spring break classes for elementary students

The West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan schools offer enrichment classes over break.
South Metro
March 22, 2015

Feb. 1: Rosemount, Hastings districts deemed racially isolated by state

State education officials have named the district "racially isolated" compared to neighboring Hastings.
South Metro
February 14, 2015

CityVue apartment project moving forward in Eagan

A 113-unit development in the former Blue Cross building will open this summer.
February 12, 2015

Met Council approves new parks plan

Some suburban park leaders say plan gives the council too much control over spending.
South Metro
February 12, 2015

A look at how Minnesota's school-issued credit cards are used

  From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items…
South Metro
February 10, 2015

Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies marks 20 years

At Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies, the 400 juniors and seniors say the school's appeal is as much about the environment inside the building as it is the theme that unites their studies.
South Metro
February 3, 2015

Teen's death in Eagan under investigation

The 13-year-old boy was found "unresponsive and bleeding" from an unspecified wound after his 15-year-old brother called police. Their 11-year-old sister was also in the home.
South Metro
January 13, 2015

Burnsville parents try to tackle the achievement gap

Spurred on by a concerned mom, a group of elementary school parents is tackling the achievement gap through conversation.
South Metro
January 6, 2015

Enrollments generally rise in Twin Cities south metro

Numbers are generally up in south metro districts.