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
September 2

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority's new leader settles in

Luther Wynder believes in the power of transit and plans on more community engagement.
South Metro
May 7

Apple Valley freshmen get a dose of financial reality

Apple Valley High School students took part in an event designed to teach them to manage money.
Don't Miss
April 23
In Coon Rapids, Breeka Goodlander took her pig George to Petco get som...

Who's moving into the Twin Cities suburbs? Pet pigs

Eagan is the latest city after the City Council voted 3-2 to allow such animals weighing less than 200 pounds. A Champlin woman's pet is an example for what people can expect.
South Metro
March 11

Road construction preview for south metro

City and county officials in the south metro weighed in on the south-of-the-river road projects most likely to create snags for drivers this spring and summer.
Stage & Arts
March 4

Young performers inspired by Dennis Swanson pay tribute

Long before Laura Osnes would star in "Grease" on Broadway and years before she would earn two Tony nominations for her performances in "Bonnie and…
South Metro
February 20

Chef Lucas' Make-A-Wish gains new life as a nonprofit

Lucas Hobbs, 13, turned his dream to feed others with a food truck into an ongoing operation.
South Metro
February 13

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools, parents prepare for new grade alignments

Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.
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.