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
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…
October 23, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Erik Paulsen at his office in Plymouth.

National political stars descend on closely fought Minnesota

Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio among GOP stars visiting to boost House candidates.
South Metro
June 29, 2018

'Senseless': Man held in connection with hit-and-run deaths of couple in Eagan

The victims were hit shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a business off Hwy. 13 and east of Cedar Av. The suspect was arrested hours later at a hotel.
South Metro
May 9, 2018
Third grader Aruna Doobay was excited when Go. Mark Dayton offered to sign the essay she wrote about his visit Wednesday to her school. Dayton visited

Dayton takes pitch for school aid to Minn. classrooms

The governor's $138 million plan may be a long shot since GOP lawmakers aren't backing it.
April 27, 2018
Burnsville teachers picketed this week near the school district office to protest the 300th day without a teaching contact.

Big shortfalls mean Twin Cities schools cut teacher, staff jobs

Metro school districts face a combined shortfall of more than $100 million.
South Metro
April 1, 2018
Superintendent Gary Anger, who took the top spot in Shakopee last year, chatted with first-graders. There are 31 superintendent vacancies across the s

School districts from Osseo to Apple Valley seeking leaders

In the CEO-like role, superintendents face responsibilities ranging from referendum requests to addressing the growing number of school threats.
South Metro
April 2, 2017
In North Minneapolis the first day of police training academy is being set in motion with the latest crop of cadets, 27. Minneapolis Sgt. Each cadet g

Minnesota could mandate officer training for mental-illness calls

State could mandate crisis training as police see more mental-illness-related calls.
South Metro
December 15, 2016

Grand jury concludes Eagan police officer justified in deadly shooting

Suspect ignored, fired shot at officers responding to a call.
South Metro
September 2, 2016
Fresh from a large transit system in Delaware, Luther Wynder is the new Minnesota Valley Transit Authority executive director. He has seen how access

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, 2016
Anna Johnson-Taylor filled out paperwork to determine how much rent she could afford per month for an apartment.

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, 2016
In Coon Rapids, Breeka Goodlander took her pig George to Petco get some treats and fresh air.

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, 2016
Family and friends gathered to remember Alyssa Ettl at the Dodd Boulevard location where she died in a 2013 accident. A project will improve Dodd.

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, 2016

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, 2016
Lucas Hobbs picked up an omelet prepared by Kabomelette to serve to Dakota Woodlands residents on Wednesday.

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, 2016
Parents and students gathered at Burnsville High School last week for an informational session on the grade-alignment changes to come for the 2016-17

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, 2016
Beverley Miller has led the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for 25 years, a period of dramatic growth in ridership.

Longtime director of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority retires

Beverley Miller is preparing to leave the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
January 1, 2016

South metro: Retiring MVTA director reflects on 25 years

Miller prepares to retire from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
South Metro
November 14, 2015
Students sit on the bus at the end of the school day at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville.

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
The Minnesota Vikings have a purchase agreement for two parcels on 194 acres in Eagan just south of Interstate 494, the former headquarters of Northwe

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 Zygy Wilf attended an evening practice in Mankato last month. The Wilfs' purchase of 194 acres near the intersection of Dodd R

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
Haley Martinson, front left, Madi Wheeler, and Grace Ashton danced during Pepfest, an event for incoming freshmen at Lakeville South High School.

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.