A semi traveling at highway speed collided with a turkey in Eagan, leaving the truck’s windshield badly damaged. Credit: Eagan Police Department

Turkey busts through semi windshield on I-35E, then goes on its merry way

The driver was not hurt and the turkey went back into a wooded area, police said.
South Metro
April 2
A man was shot and killed Thursday in South St. Paul/

One dead, one critical, one in custody in South St. Paul shooting

The adult male suspect called authorities shortly afterward and surrendered to West St. Paul police.
Data Drop
April 2
Minnesota welcomes you sign at the state border

How and where Minnesota's population grew in the last decade

New population estimates data from the U.S. Census Bureau shed light on what's driving the state's population growth, and where it's occurring.
South Metro
April 2

2 people in car killed in collision with semi near Prior Lake

A boy in the car was seriously injured, authorities said.
South Metro
March 28

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 29, 2020

COLUMBUS MARCH 2 Theft. Two snowmobiles were reported stolen off a trailer in the 14000 block of NE. Lake Drive. EXCELSIOR FEB. 15
Coronavirus
March 25

Confessions with social distancing

Pastor Lundgren would normally be holding a day of confessions for hundreds of Catholic school children and parishioners to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation in his area, but because of Covid-19, he came up with confessions via drive-up in a car or on the sidewalk.
South Metro
March 21

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 22

AFTON FEB. 19 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 3000 block of Penfield Avenue reported that a cargo van had pulled into his driveway…
South Metro
March 19
A tow truck at the Minneapolis city impound lot. A towing license ordinance has been left to Minneapolis and St. Paul. But the suburb of Savage is joi

Fed up with complaints over bad operators, Savage will begin licensing towing companies

The city is likely the first metro area suburb to require a license.
South Metro
March 18

Inver Hills, Dakota County Technical College get new president

Michael Berndt has worked for Minnesota State for 20 years, and has held the role of interim president of DCTC and Inver Hills since 2018.
South Metro
March 17

Police trying to determine where teen was when run over and killed in Inver Grove Heights

The 46-year-old driver of the SUV was cooperating with authorities, police said.
South Metro
March 16
In this photo from the spring of 1957, John Teresi, left, in his role as umpire, oversaw a YMCA youth program softball game in Golden Valley. Teresi w

St. Patrick's Day plane crash killed group from Minnesota in 1960

Tom Teresi and Mark Kaplan had to be grinning as the sun rose over Minneapolis on March 17, 1960. By nightfall, sorrow would shadow the…
South Metro
March 16

Teen is fatally struck by vehicle while crossing Inver Grove Heights street

Police said in a statement that the driver was cooperating with authorities and "showed no signs of impairment."
South Metro
March 14

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 15

EAST BETHEL FEB. 23 Theft. A purse left unattended was stolen from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 NE. Jackson St. EDINA FEB. 8
South Metro
March 13
A whitetail buck in the wild in Minnesota.

Minnesota confirms five more cases of chronic wasting disease, including one wild deer

Deer management zone set for Farmington area.
South Metro
March 12
On Feb. 26, regional drug task force agents entered a home in Jordan located a duffel bag under a bed with 498 Nerd ropes that tested positive for THC

Nearly 500 THC candy edibles seized from Scott County home

Law enforcement seized nearly 500 pieces of candy marijuana edibles packaged to look like Nerd ropes from a Jordan home and arrested a man with…
South Metro
March 11
Firefighters on the scene of a fire that had been burning for more than 24 hours at the Northern Metals Recycling plant in Becker, Minn.

Northern Metal Recycling fire in Becker an accident, report says

Report says it started deep within the scrap heap.
South Metro
March 10
The South St. Paul Public Library, shown in 2019.

Plan to merge South St. Paul library into Dakota County system moves forward

Dakota County to hear options on possibly assuming operations.
South Metro
March 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 8

COLUMBUS FEB. 19 Vandalism. Hay bales were set on fire in the 14700 block of NE. Hornsby Street. EXCELSIOR JAN. 31 Burglary. A…
South Metro
March 7

No suspects being sought in Lakeville death

The death occurred in a residence in the 17700 block of Glasgow Way, police said, adding that the investigation has just begun.
South Metro
March 7
New Dakota County corrections deputies went through training to de-escalate crises in 2018 in Rosemount.

Dakota County expands pilot program to help 911 callers with mental illness

The initiative aims to coordinate the response of law enforcement officers and county social workers when emotionally distressed residents call police.
South Metro
March 6
Women are taught to sew at a Life Center in the city of Van, and are using those skills to help support their families.

Minnesota church is base of 100-year-old Kurdish relief project

The nonprofit Lutheran Mideast Development is one of the state's oldest global initiatives.