Looking east down Southview Boulevard, one of the main streets in South St. Paul.

South St. Paul gets tough on stockyard stench after complaints by home-bound residents

The amended ordinance targets odor generators who don't cooperate with the city.
South Metro
May 30

Out with the garbage and in with development of the Freeway Landfill, Burnsville officials say

Transferring huge mound of trash would clear the way for riverfront project.
South Metro
May 30
A man wrapped in a blanket talked to Minnesota National Guard members underneath the Hiawatha Bridge at Lake Street Friday morning in Minneapolis.

Suburbs across Twin Cities joined St. Paul, Minneapolis in ordering weekend curfews

The curfews began at 8 p.m. Friday and extend till either Sunday or early Monday.
Coronavirus
May 26
Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee in a March 7, 2019 file photo

Minnesota casinos begin to reopen with safeguards in place

Mystic Lake welcomes guests, masks required.
South Metro
May 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 24

COLUMBUS MAY 15 Vandalism. Gravel was found in the engine of a semitrailer truck in the 14500 block of Lake Drive NE. DENMARK TOWNSHIP…
Coronavirus
May 19
Chaska Super 8 general manager Sana Cheema, right, collected donated food from Chick-fil-A and Little Caesars from Martha Brannon of His House Foundat

Metro counties have spent roughly $5 million to rent hotel rooms as emergency shelters

Contracts and invoices obtained through public records requests show a county-by-county patchwork of efforts to find and pay for lodging, transportation, food and other services for hundreds of unsheltered people in the seven-county metro, all within a matter of weeks.
South Metro
May 16

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 17

CORCORAN APRIL 19 Social distancing complaint. An officer responded to a social distancing complaint at a home in the 7800 block of Maple Hill…
South Metro
May 15

Former Mendota church employee who stole $33K gets probation, jail term.

Christopher Paul Seiple must also repay the money he stole, and then some.
South Metro
May 13

Driver charged with killing pedestrian in Bloomington in December

The Burnsville man showed signs of impairment, the charges said, and had a breath test at the scene that registered a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.129 percent.
Coronavirus
May 10

Some person-to-person public services resuming in county bordering Twin Cities

Not all services will be available starting Monday, including public access to jail.
South Metro
May 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 10

ANDOVER APRIL 24 Theft. An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home in the 15700 block of NW. Linnet Street. CORCORAN…
Coronavirus
May 9
Grant, a bull moose orphaned along with his sister Marais in northern Minnesota five years ago, gets a visit from zookeeper Amber Dunaway, front, and

Minnesota Zoo lays off 48, but preparing to reopen

The Apple Valley zoo is requesting a $6 million emergency state subsidy to stay afloat.
South Metro
May 7

Northfield officer hurt in crash while responding to emergency call

The officer was treated at a hospital and released. The State Patrol is investigating.
South Metro
May 7
Mike Kruse still slides down the department fire pole from his second-floor apartment.

A national rarity: Northfield firefighter retires after living at firehouse for 47 years

In what might be a national longevity record, Mike Kruse is retiring and moving out of the cozy confines above his pumper truck after 47 years.
South Metro
May 2

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 3

ANDOVER APRIL 10 Theft. A 2004 Buick Rainier was reported stolen from the driveway of a home in the 13300 block of NW. Hummingbird…
South Metro
April 30

Man fatally pinned operating heavy equipment near stores in Champlin

The 43-year-old from Prior Lake was clearing brush working alone, police said.
South Metro
April 29

Youth wrestling coach charged with sexually assaulting girl in Eden Prairie

Mustafa Shabazz, a former high school assistant, has a history of inappropriate conduct with underage girls, authorities allege.
South Metro
April 28

Woman dies in head-on crash on Hwy. 13 in Scott County

The crash happened Monday about 7:20 a.m. at 240th Street
South Metro
April 28
Population growth and farming in parts of Dakota County are already affecting the water table, local projections show. Above, Judy Yang harvested gree

Dakota County pushes back on fresh attempt to ship groundwater to Southwest

The Dakota County Board will vote next week on a one-year moratorium on industrial well drilling in response to a local company’s plan to dig…
South Metro
April 28
Edward Stahlmann Credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Swindler paid for Eagan restaurant with fake $400K cashier's check, charges say

Alleged fake $400K check passed before his prison term for an earlier scam.
South Metro
April 27
Chad Glasby Credit: Goodhue County jail

Charges: Grenade launcher among weapons seized from Red Wing home

Methamphetamine also found on the premises, according to the charges.