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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.
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…
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.
South Metro
April 26
Lucas Madison and Katherine Campbell

Charges: 2 caught on I-35 with $1M in meth from Arizona, $17K

One of the suspects had been making frequent trips to Arizona and hauling "large amounts of narcotics" back to Minnesota, according to law enforcement.
South Metro
April 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 26

EDINA MARCH 23 Theft. A watch valued at $15,500 was reported stolen from the 5000 block of S. France Avenue. FRIDLEY MARCH 19
April 24
The GoFundMe page photo of Bobbi Glewwe.

More than $8,000 rolls in to replace Mendota Heights girl's stolen wheelchair

The specialized chair was stolen Monday as Bobbi Glewwe was out for a walk.
South Metro
April 22
Carter Nicolai

Five years after lifesaving transplant, boy, 9, dies in ATV rollover in Dakota County

The boy was riding on his own where homes were being built.
April 22
Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic in Netflix's "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness."

Joe Exotic, the 'Tiger King,' once bought wolf-dog hybrids from Lakeville area

The Tiger King learned that wolves are different from big cats, according to an animal rights attorney.
South Metro
April 21
Dakota County officials chalk up the rising cost to the age of the Cannon River dam and the project’s complexity. The dam needs a new powerhouse and

Dakota County seeks additional $9 million to update Byllesby Dam

In 3 years, the projected cost of updating Dakota County's 110-year-old Byllesby Dam has risen by the millions.