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July 1

Plan for Diffley Road safety upgrades includes fewer lanes, new roundabouts

Dakota County officials say additional safety elements will be incorporated in the final design.
Coronavirus
July 1
A pair of snow monkeys huddled together in their enclosure at the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo gets $6M in emergency COVID-19 funding

The money will cover basic operations for the zoo, a state agency, while it remains closed for the pandemic.
Duluth
July 1
South Metro
June 26

Police seek armed suspect in South St. Paul apartment standoff

Police in South St. Paul continue to look for an armed suspect wanted in connection with a domestic conflict that led to an hourslong standoff…
South Metro
June 25

Man who fell at Lakeville construction site and died is ID'd

Authorities have identified the worker who fell at a Lakeville construction site and died.Jose Francisco Cela Guasco, 26, of Minneapolis, fell from a balcony about…
South Metro
June 25

South St. Paul residents settle lawsuit over odor of animal rendering plant

Animal rendering plant will pay $750K; residents' awards capped at $1,000.
South Metro
June 23
The Fried family: Parents Gena and Michael; children Alaura and Tyler. Credit: Submitted photo

Mom mourns son lost in wrong-way I-35W crash, stays strong for daughter

Wrong-way crash on I-35W in Richfield left 25-year-old in coma and killed three others.
South Metro
June 19
The Wells Fargo Family Farm area will be a part of the Beastly Boulevard at the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo debuts drive-through zoo to raise much-needed funds

The zoo will offer its "Beastly Boulevard" as a drive-through way to see animals.
South Metro
June 18
Garrett Berg Credit: Facebook

Farmington teen killed after jumping from cliffs into lake south of metro

A second person jumped in and struck the 17-year-old, authorities said.
South Metro
June 16

Body found in Prior Lake after four-hour search

The body was recovered about noon Monday near a marina boat slip.
South Metro
June 12
Olga Marina Franco del Cid

2 more years in prison, second deportation for woman who killed schoolkids in Minnesota bus crash

Four children died in the crash in 2008 involving her van and the bus.
South Metro
June 11
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing lanes on Interstate 494 between Inver Grove Heights and Sunfish Lake this weekend.

Weekend will feature road work, delays on I-494 in south metro

Also, Metro Transit rolls out new schedules Saturday on a number of bus routes.
South Metro
June 11
Timothy Guion

$1.5M bail for ex-Marine charged with fatally shooting man in Shakopee home

One witness said Brady Zipoy had been suffering from PTSD.
South Metro
June 9
Timothy Guion

Former Marine arrested after Shakopee man, 65, fatally shot in break-in

Timothy Guion was shot in the head during a break-in by someone he likely did not know, according to authorities.
Music
June 8
Burnsville to launch drive-in concert series with help from Mick Sterling

Burnsville to launch drive-in concert series with help from Mick Sterling

The Relief Sessions will take place every Friday starting June 26 in the parking lot of Diamondhead Education Center.
South Metro
June 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 7

ANDOVER MAY 18 Vandalism. Eggs were thrown at a shed and SpaghettiOs dumped on a vehicle in a driveway in the 16100 block of…
South Metro
June 2
A photograph of the damage inside the Dakota County courthouse after two suspects allegedly threw Molotov cocktails into the building in the aftermath

Charges: Men threw Molotov cocktails into Dakota County courthouse during riots

The case marks the second set of federal charges related to the riots in Twin Cities.
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.
South Metro
May 28
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.