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October 28

Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying plane from MSP while under influence of alcohol

He was removed from the cockpit just as passengers began to board at MSP.
South Metro
October 27
Residents filled out licensing requests at the Richfield City Hall on in January 2014.

Richfield DMV closes so City Hall can serve droves of early voters

Richfield temporarily closes agency inside City Hall to better serve historic turnout
South Metro
October 27

Belle Plaine woman killed in head-on crash on snowy western Minnesota highway

A Twin Cities area woman died in a head-on collision on a snowy western Minnesota highway over the weekend. The crash occurred shortly before 6:15…
South Metro
October 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 25

AFTON SEPT. 13 Suspicious person. A homeowner reported seeing on his home camera an unknown person at his front door in the 14000 block…
South Metro
October 22
Trinity School at River Ridge in Eagan is one of just three schools in the nation run by People of Praise, the small religious community that includes

People of Praise, Barrett's small faith community, has deep roots in Minnesota

A tiny faith group that shaped the life of Amy Coney Barrett has its largest chapter in Minnesota.
South Metro
October 21

Semi driver among 2 killed in crash near Northfield

A semitrailer truck driver was one of two motorists killed in a collision with a car west of Northfield. The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m.…
State + Local
October 20
South Metro
October 20
Amazon's Shakopee fulfillment center.

Lakeville approves plans for new Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon expects to open a 750,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lakeville next summer, following a unanimous City Council vote Monday to approve the tech giant's plans.The…
South Metro
October 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 18

CENTERVILLE SEPT. 16 Medical. A 27-year-old man approached officers on routine patrol in LaMotte Park, 6970 LaMotte Dr., and asked for their help in…
South Metro
October 17

Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade in Shakopee

The first-ever Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 30 Festival foods.
South Metro
October 16
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, shown in 2018.

Rape charges against Renaissance Festival manager dropped

His accuser is unable to get to Minnesota to testify because of COVID-19 concerns.
South Metro
October 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 11

ANDOVER SEPT. 22 Theft. Bourbon was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at a home in the 800 block of NW.…
South Metro
October 7

No jail time a possibility for south metro motorist who fatally hit woman and drove off

Defense attorney says driver thought she hit a deer, "an innocent mistake."
South Metro
October 6
Commuters waited for and boarded buses at the Red Line’s Apple Valley Transit Station on Cedar Avenue in 2014.

Metro Transit to take over operation of Red Line bus rapid transit

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has operated the bus route since its debut in 2013.
South Metro
October 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 4

ANDOVER SEPT. 22 Theft. Bourbon was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at a home in the 800 block of NW.…
Coronavirus
October 1
Jason Lewis spoke to the crowd at Reagan Day at the Ranch, a Republican event held annually in Taylors Falls, in Chisago County, on Monday, Sept. 26.

Judge dismisses Jason Lewis' lawsuit over Walz's COVID-19 orders

Lewis filed the suit in May, arguing that the Democratic governor's pandemic restrictions on travel and public gatherings violate his constitutional rights. It is one of 15 court challenges to Walz's executive powers.
South Metro
October 1
The OMNI Viking Lakes Hotel opens Thursday. The Nordic-themed space is a cornerstone of the Eagan piece of the Minnesota Vikings owners redevelopment

Omni opens Nordic-themed hotel in Vikings development

New hotel is long-planned component of the NFL team's new home campus
South Metro
September 30

BCA identifies man shot by police during St. Cloud confrontation

The man was being sought by St. Paul police at the time of the shooting.
South Metro
September 30

One killed, another injured in Itasca County collision

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash in Itasca County Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.A Chevy TrailBlazer driven…
South Metro
September 27
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux have applied to put eight parcels in Prior Lake and 11 in Shakopee in trust. Most of the land is row crops and pasture,

Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe applies to put 295 acres of its Scott County land into trust

The move would take the acreage off local tax rolls.