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December 12, 2020

Victim in Rosemount house fire was a longtime truck driver

A 46-year-old man was identified as the victim of a fatal Rosemount fire.Gene A. Spurzem died Dec. 4, a couple of days after a house…
East Metro
December 12, 2020

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 13

CENTERVILLENOV. 7Fire. An officer responded to a report of a possible illegal burn at a home in the 1700 block of Center Street. The officer…
Local
December 9, 2020
The fire bombing at the Dakota County Service Center in Apple Valley occurred May 29, four days after George Floyd’s death.

Arsonist sentenced to six years for fire, damage at Dakota County government building

A Savage man was sentenced to more than six years Wednesday for throwing Molotov cocktails into a Dakota County government building in May, causing more…
Local
December 9, 2020

Large fire breaks out at Jordan lumberyard in southwest metro

The fire at the Siwek Lumber Company broke out about 3 a.m.
Local
December 8, 2020
Former Minnesota Gov. Henry Sibley.

Mendota Heights high school will shed Sibley's name

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board voted Monday after months of consideration.
South Metro
December 8, 2020

Body found in Minnesota River in Shakopee was missing Bloomington man

The Bloomington man had been reported missing by family.
South Metro
December 8, 2020

Eden Prairie to preserve 19th-century wagon road

Route used in the 1800s connected Carver County with Minneapolis, St. Paul.
South Metro
December 5, 2020

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 6

CENTERVILLE NOV. 7 Fire. An officer responded to a report of a possible illegal burn at a home in the 1700 block of Center…
Coronavirus
December 3, 2020
Home of the sex offender treatment program in Moose Lake.

Moose Lake reports first COVID-19 death at state-run sex offender program

The inmate's death is the fifth in Minnesota correctional facilities this year.
South Metro
December 3, 2020

Body found in Minnesota River near Shakopee

The body was floating in the river near Shakopee's Huber Park.
South Metro
December 2, 2020

Moped rider dies after November crash in Lakeville

The rider was a 32-year-old man from Rosemount.
South Metro
December 2, 2020
St. Paul police officers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators walked near the scene where Joseph Javonte Washington was shot Saturday.

Man shot by St. Paul police over weekend charged in assault, kidnapping

Charges filed in Dakota County detail the sexual assault and kidnapping that preceded the controversial shooting.
South Metro
December 1, 2020
Aggregate Industries was seeking a variance to mine gravel and limestone closer to homes in Grey Cloud Island Township.

Mining company pauses Grey Cloud Island expansion

Some residents say they remain wary of future operations near homes.
South Metro
December 1, 2020

1 of 2 duck hunters whose boat capsized south of Twin Cities has died

A duck hunter has died after the boat he and another hunter were in capsized in a lake south of the Twin Cities, authorities said…
South Metro
November 29, 2020
Archer’s Hotel sprung up only a year after citizens drove the James-Younger gang out of Northfield and just as Carleton and St. Olaf colleges began

Northfield mourns burned Archer hotel that reached back 143 years

"It really was the heart of the community," said Northfield historian Susan Hvistendahl.
South Metro
November 28, 2020

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 29

CENTERVILLE OCT. 25 Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7000 block of Lamotte Drive. They found the…
South Metro
November 27, 2020

New drive-through Minnesota Zoo light display aims to entertain and educate

Nature illuminated is a drive-thru experience featuring light work and larger-than-life animal art installations of produced locally by Landmark Creations. It is meant to be viewed socially distanced in your vehicle. The exhibit runs through January 17 and the public can order tickets online at the Minnesota Zoo's website.
South Metro
November 26, 2020

Former Lakeville South high school softball coach charged with stealing from booster club

Eric Heflin, 65, of Rosemount, was charged with three felony counts of theft by swindle.
South Metro
November 23, 2020

Anoka County license center closes due to COVID-19 staffing shortage

With several staffers at Anoka County License Centers exposed to COVID-19 and more taking leaves to help their kids with distance learning, one of five…
South Metro
November 19, 2020
Austin Herbst and Connie Herbst

Woman, adult son charged in murder of father in family's Twin Cities home 7 years ago

Prosecutors allege the man was shot by his son, whose mother then helped him dump the body in Wisconsin.