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March 3
Breyona Cotton  Credit: Dakota County jail

4-month sentence for Dakota County driver who hit, killed woman

The driver said she thought she hit a deer and then left the scene, the charges read.
Local
March 2

1 killed, another hurt in head-on crash on snowy Scott County road

The car's driver died after crossing into the path of an pickup truck, the sheriff said.
Local
March 1
Cody White, 21, a ride operator at Valleyfair, made sure riders were secured in the Corkscrew roller coaster in May 2019.

Valleyfair looking for 1,000 workers ahead of May 22 reopening

There are also changes being made for visitors in response to the pandemic.
Local
March 1

Driver fatally hit from behind while waiting to turn in Farmington

"Motor vehicle crashes are almost always preventable," said Police Chief Gary Rutherford. "This was a tragic result."
East Metro
February 27

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 28

ANDOVERFEB. 1Drunken driving. A 28-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after he was stopped for driving 102…
Curious Minnesota
February 26
Because of Minnesota’s harsh climate, MSP is one of the busiest airports in the country for de-icing operations.

What happens to the de-icing fluid sprayed on planes at MSP airport?

Due to our cold winters, MSP is one of the busiest airports in the country for de-icing operations. Delta uses more than 1 million gallons of fluid each season.
February 24

Buck Hill Laser Lights Snow Tubing

Buck Hill's Northern Lights Snow Tubing is a choreographed laser lights and music event going on daily from 5:30-11pm through Sunday February 28th in Burnsville, Minn.
Business
February 22
This home in Apple Valley is being targeted for seizure by the federal government in connection with a fraud case filed against owner Gregg W. Johnson

Feds: Ex-petroleum industry exec stole nearly $1M from Minneapolis employer

U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking forfeiture of the defendant's three homes, including on valued at $525,000 that sits on a Wisconsin shoreline.
Business
February 22
A woman walked past an empty storefront at the Burnsville Center Thursday. Alternative uses for spaces where retail hasn’t worked are being discusse

How to save the aging Burnsville Center? New mall owner thinks the key is selling some buildings, land

City Council hosts a work session with stakeholders over the mall's future
East Metro
February 20

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 21

ANDOVERFEB. 2Burglary. A purse and wallet were stolen from a home in the 2200 block of 149th Avenue NW after a suspect stole the garage…
Local
February 19
Scott County’s waiting list for federal rent assistance is open for the first time since 2007.

Scott County waiting list for federal rental assistance open for first time in 14 years

The deadline to apply for the federal housing voucher program is Monday night.
Local
February 19
The Ferrari 308 up for bid on Minnesota’s surplus auction website.

Burnsville drunken driving arrest ends with vintage Ferrari on the auction block

It's one of thousands of cars seized every year from drunken drivers statewide.
Local
February 19
Dog rescued after spending months lost outside in Minnesota's extreme cold

Dog rescued after spending months lost outside in Minnesota's extreme cold

Hobbes spent 66 days ranging across hundreds of miles before he was tracked down and brought home safely.
Business
February 17
Tenants in this townhome were forced to move out, allegedly in violation of a governor’s executive order in connection with the coronavirus pandemic

Suit alleges Apple Valley landlord broke law and ousted tenants during pandemic

The landlord gave the tenants 10 days' notice, the suit alleges.
Local
February 16

Four men now charged in drug-related shooting death in Inver Grove Heights

The victim was shot and robbed late at night along a dark road, according to authorities
Local
February 16
Arete joins several other sports-related tenants at the Vikings Lake development in Eagan. Above, the 14-story, 320-room Omni Viking Lakes hotel opene

Lacrosse joins Vikings' Eagan campus as Arete Sport moves in

Burnsville upstart Arete will move in next month and stage summer event.
Local
February 15
The brick and limestone gates, once a small piece of the sprawling Armour meatpacking campus, are among the last vestiges of an industry that once def

South St. Paul weighs fate of Armour gates, a relic of the meatpacking industry

South St. Paul is weighing the fate of the massive gates that once guided workers to the Armour meatpacking plant but now present an obstacle…
East Metro
February 15

Authorities ID driver killed in crash in Woodbury

The driver was an 83-year-old man from Inver Grove Heights.
East Metro
February 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 14

ANDOVERJAN. 25Theft. Cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a driveway in the 15100 block of NW. Avocet Street.COLUMBUSJAN. 26Underage consumption. An 18-year-old man…
Local
February 12