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May 18
Spectro Alloys in Rosemount

Rosemount aluminum recycling facility fined for air pollution violations

Spectro Alloys will pay $110,000 and is required to upgrade its air pollution control equipment.
May 11
Kathy the first woman to serve as Dakota County attorney.

Kathy Keena is first woman appointed Dakota County attorney

The Dakota County Board appointed Kathy Keena after James Backstrom's midterm retirement.
May 10
Goose's future uncertain after family turns him into TikTok star

Goose's future uncertain after family turns him into TikTok star

Keeping Canada geese like Peeps and mate Puddles is against federal law.
May 10

Twin Cities man ID'd as motorcyclist who died in crash near Red Wing

The Fridley man turned 23 years old the day before the wreck.
May 9
The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is a cornerstone of the Vikings Lake development. An updated plan for the land vetoes a second hotel.

New plan for Viking Lakes: No second hotel, city of Eagan gets use of plaza

The new plan also reconfigures housing on the site, eliminating medium-density housing in favor of all high-density rental housing — mostly four-story apartments with garages below. The first 261 apartments will open in September.
East Metro
May 8

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 9

EAST BETHELAPRIL 18Theft. A boat was stolen from the 2400 block of 183rd Avenue NE.HUGOMARCH 25Animal complaint. A deputy observed an injured dog on the…
May 7
Minnesota State Patrol

Motorcyclist's death adds to Minnesota's increasing crash toll

Five motorcyclists have been killed in May alone.
May 6
In this file photo from 2018, a Spectro Alloys company worker sorted and recycled aluminum scraps into solid ingots. ELIZABETH FLORES • liz.flores@s

Rosemount plant must install new equipment to address pollution

The EPA found violations at Spectro Alloys, a metal recycling plant.
May 6
WPT Industrial REIT plans to construct a 500,000 square foot distribution center in Shakopee. (Rendering provided by city of Shakopee)

Developer plans massive Shakopee distribution center to built on spec

Toronto REIT has told the city it hopes to complete project by year's end.
May 5

Speeding motorcyclist dies in crash late at night near Red Wing

The wreck occurred west of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
East Metro
May 1

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 2

CIRCLE PINESMARCH 18Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a guinea pig running loose in the park in the 100 block of W. Golden…
April 30
USA Curling, the governing body of the winter sport in the United States, soon will take up residence with the Minnesota Vikings in Eagan.

USA Curling joins Vikings, tennis, lacrosse, e-sports at Eagan development

Headquarters will be moving from Stevens Point, Wis., to Twin Cities, a "hotbed" for the sport
High Schools
April 28
Fans watched a soccer game between Centennial Soccer Club and Lakes United Futbol Club on Thursday evening at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

Eagan, Inver Grove Heights officials look to study feasibility of sports complex in south metro

Measures before the Legislature would put $100,000 toward the study.
April 28

Death of man found in Dakota County culvert ruled a homicide

The death of a man whose body was found Monday in a Dakota County culvert has been ruled a homicide.The body of Manuel Mandujano, 39,…
East Metro
April 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 25

ANDOVERAPRIL 2Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of "ding-dong ditch" in the 15300 block of Wren Street. One 15-year-old boy and four 16-year-old…
April 20
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota settles lawsuit with New Prague tavern that violated virus restrictions

The Scott County bar continued to serve food and drinks indoors despite state orders prohibiting that.
East Metro
April 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 18

ANDOVERMARCH 19Theft. Golf clubs were stolen from an unlocked shed in the 15900 block of NW. Eagle Street.MARCH 25Animal complaint. An officer responded to a…
Chauvin Trial
April 16
The Minneapolis police Third Precinct was looted and torched during last summer’s civil unrest. Authorities say equipment and files were taken from

How did Derek Chauvin's Taser end up at a traffic stop in Burnsville?

The specifics of how and when the device was taken have not been disclosed publicly.
April 16
This file photo from December 2020, shows Lisa Monet Zarza at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville. AARON LAVINSKY •

Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.