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High Schools
September 9

Ex-Lakeville South softball coach sentenced for stealing $23K from booster club

Erice Heflin, who was the school's varsity softball coach, pleaded guilty in June to one count of felony theft by swindle.
Local
September 8

Former Inver Grove Heights city administrator charged with misdemeanor assault to appear in court Thursday

Joe Lynch is charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.
Local
September 8
Thomas L. Hunter  Credit: Hennepin County jail

Unlicensed motorist charged with hitting 2 pedestrians, killing one in downtown Minneapolis

The two pedestrians were sent flying through a large glass window, according to the charges.
Local
September 8
Bryan E. Ellinger  Credit: Scott County jail

Former Renaissance Festival supervisor admits to sexually assaulting 3 female teen workers

The 31-year-old has pleaded guilty and could receive a sentence as long as 19-plus years.
East Metro
September 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 5

CHAMPLINAUG. 1Theft. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle in the 11500 block of Quebec Avenue.EXCELSIORAUG. 2Drugs. Officers responded to a report of an erratic…
Local
September 4
Amber Haas, age 39, was last seen on Aug. 24 at her residence in Inver Grove Heights. She does not have her vehicle and has not showed up to work, met

Inver Grove Heights police searching for missing woman

According to police, Amber Haas was last seen in Inver Grove Heights on Aug. 26 shortly after 10 p.m.
Local
September 3
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Lakeville man faces upgraded murder charges in ex-girlfriend's death

Grand jury indicts Lakeville man in his ex-girlfriend's death.
Gophers
September 3
Apple Valley High School played host to Gable Steveson Day, celebrating the Olympic wrestling gold medalist who graduated from the high school in 2018

Apple Valley homecoming: Gold medalist Steveson gets jubilant reception

Olympic wrestling gold medalist Gable Steveson returned for a celebration in the high school gym where just three years ago he would have been sitting among the school's 1,600 students.
Local
September 1

Charges: Truck driver possibly distracted by cellphone when he caused crash in Rosemount that killed couple

Driver described as constantly on his phone while driving, the charges read.
East Metro
September 1
High Schools
August 30
Shakopee football coach Ray Betton led his team through practice Aug. 23, 2021, as the Sabers worked to continue the success that arrived after an 0-2

Passionate coach leads Shakopee football revival with approach that keeps working

Ray Betton has a history of success by using common principles, but aims for an uncommon blend of patience, push and players.
East Metro
August 28

Metro Twin Cities police blotter, Aug. 29

ANDOVERAUG. 15Theft. A 2014 Can-Am Spyder was stolen from a driveway in the 3500 block of 134th Avenue NW. The keys had been left in…
Olympics
August 28
Ian Seidenfeld defeated world No. 1 Peter Rosenmeier in the table tennis men’s singles class 6 gold medal match.

Lakeville's Ian Seidenfeld wins Paralympic gold in table tennis, adding to the family legacy

His father and coach, Mitchell, is a four-time Paralympic medalist and USA Table Tennis Hall of Famer.
Olympics
August 27
Eagan’s Mallory Weggemann reacted after winning the women’s 200-meter individual medley in the SM7 classification at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Eagan's Weggemann has record-setting, gold medal day at Paralympics

Mallory Weggemann won gold in Tokyo with a dominant performance in the women's 200-meter individual medley, finishing over seven seconds ahead of the field.
Business
August 24

Former petroleum industry CFO sentenced to 2-plus years in prison for stealing nearly $1M from Twin Cities company

After the thefts, Gregg Johnson briefly went missing, his defense said in a court filing.
Local
August 22
Expansions recommended by the MPCA would allow four landfills — in Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights and Shakopee — to grow their municipal solid wa

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recommends expansion of four south metro landfills

Residential waste targeted for the south metro raises environmental alarm.
Local
August 22
Carleton College President Alison Byerly took over Aug. 1.

New Carleton College president with a flair for fundraising focuses on making campus more inclusive

Alison Byerly is the first woman to lead the college.
Local
August 21
Carleton College President Alison Byerly took over Aug. 1.

New Carleton College president with a flair for fundraising focuses on making campus more inclusive

Alison Byerly is the first woman to lead the college.
East Metro
August 21

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 22

ANDOVERJULY 25Burglary. A 2012 Honda Odyssey and a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner were stolen from a home in the 13700 block of Wintergreen Street NW. Someone…
Local
August 20
America M. Thayer, 56, will be remembered at a service on Aug. 25 in Plymouth.

Memorial services set for Shakopee woman allegedly killed by boyfriend

Memorial services for a Shakopee woman who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend last month have been scheduled for next week.America M. Thayer, 56, will…