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November 10
Thomas Scott laughed as he told a story of how he caught his youngest son pretending to put a prosthetic leg on while getting dressed.

Minnesota veteran badly wounded in Afghanistan finds calling helping others

Thomas Scott, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, runs a business that helps people who've been badly injured live independently.
November 10
Dalvin Cook.

Former girlfriend of Vikings' Dalvin Cook files lawsuit alleging physical, emotional abuse

The woman, a U.S. Army sergeant first class, alleges Cook physically abused her, causing a concussion and holding her hostage in his Inver Grove Heights home a year ago.
East Metro
November 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 7

HAM LAKEOCT. 13Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of a disorderly man who had locked himself in the bathroom at AmericInn, 13440 Hwy. 65…
November 5

Charges filed in Minneapolis murder; shooter sentenced in unrelated case

Man's bound body was found after being dumped in Dakota County culvert.
November 4
Eurasian eagle owl Gladys died after escaping from the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo's missing owl that died was likely hit by vehicle

Gladys, the Eurasian eagle owl that died after escaping from the Minnesota Zoo, was likely hit by a car, zoo officials said this week."Based on…
November 3
A section of Savage Fen photographed in September 2017. RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER •

Youth baseball training facility coming to Savage

Residents had raised concerns about its proximity to a protected environmental area.
November 3
Police say this man is responsible for a “road rage assault” last week in Lakeville.  Credit: Surveillance image provided by Lakeville Police Depa

Lakeville road rage attack leaves man with injuries; suspect eludes capture

The suspect is still sought after following the driver off I-35, into Walmart lot.
East Metro
November 3
Voters chose school board members and considered school district operating levies, among other issues, Tuesday. This file photo shows a voter picking

Suburban school board voters in Minnesota turn away conservative slates

Operating levies won voter support in Stillwater and Shakopee.
November 2
Lakeville last passed a referendum for parks in 1994, said City Council Member Luke Hellier. Since then the city’s population has more than doubled

Lakeville park referendum gets approval

Lakeville last passed a referendum for parks in 1994, said City Council Member Luke Hellier.
October 31

Minnesota physical therapist to pay $4M for submitting false claims

Offices in Minnesota among sites that wrongly billed government.
East Metro
October 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 31

CORCORANSEPT. 21Animal complaint. An officer responded to a report of a cougar at Old Settlers Road and Horseshoe Trail. The animal was observed entering a…
October 29
Blake Thomas Maloney, 26, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Police: Farmington man killed his mother, father and brother

Prosecutors say there is no known motive for the violence.
October 29
Site work has begun for the Home Depot warehouse along Route 3 in Rosemount.

Home Depot, Fed Ex are building giant warehouses in Rosemount

The sprawling facilities add to a rapid expansion of the metro's industrial warehouse sector.
Curious Minnesota
October 29
A hand-colored photograph of South St. Paul taken between 1912 and 1915. The structure at center is the Stockyards Exchange Building, which is still s

West, North, South, Park: Why are there so many suburbs named St. Paul?

Many east metro locales are named after Minnesota's capital city, though not all of their names neatly line up with the compass.
October 28

Three people found dead in Farmington home; suspect arrested at scene

Police have yet to say anything else about the killings.
October 26
A group of caribou, also known as reindeer, graze in their enclosure Tuesday at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Minn. GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@s

Minnesota Zoo tests vaccine against spread of emerging deer virus

The virus killed four reindeer last year, as well as dozens of wild white tailed deer.
October 26
The Rev. Dennis Dempsey, in front of his home while he was doing mission work in Venezuela.

Bicyclist fatally hit while riding in Rosemount was Burnsville priest

The jailed motorist was driving after having his license revoked, something he has been convicted of many times, according to court records.
October 24

Woman who died in motorcycle crash identified

Jessica Lynae Peterson crashed her motorcycle in Carver County on Tuesday.
October 18

Predawn head-on crash south of Twin Cities leaves one driver dead, other critically injured

The collision occurred on Hwy. 61, according to the State Patrol.
East Metro
October 16

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 17

ANDOVERSEPT. 28Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of five kids who were being loud and disorderly and appeared to be drunk in a…