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December 22, 2021
Bob Van Bergen held a portrait of his grandfather Pvt. Albert A. Van Bergen from 1918 while his cousin Jen Moeller cradled the Purple Heart that Alber

For Shakopee man, grandfather's long lost WWI Purple Heart is best Christmas present

Stolen medal was missing for five decades.
December 21, 2021
Sakaria Osman Ahmed

Burnsville man charged with murder in fatal shooting outside Eagan gas station

An altercation between two groups at the Marathon gas station Saturday culminated in the death of 33-year-old Faisal A. Abukar.
South Metro
December 19, 2021

Authorities identify man shot near Eagan outlet mall

The man died at an area hospital.
December 18, 2021

One shot near Eagan outlet mall

Police say victim was brought to nearby hospital, but did not provide condition
Local
December 18, 2021
Timothy Lee Otto

Hastings man charged with burning friend's dead body in a trash can

Timothy Lee Otto charged Friday in July incident
East Metro
December 18, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 19

FRIDLEYNOV. 6Fire. An officer responded to a report of a man stuck on a lawn mower that was on fire in the 100 block of…
Local
December 18, 2021
Eagan residents Nola McMahon, 7, and her mom, Jessica McMahon, found some books at the Wescott Library in Eagan in 2013.

Metro briefs: Anoka County crime lab wins prestigious award

Dakota CountyLibrary system ends youth finesDakota County Library will no longer charge fines for overdue children and teen items, regardless of who checks them out.The…
Local
December 18, 2021
Medcalf: What Black Minnesotans are feeling hopeful about

Medcalf: What Black Minnesotans are feeling hopeful about

'The greatest privilege of this space is the people I've met through this journey'
South Metro
December 14, 2021
Achai Beng, 15, a cousin of racism victim Nya Sigin, showed her support in November for her fellow student at Prior Lake High School.

Scott County attorney to consider charges in racist video targeting Prior Lake student

Savage Police Department announced Tuesday that it had completed its investigation.
Local
December 11, 2021
Chris and Kelsey Waits with Kit, 8, in the family’s Hastings home. A conservative group opposed to masks in Hastings public schools went after schoo

For family of trans child, idyllic life in Hastings is no more

A school board election turned nasty when a kid was brought into politics. That was the Waits family's worst nightmare.
Local
December 11, 2021

Metro briefs: Deephaven appoints first woman mayor

Following the sudden death of former Deephaven Mayor Paul Skrede in September, the City Council recently appointed one of its members to fill his shoes.Melissa…
Local
December 11, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 12

FRIDLEYNOV. 6Fire. An officer responded to a report of a man stuck on a lawn mower that was on fire in the 100 block of…
South Metro
December 10, 2021
Waste Management’s Burnsville landfill, pictured in 2018.

State finds no risk to groundwater with Burnsville landfill expansion

The planned expansion has some city officials worried.
Vikings
December 10, 2021
Nya Sigin met with Vikings co-owner Mark Wilf and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before Thursday night’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings surprise bullied Prior Lake student with tickets to Super Bowl

Since the incident at Prior Lake High School, students from other Minnesota schools and activists have shared stories of racist bullying they've faced at school.
Local
December 9, 2021
My’a Calvert, 16, a junior, fights back tears while discussing racism she’s encounter while a student at Prior Lake High School during a community

Minnesota students share harrowing stories of sexual harassment, racism

Students brought their stories of sexual harassment and racist bullying to Minnesota leaders at an event prompted by a video posted by a Prior Lake High School student depicting another student bullying her.
Business
December 8, 2021
Amazon’s fulfillment center in Shakopee.

Report: Amazon facilities in Minn. have high rate of injuries, pay inequities

A new report by the National Employment Law Project and Awood Center urges investigations by state authorities and more involvement by lawmakers in protecting warehouse workers.
Local
December 6, 2021

Lakeville school board member accused of campaign finance violations

Under a settlement agreement, Cinta Schmitz will admit to violating campaign finance laws and pay a $250 fine.
South Metro
December 6, 2021
Local
December 5, 2021
The Minnesota River in Shakopee, seen in 2017. A planned trail through downtown Shakopee will highlight Dakota history, early European settlements and

Trail project to highlight Dakota history, riverfront near downtown Shakopee

Details of the 2.5 mile Shakopee Riverfront Cultural Trail are still being worked out, but the trail will highlight Dakota village, early European settlement.
Photography
December 4, 2021
Hastings School Board Chair Kelsey Waits gets a hug of support from Rebecca Maloney after addressing the crowd that had gathered for the Rally for Tra

Hastings community members rally for transgender kids

It drew several hundred people to Levee Park.