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South metro news briefs: South St. Paul ordinance would authorize smaller house numbers

South metro police blotter, March 26


Victoria residents roiled over council members' legal fees

City paid $43K in legal fees for council members who broke open-meeting law.


Robber hits bank inside Cub grocery in Burnsville

Burnsville police are looking for the man who robbed the TCF branch inside Cub Foods just off Hwy. 13, east of Nicollet Avenue, on Thursday.…


Authorities search for tree-killing vandals in Eagan

At least seven trees have been stripped of a ring of bark that mean almost certain death.


1850s Hastings pioneer handed down the hospitality gene

If there were a hospitality gene, it must have careened down six generations from Mahala Felton to Rita Walker. Considered the first white woman settler…


Two years later, Post is settled into the home of Malt-O-Meal (and Cheerios)

Tucked into a small, beige business park in south Lakeville, the headquarters for the nation's third-largest cereal company is easy to miss.


Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.


A horse tale of loyalty and compassion in Hastings

This Old Horse makes room for two blind mares and their young injured friend.


Baby animals are ready be cuddled at the Minnesota Zoo

Annual 'Farm Babies' exhibit opens to the public on Friday.


Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.


Minnesota Zoo chief focusing on 'feasibility'

After a year at the helm, Minnesota Zoo director John Frawley has crafted a new vision for the institution's future, scaling back plans for an ambitious expansion campaign that seemed out of reach while refocusing on programming that connects visitors to nature.


Prehistoric artifacts discovered on Coney Island at Lake Waconia Park

Archaeologists unexpectedly find prehistoric artifacts in regional park, prompting another dig.


South metro police blotter, March 19

BURNSVILLE FEB. 19 Weapon. A 27-year-old Burnsville man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality on the 2700 block of…


South metro news briefs: Final leg approved for Mississippi Regional Trail

Dakota County’s physical development committee at its March 14 meeting approved plans for the last segment of the Mississippi Regional Trail, which will cover a…


Nonprofit opens boutique in Shakopee School District offices

A student and her mother team up to offer at-risk girls a chance to shop for a free outfit.


Documentando el Odio: Comparte tu historia

No existen datos confiables sobre la naturaleza o prevalencia de crímenes e incidentes de odio. Por eso necesitamos tu ayuda.


Documenting Hate: Tell us your story

There is no reliable national data on the nature or prevalence of hate crimes and bias incidents, so we need your help.


Dakota County vote blocks dissolution of transit board

County says CTIB owes it $29M, and won't budge until the money's paid.