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West metro news briefs: Construction to begin on senior housing project in Excelsior

West metro police blotter, Aug. 20


Edina's Morningside neighborhood braces for inevitable change

Anticipated redevelopment at France and 44th has residents debating the area's identity and future.


Vows renewed at Mall of America

David and Elizabeth Weinlick renewed their vows Friday, 19 years after the were introduced and married at the Mall of America. The couple got married after knowing each other for just five minutes. They are saying "I do" again after a terminal cancer diagnosis for David.


Golden Valley library closed Friday due to water issue

Hennepin County Library in Golden Valley will be closed on Friday, Aug. 18, because of an interruption in the water supply. It will reopen Saturday.…


Mail fraud lands Lake Minnetonka millionaire back in jail after time served for welfare fraud

Colin Chisholm gets 4 more years after serving time for welfare fraud.


19 years after MOA marriage, wife and terminally ill husband will renew vows

A couple who got married at Mall of America after knowing each other for just five minutes are saying 'I do' again, this time amid a terminal cancer diagnosis.


FBI offering $30,000 reward for help in probe of Bloomington mosque explosion

FBI says the investigation is its "top priority" in Minneapolis.


Minnesota Supreme Court again suspends attorney Randall Tigue

Randall Tigue, who is best known for his adult entertainment clients, must wait two years before he can be reinstated.


Met Council approves rail agreements for Southwest light rail

Concerns about a concrete wall along a part of the route concern Minneapolis officials and state lawmakers.


Former Mrs. Minnesota convicted of switching price tags on clothes

Jennifer Kline could get jail time for Macy's clothing scheme.


Tevlin: Two kids were able to play with toy guns and not get killed

This is now the world in which we live.


Construction bids submitted for Southwest light rail, but challenges remain

Move is a "milestone" but bids now face scrutiny from Met Council staff.


2 exotic car drivers among those roaring along I-394 plead guilty to lowest charge

Six have now pleaded guilty, five won dismissals and one case remains pending.


Man killed when his unoccupied car rolls over him in Wright County

The 64-year-old was hit while retrieving groceries from his car on the sloped driveway.


$5.25M Lake Minnetonka mansion on Tonka Bay has indoor grotto with waterfall

The 11,193-square-foot home on Lake Minnetonka is entertainment central with everything from a spa-style grotto to an upstairs billiards room warmed by a stone fireplace.


Way cleared for Southwest LRT project to seek nearly $1B from feds

Talks with Met Council clear way for project to apply for $929 million in federal money.


Shooter in ambush murder of Minnetonka teen gets 30-year sentence

A term of 30 years is the sentence for one of four people charged in the shooting death of a Minnetonka High School student in…


U.S. judge in Minneapolis orders alleged 'cybersquatters' to pull LeMond materials

Preliminary injunction points to cycling legend's "likelihood of success" in his $6.6M suit.