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Man burned in Dakota County house explosion has died

A rural Dakota County man who was injured when his house exploded on Feb. 5 has died. According to the Bakken Young Funeral Home, Brian Suilmann, 57, of Hampton died Wednesday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.


Burnsville man guilty in counterfeit coin scheme

The former owner of Burnsville Coin Co. has pleaded guilty in federal court to a counterfeit coin fraud scheme, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. On Feb. 21, Barry Ron Skog, 68, of Burnsville, pleaded guilty to one count each of mail fraud and sale of counterfeit coins in U.S. Distr


Dakota County works to replace shuttered homeless housing for men

Dakota County is finalizing plans to provide much-needed housing for two dozen homeless men, filling a hole left when Cochran House, a year-round emergency shelter for single men, closed in late 2017.


Landscaping for Clean Water workshops in Burnsville

Landscaping for Clean Water workshops are offered for Burnsville and Dakota County residents 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 12 and April 9, at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. The workshop is free.


5 New Foreclosed Homes In The Burnsville Area

BURNSVILLE, MN — Don't want to break the bank, but still looking for a home nearby? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You may just find your dream home in the rough!


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Burnsville church changes name because people thought they were part of the Illuminati

That’s what LifePrint Church in Burnsville thought it needed after its guitar-playing pastor John Erbele had, as an FAQ on the church website puts it, “a very public moral failure” in 2010. It resulted in him pleading guilty to hiring a sex worker.


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


Apple Valley seeks Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee members

The city of Apple Valley has two vacancies on its Park and Recreation Advisory Committee for one three-year term expiring March 1, 2020, and one three-year term expiring March 1, 2022.


Minnesota Weather: Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Watch Issued

TWIN CITIES, MN — The National Weather Service has issued winter weather watches and blizzard warnings for much of central Minnesota. "This morning we could see some freezing drizzle with a glazing of ice," says the NWS. "Later today we expect a heavy snow to develop across southeast Minnesota and l


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Minnesota to hold 2020 primary on Super Tuesday

ST. PAUL — Minnesota will join at least nine other states holding their presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in 2020. “That’s done. That’s signed, sealed, delivered,” Minnesota Republican Party executive director Kevin Poindexter told MPR.


Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi


Boyfriend had 10 to 12 drinks before fatal Valentine’s crash, Dakota County charges say

A 53-year-old Hampton man admitted that he downed about a dozen alcoholic drinks on Valentine’s Day before rolling his pickup truck on a rural Dakota County road — a crash that killed his girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint.


Downed on home hardwood in conference play

The Burnsville boys basketball team tried for its third two-game win streak of the season Feb. 22, but came up short. Lakeville South earned a 77-63 South Suburban Conference road win over the Blaze, despite senior Marcus Shepley reaching 1,000 points for his career. He finished with 15 points for B


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Conference title hopes dashed on the road

The Prior Lake boys basketball team saw its South Suburban Conference title hopes fade Feb. 22. Fifth-ranked Lakeville North earned a 77-63 home win over the No. 2 Lakers, snapping Prior Lake's nine-game winning streak.


The best city in each state for single women in 2019

Are you a single woman who’s tired of going on terrible dates?. Would you rather sit at home in your pajamas and watch another episode of “The Handmaid Tale” rather than go out to a bar and meet some random guy who’ll talk about himself the entire time, without asking a single thing about you?


Plymouth man convicted of having child porn case at Shakopee workplace

A 60-year-old Plymouth man was convicted earlier this month of three counts of possessing child pornography in July 2017 after the material was found by investigators on his work computer in Shakopee.


Apple Valley Man Accused Of Causing Apartment Fire While Intoxicated

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a man allegedly fell asleep while intoxicated and smoking a cigarette, causing a December fire that started in his Apple Valley apartment and went up three floors.