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Demands on police officers changing in Farmington

While calls for service, intensity of situations have increased in Farmington As a video rolls, an officer inside a Farmington police car pursuing a suspected drunken driver orders the driver to stop, but the suspect keeps a foot on the gas pedal. When it's clear the suspect won't cooperate, the of

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-22 21:14:00

Farmington to survey students, parents on graduation venue, tickets

Farmington parents and students may soon be able to share feedback about high school graduation via an online survey. Farmington District Finance Director Jane Houska led a Farmington School Board discussion about graduation fees during a board work session Monday, Sept. 11. The school board agreed

FARMINGTON INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 13:51:00

District 196 seniors recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

Sixty-three District 196 seniors are receiving special recognition this fall for scores they achieved on a national standardized test that they took last year as juniors. Fifteen of the 63 students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program and 47 are being recogni

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-23 21:35:00

Learn about District 191 funding requests on ballot

Voters in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be asked to vote on two school funding requests that were placed on the Nov. 7 ballot by a unanimous vote of the Board of Education. There will be two questions on the ballot: Question 1: A no-tax increase request to renew the existing ope

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-23 21:37:00

Minnesota researchers study effects of insecticide on birds

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POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-23 16:36:24

Running on Rosemount's cross-country is another bond joining twins

Luke and Jack Labatte are twins. They have a lot of similarities but are hardly identical. Luke is one of the state's elite cross-country runners while Jack is just making his way onto the Rosemount varsity squad. Luke is ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 2A, and a big reason the Irish sit 11th in

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 20:57:00

Vermilion Ridge could be the future of camping

Sept. 12 marked the official opening of the state's newest and shiniest campground - Vermilion Ridge - nestled nicely on the shores of Lake Vermilion. The $7 million spread features 33 campsites and is part of the Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park - which was created in 2010 after th

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-24 02:17:00

Burnsville student receives Courage Kenny scholarship

Jaylin Wong, who graduated this year from Burnsville High School and is studying nursing at the University of Minnesota, is one of two 2017 EMPOWER Scholarship recipients. EMPOWER scholarships support ethnically diverse students pursue medical or rehabilitation careers. During high school, Wong vol

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-23 21:35:00

Shakopee schools handled death of student with grace

It is never a good day when a voice crackles across the police scanner, dispatching police officers and firefighters to a car crash. If it's a bad one, we'll send a reporter to the scene. Being that reporter makes you doubly appreciative of every police officer, paramedic and firefighter who goes to

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 14:57:00

EDA approves TIF-qualification inspection for Fred's Gas Station lot

With the proposal from a Hastings-based pioneer village to deconstruct and relocate the vacant Fred's Gas Station building, city officials are looking for a way to redevelop the soon-to-be vacated land. At the Wednesday, Sept. 13 Economic Development Authority's meeting, Monticello Economic Developm

MONTICELLO TIMES - 2017-09-24 15:19:00

TackleBar aims to cut down on football contact

Dylan Wohlenhaus , KARE12:39 PM. CDT September 23, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn. - When Jeremy Ling saw enrollment for his elementary-aged son's local tackle team dry up to almost none, he created TackleBar. "We looked at this landscape," he said. "The declining participation and the injury risk concerns and

KARE - 2017-09-23 17:39:26

Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification; Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26: Health briefs

Westfields cardiac rehab program receives certification Westfields Hospital & Clinic announced Sept. 5 its cardiac rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Cardiovascular programs are designed to help people with cardiovasc


'Most promising' possibility yet for new hotel in Cottage Grove

The city may be closer than ever to getting a new hotel. A developer has signed a letter of intent to buy city property on Hardwood Avenue next to the former Ruby Tuesday. HAF Properties - the same developer responsible for the new Junction 70 restaurant - sent the letter in July, and has increasing


Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving In Fatal Crash

According to his lawyer, Delos Santos said he was so drunk that he doesn't remember much of what happened. An Apple Valley man pleaded guilty to driving while drunk and smashing into another car and killing the driver just south of downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announc

PATCH - 2017-09-22 21:29:47

Around the state: Hunter rescued after 3 nights lost in Minnesota woods

ST. PAUL- A missing Twin Cities hunter who spent three nights lost in the woods of Pine County is recovering after being rescued by helicopter. Authorities said Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville was hungry and tired but otherwise OK when rescuers from the State Patrol and the St. Paul Fire Department

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 14:24:28

Volunteer mentors needed for Kids 'n Kinship

Kids 'n Kinship has over 30 youths waiting for a caring mentor in Dakota County. Mentor information sessions are set 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Heritage Library in Lakeville and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley. Attendees will hear about the childre

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-22 21:47:00

Making it through tough times together

Lakeville man helps with mental health website A Lakeville man is helping to bring answers to mental health challenges. Andy Alt has joined a large community of contributors from around the globe building "if-me.org," a mental health website where people can share experiences and build a private net

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-22 17:10:00

District 194 debates options with TIES

Options include help pay debt or leave organization Several metro school district leaders are seeking their best options after TIES, the debt-burdened and struggling public schools consortium, faces potential collapse as multiple member districts have announced intentions to leave the organization.

SUNTHISWEEK.COM - 2017-09-22 17:04:00

Missing hunter found after 3 days in wooded area

PINE COUNTY, Minn. - A Lakeville man was rescued Thursday morning after being reported as missing for three days in the Nemadji Forest area of Pine County. Authorities say they initially received a call on Tuesday morning from missing hunter, 61-year-old Robert Kniefel, of Lakeville, who said he go

KARE - 2017-09-21 20:46:31

Missing Minnesota hunter found safe after lengthy search in Pine County

A missing grouse hunter who was the subject of a prolonged search in the Nemadji State Forest was found safe Thursday and airlifted from the swampy area to be reunited with his family. Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, Minn., called the Pine County Sheriff's Office at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday to report tha

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 23:16:12