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Lane Shifts, Ramp Closures Set For I-494 In Dakota County

DAKOTA COUNTY, MN — Motorists traveling on westbound I-494 between Bailey Road and 7th Avenue in South St. Paul should plan for major delays as westbound I-494 is reduced to a single lane and ramps close beginning Sunday, April 21.


Flood Warning issued April 18 at 11:24AM CDT by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3 affecting Goodhue and Pierce. Mississippi River at Red Wing affecting Goodhue and Pierce. Chippewa River at Eau Claire affecting Eau Claire County.


Farmington man gropes woman, charges allege

The alleged crime took place around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in front of the victim's Farmington home when Togbah allegedly grabbed the woman in a sexual manner, according to Farmington detective Shawn Scovill.


With 2 more large Twin Cities thrift stores closing, are resale retailers in danger?

Last year the for-profit thrift store chain Savers closed a Savers location in Bloomington and a Unique Thrift in Columbia Heights. Last week it closed the Savers in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and a Valu Thrift in St. Paul’s Sun Ray Center.


Three Dakota County libraries get a new look in time for library system's 50th anniversary

Arone Matiyas' favorite thing about the newly-remodeled Galaxie Library in Apple Valley isn't the giant round window where children can watch books being returned, the high-tech "maker space" or even the oversized Lite Brite wall in the kids' area.


1 dead in officer-involved shooting after traffic stop in Coon Rapids, Minn.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids, Minnesota early Thursday morning. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers with the Coon Rapids Police Department initiated a traffic stop near Foley Boulevard and 98th Lane West at 1:39 a.m


Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.


Probate Notice: Becky Ray O'Brien 19HA-PR-19-230

Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's will dated January 6, 2003, ("Will"), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted.


How Much Rain Did SE Minnesota Actually Get Yesterday?

It wasn't your imagination yesterday, we got A LOT of rain in our area. So much rain, in fact, mudslides closed down portions of 169 Southbound, streets in Northfield were closed due to standing water, and portions of LeSueur County roads were also closed due to all of the rainfall. But how much fel


Hwy. 169 Reopens In Southern Minnesota After Mudslides

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A highway in southeastern Minnesota is has just reopened after mudslides closed it to traffic. Southbound Highway 169 closed Wednesday between St. Peter and Mankato.


Man accused of shooting school bus driver turns down deal

MINNEAPOLIS — The man accused of shooting a Minneapolis school bus driver on I-35W following a fender bender last February has turned down a plea deal, and will move ahead towards a trial.


Dr. Theresa Battle to head Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191

Dr. Theresa Battle has been named the new superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. During a special meeting on April 17, the district’s board unanimously selected Battle as its preferred candidate for superintendent. Battle is currently an assistant superintendent for St. P


Charge: Man with robust criminal record robs Northfield bank at gunpoint, pays off back rent to avoid eviction

A Bloomington man fearing eviction has been charged in federal court with being one of two men who robbed a Northfield bank of more than $11,000 at gunpoint, swiftly driving back to the Twin Cities and paying off his back rent.


Boy, 5, thrown off balcony at Mall of America making 'small steps' toward recovery

The family of Landen Hoffmann, 5, who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last Friday, says the boy is making "small steps towards the healing process."


Woman Sentenced After 64 Dead Cats Found At Her Animal Rescue

DAKOTA COUNTY, MN — Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Caycee Lynn Bregel, 26, of Saint Paul, pled guilty last week to 13 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the death and care of numerous cats. Investigators say they found 64 dead cats and dozens of neglected ani


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Northfield

NORTHFIELD, MN — New and exciting events are coming to the Northfield area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Plans for mental health treatment center in Savage move forward

South metro residents are a step closer to getting locally based inpatient mental health care as plans for a treatment center in downtown Savage advance. The Savage City Council this week unanimously approved preliminary plans for a $5.5 million facility called Savage Intensive Residential Treatment


Bloomington Approves $7.5M To Finish Designs For MOA Water Park

Bloomington Approves $7.5M To Finish Designs For MOA Water Park. The city of Bloomington is moving forward with plans to build a massive, 250-million dollar water park next to Mall of America. WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 18, 2019.


Turkey smashes through SUV's windshield on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota

A driver in northwest Minnesota avoided serious injury Wednesday when a turkey smashed through her windshield as she was driving on Interstate 94. Barnseville Police Department was among the law enforcement agencies that responded to an injury accident on I-94 in Clay County on a report of a "vehicl


Mall Of America Water Park Is Moving Ahead!

It seems as though my dreams have come true! Bloomington has voted to move forward with a whopping $7.5 million project to push with some might say, controversial and honestly interesting plan to build a giant water park next to the Mall of America. Not only would it be large, it would be considered