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Multiple 911 Calls To Lakeville Police Earn Dogs A Tut

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — First one call came in … and then another … and then another. Like a stick being thrown and then repeatedly retrieved, a pair of dogs apparently placed multiple phone calls to police in Lakeville.


Farmington boys' hockey eliminated in first round of sections

The Farmington Tigers boys' hockey team had their season come to an end Thursday night, Feb. 21, at Lakeville North where they fell 5-2 to the Panthers. It was the first round of the Section 1AA playoffs where the Tigers were the No. 7 seed and Lakeville North the No. 2 seed. The loss ends Farmingto


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.


Zachary Greenwald Is Suing the Minnesota State High School League For the Right to Dance

Ever since seventh grade, Zachary Greenwald has had a passion for dance. Now 16 and a student at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, it seemed like a natural choice for Zachary to join the school’s dance team. However, the Minnesota State High School League has barred him from competing on


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


Dakota County Valentine’s Day crash victim died of lack of oxygen, coroner says

A 49-year-old woman killed last week in a rollover crash near her Hampton home died of a lack of oxygen after being pinned beneath the vehicle, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Thursday.


Minnesota mom pleads guilty to harming toddler: Boy was intentionally starved to get more medical attention

ST. PAUL — A postpartum-induced delusion that doctors were failing her ailing toddler compelled a Winona mother to try to make him sicker so medical staff would pay closer attention to his case, she told a judge Thursday, Feb. 21.


Lakeville robotics teams head to state

Two Lakeville area FIRST Lego League Robotics teams have advanced to the Minnesota State Championship Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23. Ten percent of teams advance to the state championship. The Lakeville team Ballistic Bots won the Core Values Award at sectionals. Four team members are seventh-grad


Siblings allegedly beat and shot family dog in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — A brother and sister are accused of beating and shooting their family's dog at a campground in Wadena County in central Minnesota over the weekend. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, has been investigating the incident.


UPDATE: Proposed cuts threaten district, speakers tell 191 board

UPDATE: At a workshop Thursday night, board members agreed to withdraw some of the proposed cuts, including the elimination of ninth-grade sports teams. Also spared was middle school orchestra. Board members agreed to reduce proposed cuts in grounds and districtwide maintenance staff from four posit


Jazz Ensemble honored at convention center

The Lakeville South High School Jazz Ensemble left it all on the stage as they became the first Lakeville Area students to perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 14.


Video Shows Truck Blowing Red Light In Eagan: Police

EAGAN, MN — Eagan police say there was a close call for one of the city's traffic unit officers Thursday when a box truck ran a red light at Yankee Doodle and Coachman Road. The truck driver had been using his phone at the time, authorities said.


Minnesota Weather: Two Rounds Of Snow This Weekend, Blizzard Conditions Possible Saturday Night

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two rounds of snow are tracking toward Minnesota this weekend, and the second could bring blizzard conditions to southern Minnesota along with another serving of significant snow.


Sweet move by Lindsay Whalen on a big night for Lakeville North's star player

A group of elementary school girls had a fun night in Lakeville watching Lauren Jensen, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, break her school scoring record with 47 points during Lakeville North's 84-74 overtime victory over Apple Valley.


Winter storm watch expands across southern Minnesota: Blowing snow west, heavy snow and wind to the southeast

The first impacts of a powerful winter storm that'll affect Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin this weekend will be felt late Friday, before the strongest part of the storm arrives Saturday night through Sunday morning.


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


This Is The Cheapest Town To Live In Minnesota

The cost of living in Rochester seems pretty high compared to smaller towns in Minnesota. It's doesn't seem that much cheaper than living in Minneapolis, either. So if you're interested in saving some bucks, what town is the cheapest to live in? Thanks to the Census Bureau's American Community Surve


Former Apple Valley woman dies in crash

A 49-year-old Hampton woman, who grew up in Apple Valley, died after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Hampton on Feb. 14. Terri Lynn Stephenson died after a Ford F-150 truck driven by Michael James Serres, 53, of Hampton, was traveling eastbound at about 11:18 p.m. on a snow and ice covered Highwa


The 8 Most Common Uses of “Ope” in Minnesota

If Minnesota had to be defined by one word, it wouldn't be "lakes" or "nice", it would be "Ope". It's that little noise that slips out of our mouths when we don't formulate words fast enough. It's most commonly followed by a short sentence. Here are the most common uses of "Ope" in the Minnesota lan


Man Severely Injured In Hampton House Explosion Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man who was severely injured in a Hampton house explosion earlier this month has died, according to Bakken-Young Funeral Home. First responders say he was wandering the scene with severe burns over much of his body, searching for his wife, who was killed in the Feb. 5 explosio