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Waconia comp plan gets alteration before submittal

Where and how quickly should various areas around the city of Waconia develop? That is guided by the city’s comprehensive plan. For the past several weeks, city planners, the city council, planning commission and staff have been reevaluating the land use section of city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan in


Buffalo woman sentenced after stealing patrol vehicle, biting trooper

A Buffalo woman who led authorities on a chase in a stolen patrol vehicle in October has been sentenced. A homeowner in Monticello Township called 911 when Crystal Capko, 36, entered her home.


Healthy community brings health-based businesses to town

Waconia businesses have been on a bit of a health kick recently, with many of the new businesses popping up in the area focusing on several aspects of healthy living. Elite Nutrition has been located at 36 West Main St. in Waconia since 2013. They are a nutrition club open Mondays through Fridays 7


5 hottest small town destinations in Minnesota

There’s a certain kind of town that people who live in big cities daydream about while they fight traffic or jostle through crowds. We want to escape to a place that’s unpretentious, charming and hygge. But at the same time, we don’t want to give up kombucha, yoga and good live music. Fictional exam


Sherburne County offers for incentive to Google to build Minnesota data center

Sherburne County commissioners voted Tuesday to give Google Inc. a break on property taxes if it builds a data center in Becker, about 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The decision, coming in a 4-0 vote, represents the first government incentive for the project, which was revealed in January b


Sanborn resigns as mayor due to moving plans

The city of Waconia will be looking for a new mayor at the end of April. Mayor Jim Sanborn announced his resignation effective April 30 because he and his wife Cheryl will be relocating to Virginia Beach, Va., in a move related to a promotion opportunity with her employer.


Body recovered after truck plunges into Straight River from Interstate 35 in Minnesota

The body of a man was recovered Monday after a truck crashed into the Straight River in southern Minnesota. The crash happened just before 12:45 p.m. in an area south of Owatonna in Steele County. A Toyota Tundra traveling south on I-35 left the roadway, broke through a guardrail and plunged into th


Flood forecast continues to climb

The forecast for the Minnesota River is climbing. Right now the river is almost at 30 feet in Jordan. The current forecast predicts a 32.5 foot level by early next week -- up a few inches from earlier projections.


Minnesota deputy finds pig in swerving driver's lap

(FOX 9) - Officials in Chisago County, Minnesota are sharing a strange encounter to warn others about distracted driving. The Chisago County Sheriff's Office posted a photo on social media Tuesday, writing that though they have pulled drivers over for being on the phone, eating or doing make-up, the


Man with pickup truck full of weapons charged with burglary

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (FOX 9) - The man arrested in Eden Prairie with a pickup truck containing guns and ammunition was charged with a single count of third-degree burglary, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.


Restaurant owners pursuing their dream in northern Minnesota rocked by cancer diagnosis

A former Twin Cities couple who chased their dream by opening a restaurant in northern Minnesota are now facing a nightmare after a series of setbacks culminated with a devastating cancer diagnosis.


Adam Sandler Coming to SE Minnesota!

I have listened to all of Adam Sandler's albums and I've spent countless hours watching his movies, but I've never seen him perform live. So yeah, I'm pretty excited to finally get the chance to see his stand up at Treasure Island this summer.


Carver County is eighth healthiest in United States

Carver County has been recognized as the eighth healthiest community in the country by U.S. News & World Report. “Carver County is very fortunate to have many of the critical elements necessary to create health,” stated Dr. Richard Scott, Carver County’s Chief Public Health Officer, in a press relea


Man arrested in Eden Prairie with stolen guns, explosive material in U-Haul

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (FOX 9) - A 25-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota man was arrested in Eden Prairie Monday after police found stolen firearms and materials that could be used to make explosive material in the back of a U-Haul he was driving.


Three Taken To Hospital After Rear End Crash Near Rockford

ROCKFORD -- Three people were taken to the hospital after a two vehicle crash in Wright County Tuesday. The incident happened just after 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 55 and Deadrick Avenue near Rockford.


Shakopee residents at odds with Mdewakanton Sioux over smelly compost facility

Dozens of Shakopee residents unhappy with the smells emanating from a composting facility operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community gathered Monday in hopes that federal officials will help address their concerns.


Shakopee police investigate 'attack' on teen

Shakopee police are investigating a report by a 14-year-old girl that a man assaulted her while she was walking on Sunday. Facebook posts indicated the girl was "attacked" by a middle-aged black man at the intersection of Shakopee Avenue and Marschall Road on Sunday night and then ran to a gas stati


Chaska intentionally floods baseball field

CHASKA, Minn. — Athletic Park is the home of the Chaska Cubs, but right now several feet of water have taken up temporary residence. The city opened up flood gates Saturday, intentionally flooding the park.


Ramsey County authorities seize 64 pounds of meth, 3 pounds of heroin in Minneapolis

Ramsey County authorities seized more than 64 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, two loaded guns, and a “large sum” of cash this weekend when they searched a downtown Minneapolis home, officials said.


Chanhassen man charged with criminal sexual conduct, stalking pleads guilty

A Chanhassen man charged after authorities said he followed at least three women to their homes and confronted them has entered a guilty plea. George Jeffery Carlyle, 69, was charged with three counts of stalking and one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in May last year.