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MN high school students post photo showing Nazi salute

MINNETONKA, Minn. (KARE) Parents and students at Minnetonka High School heard from the principal after a disturbing photo surfaced showing two students holding a Nazi themed sign while doing the Nazi salute.


Carver County Sheriff’s Office: Drunk driving and drugs

Carver County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the following calls. At 3:55 p.m., responded to the 1800 block of Cedar Court, Carver, for report of abuse/neglect. At 7:16 p.m., responded to Highway 5 and Galpin Boulevard, Chanhassen, for a personal injury accident.


Four snow plows hit in southern Minnesota during Friday snow

(FOX 9) - Snow falling throughout southern Minnesota is making roads dangerous for travel, even for snow plows. According to officials with Minnesota Department of Transportation, four snow plows have been hit by vehicles in southern Minnesota on Friday.


Polygamist leader has construction plans in Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Until he was served with court papers earlier this week accusing him of witnessing and helping arrange “religious sexual rituals with underage girls,” Seth Jeffs was hiding in plain sight in a Twin Cities suburb.


Couple finds thousands in cash under the floorboards during home renovation

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - Never did Andy Rasmussen think he’d find tens of thousands of dollars in cash while peeling up the floorboards during a home renovation. “We looked through it,” Rasmussen said of finding the money while renovating an accessible home for a nonprofit Thursday. “It’s $20s a


Norwood-Young America Woman Dies in Crash

A Norwood-Young America woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash west of Chaska in Carver County Wednesday morning. The State Patrol says 75-year-old Bonnielee Pope died at the scene.


Fatal Crash Closes Hwy 212 In Carver County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating after a fatal crash on Highway 212 west of Jonathan Carver Parkway. Authorities say all lanes of traffic are closed until further notice.


Minnesota man dies after car falls through ice

63-year-old David Maki from Blaine, Minnesota has died from injuries sustained during an accident that occurred on Jan. 17. According to a release sent out by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, their office Dispatch Center received a 911 call that a vehicle had gone through the ice in the narrows


Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 3:11PM CST expiring January 19 at 1:00AM CST by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

A Winter Storm Warning continues for areas along and south of a. Madison, to St. Peter, to Owatonna line and is now in effect until. 1 am tonight. A Weather Advisory continues to the north of the.


Students Bring 'Trump 2020' Banner To HS Basketball Game. Now Superintendent Is Investigating.

After a coach complained that fans of the opposing team brought a "Trump 2020 Keep America Great!" banner to a high school basketball game, the superintendent is "reviewing this matter and collecting information" to determine what actions the school district might need to take.


3 teens involved in fatal crash in southern Minnesota

A 15-year-old boy died and two 16 year olds were injured in a single-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota on Thursday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2002 Mazda Protege was northbound on Hwy. 26 when it lost control, went into the ditch and hit a tree.


Get all your Greater Carver County news in 1 paper

This week readers will notice a big change to their paper. This is the inaugural edition of the combined Carver County News and Norwood Young America Times. Going forward, we will have one newspaper serving these two communities.


Man gets 1 year in jail for fatally running over girlfriend

CHASKA, Minn. — A Carver County man will serve a one-year jail sentence and have a four-year prison term stayed after pleading guilty to fatally running over his girlfriend with a pickup truck..


Young America woman killed while making a U-turn on Highway 212

(Chaska MN-) Traffic on Highway 212 in the southwest Twin Cities was shut down for a couple hours yesterday morning after a fatal crash. The state patrol says it happened at 10 a.m. just west of Jonathan Carver Parkway in the Chaska area. 75-year-old Bonnie Lee Pope of Young America was driving a pi


Letter: Keep dollars in your pocket

I couldn’t help but notice the hidden numbers in your (Jan. 3) article related to the 4.9 percent levy increase by Carver County. The 2019 county budget is growing by $23 million, which is an 18.5 percent increase over the 2018 budget of $124 million.


Two More Fatalities on Minnesota Roadways

St. Paul, MN (KROC AM News) - There have been two more fatalities on Minnesota Roadways after crashes Carver and Hennepin Counties. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the first fatality was in Carver County on Highway 212 just west of Jonathan Carver Parkway around 10 a.m. Wednesday.


Two injured in central Minnesota crash

LAKE HENRY – Two men were injured in a two-vehicle, T-bone type crash Thursday evening in Stearns County. The accident was reported at 5 p.m. at the intersection of state Highway 4 and County Road 32, north Lake Henry.


Community Calendar – UPDATED Jan 17

————— Take part in the BLHS FFA Alumni Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Jan 19th from 3-6 pm on the south end of Lake Allie. Registration at Noon at the BL Rod and Gun Club. $5 per person is the cost. Also you can take part in the raffles and contests. Concessions available all day.


County puts increased focus on mental health

In an age of tension, one of the most popular terms being thrown around is “mental health”. There’s been a significant increase in how many are diagnosed with mental illness in the last decade. But what does mental health actually refer to, and where do you go if the mind is unhealthy?


GIRLS BASKETBALL: Waconia pulls away to take down Hutch

An upset victory was on the minds of the Hutchinson girls basketball players Thursday night, but it wasn't to be. The Tigers dropped the home contest against No. 7-ranked Waconia, 87-61.