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Minnesota orchards debut new apple variety called First Kiss
This photo taken Sept. 12, 2018, shows David Bedford picking an apple off the tree to demonstrate how he tastes them. Bedford, a research scientist for the University of Minnesota's apple-breeding program, gives a tour of the U's Horticultural Research Center in Excelsior, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star T
Downtown Shakopee apartments back on track to become reality
The amendment, which required the 4-1 super-majority to pass, failed at an Aug. 21 meeting to garner enough support to pass, but Councilor Mike Luce reconsidered and supported it Tuesday. Councilor Matt Lehman voted against it twice.
New Prince album captures the Purple One alone at the piano before ‘Purple Rain’ made him a superstar
In 1984, Prince skyrocketed to international fame thanks to a still-impressive multi-media campaign that included his starring role in the feature film “Purple Rain,” its multi-platinum soundtrack, a series of attention-grabbing music videos, an extensive North American tour and an image that felt b
A cruise on Lake Minnetonka
After the loss of Southways, there has been a lot of talk about other big houses on the lake, and we thought we ought to take the photos for posterity purposes. What’s more, not everyone in the area can get out and take one of those fun, house-gazing cruises along the shore. People could enjoy one v
BCA Turning All Info and Evidence in Officer Involved Shooting to Carver Co Attorney
According to the BCA’s preliminary report, two of the individuals—Corporal Jacob Hodge and Deputy Travis Larson—fired their weapons. A third individual, Corporal Josh Baker, used his Taser during the exchange.
Lat14 now open, is a sister restaurant to Brooklyn Park’s Lemon Grass
Owner and chef Ann Ahmed sees a relationship between her first restaurant Lemon Grass, which has been in business since 2005 in Brooklyn Park, and her second restaurant, Lat14, which opened Tuesday.
Minnesota in Top 10 for College Debt
Nationally, about 65 percent of college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 had student loan debt, a slight decrease from 2016. These borrowers owed an average of $28,650, which is only 1 percent higher than the 2016 average of $28,350.
Lindquist concert is Sept. 22
Eastern Carver County Schools music educators present the Jean Lindquist Benefit Concert, a night of acts ranging from light classical, to pop and Broadway, to beatboxThe concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Chanhassen High School Theater, 2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen. It is named in honor of
Minnesota businesses join fight against opioid epidemic
“This is an all hands on deck public health crisis in our state and our nation,” said Malcolm. “So, to have employers joining in proactive efforts to try to better educate and connect people to resources is just so very important.”
Tree Falls on Belle Plaine Home While One of the Owners Was Inside
Rita Cole was in her dining room eating a late lunch when a large tree came crashing into her living room about five feet from where she was sitting.The incident took place at 929 W. Deer Creek Pkwy. around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.“Suddenly the wind got really fierce and I heard a large crash
Metro Transit Police Car Struck In Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)— A vehicle rear-ended a Metro Transit squad car Tuesday night in north Minneapolis.Metro Transit police say the crash happened at about 8:45 p.m. on Olson Memorial Highway and 7th Street North.The squad car was parked at a bus stop when it was hit. No one in either vehicle was inj
Food Truck Event Fills Downtown Plaza
Based on estimates from the city staff of Belle Plaine, around 200-250 people came by the downtown plaza’s first food truck night Tuesday, Sept. 11, to enjoy street side food provided by Spare Time Tavern and Russell’s Traveling Kitchen food trucks.In addition to food cooked to order, attendees enjo
Minnesota Man Charged for Neglecting Miniature Horse Herd – The Horse
Investigator Mark Slater, of the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Department, in St. James, Minnesota, said personnel began investigating the care of 70 Miniature Horses at a farm owned by Michael Charles Johnson in rural Odin, Minnesota, in June. Investigators found the horses with curling hooves, indicat
Police calls: Sept. 3-10
SUSPICIOUS: An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Chad Circle at 3:34 a.m. on a report of a group of masked vandals outside her door spraying something on it. Officer checked the area and found no sign of a disturbance, vandalism, or anyone in the area.
Body Of Missing Boater On Lake Minnetonka Identified
LAKE MINNETONKA, MN - The body that Hennepin County divers located and recovered near the area of Big Island on Lake Minnetonka on Sunday morning has been identified. The man is Erick Barbieri-Astorga of Shorewood, according a GoFundMe page created to help the family.
Minneapolis man charged with fatal drive-by shooting near St. Paul’s BCA headquarters
The day after a 26-year-old was killed in a drive-by shooting in August near the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension headquarters in St. Paul, prosecutors charged a man with murder. But the case remained sealed until Monday, after police arrested the 21-year-old.
Minnesota is home to the nation's best craft vodka distillery
Prairie Organic Vodka, FacebookMinnesota is home to the best craft vodka makers in the United States.That'saccording to USA Today,which ranked Prairie Organic Spirits as the No. 1 craft vodka distillery in the country.The Princeton, Minnesota-based distillery is known for its Prairie Organic Vodka a
Apple Day welcomes autumn to Lake Minnetonka
Continuing a tradition that began in 1935, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce will host another Apple Day lakeside festival on Water Street in downtown Excelsior on Saturday, Sept. 22.The community favorite event will start with the Park Nicollet Apple of the Lake 5K and 1 mile. Runne
Mike McCarthy Reveals True Feelings Over Controversial Moment In Loss To Minnesota
If the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers played last Sunday’s game under NFL rules and officials’ discretions from 10 years ago, it probably wouldn’t have ended in a tie. The Packers could’ve won that game to go up 2-0 atop the NFC North standings. Instead, they’re now 1-0-1, largely becau
Hunt on for driver who crashed on I-94, left one passenger dead, other badly hurt
Authorities are still looking for a driver who crashed an SUV on a Minneapolis freeway and fled the scene, leaving one passenger dead and another critically injured, authorities said.The rollover occurred about 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 94 near N. 4th Street, according to the State Patrol.The m