Police officers investigated the scene of a shooting between a suspect and a South St. Paul police officer in South St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, July 19

Man charged in shooting of South St. Paul officers was angry over eviction

Dustin A. Bilderback allegedly fired the shots after officers began discussing placing him on a 3-day mental health hold.
South Metro
January 26

Fergus Falls woman pleads guilty in 6-year-old's abuse death

The scars and bruises on Justis Burland-Arnett's battered and lifeless body left little doubt that the 6-year-old had been systematically mistreated when his caretaker brought…
South Metro
January 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 26

ANDOVER JAN. 9 Theft. A handgun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NW. Uplander Street. BIRCHWOOD DEC. 20…
South Metro
January 23
Gavin Meany

Twin Cities psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexually assaulting patient

Dr. Gavin Patrick Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, will be sentenced in April.
South Metro
January 22
Keith B. Anderson

Shakopee tribe elects vice chairman to replace retiring chairman Charles Vig

Three members will take on new roles on the business council at the end of the month, when Vig steps down after eight years as chairman.
South Metro
January 21
The scene captured by the traffic camera on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee as officials had lanes on the highway closed Thursday afternoon.

Man found in Hwy. 169 median long after crash died of accident injuries

The sea cadet's body was found a day after collision.
South Metro
January 21

Eagan mayor crashed SUV into snowbank while drunk, charges say

An officer found the vehicle running and the mayor behind the wheel, according to the criminal complaint.
South Metro
January 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 19

EDINA DEC. 17 Drugs. An 18-year-old Edina man was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana in a vehicle at the Edina Country Club, 4501…
South Metro
January 17

Apple Valley woman with dementia is found safe in Inver Grove Heights

Authorities thanked the public for the help in finding Barbara Musil, who had been last seen at her Apple Valley home on Thursday.
South Metro
January 17
The scene captured by the traffic camera on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee as officials had lanes on the highway closed Thursday afternoon.

Dispatch audio: Man's body found on Hwy. 169 in Shakopee had 'been there for a while'

A passerby called police at 3 p.m. Thursday to report seeing the body
South Metro
January 17

St. Paul water utility to refund customers who were overcharged

Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.
South Metro
January 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 12

CHAMPLIN DEC. 22 Theft. Change was stolen from a vehicle in the 8600 block of 114th Avenue. CORCORAN DEC. 11 Theft. A snowmobile…
South Metro
January 11

Charges: Driver high, speeding, checking cellphone before 35W crash killed passenger

Authorities tested his blood and it came back positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, according to prosecutors.
South Metro
January 11

Driver admits being high, on cellphone just before crashing and killing passenger on 35W

Driver was high, speeding and on the phone before hitting I-35W barrier wall.
South Metro
January 10

Shakopee neighborhood loses fight to keep ice rink open

Shakopee City Council stands firm, leaving Riverside Fields users to ice skate just a mile away.
South Metro
January 9
Shelly Pabst of South St. Paul was named Klondike Kate 2020 at the enVision Hotel, South St. Paul

South St. Paul woman is named 2020 Klondike Kate ahead of Winter Carnival

Shelley Pabst won the title on her third attempt.
South Metro
January 8
Micah K. Pittman Credit: Facebook

Authorities ID barge worker who fell into river and drowned near Hastings

The 44-year-old man's death has been ruled accidental.
South Metro
January 7

20-year term for mentally ill man who shot, wounded 2 South St. Paul cops

He will serve part of his sentence in the Minnesota Security Hospital.
South Metro
January 7
Rendering of the planned Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan. The hotel is under construction and expected to open this fall, and two apartment complexes

U.S. Tennis Association moving to Vikings headquarters campus in Eagan

Vikings' live/work/play campus is taking shaping with a hotel, offices and soon apartments.
South Metro
January 7
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Charles Vig

Tribal Chairman Charles Vig of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to retire

His last day will be Jan. 31, when the SMSC's new Business Council will be inaugurated, a spokesperson said.
South Metro
January 7
A pair of snow monkeys huddled together in their enclosure at the Minnesota Zoo.

Minn. Zoo planning new visitor experiences: camping, country's longest elevated trail loop

Plans include camping areas, a nature-based preschool and the nation's longest elevated trail loop