This photo from December 2020 shows Lisa Monet Zarza at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Owner of Alibi Drinkery denied liquor license for Northfield bar, restaurant

Alibi at Froggy Bottoms remains open without serving alcohol.
East Metro

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 18

ANDOVERMARCH 19Theft. Golf clubs were stolen from an unlocked shed in the 15900 block of NW. Eagle Street.MARCH 25Animal complaint. An officer responded to a…
Chauvin Trial
April 16
The Minneapolis police Third Precinct was looted and torched during last summer’s civil unrest. Authorities say equipment and files were taken from

How did Derek Chauvin's Taser end up at a traffic stop in Burnsville?

The specifics of how and when the device was taken have not been disclosed publicly.
April 13
The Pine Bend landfill.

Renewable natural gas plant planned for landfill in Inver Grove Heights

The facility is the first of its kind in Minnesota.
April 12
The state’s first electric school bus hit the road in late 2017. It still serves the Lakeville school district.

South metro group pushes for electric school buses

Forum invites the community to join efforts for low-emission vehicles in districts' fleets.
East Metro
April 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, April 11

ANDOVERMARCH 17Theft. A 2015 Ford F250 was stolen from a driveway in the 14300 block of NW. Quince Street. The keys were left inside the…
April 9

Minnesota Zoo shows off farm babies

The farm babies exhibit opened for guests Friday at the Minnesota Zoo's farm in Apple Valley. The exhibit features baby piglets, Shetland sheep, dwarf goats, dairy calves, and chicks and will run through May 16.
April 9
A man walks on the road Friday near a fence that is at the center of controversy where a couple have been asked by the city of West St. Paul to paint

West St. Paul asks homeowner to paint over Black Lives Matter mural

A city spokesman said the code enforcement team has received more than 20 complaints about the mural since September.
Curious Minnesota
April 9
Erna Zahn, right, visiting Mount Rushmore with a friend in July 1934. George Washington’s head was the only completed portion of the monument.

Who is the oldest living person in Minnesota?

The oldest Minnesotan, a supercentenarian, is also one of the oldest living people in the United States.
April 8
Eagan residents are balking at a plan to remove trash receptacles in the city’s neighborhood parks, requiring residents to instead take their waste

Eagan residents balk at no-can trash plan

City officials want to remove trash cans from some neighborhood parks.
High Schools
April 8

Chaska stuns Hopkins in 4A semi, keeps Royals from winning-streak record

The winners used a 16-2 run midway through the first half to build a lead that survived several close calls.
April 7
April 6
This photo provided by Tricia Markle, a wildlife conservation specialist at the Minnesota Zoo, shows young hatchling wood turtles.

Roadside fences show promise for reducing Minnesota turtle fatalities

Turtle populations have been falling for years, in large part due to traffic.
April 2
Credit River Township’s town hall, show in 2013. Officials say a decision to incorporate was prompt­ed most­ly by fears the town­ship would e­ve

Credit River Township to become a city in May

It's the first township in Minnesota to in­corpo­rate since 2014, when Rice Lake, north of Duluth, re­ceived city sta­tus.
March 27

Lakeville police seek help in finding suspect in park assault

A woman in her 40s told police she was assaulted in East Lake Community Park by a man who said he needed help.
March 27
East Metro
March 27

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 28

COLUMBUSMARCH 8Warrant. An officer went to a home in the 8600 block of 181st Avenue NE. to serve a 26-year-old woman a felony warrant from…
March 25
A trail at Spring Lake Park Reserve.

Dakota County park plans to preserve Native American history

Dakota people have an 8,000-year history in the area of Spring Lake Park Reserve.
March 25
Brady Zipoy, while deployed to Syria.

Mental illness defense wins acquittal for ex-Marine who killed Shakopee man

Battlefield trauma, unrest after George Floyd's death cited in judge's ruling.
East Metro
March 20

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 21

AFTONFEB. 9Suspicious person. A deputy checking on a suspicious persons report in the 4000 block of S. River Road spoke with two men who said…
March 19

New methane-to-natural gas plant planned for Inver Grove Heights landfill

The plant, which would be built at the Pine Bend Landfill, may be the state's first of this type.