Concertgoers sang along to Brett Young at the Twin Cities Summer Jam at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., on Friday, July 23, 2021. ] RENEE JONES SC

Fans come out for return to Twin Cities Summer Jam

Friday's Carrie Underwood-led lineup at Canterbury Park put the fest back on track.
July 27
Regan Smith took second in her semifinal in women’s 200-meter butterfly in Tokyo.

Fourth-fastest again, Smith might have 'another gear' for 200 fly final

Lakeville star Regan Smith once again finished behind three world-class competitors in the 200-meter butterfly qualifying races. Will she have a surprise for them in Wednesday's final?
July 27

Charge: Gunman became paranoid before killing man in Burnsville hotel

He was in Minnesota from Texas with others looking for work, according to the criminal complaint.
July 26
Regan Smith during her 100-meter backstroke semifinal.

Lakeville's Smith sets Olympic mark heading into 100 backstroke final

The Olympic record in the event fell four times during the preliminary heats and semifinals, with Regan Smith ending up with it ahead of the final.
July 25
Rep. John Thompson spoke at a news conference on March 5, 2021, in Minneapolis. Thompson has apologized to the St. Paul police officer he accused of r

Thompson, St. Paul police differ on whether he apologized to officer

He went Friday to precinct over "profiling" comment.
East Metro
July 24

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 25

CENTERVILLEJUNE 5Theft. Decorative items valued at $100 were stolen from the yard of a home in the 1900 block of Robin Lane N.COLUMBUSJUNE 25Burglary. Guns…
July 23

One dead, one in custody after Burnsville shooting

The shooting occurred near Aldrich Avenue and Burnsville Parkway around 6:35 p.m. Friday, according to police.
July 21

Authorities ID man whose body was pulled from Burnsville lake over the weekend

A drone helped searchers find the body Sunday night.
July 20
Dawn Gaetke grows mushrooms on prepared oak logs in a shady spot outside her house in Inver Grove Heights.

Twin Cities suburbs make room for edible forests, market gardens

Suburbs are leading the backyard produce movement by encouraging gardens at homes and community plots.
July 19

Drowning victim recovered from Burnsville lake

A Sheriff's Office drone spotted the body.
July 16

Authorities ID man whose body was found during fire at boat landing in Hastings

Still pending from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office are cause and manner of the death.
July 13

2 couples charged in killing of man targeted for burglary in his southern Dakota County home

The man was bound and gagged; he died from asphyxiation, the charges say.
July 12
Unwanted goldfish grow large and increase algae in lakes while competing with native species for food.

Football-sized goldfish found in Burnsville lake, prompting plea not to dump pets

The discovery of foot­ball-sized goldfish in a Burnsville lake has officials pleading with pet own­ers to stop dump­ing their un­want­ed fish into local water­ways.Burnsville officials…
July 11
Eric Reinbold 

Authorities seeking NW Minn. man in connection with wife's death

Eric Reinbold was found guilty of pipe bomb possession in 2018.
July 10
In 2016, two camels nearly collided while approaching the finish line during Canterbury Park’s “Camelbury Dash”  on “Extreme Race Day.”

Animal welfare group PETA calls for an end to Canterbury Park's exotic animal races

The racetrack said it has no plans to cancel the popular event or to engage in conversations with the animal rights organization.
East Metro
July 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 11

ANDOVERJUNE 14Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 15200 block of Hanson Boulevard NW.Ham LakeJUNE 14Theft. Officers responded to a report…
July 10

Body found after boat landing fire in Hastings

Police are investigating after a body was found near the site of a Hastings boat landing fire early Saturday.Firefighters and police officer called to the…
July 10
Formerly called Lady Antebellum, Lady A is made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.

Medical emergency prompts Lady A to pull out of Lakefront concert

The Grammy Award-winning country trio will return in 2023.
July 9

Two people arrested in Montana in slaying near Northfield, Minn.

A man and a woman were arrested near Laurel, Mont., about 20 miles southwest of Billings.
July 9

Missing boy found safe, Savage police say

A missing 9-year-old boy has been found and is safe, Savage police said Friday.Earlier, police said Jose Mateo Fernandez was last seen around 7 p.m.…
July 8

Apple Valley man's death was caused by home fireworks, police say

Police received a call just after 10 a.m. Sunday that the man was lying deceased in a back yard on Gavotte Avenue.