A new roundabout to alleviate congestion at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and County Road 21 in downtown Prior Lake opens Friday.

Weekend traffic: Prior Lake roundabout on Hwy. 13 to open Friday night

Night owls, beware: Southbound I-35W will be closed between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
South Metro
July 10

Alcohol, speed, lack of seat belt are factors in fatal crash in Mendota Heights

A 58-year-old man from Otsego died in the wrong-way, one-vehicle crash.
Coronavirus
July 7
Dakota County has in the past arranged for testing at several facilities provided by the National Guard. Under a new partnership with Bluestone Physic

Dakota County will expand COVID-19 testing for vulnerable adults

The county effort will focus on those in group homes and adult foster care rather than just facilities for senior citizens.
South Metro
July 7

Driver killed, passenger slightly hurt in rollover crash south of Twin Cities

Sheriff's Office said the motorist was not wearing seat belt, while passenger had his on.
South Metro
July 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 5

ANDOVER JUNE 14 Drunken driving. Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash at Bunker Lake Boulevard and NW. Goldenrod Street and arrested a 30-year-old…
South Metro
July 4
Isak Abdirahman Aden was fatally shot by law enforcement on July 2, 2019. His sister Sumaya Aden, the trustee of his estate, has filed a federal wrong

Family of Somali-American man sues over his shooting death by police in Eagan in 2019

Dakota County attorney concluded the shooting of Isak Aden was justified.
South Metro
July 3

Standoff in Hastings mobile home park ends with man arrested, kids safe

Police had been at the Three Rivers Mobile Home Park since 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
South Metro
July 2

'Heroes Course' opens in Hastings

United Heroes League (UHL) announced the opening of its "Heroes Course" presented by Strapped Lifestyle Apparel. Student athletes from Hasting , Lakeville North,Simley, and Chisago Lakes run the course with former Drill SGT Guy Sing in Hastings.
South Metro
July 1

Plan for Diffley Road safety upgrades includes fewer lanes, new roundabouts

Dakota County officials say additional safety elements will be incorporated in the final design.
Coronavirus
July 1
A pair of snow monkeys huddled together in their enclosure at the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo gets $6M in emergency COVID-19 funding

The money will cover basic operations for the zoo, a state agency, while it remains closed for the pandemic.
Duluth
July 1
South Metro
June 26

Police seek armed suspect in South St. Paul apartment standoff

Police in South St. Paul continue to look for an armed suspect wanted in connection with a domestic conflict that led to an hourslong standoff…
South Metro
June 25

Man who fell at Lakeville construction site and died is ID'd

Authorities have identified the worker who fell at a Lakeville construction site and died.Jose Francisco Cela Guasco, 26, of Minneapolis, fell from a balcony about…
South Metro
June 25

South St. Paul residents settle lawsuit over odor of animal rendering plant

Animal rendering plant will pay $750K; residents' awards capped at $1,000.
South Metro
June 23
The Fried family: Parents Gena and Michael; children Alaura and Tyler. Credit: Submitted photo

Mom mourns son lost in wrong-way I-35W crash, stays strong for daughter

Wrong-way crash on I-35W in Richfield left 25-year-old in coma and killed three others.
South Metro
June 19
The Wells Fargo Family Farm area will be a part of the Beastly Boulevard at the Minnesota Zoo.

Minnesota Zoo debuts drive-through zoo to raise much-needed funds

The zoo will offer its "Beastly Boulevard" as a drive-through way to see animals.
South Metro
June 12
Olga Marina Franco del Cid

2 more years in prison, second deportation for woman who killed schoolkids in Minnesota bus crash

Four children died in the crash in 2008 involving her van and the bus.
South Metro
June 11
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing lanes on Interstate 494 between Inver Grove Heights and Sunfish Lake this weekend.

Weekend will feature road work, delays on I-494 in south metro

Also, Metro Transit rolls out new schedules Saturday on a number of bus routes.
South Metro
June 11
Timothy Guion

$1.5M bail for ex-Marine charged with fatally shooting man in Shakopee home

One witness said Brady Zipoy had been suffering from PTSD.
South Metro
June 9
Timothy Guion

Former Marine arrested after Shakopee man, 65, fatally shot in break-in

Timothy Guion was shot in the head during a break-in by someone he likely did not know, according to authorities.
South Metro
June 9
Garrett Berg Credit: Facebook

Farmington teen killed while cliff diving in lake south of metro

A second person jumped in and struck the 17-year-old, authorities said.