Children who attend Dodge Nature Preschool enjoy outdoor classrooms all year round, with plenty of activities.

Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul aims to raise $40M in largest fundraiser ever

Twin Cities nonprofit seeks more visitors to nature center and trails.
Duluth
September 27
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an "I voted" sticker. Because of COVID-19, Minnesota is wa

What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
South Metro
September 27
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux have applied to put eight parcels in Prior Lake and 11 in Shakopee in trust. Most of the land is row crops and pasture,

Shakopee Mdewakanton tribe applies to put 295 acres of its Scott County land into trust

The move would take the acreage off local tax rolls.
South Metro
September 26

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 27, 2020

ANDOVER AUG. 29 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NW. Gladiola Street. CORCORAN AUG. 27
South Metro
September 20

30-year sentence in shooting of W. St. Paul man left dead next to his child

An accomplice was given a 25-year term earlier this month
South Metro
September 19

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 20

ANDOVER AUG. 24 Theft. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of NW. 159th Lane. CENTERVILLE AUG. 23
South Metro
September 19
Ruth Evenlyn (Larsen Randall) Benson “believed teaching is a noble profession, that teaching could make the world a better place,” daughter Diane

Ruth Benson, pioneering leader of state's Education Department, dies at 91

Benson broke new ground as Minnesota's first female commissioner of education from 1983 to 1990.
South Metro
September 18
Washington County Water Recovery personnel search with sonar for an airplane that went down in a quarry near Grey Cloud Island between Cottage Grove a

Third and final body recovered from Washington County plane crash site

An investigation into what caused Sunday's crash into a quarry will continue.
South Metro
September 18
South Metro
September 16

Brian Kopperud, compassionate corrections official, dies at 61

For decades, he was an official who talked about and practiced the principles of racial equity.
South Metro
September 15
Law enforcement gathered Monday night in the Southdale parking lot across W. 66th St. from the M Health Fairview Hospital campus.

Reward offered for capture of man who shot doctor during attempted robbery outside Edina hospital

The 45-year-old doctor, who lives in Eagan, survived his ordeal and has been released from the hospital "in good condition."
South Metro
September 15
Investigators appeared to be viewing underwater cameras Monday at the site of the airplane crash.

Searchers recover 2 bodies from Grey Cloud Island near where plane crashed

The plane has yet to be retrieved from the quarry, and one person remains to be recovered.
South Metro
September 14
The Southwest light rail line is considered an extension of the Green Line, which links Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Southwest LRT wins final approval for nearly $1 billion grant

Met Council says federal support shows strength of light-rail projects.
South Metro
September 14
Washington County Water Recovery personnel searched with sonar on Monday, Sept. 14, for an airplane that went down in a quart near Grey Cloud Island b

Wreckage of plane with 3 aboard located in southeast metro

No other details about the crash or those aboard were immediately available. The plane took off from South St. Paul Municipal Airport on Sunday.
South Metro
September 11

25-year sentence for accomplice in West St. Paul shooting death

A friend found the victim dead on the couch, with his 2-year-old sitting next to him, according to prosecutors.
South Metro
September 10
Gavin Meany

7½-year sentence for Twin Cities psychiatrist who repeatedly sexually assaulted patient

Gavin P. Meany will serve the first five years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
South Metro
September 9

Felon charged with fatally shooting woman as children watched in West St. Paul

Steven D. Buford was on supervised release after being sent to prison in 2016 for robbery and a weapons violation.
South Metro
September 9
A northbound Red Line bus at the stop at 140th Street in Apple Valley.

Study recommends improving Dakota County public transit

County's big employers say better transportation access is a priority.
South Metro
September 8
Minneopa State Park in Mankato is one of three sites in the state that’s home to some of the 150 bison carefully cultivated by the Minnesota Zoo and

Are bison the key to bringing back Minnesota prairies?

Dakota County to explore how herd affects land at park reserve
South Metro
September 5

Man who allegedly shot at Burnsville police charged with attempted murder

Police responding to a 911 call said shots were fired from inside a house.
South Metro
September 5

Woman shot and killed, man arrested in West St. Paul

Police heard a gunshot as they responded to a domestic disturbance call.