Crazy Weekend in Lakeville: Huge Explosion, Hockey Championship and Poisoned Hot Dogs

Plenty of action going down in the southern suburbs

Plenty of action going down in the southern suburbs

What the hell is going on with Lakeville?

The sleepy, sprawling southern suburb dominated the news cycle last weekend with three different developments eliciting a range of emotions. See also: Man Arrested for Drunkenly Hitting on Lakeville Taco Bell Drive-Thru Employee

Friday a food truck parked in the driveway of a Lakeville home blew up, raining shards of steel and broken glass down on homes and yards throughout the neighborhood. All told, up to 20 houses were damaged, according to the Star Tribune.

"It sounded like a bomb. I thought my car exploded," said one neighbor.

Luckily no one was seriously injured and the damages to the food truck are covered by insurance. The food truck, Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill, is opening a brick-and-mortal location in Lakeville. Yesterday the owners wrote on Facebook the restaurant will open before the Fourth of July.

Saturday the Lakeville boy's hockey team became the first Minnesota high school hockey team since 1993 to complete an undefeated season when it beat Duluth East to win the Class 2A state championship.

The squad finished 31-0. It was led by a trio of Poehling brothers - two senior twins Nick and Jack, and sophomore Ryan. They all scored a goal in the 4-1 championship victory.

Sunday every news station in town ran a story about some awful human who is tossing bits of hot dog laced with safety pins, screws, pills and steel wool into backyards in Lakeville.


"Pablo swallowed 11 screws and is still hospitalized. Yogi underwent an emergency procedure Saturday evening to remove three safety pins lodged inside his throat."

Jesus. And here we thought people moved to the suburbs to live a simpler, more quiet life.

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