Lakeville resident Beatriz Fernandez faces two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly drunkenly teeing off on her husband's new girlfriend's head with an aluminum baseball bat along County Road 42 in Dakota County last Wednesday.SEE ALSO: Judge's sage comment to man who posted naked pics of h ... More >>
Today, criminal vehicular homicide charges were filed against Leah Colwell in connection with the death of 29-year-old motorcyclist and Burnsville resident Jeffrey Trondson.SEE ALSO: Urinal Cake Man: Strangest anti-drunk driving campaign ever?Just after 8 p.m. last Thursday, Colwell, a 44-year-old L ... More >>
The management of the Menards in Richfield isn't thrilled about the proposed design of a Taco Bell that plans to move in next door, alleging it looks cheap and isn't up to the high standards set by the recently redesigned Menards and other nearby businesses.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitti ... More >>
You can't blame a guy for trying, but you can blame him for being creepy and drunk -- especially when he's behind the wheel after bar close at a Taco Bell drive-thru.SEE ALSO: Vikings' Jerome Felton, arrested for DWI in McDonald's drive-thru, was lovin' it too much Nathan Halverson, a 26-year-old La ... More >>
On Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu doled out a record sentence for a Minnesota drug crime and sentenced Pedro "Peli" Ayala-Leyva to 30 years in prison for his role in a large methamphetamine operation.Peli, 37, was found guilty in October of conspiracy to traffic drugs. State sentencing gu ... More >>
:::: Check Blogger this afternoon for "Minnetonka 'bans' yoga pants: Top 10 funny tweets" ::::In September, a Minnetonka-area parent wrote a letter to Minnetonka Patch decrying the fact that more and more girls are wearing sexy-fitting yoga pants to school."What's next? Bikinis in biology?" Jay Corn ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Lakeville locker-room photo scandal: 14-year-old allegedly given soda for nude picTodd County prosecutor Clark Rasmussen calls it felony sexual assault. A defendant's lawyer calls it hazing and says the stiff charges are "ridiculous."Seth Kellen and Connor Burns are both 18. They're both r ... More >>
Samuel Hernandez must've taken lessons at Blaze Schultz's Stillwater School for Dumb Thieves.Hernandez, 34, walked into the emergency room at Stillwater's Lakeview Hospital on Sunday night. He told staff his mom died and he just needed a place to chill out for a while. Staff, no doubt pitying him, t ... More >>
Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle schoolers that got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in some very hot water for us ... More >>
The Linden Hills neighborhood is getting another fantastic neighborhood cafe that utilizes some of the quirky, beautiful architecture and fresh, local food. The new Harriet Brassiere specializes in breakfast and opened recently in the former Cafe Twenty Eight space. We stopped by to check out ... More >>
Today in federal court, attorneys for Anne Marie Rasmusson -- the subject of our February cover story "Is This Woman Too Hot to Have a Driver's License?" -- filed a lawsuit against the agencies, individual officers, and governing bodies involved in an audit of the Driver and Vehicle Services data ... More >>
It's been two and a half years since Summit Brewing Company released Kölsch, the first of its Unchained Series beers, in August 2009. Since then the succession of beers conceived, controlled, and coaxed into being by Summit's crew of brewers has produced some of the most adventurous beers to come o ... More >>
Benito Hernandez Romo Jr. was looking for a job when he stole a car, prosecutors say. Romo was in Apple Valley for a job interview when he took someone else's car for a joyride. According to police, the car's rightful owner parked his car at a train station in Apple Valley just before 7 a.m. Januar ... More >>
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>
Steven Cross doesn't understand all the attention, and wants to see his son again.Steven Cross, the Lakeville father who left his 11-year-old son behind and bolted for California when he couldn't make ends meet, wants another chance to be a father. In fact, Cross, who's gone on something of a loc ... More >>
How could you NOT want to mess with these people?Before Pedal Pub season came to a close, Scott Ranney and his wife decided they ought to give it a try. They rounded up five other couples and drove in from their Lakeville home for a night in the city. Everything was going great on the gooney con ... More >>
www.souldaddy.comJamawn Woods moves to Minnesota to save his last store. This week, Soul Daddy shut its New York and Los Angeles locations, with the news bringing along doubt that the concept was perhaps not America's Next Great restaurant. The company's statement regarding the closures was ... More >>
Step right up to the counter.The corner of Franklin and Nicollet avenues was known for years as the home of Acadia, and after that Tillie's Bean. But now a guy with a background in coffee equipment and title insurance (yep, it's true), Jeremy Konecny, aims to give the venerable old space some lif ... More >>
Morgan's opens in the Nicollet Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) in Burnsville.Morgan's New World Tavern opens today in the Nicollet Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn) in Burnsville, replacing the Dakota County Steakhouse and bringing the gastropub concept deeper into the suburbs. As a sister restaura ... More >>
Josh Schreiner makes his case for #TigerBlood.Shannah Henderson isn't the only University of Minnesota student who thinks that a TigerBlood social media internship with chemical-crazed actor Charlie Sheen might jazz up a resume. Josh Schreiner and Andrew Wagner, both political science majors, a ... More >>
Shannah Henderson thinks she can handle anything Sheen throws at her. Literally.Who would want to be Charlie Sheen's social media intern? Shannah Henderson, that's who. The U of M junior is one of 50 finalists vying for the job, and the Lakeville native wants this. Bad. "I'd just love to ... More >>
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
Campbell and Grijalva died in Lakeview's Humphries Park.The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has ruled that 14-year-old Jacob Z. Campbell killed 15-year-old Lisa M. Grijalva with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself Tuesday evening in Lakeland. Police found the bodies of the teenager ... More >>
Lady Godiva makes a career move.Brett Favre's in a pickle, accused of sexting photos of his dong to Jenn Sterger, and treating a masseuse like a piece of hanging meat. While fans debate the impact this will have on his career (and his family), we've taken a look at some other naked celebrity care ... More >>
Image via NOAAFollow the action via some cool interactive maps on the NOAA website here. The tornado watch we told you about this morning was upgraded to a warning for Dakota and Goodhue counties this afternoon by the National Weather Service, capping a stinking hot day today. WCCO reported p ... More >>
Photo: Tomy WebsterShirley Iverson, 71, her daughter, Debra Buhmann, 34, and her granddaughter, Alexis Iverson-Ferkul, 8, are all dead because of a teenage driver named Brandon Iams. The charge against him? Misdemeanor careless driving. The punishment? Six weekends in juvie, 100 hours of ... More >>
Brandon Michael Iams, 17, has been charged with careless driving inthe crash that killed three people two weeks before Christmas.
She's headed for a long stay in adult lockup after threatening the juvenile detention center staff where she was being held.
Openings were few, but there's a lot of cool stuff on the drawing board...
Leaders gather in Minneapolis with purses full of hand sanitizer
The Twin Cities' most infamous party spot has undergone a makeover—but try telling that to the regulars
Screw Dick Clark. Let's jump in front of a train and punch a cop!
Voting for a gas tax seems to be a political death sentence in House District 36B
The abortion debate quietly smolders at the capitol
Is It Possible--Mind You, Just Possible--That the Mysteries of the Pyramids, the Origin of UFOs, and the Evolutionary Riddle of the Yeti Will be Solved Out of a Basement in Lakeville?
Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.
The ambitious Heights Theatre stretches to bring upscale cinema to an audience outside of Uptown
Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?
How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education
Searching for a sense of place
A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters
"Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.