PLYMOUTH — A Level 3 predatory offender has moved to Plymouth, according to a Nov. 15 news release from the Plymouth Police Department.
BROOKLYN PARK — A 31-year-old Plymouth man was biking in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday, Nov. 13, when he was hit and killed by a school bus, according to officials.
MOUND — The Mound Fire Department added $125,121 in grants and donations to bolster its budget in 2019, according to a news release from the department.
GREENWOOD — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says a hate crime occurred against a Muslim DoorDash driver in the southern Lake Minnetonka area the morning of Sunday, Oct. 27.
PLYMOUTH — Days after racist graffiti was found on Wayzata High School, the school had an extended first block so students could share their feelings about the incident both in writing and out loud, according to an email sent to students and parents.
A six-month investigation by Southwest Metro Drug Task Force led to the seizure of 5 pounds of heroin after officers executed search warrants in Carver, Hennepin and Ramsey counties, an Oct. 28 news release from the task force says.
SHOREWOOD — More than 200 people attended a jazz breakfast fundraiser to help the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department purchase a radar-equipped transportable message board that’ll be used in the four cities the department serves.
MINNETONKA — Some of the worst cities for driving in Minnesota are right here in the southwest metro, according to new ranking from QuoteWizard by LendingTree.
MINNETONKA — A Minnetonka therapist has been charged with criminal sex conduct after she called police to report she had been sexually assaulted by her patient, a Hennepin County criminal complaint says.
WESTONKA — On Nov. 5, the Westonka Public School District is seeking approval of an Operating Levy Referendum. Superintendent Kevin Borg introduced the levy at a July 15 School Board meeting.
MINNETONKA — The Minnetonka Fire Department and other area fire departments battled a fire at a vacant home the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3.
EXCELSIOR — Join the Excelsior Fire District for an evening of fire and life safety activities, exhibits and demonstrations at the Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair on Oct. 3.
WAYZATA — In a small ceremony in front of the Wayzata Police Department Memorial, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented a plaque honoring fallen Officer William “Bill” Mathews to the Wayzata Police Department on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
PLYMOUTH — Join officers of the Plymouth Police Department on National Coffee with a Cop Day on Oct. 2 and get to know the department in an informal setting.
HOPKINS — A man charged with fatally stabbing his longtime friend pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
A missing Gustavus Adolphus College student was found deceased in Hamburg by authorities.
ORONO — The Orono Police Department has been fielding complaints from upset residents about door-to-door solicitors, the department said in a Sept. 25 Facebook post.
Ten people have been charged with hiring or agreeing to hire a sex worker as part of a multi-agency human trafficking sting hosted by the Eden Prairie Police Department, according to Hennepin County court documents.
WAYZATA — With butter and syrup on top, the city of Wayzata hosted its fifth annual Pancake Breakfast for the Wayzata Fire Department on Sunday, Sept. 15.
EXCELSIOR — The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is searching for a thief who stole cash out of a cash register at the Kowalski’s Market in Excelsior the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 4.
WAYZATA — A black bear killed the daughter of a Lake Minnetonka-area family near the border of Minnesota and Canada over Labor Day weekend.
ORONO — Two boats collided in Lake Minnetonka’s Lower Lake North on Friday, Aug. 30, according to Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Edgar Linares.
An animal spotted by a trail camera near Purgatory Creek is probably a coyote, not a cougar, according to an email from the Eden Prairie Police Department.
A possible cougar was caught on a trail camera near Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie on Aug. 26, according to a Facebook post by the Eden Prairie police department.
PLYMOUTH — Police in Plymouth will be adding extra enforcement at crosswalks in an effort to remind drivers and pedestrians to be cautious at intersections, especially as the hours of daylight dwindle.
MINNETONKA — A Crystal man is accused of pulling out a gun on another driver following a traffic incident at a Minnetonka intersection.
MEDINA — Police are reminding drivers not to drink and drive after they say a drunk driver hit the center median on Highway 55 on Aug. 26.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department and Minnetonka Police Department are teaming up to put the mental health of their citizens first. The departments started a joint pilot program on July 8 to connect those experiencing mental health crises to a social worker and other important resources.
WATERTOWN — An empty field in Watertown is surrounded by farmland and a golf course. It’s fenced off — warding off trespassers — but the land looks abandoned.
Four adults have been charged after a Minneapolis motorcyclist traveling on a rural road west of Carver was hit by a bullet on June 25.
If a Hennepin County resident asked to see what the supply of prescription painkillers looked like, per person, in their county between 2006 and 2012, they would have 168 pills laid out in front of them for that seven-year period.
PLYMOUTH — No one will be charged in the 2018 death of 7-year-old Keyaris Samuels, an Aug. 18 news release from the Plymouth Police Department says.
Under rainy skies, around 150 people came to Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie to run, walk and remember those who lost their lives to distracted driving at the 12th annual Raksha Vigil and 5K Run, held by the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation on Aug. 10.
WAYZATA — The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding motorists not to try to rescue animals on a busy road.
ROGERS — A Hopkins police officer was killed while riding his bike in Rogers over the weekend, the Hopkins Police Department said in a news release, noting he was off-duty at the time of his death.
ORONO — The case against a woman who was charged with illegally renting out her Lake Minnetonka dock and Orono home has been resolved.
James Charles Erickson, 40, of St. Paul, has been identified by the Minnesota State Patrol as the man who died in a Tuesday afternoon crash after fleeing from authorities.
The driver who died in a Tuesday afternoon car crash was fleeing a deputy, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
A major multi-vehicle crash resulted in at least one fatality on Highway 41, at the Highway 212 intersection in Chaska.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department is looking for new Police Reserve volunteer officers to make the Plymouth community a safer place.
PLYMOUTH — A man who plead guilty to faking his own death for $2 million in life insurance money has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
PLYMOUTH — A Medina woman was sentenced to one year in the Hennepin County Workhouse and five years probation for causing the death of a pedestrian in Plymouth in 2017.
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