PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Safety Department is looking for applicants for volunteers interested in helping Plymouth prepare for emergencies by joining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), according to a news release from the city.
Sent on Friday and received at the start of the week, a special letter made its way to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
MINNETONKA — The Minnetonka City Council in December awarded Kraus-Anderson Construction the bid to build a new fire station and redesign the city’s police and fire facility, a news release from the city says.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Police Department K9 Odie retired and was laid to rest on Jan. 2, according to a Facebook post from the city of Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH — A Maple Grove man has been identified as the driver who was killed in a crash between a semi-truck and a Jeep at the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 101 in Plymouth on Dec. 31.
INDEPENDENCE — West Hennepin Public Safety announced the dates for the 2020 Citizens Police Academy, which will start Feb. 13 with graduation on April 2, according to a news release.
PLYMOUTH — A driver was killed in a crash between a Jeep and a semi-truck near Highway 55 and County Road 101 in Plymouth the morning of Dec. 31, police told Lakeshore Weekly News.
MINNETONKA — A 43-year-old Minnetonka man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison on Dec. 19 after pleading guilty to creating hundreds of videos and images of himself abusing a child under the age of 10, a Dec. 20 news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.
EXCELSIOR — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about ice conditions after two people broke through the ice while riding an ATV that was pulling a portable fish house on Lake Minnetonka on Dec. 27.
PLYMOUTH — Firefighters in Plymouth helped rescue a dog who broke through the ice on Christmas Eve, and now the family is calling the rescue a “Christmas miracle.”
The man whose Scott County rape charges were dropped in November is in prison this month for violating probation in Carver County case by failing to meet his predatory offender registration requirements.
ORONO — The Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota is returning to Lake Minnetonka for its second year.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Plymouth man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old St. Paul man.
WAYZATA — The Wayzata Police Department has welcomed Deputy Police Chief Marc Schultz, who started with the department on Nov. 18, according to the Wayzata newsletter The Portal.
MINNETONKA — More than $400,000 worth of jewels and cash were stolen from a Minnetonka jeweler after police say suspects removed ceiling tiles and scaled the walls to rob the business last month.
WAYZATA — Turning right on red won’t be allowed on the ramp from westbound U.S. Highway 12 to Central Avenue/County Road 101 in Wayzata between 3-6 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced Tuesday, Dec. 10.
LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Fire Department might have looked a little shaggy during the month of November as several members of the department grew out their mustaches for the department’s no shave November, according to Kelly Grady, who organized the fundraiser.
WAYZATA — Something is missing from one of the stoplights on the new Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge in Wayzata, and some residents in the area have noticed.
EXCELSIOR — The Excelsior Fire District hopes to collect 1 ton of food in an hour at its annual Free Kids’ Movie on Saturday, Dec. 7.
EXCELSIOR — Trees will be set up around Excelsior for people to decorate as part of the annual Giving Tree Project.
MOUND — The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District is hoping a new marine toilets ordinance will help reduce the risk of people getting sick on Lake Minnetonka in the wake of last summer’s Fourth of July outbreak.
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.
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