This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond. A truly excellent educator knows there’s more to learning than academics, and this week’s honoree says creating a safe environment for his students is always top of mind.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.
Burnsville’s Zach Smith loves to compete, and that’s why he was drawn to basketball.
Authorities said a driver suffered minor injuries after a car got into an accident with a school bus Wednesday morning in the south Twin Cities metro. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 11 in Burnsville.
A 34-year-old Hastings woman is accused of threatening to shoot up a Burnsville hospital, leading to a lockdown late last week, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Katrina Evelyn Schanus was charged with one count of terroristic threats in connection with the Jan. 30 incident.
A Minnesota company has created a way for pet owners to stay in touch with their furry friends. “PetChatz” was created by Burnsville-based Anser Innovation. It’s essentially a video-phone for pets.
A 26-year-old Hopkins man has been charged in connection to the death of a 4-year-old Burnsville boy, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
Authorities say a Minnesota man and his son have been arrested after marijuana was found in the trunk of their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over the men’s car for a traffic violation just before 11:30 a.m. Monday near the Henderson interchange of Interstate 80 in York County.
A 32-year-old woman was found dead just feet from her Lakeville doorstep and authorities now believe hypothermia may be to blame. Andrea Marker was found Tuesday afternoon lying just in front of the home she shared with her parents.
Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia.
A 31-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced to 60 months in prison in Dakota County Court Friday for a September incident where he took two people hostage inside a gas station.
Ariel Luis Barnett pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County Court to two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm and one count of a firearm violation for a convicted felon.
According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.
Authorities said there were no injuries but a hotel in the south Twin Cities metro suffered significant damage in a fire early Wednesday. Crews were called to the Travelodge Hotel on the 10000 block of Aldrich Avenue South in Burnsville at about 12:30 a.m. on a report of a fire.
A 37-year-old woman is charged with assault after authorities say she ran her husband’s new girlfriend off the road and beat her with an aluminum bat. Beatriz Fernandez, of Lakeville, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault in the Nov. 12 incident.
Don’t be surprised if you see snow-making machines busy at work Wednesday morning south of the Twin Cities. Buck Hill, one of the most popular ski hills in the Twin Cities, announced that it’s opening for the 2013-14 ski season at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
A drunk 20-year-old man found his way into a Burnsville homeowner’s bathroom Tuesday night and kicked the toilet bowl, breaking the tank and causing nearly $2,000 in damages, court documents say.
Police in Burnsville are asking the public’s help in an investigation involving high school graffiti and phrases from a popular video game franchise: Call of Duty. The Burnsville Police Department says the words “DNH Mafia” have been spotted in the city’s northeast section since August. One of the places tagged was the Burnsville High School following the homecoming football game.
Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.
A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon for a University of Minnesota student found dead more than a week after she went missing.
Anarae Schunk, 20, was found dead Monday in a ditch near Lonsdale. Her loved ones held a memorial at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. They said she’ll be remembered for her passion, wit and compassion. Police believe she died at a Rosemount townhouse where she went with her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend after they left Nina’s Grill in Burnsville two weeks ago.
A public memorial service is being planned for a University of Minnesota student who was found dead more than a week after she went missing. Family members of Anarae Schunk say the memorial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Rosemount Police, which is leading the investigation into the death of Anarae Schunk, said she likely died in Rosemount the same day her ex-boyfriend is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar.
Family members and volunteers are searching again in the southern Twin Cities suburbs for a University of Minnesota student who’s been missing since the night her ex-boyfriend killed another man outside a Burnsville bar. Anna Rae Schunk reconnected with Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 31, in hopes of recovering a $5,000 loan he never repaid, but it may have been a fatal mistake for the 20-year-old. Schunk’s brother says police told their family they found his sister’s white jacket with a U of M logo, covered with blood and 18 to 20 holes that may indicate she was stabbed.
Police say they have new evidence that has led them to believe a missing University of Minnesota student is no longer alive. Anarae Schunk has been missing for more than a week. She was last seen with her ex-boyfriend outside a Burnsville bar.
Family members of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk are combing an area near the Mississippi River for her body, according to the Facebook page created for her search effort. People are searching for the missing University of Minnesota student near Pickerel Lake in Lilydale, as well as areas in the vicinity of Highway 46 near Rosemount and Farmington. Burnsville Police told Schunk’s family Saturday that they are certain she’s dead. They have not yet disclosed what evidence points to that conclusion.