The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Waconia Verizon Wireless store, where thieves entered through ceiling tiles and cut a hole through drywall. Authorities responded to reports of a burglary at the store, located at 716 Vista Blvd., as well as Bella Nails and Spa next door.
Initial estimates from recent flooding across Minnesota put the public infrastructure damage at $32 million, with more assessments to come that will push the total up. Gov. Mark Dayton and his emergency managers provided the estimate Tuesday. They said it makes them confident that the state would be eligible for federal assistance to offset costs of response and recovery. Flooding damage was seen in nearly half of Minnesota’s counties.
Minnesotans from all across the metro came to Carver. Minn. Wednesday to help fill up more sandbags. The Minnesota River that runs along the community is expected to crest Wednesday. But more rain in the forecast has people preparing for the worst. The downtown flooded badly back in 1965.
A Carver Co. man who allegedly shot at his neighbors while they farmed has had his court date postponed. Kenneth Walsh, 51, has been charged with attempted murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the second degree for allegedly shooting at his neighbor and his neighbor’s son while they were farming.
Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenager from a Carver County lake late Friday evening. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:30 p.m. that a teen swimming in Eagle Lake near Baylor Regional Park went underwater and never resurfaced.
Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge earlier this week and was sentenced to two years of probation.
The Carver County sheriff’s office says the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in Waconia Township. Sheriff Jim Olson says no suspects are being sought, and there is no danger to the public.
Fire crews battled a grass fire Tuesday afternoon 30 miles west of the Twin Cities, officials say, after a permitted burn got out of control.
Icy conditions were a major factor in a broadside crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday night that killed on driver and sent another to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
It took more than two years to upgrade Minnesota’s 911 system, but work just wrapped up. Now, all emergency call centers across the state are connected to the Next Generation 911 network (NG911).
A snowmobiler died early Tuesday morning after crashing into an obstruction while driving off of the groomed snowmobile trails. Chaksa Police say that the man was heading into work when he crashed. He reportedly called a roommate after the crash, saying that he needed help.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen has grown by 78 acres. The University of Minnesota bought the Lake Tamarack property in Carver County to restore and protect the watershed. It contains native forest, wetlands, tillable land and 1,300 feet of shoreline.
A 37-year-old Eden Prairie woman is in Carver County jail pending charges of felony promotion of prostitution after officers raided a Chanhassen massage parlor last Wednesday. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, deputies served a search warrant at a message business on the 7900 block of Stone Creek Drive in Chanhassen on the afternoon of Oct. 29. Deputies had originally targeted to the business after allegations that employees were offering sexual services for a “$40-$50 tip.”
A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in a storage unit burglary in Mayer, Minn., according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
An 84-year-old Eagan woman has been found safe after she went missing Wednesday. Lois Hardt was last seen leaving Southtown Bowling Lanes in Bloomington on Wednesday afternoon. Eagan Police say Hardt was found Thursday evening in Carver County.