Three college students died Friday afternoon south of the Twin Cities metro when an SUV collided with a semi on icy roads, officials say. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 47 near Northfield, Minn., just before 3 p.m., according to a crash report.
A 39-year-old woman died Monday after suffering injuries from a two-car crash in Dakota County. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent around 7:54 p.m. on Jan. 31 to the area of 160th Street and Barbara Avenue on a report of a crash.
A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been sentenced to a month in jail.
A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.
The parents of a 3-month-old baby could face neglect charges after deputies say they found the infant in a car outside a bar. Witnesses told officers the parents were in the Red Diamond Saloon in Randolph for around 45 minutes last month.
A 27-year-old Hampton Township man has pleaded guilty in connection to a deadly crash that killed a 27-year-old Canon Falls man, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been convicted of felony animal cruelty. A jury on Friday convicted 62-year-old Dayna Bell of Northfield on 13 counts. She was acquitted on one count.
A woman has been sentenced for stealing $95,000 from a Lakeville bank where she worked as a teller.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a body Friday afternoon from the Minnesota River underneath the Mendota Bridge. Authorities turned the body of a Caucasian male over to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
The St. Paul Police Department showed off its new and improved crime lab Thursday. Last year, the lab came under fire and suspended drug testing after defense attorneys challenged the lab’s work in several Dakota County drug cases.
Police and medical crews are at the Dakota County fairgrounds after a bull reportedly got loose and trampled fair-goers.
Investigators in Dakota County say a man hit it big at a casino and continued to take in welfare checks. Jin Park of Burnsville is accused of winning nearly $240,000 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, and then took in around $7,000 in government money. Park claims he has already spent the money, but Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says not reporting the winnings is a crime, and they will try to prosecute.
Two people were killed in a car crash in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 21-year-old Lui Thein was driving southbound on Hwy 52, just north of Cannon Falls. When turning eastbound onto 280th Street, Thein didn’t yield to northbound traffic and was broadsided 23-year-old Christina Chen of Rochester.
Two men have been charged after 6 pounds of cocaine and over 2 pounds of methamphetamine were recovered in Inver Grove Heights Tuesday, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
A 47-year-old Burnsville man was charged with neglect of a child after police say he left his 4-year-old daughter at home so he could go to the bar.