Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.
Rain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas. Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.
New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.
Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.
A fast-moving storm has pelted the Twin Cities with hail and rain. The cloudburst hit downtown Minneapolis mid-afternoon Friday. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna says the rain stretched from the Shakopee-Savage area southwest of Minneapolis north to North Branch.
Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.
It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.
Starting Friday, each route the light rail takes is getting a new name. They’ll be colors instead of being named after streets, or the areas they serve. The Hiawatha Light Rail Line will now be called the Metro Blue Line.
In the midst of prom and graduation season, police in the Twin Cities area will conduct extra enforcement Thursday in effort to reduce distracted driving – especially texting while driving.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say that bumpy “wash board” effect on metro roads is caused by a number of factors.
Up until this week, many of you have not dealt with snow and ice on the roads. Saturday night’s snow storm has left much of Minnesota covered in white — which is affecting flights, travel conditions and visibility.
Minneapolis road construction season is done for the year. City officials celebrated that fact Tuesday.
It was bolts of electricity that caused extensive damage to a handful of metro area homes.
The Hennepin County District Court sentenced who they call a “chronic burglar” to more than nine years in prison.
The debate over a person’s “right to die” is taking place in a Dakota County courtroom.