Metro High School Stages Powerful Mock Car CrashWith prom season upon us, high school students are hearing about the effects of drinking and driving. Mock crashes are common this time of year, but a Twin Cities high school is taking theirs to new heights.
Police Get Erratic Driver In West Metro Safely Off RoadAuthorities said a potentially tragic situation involving an erratic driver in the west Twin Cities metro Tuesday ended with the driver being taken into custody. Officers with departments in South Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven and Minnetrista were dispatched on a report of an erratic driver on Highway 7.
Jared Allen's Foundation Presents Home To VeteranA former Vikings player helped make a dream come true for a veteran injured while fighting overseas. Sgt. Colin Faust got the keys to his very own home in Minnetrista Saturday afternoon.
Mpls. Woman Killed In Minnetrista Motorcycle AccidentA 21-year-old Minneapolis woman has died after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Minnetrista, Minn. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, Samantha Ann Bakker was killed at about 3:10 p.m. on County Road 26 at the intersection of North Branch Road.
Minnetrista Home Damaged In Fire, No InjuriesAuthorities said nobody was hurt in a fire in Minnetrista Tuesday night that left a home damaged. Crews responded to the fire at about 6:30 p.m. on Bayside Lane.
None Hurt And Pets Escape West Metro House Fire A cat and a dog managed to get out of an otherwise unoccupied house that caught fire in the west metro Wednesday morning, officials say.
Sheriff: Man Rescued After Snowmobile Goes Through The IceA 37-year-old man had to be rescued from Lake Minnetonka on Saturday after his snowmobile went through the ice, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office. Authorities received several 911 calls just before 9 p.m. that a snowmobile and its rider had fallen through the ice at the southern end of Smithtown Bay on Lake Minnetonka.
On Russian TV, Minn. Mom Urges Waiver To Adoption BanA Minnesota woman has gone on television in Russia with an emotional appeal for an exception to be made to that nation's year-old ban on adoptions by Americans. She and her husband adopted a boy from Russia in 2008 and refuse to give up long-standing efforts to also adopt their son's biological brother from an orphanage in the city of Kursk. Renee Thomas was featured on TV Dozhd (TV Rain), Russia's top independent station, in an 11-minute segment that aired Thursday, a day before the opening of the Olympics in Sochi. At the close of the segment, she breaks into tears as she explains her family's determination.
Minnesota Couple Working To Get Son's Brother Adopted From RussiaA year after Russia imposed a ban on adoptions by Americans, some affected U.S. families are reluctantly looking elsewhere to adopt. But not Renee and John Thomas of Minnetrista, Minn., who adopted 8-year-old Jack Thomas from Russia in 2008.
MNsure Crucial For MN Cancer Survivor Who's Had 35 SurgeriesIt's day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched -- so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.
Local, CSA Farms Cultivating Onions, Potatoes & Popularity With snow on the ground in many areas, it’s hard to think about growing fresh vegetables. But across the Upper Midwest CSA farms are not only thinking about it, they are planting.
Students, Parents Call For Firing Of Mound Westonka’s AD Some students and parents at Mound Westonka High School are demanding the school's athletic director, Dion Koltes, be fired.