Driver Killed After Running Red Light In Mpls. ID'dThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office says a 27-year-old Mound man died from blunt force head trauma in a crash Thursday afternoon. Minneapolis Police say Joshua Lee Patterson died after he drove his SUV through a red light at the intersection of South 2nd Avenue and East 35th Street.
Good Questions: Yogurt, Boat Wrap, WindEvery Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers' burning questions. This week, she'll tell you why yogurt gathers a bit of water on top, what happens to all those winter boat wraps, and why those springtime winds tend to die down at night.
Dayton Signs Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For NowMinnesota lawmakers voted Thursday to cut the paychecks of more than two dozen state commissioners. That's after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton passed out pay hikes to all 26 members of his cabinet, causing intense political controversy. Some of the raises were as high as $35,000.
Man Who Allegedly Police On High-Speed Boat Chase ChargedA Twin Cities father accused of leading police on a boat chase with a baby in tow has been charged Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Krueger, of Mound, was charged with one count each of fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats or reckless disregard, child endangerment and operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Krueger led police on a high-speed boat chase on Lake Minnetonka.
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Some Mound Residents Deal With Unpleasant Sewer BackupsThe Twin Cities metro area was hit by so much rain over the weekend, the City of Mound is worried that sewage could back up into about 1,000 homes. So to try to keep that from happening, the city is pumping untreated sewage onto land.
Blog Highlights Positivity At West Metro HSThere are several stories out there about students using the internet to tease and bully, but one west metro school is hoping to change that trend. Mound Westonka High School is using the internet to promote all the positive activities and accomplishments of its students through a blog called.” Every day, the demands of high school bring Alex Riffle and Courtney Simonson to the computer. But one assignment is getting most of their attention. “Today's post is from a student that transferred from Minnetonka," Riffle said. The blog is teaching these two seniors the importance of the written word, a lesson that’s also shared by the entire Mound Westonka community.
Mound Man Found Guilty Of Fraud With Petters CompanyA 59-year-old Mound, Minn., man was found guilty by a jury Wednesday in federal court for fraudulently raising money for investment in Petters Company, Inc. James Nathan Fry, a hedge fund manager, was convicted of five counts of securities fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and three counts of making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Anger Surrounds ‘Harlem Shake’ Hockey SuspensionsThe section game for Mound Westonka Whitehawks fell short of expectations with a season-ending loss - due in part because the team itself was short players.
Mound Firefighters Hailed For Lake Minnetonka Ice RescueFor firefighters at the Mound Volunteer Department, winter is a busy time of year. Calls for help come in not just for fire, but also ice rescue.
Mound Man, 70, Faces Child Porn ChargesA 70-year-old Mound man faces charges related to child pornography after police arrested him earlier this week while executing a search warrant.
Longtime GOP Lawmaker Knocked Out In Minn. PrimaryMinnesota's current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday's primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.