There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it’s no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that’s wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.
The bear that’s been spotted around the Twin Cities has made yet another appearance in the west metro.
The black bear that’s been sighted numerous times in the southern Twin Cities metro area during the past week has popped up once again. According to Savage Police, the black bear was spotted at about 1 p.m. Thursday on the 14100 block of Vernon Avenue.
The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.
A young bear disrupted traffic Friday morning in Savage before disappearing into the woods, according to police. Authorities first received reports of the bear at about 5 a.m. when it attempted to cross Highway 13 near McColl Drive. Traffic stopped in both directions to allow the bear to pass.
A children’s ministry pastor was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a minor via Facebook. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Boos is charged with one count of soliciting a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct, and one count of engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.
A children’s ministry pastor was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of soliciting a minor by electronic means. According to the Pope County Sheriff’s office, 24-year-old Matthew Boos was taken into custody in Savage and is being held at the Douglas County Jail. Boos has worked at the church’s Savage campus for three years, according to Pastor Darin Poli. He says Boos is on an indefinite leave of absence pending the outcome of the situation.
Every Friday we honor an excellent educator in the Twin Cities metro. This week we introduce you to Pat Skrove. She’s a Kindergarten teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage.
Savage Police are investigating after a man stole a donation jar intended to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network from a gas station early Thursday morning. According to police, the thief entered the Super America on the 14200 block of O’Connell Road at about 3 a.m. and made himself a cappuccino.
Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. “We don’t see Lyme disease, we don’t see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor,” Manders said.
Something special is happening inside the Savage Dome. It’s the first of its kind in Minnesota. It’s an adaptive lacrosse program for special needs kids called No Boundaries Lacrosse.
You know how sometimes you meet someone and you just want to hug them? That’s what happened when we met this week’s Excellent Educator, Lucy DesLauriers at Redtail Ridge Elementary School in Savage. She is beloved by her students, who call her “Mrs. D.”
A Twin Cities suburb has bragging rights Monday after being named one of the top cities to live in America. Chanhassen was ranked 4th by Money Magazine for cities with a population under 50,000. The city has been in the top 10 before, and ranked as high as number two a few years ago.
A 71-year-old Savage, Minn. man faces numerous charges after allegedly using a sledgehammer to try and kill his dog last week.
Authorities said a 68-year-old woman from Orlando, Fla, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Savage on Monday that involved as many as five people. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at about 12:10 p.m. Monday on Highway 13 at Dakota Avenue.