VITALS App Helps Officers Help People With DisabilitiesThe app alerts law enforcement if a person has autism or cognitive disabilities.
Goodbye 'Running Man Challenge,' Hello #LipSyncChallenge!Apple Valley police have called it: the Running Man Challenge is played out. It's time for a fresh viral sensation, and the department threw down the "Glee"-like gauntlet Tuesday when they posted the first Lip Sync Challenge video to YouTube.
Sheriff: 2 Lakeville H.S. Students Killed, 2 Injured In Rollover CrashTwo Lakeville High School students are dead and two other students are injured after a rollover crash in Lakeville Friday afternoon -- exactly two years to the day that a fellow student was killed on a slippery road. Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said the fatal accident happened at about 3 p.m. on 225th Street West, just west of Dodd Road.
Lawmaker Cited For Making Out Undecided On 2016 ElectionA Minnesota lawmaker cited for making out with a fellow Republican legislator says she's moving past the incident and isn't discussing any details.
Lawmakers Cited For Making Out Pay Fines But Dispute ReportThe two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" in a car at a regional park said they paid their fines Friday and would not file a complaint with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, but stood by their contention that the park ranger's account was wrong.
Lawmakers Deny They Were 'Making Out' At Eagan ParkTwo Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" at an Eagan park last week are accusing a sheriff's deputy of making up the story.
Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent CrimesThe Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.
Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight CrimeThe Dakota County Sheriff's Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent "swatting" incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. "Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives," Rogers said.
Visitation Held For Fallen Mendota Heights OfficerFor the past week, mourners have flocked to a roadside memorial to pay their respects and lay flowers in honor of an officer killed in the line of duty. That support continued Tuesday outside St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, where citizens, honor guards and flags felt the soft breeze. Soon, the difficult reality arrived with Officer Scott Patrick's casket.
Cops, Lawmakers Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye On Medical Marijuana The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won't support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.
Cops: Man Leaps From Courthouse To Avoid Urine TestIn order to avoid submitting to a urine test, a man jumped from the second floor of the Dakota County Courthouse to the first, landing himself in the hospital, authorities say.