You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent news stories from throughout the region. Here's a look at the past week's stories that may interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.
The storm caused 597 crashes and an additional 970 spinouts, the State Patrol said.
Prior to becoming chief at Rosemount, Werner was at Burnsville PD for 13 years.
Geoff Cleveland, an Apple Valley resident, wanted to give his mother something special this holiday season in return for all the love and support she's shown her family over the years.
Oct. 28 incident leads to school investigation that found the club had a long history of underage drinking incidents.
A family will be displaced from their home for three to four months due to a fire that destroyed part of their home on Redwood Drive.
This week Savage will welcome the newest location of KoKo FitClub, a new concept gym that offers an automated "personal training program" modeled on nuanced workout plans used by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston.
Mark Meier, director of human resources at the organization, was honored at a holiday gala last week.
The owners of one Burnsville gas station have chosen an unorthodox way to sell their business, valued at more than $300,000.
City officials hope the $15,000 study will help them hone their focus for the 47-acre Lockheed Martin site.
Dakota County CDA Planning Fourth Affordable Housing Complex in Eagan
Last week, the Dakota County Community Development Agency put plans into motion for a 27-unit affordable housing townhome complex in Eagan.
Nicholas David, contestant on TV's "The Voice," talks with Patch about growing up in Eagan, performing at the Mall of America last week and meeting his favorite celebrities.
Lakeville's City Council agreed at a recent work session to hire a consultant—with a fee of $59,000—to develop a "vision plan."
After 13 years in Lakeville, Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Race officials announced on Tuesday that they are leaving—moving the famed early-season ride to the St. Croix River Valley.
The construction worker killed in late October by a toppled backhoe in Fort Snelling State Park told his wife he "had a bad feeling about the job."
Could School Start in Mid-August? District Exploring Calendar Changes
In this week's video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about the district's exploration of a "balanced calendar," which could see the school year start in mid-August and end around Memorial Day.
865 Children Served by CAC's Christmas Sharing Program
Through its Christmas Sharing program, the Community Action Center of Northfield provided a variety of toys, books, pajamas and quilts to 865 area children Wednesday.
Loon Liquors Coming to Northfield
Two Northfield High School graduates plan to open a micro-distillery in Northfield.
Tokyo Sushi and Grill Reopening Soon
The restaurant closed temporarily after suffering damage from a fire at Hops and Vines Liquor Emporium in November.
Shakopee Man Found Dead Near Top Star Market
The man's identity has not been released. No foul play is suspected.
Shakopee Senior Maria Hauger Finishes Third in National Finals Competition
Hauger finished with a time of 17:30 in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals.
Obituary: Cindy A. Persell
Shakopee business owner Cindy Persell, 52, passed away on Dec. 9, one day after a benefit in her name. She was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer early in November.