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Woman Found Dead Outside Her Home in Frigid Temperatures: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include more details about a fatal helicopter crash, bees’ breath and an imprisoned man returns from Abu Dhabi.

Woman Found Dead Outside Her Home in Frigid Temperatures: News Roundup

The story in the headline can be found under the Lakeville subhead. The headline font is bold.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Should Sports Continue When Schools are Closed?

Patch wants to know what you think. Is continuing with sports and activities when schools are closed a case of misplaced priorities? Or does cancelling after-school events just cause students to unnecessarily miss out on valuable learning opportunities?


Lindsey Vonn Out of 2014 Olympics

The Olympic gold medalist and former Burnsville resident said her injured knee is not strong enough for her to be able to compete in Sochi, Russia.


Thomson Reuters Cuts Nearly 200 Jobs in Eagan

The company notified the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development of the cuts this week.

Rasmussen College Shows Off Law Enforcement Training Facility at Ribbon Cutting

College officials and Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire attended the ribbon cutting ceremony as part of the open house activities.

Eden Prairie

Report Details Timeline of Fatal Helicopter Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board factual report released Tuesday paints a picture of events leading up to the fatal June 19 helicopter crash near the Maplewood/Oakdale border.

Dogs Staying Warm: The Twin Cities’ Cutest Winter Puppy Pics

Pet owners across the metro bundled up their four-legged friends to shield them from this week’s freezing temperatures.


Buffalo Wild Wings Coming to Southdale Center

The restaurant chain plans to open an Edina location in late summer.

Edina's New Fire Chief Has A Familiar Face

Tom Schmitz will rejoin the department as its chief after a two year absence.

Edina Debt Collection Firm Sued by State for Charging Exorbitant Interest

The attorney general said up to 16,000 Minnesotans could be affected.

Southdale Circle Taco Bell Plans to Tear Down, Rebuild Restaurant

The new location will be slightly smaller but more "modern," according to a letter sent to Edina's planning commission.

Teavana Tea Emporium Opening in Southdale Center

The Starbucks-owned tea shop is planning a March opening.


NBC Features Fridley YouTuber's Song

Luke Thompson, alias Mippey5, is climbing the charts following a New Year’s highlight.


VIDEO: Hopkins Grad’s Lorde Parody Takes on Life After High School

Molly Dworsky remade Lorde’s song ‘Royals’ to mock the difficulties of aging.


Bet You've Never Seen Frozen Bees' Breath Before

It's so cold you can see the ice that forms from the breathing of bees.

Inver Grove Heights

The 15 Best Twin Cities Winter Selfies

Bundling up for extreme temperatures doesn’t just keep you warm—it makes for a good photo!

Lake Minnetonka

Paulsen Touts Small BREW Act at Lucid Brewing

Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) stopped by Lucid Brewing in Minnetonka to discuss a bill he’s cosponsoring that aims to help the microbrew industry by reducing federal excise taxes on start-up breweries.


Woman Found Dead Outside Lakeville Home Identified

Lakeville police continue to investigate.

Police: Woman Found Dead Outside Lakeville Home

The woman, who is in her 30s, was found on Illinois Court in Lakeville by family members.

Maple Grove

Patrick's Bakery & Café Is Now Open in Maple Grove

Reviewer: 'People leaving the nearby megamovieplex should be psyched that there’s a non-chain eatery cooking adult food (and real cake!) within a few strides.'

Mendota Heights

State Representative Wants to Require 'Kill Switches' on Cell Phones

Rep. Joe Atkins said turning a stolen phone into ‘a paperweight’ would give thieves less reason to steal phones and prevent increasingly violent robberies.


SH Ventures Submits Plans For 18 Groveland Pond Townhomes

Because neighbors of the Doran-proposed senior living facility were opposed to the size of the 116-unit three-story building, SH Ventures thinks their idea will be more agreeable.


Former Northfield Pastor Passes Away

Services for Rev. Robert Neil Hansen will be held Jan. 11.


Flooded Library Will Bring Customers to Oakdale, Stillwater and Woodbury

A water pipe burst in the ceiling of the Wildwood Branch of the Washington County Library in Mahtomedi.

Former Oakdale Mayor Honored as 2013 Volunteer of the Year

Oakdale City Council member says County Commissioner Ted Bearth could be called "Volunteer of the Decade."


11 Cold Weather Experiments

Temperatures may be well below freezing, but you can still have some fun outdoors.


Holy Angels to Hold Open House for Prospective Students

The event is Thursday, Jan. 16.

Dangerous Cold Prompts More Emergency Youth Shelters

At any given time, more than a dozen youth are without shelter in Hennepin County, according to a release.


The 14 Funniest Tweets About Dayton's Snow Day

There’s nothing like a school cancellation to bring out the kid in us all.

Southwest Minneapolis

Rybak Hospitalized After Heart Scare

The former Minneapolis mayor had been cross-country skiing in Theodore Wirth Park.

Equality Hero? 15 Minutes of Fame? Public Debates Kluwe’s Claims

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is back in the news after penning an article for Deadspin that called special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and then-coach Leslie Frazier and General Manager Rick Spielman “cowards."

St. Louis Park

Lindberg, Brausen Sworn In to St. Louis Park City Council

Lindberg defeated incumbent Sue Santa in Ward 3 and Brausen won Julia Ross's Ward 4 seat.

St. Michael

St. Michael, Albertville Firefighters Battling Blaze, Temperatures On Frankfort Parkway

The fire broke out shortly after 7:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Mayfield Avenue Northeast.

PHOTOS: Four Alarm Fire Burns Garage on St. Michael's Frankfort Parkway

After more than three hours of battling fire and ice, crews left the scene of house fire around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. View the slideshow for a better look.


Deep Freeze Gives Old Stillwater Post Office a One-Week Lease on Life

Demolition to make way for Trinity Lutheran Church project was set to start Monday, but is now delayed until Monday, Jan. 13.


Woodbury Native Cassim Says UAE 'Is Scared of Democracy'

Woodbury native was jailed for making a mockumentary about youth culture in Dubai. He returned home on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Woodbury Man Hopes To Start Colony on Mars, and Never Return to Earth

Jackson Kisling is one of four Minnesota semifinalists for the manned trips starting in 2024.

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