BCA Says Prison Inmate Strangled to Death: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a shout out to a local snow plow driver.

A snow plow driver went above and beyond for one resident. Photo credit: Brenda Evans Christian
A snow plow driver went above and beyond for one resident. Photo credit: Brenda Evans Christian


Cupcake in Eagan Opens by Week's End

The Mason Jar will open alongside the bakery, which is a Cupcake first.

Watch: Site Preparations for Eagan Senior Living Complex

The Eagan City Council approved Eagan Pointe Senior Living over the summer.


La Bratique Moves In With Its Sister Store

The store is now down the street from the previous spot on France Avenue.

Edina Looking to Increase Rentals, Affordable Housing Near Light-Rail Stations

The Edina city council held a work session on housing options Tuesday.


At Mall of America, 'Clouds' Choir 3,500 Strong Will Sing Zach Sobiech's Song

The event at the Nordstrom Court rotunda was part of the KS95 for Kids Radiothon

St. Louis 

St. Louis Park-Based Granite City Deregisters Stock

In a move to save the restaurant chain thousands, they’re “going dark.”


Lakeville Remembers Alyssa Ettl

Alyssa Ettl was a junior at Lakeville North High School who died in a car crash on Wednesday morning.

Readers React: What Business Should Move into Casa Bistro's Former Space?

Lakeville readers named several businesses, such as Trader Joe's, Smashburger, pizza restaurants and Chipotle.

Maple Grove

Maple Grove Wins Top Honors for National Night Out

Maple Grove improved from bronze in 2012 to gold this year for cities ranging from 50,000 to 99,000 residents nationally.


Minnetonka Will Ask Former Mayor Bergstedt To Fill In For Council Member
James Hiller, who represents Ward 4, has been unable to attend council meetings for more than 90 days because of illness.


Former Northfield Mayor Passes Away at 87

Services were held for Arnold "Arnie" Nelson Friday.


St. Paul Man Sentenced for Harassing Oakdale Woman

The woman told police that someone sent her about 113 text messages within a 24-hour period.


Firehouse Subs to Open in December

The sub shop is one of three new tenants planned for Lyndale Station.


Inmate Strangled to Death at Oak Park Heights Prison, Says BCA

Shane Lawrence Cooper, convicted of sexually assaulting a preteen girl, apparently died at the hands of another prisoner, according to the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

St. Michael

St. Michael Snowplow Driver Deserves a Shout Out

A friendly neighborhood plow driver went the extra mile for one resident after Wednesday's snowy start to winter. 


Woodbury Girl, 6, Awarded for Fire Heroics

Bella Montantes’ quick thinking saved her family, others during Oct. 28 fire.

Woodbury’s Kelly Fenton to Run for State Representative

She’ll leave her position as deputy chairwoman of the Republican Party of Minnesota on Jan. 1.


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