The following stories first appeared on Patch sites throughout the South Metro region during the past week. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.
Recently released records show three Dakota County men, one each from Apple Valley, Eagan and Burnsville, were listed in the Boy Scouts' confidential "perversion files," which barred them from volunteering with the Scouts.
Police say Joshua Robert Hare knew the victim's age when he had sex with her last spring.
Police say Ahmed Mohamud Aden hit his brother in the head with a plate, inflicting an injury that required more than 20 stitches to close.
Ivory Ardell King allegedly gave fraudulent discounts, coupons and price reductions to one customer and swindled the store out of more than $3,000.
Authorities are offering a $200 reward to anyone with information about the identity of the graffiti artists who struck Prior Lake High on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
Police found "Tippy", a black lab mix, in a remote area straddling the border of Eagan and Burnsville.
Police say Patrick John Boran fled from police through residential neighborhoods at speeds that reached 50 mph.
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Jenna Anne Schultz, 26, is scheduled to appear at a settlement conference on Nov. 28 and, if necessary, a jury trial Dec. 17.
"We are pleased to have brought Thomas Tonda to justice for his criminal conduct," Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom said after sentencing.
Subject had an active felony warrant out of Oak Park Heights for a release violation.
Eagan police say 37-year-old Oudone Xiong, of St. Paul, was on probation for a first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction.
Police say Taylor Collin Heckers acted as the lookout during a home burglary that netted jewelry—including a diamond ring worth several thousands of dollars.
Police say Patrick John Boran fled police through residential neighborhoods at speeds that reached 50 mph.