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EAGAN, Minn. — When Minnesota Vikings fans descend on the team's training camp next summer in Eagan, they will be greeted with large plazas for events, two small lakes and looping, landscaped walking and biking trails. A land bridge between the lakes will have a Viking ship theme, with a boardwalk and a team hall of fame paying homage to former players with decorative paving and plaques. Meanwhile, future plans call for a large "Skol Pavilion" for events.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Two years after its bold entrance into the Twin Cities grocery marketplace, Hy-Vee is now looking to nudge its way into the local convenience store scene — in a big way. The Des Moines, Iowa-based grocery chain is planning a super-sized convenience store and gas station in Lakeville, promising to offer time-strapped, on-the-go customers plenty of prepared meals and scaled-down versions of its typical produce, dairy and meat departments and Market Grill restaurant. A Starbucks coffee shop will be tucked in one corner of the store.
MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings made it official Tuesday: They’ll be leaving Mankato and moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018. The team announced July 18 what many fans considered was inevitable. Beginning next summer, camp will be held at its sparkling new state-of-the-art practice facility under construction in Eagan. “We’re excited about the next step in our franchise,” said Kevin Warren, the team’s chief operating officer.
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — A YouTube video of a West St. Paul officer arresting a man last month after he refused to show his identification has led to at least a dozen death threats against the police department, the city said Thursday, July 6.
HASTINGS, Minn. — A 28-year-old South St. Paul man who fatally shot a customer and injured another person at a Dollar Tree store in Burnsville has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison. Dakota County District Judge Michael Mayer on Monday, June 19 sentenced Grant David Hendrickson for killing 69-year-old Donald Joseph Hortsch of Rosemount, who died of a bullet wound to the head, and injuring a 26-year-old man who was left paralyzed. On June 6, Hendrickson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
EAGAN, Minn. — A Minnesota Vikings team official said Wednesday that training camp could end up in Eagan as soon as 2018, but he also stressed that a decision to relocate from Mankato has not been made. Although the team is under contract to hold training camp on the Minnesota State Mankato campus for the next two years, chief operating officer Kevin Warren said there are options to get out of the contract. "It's possible," he said of a 2018 training camp in Eagan. "Absolutely."
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — A Rosemount mother is accused of stealing more than $8,700 from a parent group organizing the upcoming senior party for Eastview High School. Jill Lynn Fiedler, 38, has been charged in Dakota County District Court with one count of felony theft by temporary control for allegedly stealing money from the group from October 2016 through February.
EAGAN, Minn.—An Eagan firefighter is suing the city and its fire chief, claiming he was demoted from a battalion chief position because he is gay. In a civil lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court, firefighter Dan Benson alleges discrimination based on his sexual orientation and violation of his constitutional rights by Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott and the city. Benson joined the fire department about 18 years ago, moving up along the way to become battalion chief. As such, he was paid a monthly stipend. He also contributed to a fire department pension.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Burnsville High School music teacher charged this week with having sex with a male student and sending nude photos to another is now under investigation for sending "inappropriate messages" to several youth from the Minneapolis church where he directed a boys choir.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Burnsville High School music teacher charged this week with having sex with a male student and sending nude photos to another is now under investigation for sending “inappropriate messages” to several youth from the Minneapolis church where he directed a boys choir.