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Man Jumps off Bridge and Into Freezing River on New Year’s Eve: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a woman who died after her car went through the ice on a creek and a fireball streaking through the sky.

Emergency responders included a dive team. Credit: Richard Glasgow
Emergency responders included a dive team. Credit: Richard Glasgow
You can find the story referenced in the headline under the "Hudson" subhead. The headline font is bold.

Eagan

Laura Osnes 'Cinderella' Run Ends in January

The Eagan High School alum and Burnsville native was nominated for the Tony Award for her role in the musical.

Top Eagan Stories of 2013

The top 2013 Eagan stories by month include fatal crashes, the outlet mall groundbreaking and job loss.

Edina

Should Edina Allow Food Trucks?

The city is asking residents what they think about allowing food trucks in Edina.

Edina's 'We're All Over' Traffic Citation Strategy Cuts Crime, Police Chief Says

Edina is well known for issuing more speeding tickets per capita than any other Twin Cities police department.

Hudson

'We Need Some Divers ASAP': Multi-Agency Emergency Response at I-94 Bridge over St. Croix River

Responding agencies included at least a half dozen fire departments: Stillwater, Hudson, Bayport, Scandia, Mahtomedi and Lower St. Croix.

Lakeville

Lakeville North Marching in Gator Bowl Parade, Halftime Show

The parade streamed live on New Year's Eve.

Serious Crash on I-35 Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

An 18-year-old Rosemount High School graduate died in the crash that occurred in the early hours of Dec. 28.

Maple Grove

4,000th Baby Of The Year Is Born At Maple Grove Hospital

Maple Grove Hospital opened in December of 2009 and did not expect to exceed delivery volumes over 10,000 until early 2017. However, they did just that reaching the 10,000 baby milestone in May of this year.

Maple Grove Archiver's Closing as Chain Folds

Employees were informed of the decision today. Stores will begin 'going out of business' specials immediately.

Minnetonka

Swim Team Rallies Behind Former Coach Battling Cancer

Tim Daly was diagnosed as having stage three colon cancer and stage four esophageal cancer. He was selected by his peers seven times as Section Coach of the Year and four times as State Coach of the Year.

Northfield

Lonsdale Apartment Goes Smoke-Free

The new smoke-free policy began Jan. 1.

How to Recycle Old, Unwanted Electronics

Some retailers and manufacturers offer free recycling. There are also places in and near Northfield to dispose of e-waste.

Oakdale

Washington County Employees Give Thousands of Dollars to Area Food Shelves

The locations they contributed to include North St. Paul Food Shelf, which serves Oakdale.

Richfield

Richfield Chamber Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Four new members and the new board chair were named last month.

New Minnesota Laws Take Effect Jan. 1, 2014

A look at some of the new laws that are now in effect.

St. Louis Park

More Than 1,100 SLP Residents Sign Up for Organics Recycling

The city's new organics and single-sort recycling programs are popular among residents, staff say.

SLP Man Awarded $125k After Bar Brawl With Off-Duty Cop

The cop is also the subject of a separate lawsuit for a similar incident.

St. Michael

St. Michael Owner Closing Albertville Perkins, Consolidating Staff

Adam Zimny and co-owner Dave Hanson announced the move to shutter the restaurant today.

Stillwater

'Biggest Loser' and Rachel Frederickson Return to NBC on Tuesday

The St. Croix Valley contestant wants to lose 100 pounds while on the show's weight-loss ranch.

Woodbury

Woodbury Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Ice Near La Crosse, WI

Ellen Ahmann of Woodbury was a Winona State University student. Her car was pulled from the creek on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Fireball Shoots Through Minnesota, Iowa Skies

Several people reported hearing sonic booms. Security cameras captured incredible video of the fireball.

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