Here's a look at the ten biggest stories from the month of January in Apple Valley and Rosemount. Click on the links to learn more.
Crews Battle New Year's Day House Fire
A tall column of smoke rose over Chateau Estates in Apple Valley, where a fire broke out during the late afternoon on New Year's Day.
2 Apple Valley Men Arrested in Separate Incidents Involving Loaded Guns
Craig John Ehrnreiter and Michael Francis Hermanowski were arrested within 14 hours of one another in separate incidents in which they were accused of threatening others with loaded guns.
Pardon My French Unexpectedly Closes Its Doors
The bakery, wine bar and cafe closed both its Cliff Road and Mall of America locations Sunday, after posting a notice to its Facebook page informing customers.
Influenza Sweeping Through Dakota County
Two schools in District 196 have reached mandatory health-reporting levels, and Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville reports that available space is scarce.
Authorities Identify Apple Valley Woman Killed in Savage Crash
Authorities are still investigating an accident that left a 35-year-old south metro woman dead Wednesday morning.
Rosemount Man Sentenced to 60 Days in Hit-And-Run Death of Apple Valley Woman
Eric James Hunter, 44, will also be required to pay restitution.
The region saw a cold spell in late January.
Six Car Accident Calls in Three Hours at the Same Intersection
Keep track of crime in the community with the weekly Rosemount police blotter.
'Significant' Damage Reported at Site of Jan. 1 Fire
Authorities say that a property on 134th Street West may not be a total loss, though the luxury home has lost at least half its value.
Apple Valley Council to Decide Fate of Troubled Restaurant
Since opening in 2011, Spoon has racked up a lengthy list of serious police and fire infractions, including large fights, an incident with armed bouncers and repeated fire code violations.