Here's a look at the ten biggest stories from the month of December in Apple Valley and Rosemount. Click on the links to learn more.
The Minnesota State Patrol said a 26-year-old Farmington resident was killed and three others injured.
The Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 Peak: When and Where to Watch in the South Metro
The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, was visible above the Twin Cities.
Dakota County Pastor Discusses How to Prepare for Dec. 21 Apocalypse
Spirit of Joy Pastor David Cobb said he didn't really believe the world would end Dec. 21, but he gave advice on how to spiritually prepare for the end of days.
'The Voice' Results Are In: Did Nicholas David Deserve to Win?
It was a tight race between the former Eagan resident and soul singer Nicholas David and Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott on the NBC television talent show.
Winter Storm Draco Should Pass to our South
Apple Valley and Dakota County only got a glimpse of the big storm.
Baby Mix-up Has Apple Valley Mom Seeing Red
Abbott Northwestern launched an internal inquiry after it was discovered that a woman in their care had been given the wrong bundle of joy to breastfeed.
Rosemount Man Previously Convicted of Vehicular Homicide Arrested Again for DUI
Police arrested James Geraghty Bouchard on felony DUI charges. Bouchard was convicted in 2006 of causing a crash that killed an Apple Valley man.
'Major Winter Storm' Continues to Dump Snow on Apple Valley
A powerful storm continued to impact the region on Dec. 9, with a winter storm warning staying in effect through midnight.
Apple Valley Man Charged with Slashing Dog's Throat
David John Galush was charged with felony animal cruelty; police say he slashed the family dog's throat, then left the dead animal's body in the back yard.
Police said Jamie Lee Krier kept the victim from leaving his Rosemount home, threatening her with a loaded shotgun and dismantling her cell phone.