# Twin cities
Latest update following domestic incident and large police presence on I-35E south of Highway 77
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA - According to the probable cause statement from the Dakota County 1st Judicial District Court, around 5:20 PM on June 3, 2023, a Minnesota State Trooper responded to a report of a domestic incident that was ongoing between a male and female on I-35E just south of Highway 77 (Cedar Ave) in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Disaster Strikes: Northeast Minneapolis Engulfed in Flames During the Historic Fire of 1893
Fire in northeast Minneapolis, near Minneapolis Brewing Company.Photo byMNHS. Conditions in Minneapolis in 1893 were rife for disaster. The city saw a long stretch of dry weather in a district home to several lumber milling and storage companies. The combination was a potential powder keg ready to explode. On a warm Sunday afternoon, it did.
Fatal crash closes Highway 52 near Vermillion Township, killing One
VERMILLION TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA - A three-vehicle fatal crash occurred around 11:46 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2023, closing Highway 52 in both directions as emergency personnel investigated the cause of the crash and continued to work to remove the vehicles from the scene of the crash. Before the crash, the northbound lanes of Highway 52 were under construction and closed, which resulted in the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 52 being undivided and separated by only markers and paint.
Domestic assault leads to brief police chase and several hour manhunt in Twin Cities suburb
PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA - According to a press release from the Prior Lake Police Department, around 1:15 PM, Officers with the Prior Lake Police Department responded to a domestic assault call involving a weapon in the 17000 block of Adelmann Street SE in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The male suspect fled the residents on foot with the Prior Lake Police Officers losing sight of him.
Canine influenza cases on the rise across the Twin Cities
ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - Following a surge of suspected canine influenza cases across three Twin Cities counties; Hennepin, Anoka, and Washington Counties, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health has issued new guidance to help pet owners, dog care facilities, and veterinarians combat the spread of the canine influenza virus.
Several area fire departments assist at a multi-alarm structure fire in Farmington, Minnesota
FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA - Around 7:13 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2023, a call came into the Dakota County Dispatch for a possible structure fire at a townhome in the 1000 block of 1st Street in Farmington, Minnesota. According to scanner traffic and additionally confirmed by one of the residents of the townhome, they heard explosions coming from their garage before the fire started. The first fire units from the Farmington Fire Department arrived about 4 minutes later confirming an active fire and heavy smoke coming from the townhome. All residents in the townhome were confirmed to be out of the building and the three attached townhomes were evacuated.
Water rescue at Lake Marion in Lakeville, Minnesota
LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA - Around 4:15 PM on April 12, 2023, a call came into the Dakota County dispatch for a water rescue/boat stuck in the ice on Lake Marion in Lakeville, Minnesota. Multiple emergency personnel was called to the Lake Marion boat launch as a reported rowboat was stuck in the middle of the lake with three young teens in the boat surrounded by ice.
Elevated fire risk is possible across the Twin Cities today
Abnormally warm weather has worked its way across the Twin Cities, helping to make a major dent in the remaining snowpack across the region. It has also introduced an elevated fire risk to parts of the region where the snowpack has melted and the grass and brush have been able to dry out. Combine that with low relative humidity values, and it won't take much to spark a brush fire in a dry field. Yesterday, a handful of small brush fires occurred already across parts of the southern Twin Cities. That threat will only continue today before moisture returns across the region on Wednesday, decreasing that threat slightly.
Latest update on suspect search in the Oakleaf Townhomes neighborhood in Burnsville, Minnesota
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA - According to the Burnsville Police Department, around 10:24 PM on Sunday, March 12th, officers were called to a residence on 17th Ave for an original domestic situation between a male and female occupant at this residence. Before Burnsville Police Officers arrived on the scene, the male subject fled the residence on foot. Burnsville Police report they were investigating the incident when they found fresh footprints in the snow and later located a backpack in the snow with the male subject seen running away from them into the woods. Upon searching the bag, police found a firearm in the backpack, which was when additional resources were called in, and a perimeter was set up around the suspect’s last known location. Police were unaware if the subject was armed or not.
Winter Storm Warning issued for the entire Twin Cities metro, 18-22 inches of snow possible.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the entire Twin Cities metro from Tuesday until Thursday for the impacts expected from a major winter storm. This storm is forecast to bring significant travel impacts across the Twin Cities region and a large portion of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois.
Winter Storm Watch issued for Twin Cities, total snow accumulations of over 12 inches possible
A WINTER STORM WATCH was issued for the entire Twin Cities region for heavy snow and blizzard conditions with wind gusts as high as 45 mph is possible. COUNTIES IMPACTED: Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-Steele-Freeborn-Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire.
A major winter storm will impact the Twin Cities, with several inches of snow likely with severe travel impacts expected
Multiple rounds of snow and a major winter storm are forecast to impact the Twin Cities over the next week which will bring a very high certainty of heavy snow with at least 8 inches of snow being possible across the entire Twin Cities metro between Tuesday evening through Thursday evening. The combination of blowing and drifting snow in addition to the high possibility of several inches of snow will bring major travel impacts across the region by the middle of the week.
Freezing rain resulted in a Wednesday morning travel nightmare across Twin Cities
A band of light freezing rain entered the Twin Cities metro just after Midnight on January 11, 2023, and continued through about 8-9 AM that morning. According to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport observation reported 0.03 inches of precipitation today, resulting in a glaze of ice across most metro area roadways and sidewalks.
Record snowfall and precipitation for Twin Cities to start out January 2023
According to the National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen, Minnesota Climate Report, on January 4, 2022, the Twin Cities broke a couple of records following the heavy precipitation that fell during the ongoing snowstorm.
Warmer temperatures and a break from the extreme cold forecast next week
Forecast high temperatures for noon on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, from the 12Z ECMWF weather model.Photo byPivotal Weather. While this dangerous cold will be in place for at least the next couple of days, looking ahead to next week we will finally see some relief from this extreme cold. By Tuesday of next week, temperatures look to return back to around normal for this time of year with above average temperatures forecast by the middle of next week when we look to replace these -20 to -40 degree wind chills with a couple of days with temperatures at or above freezing through about Wednesday through Friday.
Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Twin Cities ahead of blizzard conditions and dangerous cold
Expected snowfall forecast from the NWS Twin Cities through 6 PM Thursday.Photo byNational Weather Service - Twin Cities. A potent winter storm is forecast to work across the Twin Cities region beginning Wednesday and into early Thursday bringing with it the potential for several inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 55 mph which will cause blizzard conditions. On the back side of this winter storm, dangerously cold air will surge across the region Thursday through Saturday which has the potential to bring life-threatening conditions and wind chills as low as -30 to -40 below zero. The heavy snow and strong winds could additionally cause trees to break and result in power outages across the region which could make the cold surge behind this system furthermore life-threatening as air temperatures drop below freezing in the coming days.
A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for the Twin Cities
The Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING!. Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service canceled the Winter Weather Advisory for the Twin Cities and upgraded the region to a Winter Storm Watch for late tonight through Thursday afternoon. That watch has since been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as of 1:50 PM on Wednesday.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives in the Twin Cities
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, around 6:45 PM on Monday, December 12th, greeted by thousands of people following a stop in Cottage Grove early that evening. The train returned for the first time in three years following back-to-back virtual concerts during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The latest on a strong storm system that will impact the Twin Cities this week
A strong and complex storm system is forecast to impact the Twin Cities this coming week, bringing a wide range of impacts from rain, freezing rain, snow, and strong winds over multiple days this week. This forecast is further complicated by low confidence in the timing and arrival of precipitation, and temperature profile. We will break down the possible scenarios and the time of what to expect this coming week.
Accident with injuries involving Apple Valley Police Officer
In a news release from the Apple Valley Police Department, they state at around 12:12 PM on December 7, 2022, Apple Valley Police officers were responding to a domestic assault involving a weapon when a squad was involved in a motor vehicle accident.