You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the past week's top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region.
Here's a look at recent stories that may interest you or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.
A new, extremely contagious norovirus strain, detected last year in Australia, is making Minnesotans miserable.
Which Wich owner Jeff Eccles is opening an outlet in Eagan on Feb. 19, followed by an additional location in Apple Valley.
The real estate community must have been rejoicing on Jan. 25, when six homes in Apple Valley sold in less than 24 hours, a total of $1,085,000 in sales.
Valley Natural Foods Rings in 35 Years of Food and Fellowship
The venerable co-op has survived two recessions, one fire and plenty of change, and its growth has never been better.
Sold! Burnsville Realtors Score $1 Million in Closings—In Just One Day
Jan. 25, 2013 was a banner day for Burnsville real estate: In just 24 hours, six properties were bought for a total of $1,016,520 in sales.
Eagan High School graduate Nicholas David, who took third place on "The Voice" in 2012, returned to his alma mater for a pep fest performance on Thursday.
Eagan Senator Wants Steeper Penalties for Careless Drivers Involved in Deadly Crashes
In Dakota County alone, nine drivers prosecuted for careless driving have killed a total of 14 people in recent years, according to the county attorney.
VIDEO: Eagan's First City Administrator Waves a Tearful Goodbye
Longtime Eagan City Administrator Tom Hedges received an avalanche of praise and applause during a ceremonial send-off at the Eagan City Council meeting Tuesday.
Inver Grove Heights
Local author J.K. Maze has set her latest novel at the Inver Grove Heights Police Department. Police Chief Larry Stanger helped her with her research.
"The fact that I'm young is old news," Little said. "People will just have to look at the results of my work to determine whether or not my youth is a detriment or benefit."
Roz Peterson Meets With Congress to Discuss Education Funding
Lakeville's School Board Chair joined 700 other board members from across the nation to meet with Congress to discuss education funding.
Mendota Heights Patch sits down with the mayors of Mendota Heights, Mendota and Lilydale for regular city updates—all in about a minute.
The West St. Paul School district isn't saying why Henry Sibley Principal Robin Percival received a $64,590 termination package this week.
Here are the most recent people to pass away in Northfield or who had ties to Northfield.
Find out when and where to get your Rock 'n' Roll Revival tickets.
The $4 million Shakopee megachurch will be able to accommodate 800 congregants. River Valley eventually plans to move its headquarters from Savage to Shakopee.
Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke's email to constituents included details about a planned dog park, the city's Twitter account and next weekend's Winterfest.