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Two 13-Year-Old Andover Girls Found in Burnsville, Man Arrested

Twenty-three-year-old Casey Lee Chinn - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A high school coach is accused of soliciting two 13-year-old girls online.

Casey Lee Chinn, 23, faces two charges of criminal sexual conduct and one charge of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct. Both are felonies.

Police found the two underage teens in Chinn’s Burnsville home Tuesday morning.

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Dayton Directs State Disaster Aid to Dakota Co.

Although the federal government said no, Dakota County will get disaster aid to help with severe storms and flooding earlier this year.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday directed Minnesota emergency management director Kris Eide to provide state aid to Dakota County under the State Public Disaster Assistance Fund.

Federal Agents Search West St. Paul Restaurant

Federal immigration agents have searched a Minnesota restaurant as part of an investigation.
Agents from Homeland Security Investigations searched the Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet restaurant in West St. Paul Tuesday. The division is part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

5 Counties Urge Met Council to Reconsider 2040 Transportation Plan

Commissioners representing five Twin Cities metro counties expressed their concerns about the Metropolitan Council’s policy plans at a meeting Monday night.

More than 25 county commissioners and administrators met with Met Council members at Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

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Body Found Along Railroad Tracks in Rosemount

A body was found Monday afternoon along railroad tracks running behind an American Legion building in Rosemount.

Police say the body was discovered around 12:15 p.m. near Burma Avenue on Canadian Pacific property.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

No further information is available at this time.

Mendota Heights Police Hold Event for Fallen Officer's Family

The Mendota Heights Police Department is holding a big fundraiser in honor of their fallen brother in blue, Officer Scott Patrick.

The fundraiser is called, “Stand Up for Scott.” It’s being held Saturday at Moose Country on Highway 13 in Lilydale. There will be live music, food and drinks. The event runs until 10 p.m.

Layoffs Looming at Minnesota Zoo

Employees at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley will face a round of layoffs following a slow summer.

Officials at the zoo say the number of jobs cuts is not known right now, but plans are expected to be finalized in October.