A 67-year-old New Brighton man died following a single-vehicle crash on Thursday in Bloomington. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Robert Rostberg of New Brighton. He was traveling eastbound by motorcycle on Interstate 494 and exiting to go south on Highway 77 when his vehicle bounced over a divider shortly before 6 [...]

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There are limited openings in Bloomington-Richfield preschool programs. Bright Beginnings, Kids Count and Kinderprep provide a solid foundation for learning while preparing students for kindergarten with curricula aligned to state standards. All preschool teachers are licensed in early childhood education by the state and focus on helping children develop academic skills and positive self-images so [...]

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Perhaps the world has a thing or two to learn from Costa Rica, the country that, by one measure at least, is the happiest place on Earth. In 2012, a British think tank studied the self-assessed well-being of citizens across the globe. Researchers then added the factors of life expectancy and countries’ ecological footprints. The [...]

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Jefferson’s football debut in the newly-formed Metro West Conference was a smashing success Aug. 28 at Bloomington Stadium. The Jaguars opened the season with a dominating 49-14 league win over St. Louis Park. Jefferson will bid for a second straight victory at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, when it travels to Coon Rapids for a [...]

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For the week of Aug. 14-21, the police department responded to: 5 miscellaneous fires, 16 motor vehicle accidents with property damage, 2 motor vehicle accidents with injury, 5 motor vehicle accidents-hit and run, 20 thefts, 2 thefts by check, 1 theft of a vehicle, 6 tamper with automobile incidents, 2 damage to property incidents, 2 [...]

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Stacy Bogart of Edina was re-elected to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Bogart is vice president, general counsel and secretary for Polaris Industries in Medina. The Minnesota Chamber board sets public policy priorities for the business community, carries the message for the statewide business community to the State Capitol and develops resources [...]

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