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Driver will spend next two anniversaries of accident in jail An 18-year-old Burnsville man received an unusual segmented sentence for a crash that killed two of his friends last year. Joshua Decoteau will serve 60 days in the Juvenile Service Center and an additional 10 days in the Dakota County Jail on the anniversary of [...]

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Kornmann is a 17-year veteran of the department A 17-year veteran of the Lakeville police force has been selected to serve as the interim chief. City Administrator Steve Mielke said Sgt. John Kornmann will lead the department following the retirement of Chief Tom Vonhof on Sept. 30. Kornmann, a patrol sergeant who is the department’s [...]

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Last two weeks for reality-theater tent Hundreds are lining up in Lakeville to witness the deadly consequences of bad decisions in graphic detail. “The 99” walk-through reality theater, housed in a massive 20,000-square-foot tent in the Celebration Church parking lot until Sept. 22, features 13 hard-hitting re-enactments of the leading causes of death among young [...]

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Third potential suspect remains at large Lakeville police officers arrested two burglary suspects Friday, Aug. 9 near downtown Lakeville, but a third potential suspect remains at large after an extensive search that included a State Patrol helicopter and K-9 units. The arrests were made after a patrol officer noticed a residence’s service door and  garage [...]

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Vonhof was with department 33 years Lakeville police Chief Tom Vonhof will retire Oct. 1, and the City Council will move quickly to find his replacement. A 33-year veteran of the department, Vonhof has served as chief since 2006 and began his law enforcement career as a Lakeville police officer in 1980. Over the years, [...]

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