Weather Forecast


Minn. teacher killed by falling tree during storm

Forum News Service

Severe storms rumbled through northern Minnesota on Sunday night, leaving one person dead.

Cook County authorities on Monday identified a man killed by a falling tree as Craig Anthony Walz, 43, of Rochester, Minn.

Walz was camping with another 43-year-old male and two juveniles, ages 14 and 11, when the storm hit.

One of the juvenile males suffered significant injuries, the sheriff’s office reported.

Walz had been a chemistry and math teacher since 2003 at St. Charles High School in southeast Minnesota.