St. Paul Pioneer Press
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A police officer was shot Thursday afternoon, July 19, in South St. Paul, according to officials. There was little information available on the shooting, which took place after 1 p.m. The officer’s injury does not appear to be life threatening, officials told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A suspect was arrested in an alley behind a nearby home.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis day care provider accused of hanging a toddler in her home was sentenced to 10 years’ probation on Monday, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. Nataliia Karia, 43, pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder in the November 2016 incident.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul college student hit the jackpot Wednesday night, July 11, when he won $1 million on a Powerball ticket by using a controversial new mobile app that critics say amounts to online gambling, which is illegal in Minnesota. Brandon Stevenson, 20, who attends Concordia University, bought the ticket through the mobile app called Jackpocket.
ELY, Minn.—A former Minneapolis high school football and wrestling coach died in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after he attempted to right a capsized canoe. Niles R. Schulz, 75, of Minneapolis was found dead Tuesday evening, July 10, in Sawbill Lake near the portage to Kelso Lake, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Schulz was on a trip with his grandson, a friend and the friend's grandson, officials say.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- A mother and daughter from the Twin Cities suburb of Shoreview were killed Monday, July 9, when their car was struck by a boulder that fell off a commercial truck in Rosemount, police say. Karen Christiansen, 67, was driving a Toyota Avalon about 4:50 p.m., when a boulder weighing several hundred pounds fell off a southbound truck and hit the car, said Mitchell Scott, chief of the Rosemount Police Department.
ANOKA, Minn. -- A little more than two weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, Zsa Zsa the English bulldog from Anoka has died. “I’m sad to share that ZSA ZSA passed away in her sleep last night,” owner Megan Brainard announced Tuesday, July 10, on a Facebook page about her dog with a pronounced underbite and lolling tongue. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” show website that the 9-year-old dog had been staying with her father.
ST. PAUL -- The former athletic director of Como Park Senior High admitted in court Tuesday to using his position to swindle the St. Paul school district out of tens of thousands of dollars. The admission came more than two years after police began investigating Michael Williams Searles’ suspected involvement in more than $100,000 in athletic funds discovered missing from the high school while Searles held the position.
ST. PAUL -- The Wild learned on Wednesday, June 20, that they will open the season on the road against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 4 before hosting the Vegas Golden Knights in their home opener on Oct. 6. The full NHL schedule is set to be released later this week. Its marks the seventh time in franchise history the Wild will start the season on the road. It also marks the fifth time the Wild will open a season against the rival Avalanche.
ST. PAUL — All season long, Heritage Christian Academy baseball coach Jon Ledeboer waited for it to happen. Seth Halvorsen, the Eagles' ace and leadoff hitter, often takes "big boy hacks" at the first strike he sees in at-bats. One of these times, Ledeboer figured Halvorsen would hit a ball out on the first pitch. It finally happened Saturday, June 16, on the biggest stage of the season. Halverson hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning to put the Eagles up 1-0 in the Class A state championship game.
ST. PAUL -- A driver suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash in Minneapolis killed two people in a second crash Friday evening, June 15, police said. The female driver of a van, who was possibly impaired, struck two telephone poles and a vehicle in an alley in Minneapolis, killing a passenger in the van and a person in the other vehicle, according to police. The woman was arrested and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.