St. Paul Pioneer Press
RED WING, Minn.—Police were still seeking a Minnesota man and a Wisconsin woman on Monday after a man was shot and wounded Sunday in western Wisconsin. Shawn Harris Goplen, 34, of Red Wing, Minn., and Kari Lynn Blank, 36, of Ellsworth, Wis., are sought. The two should be considered armed and dangerous, the Dunn County (Wis.) sheriff's office said in a statement Monday. Anyone who sees either of the two should call 911 and not approach either one. Law enforcement got a report of a man with a gunshot wound at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff's statement said.
CUMBERLAND, Wis. -- A man was arrested here Wednesday, May 23, after police discovered he had used a “spy camera” to view clients undressing in a tanning salon. Randy J. Schamberger, 42, was being held in the Barron County Jail on a misdemeanor charge and a felony charge, according to a press release.
ST. PAUL -- Johnny Taylor repeatedly punched his newborn son’s face like “he was a grown man,” almost killing him, according to a Ramsey County District Court judge. For that, the 23-year-old Little Canada man was sentenced Wednesday to about seven years in prison.
ST. PAUL -- A ’90s vocal group, classic R&B horn band, two regional favorites and a former Journey vocalist are among the artists set to play the Minnesota State Fair’s largest free stage. The newly announced lineup for evening shows at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell includes Tower of Power (Aug. 23-24), BoDeans (Aug. 25-26), En Vogue (Aug. 27-28), Clay Walker (Aug. 29-30), Steve Augeri (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) and Har Mar Superstar (Sept. 2-3).
ST. PAUL -- Three men are on a mission to paddle the 2,320-mile Mississippi river from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico in less than 18 days in an attempt to break the current world record. Kirk “KJ” Millhone 59, of Minnetonka, and teammates Kevin Eckelkamp of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Nate Lastinger, Eckelkamp’s friend and supplier to his coffee shop, had made it to St. Paul Tuesday morning in their carbon fiber canoe.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess was apprehended Thursday night in south Texas, ending a nationwide manhunt for the woman suspected of killing her husband and an innocent bystander in Florida. Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Riess at about 8:25 p.m.
She's back! Minnesota's Becca Kufrin, ABC's new Bachelorette, made a rosy comeback on social media Wednesday. The reality competition's host, Chris Harrison, posted a promotional image of Kufrin as the Bachelorette with the message: "A little gift for #BachelorNation." In the newly released poster, red rose petals rain down on the 28-year-old Prior Lake publicist, who is wearing a metallic gown and a sassy smile. Superseded over her image is her signature catchphrase: "Let's do the damn thing." Wait, isn't love supposed to be patient and kind?
EAGAN, Minn. --Sun Country Airlines says it will cover some additional costs for travelers stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled flights due to a weekend snowstorm battering Minnesota. An estimated 250 people were stuck when Eagan-based Sun Country couldn’t provide planes because the airline was ending seasonal service on Saturday. Passengers who managed to rebook on other airlines complained of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars more to get home from Los Cabos and Mazatlan.
LAKE ELMO, Minn. -- State authorities are investigating after a 23-year-old man was killed early Thursday in an officer-involved shooting in Lake Elmo. The Washington County sheriff’s office received a call just after midnight about a man who had been making suicidal comments, authorities said. Deputies found him near the Lake Elmo Public Library. He was armed with a handgun, according to authorities.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The disturbing posts came via Snapchat and included “I’m on Xans with a 12 gauge” and “I bought an AR.” They were sent Tuesday afternoon to a 15-year-old girl, a student at Stillwater Area High School, from Breanna Stoltz, who had earlier tried to enter the school with a BB gun that resembled a Glock pistol hidden in her backpack, police said.