St. Paul Pioneer Press
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- A Shakopee man has been charged with driving the wrong way while intoxicated and fatally crashing into an Iowa woman who had just attended a Bruno Mars concert in St. Paul and was soon to be married..
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two employees of Minnehaha Academy were killed after a Wednesday morning natural gas explosion tore through the private school's upper campus in Minneapolis. Nine people were injured in the blast, which occurred about 10:20 a.m. amid a construction project in the school’s boiler room, fire officials said. At least one person remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
ST. PAUL — On July 6, 2016, a St. Anthony police officer pulled over a motorist near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights and shot him seven times, killing him in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter. A Ramsey County jury recently cleared officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter and related charges in the death of Philando Castile, a popular St. Paul Public Schools kitchen supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul.
ANOKA, Minn.—A human trafficking sting led by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension this week netted 19 arrests, officials say. The two-day operation used undercover agents to lure suspects who believed they were going to meet with a 13- to 15-year-old child for sex, and targeted online solicitation through social media, according to a news release issued by the BCA. In addition to the arrests, law enforcement officials rescued 10 female human trafficking victims during the operation, including one juvenile, the news release said.
ROSEVILLE , Minn. -- A Roseville Area High School senior was killed in a motorcycle crash the day before graduation. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Declan Ronan Raverty, 17, of Roseville died late Thursday afternoon in Oak Park Heights when his motorcycle struck an SUV.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A 38-year-old man with a history of mental health and drug problems is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents with a screwdriver at their Eden Prairie home this week. Nathan Lehman, of Eden Prairie, was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Robert and Debra Lehman at their home. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Hennepin County attorney’s office:
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for tips to find a driver who fired five to seven shots at a tow truck on Interstate 35E in St. Paul early Tuesday. At least one bullet hit the rear driver’s door, but no injuries were reported.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The body recovered Thursday from the Mississippi River is that of a University of Minnesota student who went missing the previous week, his mother said Friday. Melissa Melnick said on Facebook that “it has been confirmed” the body belonged to her son, 22-year-old Chris Stanley, who was weeks away from graduation. Melnick had said in a Facebook video Thursday that authorities were “pretty sure” they’d found Stanley’s body.
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- For the first time in about five years, a tiger cub has been born at the Minnesota Zoo. The female Amur cub was born at the Apple Valley zoo at 7:58 p.m. April 26, weighing in at 1.7 pounds. The cub is the first offspring for mother Sundari, who was born at the zoo in June 2012. The cub’s father, Putin, sired two other litters in Denmark, where he lived before coming to the zoo in 2015.
HERMAN, Minn. -- The Minnesota couple who helped a Lakeville woman hide her two children from their father were sentenced Tuesday in Dakota County District Court to two years of probation. Gina Schmit Dahlen, 49, and Douglas Craig Dahlen, 54, hid the teenage daughters of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki at their ranch near Herman in far west-central Minnesota about 30 miles south of Fergus Falls for two and a half years.