St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- A man died Thursday night after fleeing police officers in his car, stopping on a Mississippi River bridge in St. Paul and jumping, according to police.
ELK RIVER, Minn. -- A 5-year-old Minnesota boy died Tuesday when a tree fell on him as he was playing in his backyard hammock, authorities say. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said that the boy was playing with other children on the hammock when a 7-foot-tall tree the hammock was attached to uprooted, fell and hit the boy's head. The boy, Edward Joseph Michalek of Big Lake Township, was pronounced dead at the scene, Brott said.
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- The oldest snow monkey in North America died Sunday at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Nikko, a Japanese macaque (commonly referred to as snow monkeys), celebrated his 34th birthday in September, according to a news release issued Monday by zoo officials.
ANOKA, Minn. -- A small airplane crashed into the Mississippi River in Anoka late Friday afternoon, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. WCCO-TV reported that three people died in the crash, but the sheriff’s office did not immediately confirm any fatalities Friday evening. The plane reportedly hit a power line and dived into the river at about 5:45 p.m.
WAYZATA, Minn. -- A Wayzata police officer was killed Friday while investigating a traffic crash on U.S. 12, according to police and media reports. The department is flying flags at half-staff. Officer William Matthews, 47, had been responding to a call about debris on the highway about 12:30 p.m. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died, Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota and TCF Bank have amended their naming-rights deal on TCF Bank stadium. The deal includes new branding and an immediate $8 million for to the school’s Athletes Village project. The deal, which still requires approval from the Board of Regents on Friday, was announced in a news release Thursday morning, Sept. 8. Athletics director Mark Coyle will hold a news conference at 2 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A woman was shot in her Farmington home multiple times by a man she knew Sunday night, Sept. 3, police said. The 25-year-old female victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to a hospital for surgery and was in stable condition Monday, according to a statement from the Farmington police. The victim was reportedly attempting to go upstairs when she was shot three times. She then made it outside into the driveway, where she collapsed. Her parents, who she lives with, assisted her.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas has condemned the Swastika carved by unknown vandals into a putting green at the Crystal Lake Golf Club earlier this week.
Hundreds packed a Monday night vigil for a Creighton University student from Rosemount, Minn., who was killed while traveling to see the eclipse in Nebraska. Joan Ocampo-Yambing was killed Monday, Aug. 21, when the car she was riding in was struck from behind by a semi truck, according to Omaha, Neb., police. She was a 19-year-old sophomore computer science major at the Catholic university in Omaha.
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..