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ST. PAUL—No, there's no foolproof blueprint to winning the Minnesota Lottery. There is data, however, on the when, where and how of 25,000 tickets that won lucky gamblers $600 or more. So if you believe history repeats itself, these data tidbits could help you become the next Minnesota Lottery winner—or not. When? March is the most popular month for lottery winners to claim their winnings, suggesting that the beginning of the year has been either the best time or the most popular time to buy a winning lottery ticket.
NORTH ST. PAUL, Minn. --- As smoke filled the hallways of his 24-unit apartment complex on Sunday afternoon, a North St. Paul father began to panic. He needed to get out of the building with his 3-month-old daughter, but the hallways were too smoky. So he rushed to a second-floor balcony. Carrying his daughter, he caught the attention of a firefighter below. And then he let go.
Before 7-year-old Simon Caquelin died, his family hugged him, kissed him and tucked him into bed. They sang together and said a bedtime prayer. They said goodnight. Then he was gone. A sledding accident a week before had left the 7-year-old in critical condition. Simon had been in the pediatric intensive care unit at Gillette Children’s hospital in St. Paul trying to recover. The St. Paul boy died Monday morning.
MINNEAPOLIS — Even before Minnesota's bid to host Super Bowl LII was accepted, the Minneapolis police department was preparing for the event. Forty-one planning groups put together a security plan that will be seen in the sky and in animal form and will take advantage of advanced technology. Then there is the undercover operation.
SHOREWOOD, Minn. --At least two Minnesotans were shot Sunday night in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock opened fire, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 others. Of the two Minnesotans shot, one is dead and one is in critical condition. Steve Berger, a native of Wauwatosa, Wis., was confirmed dead by a co-worker at EFS Advisors on Tuesday afternoon. The 44-year-old worked as a financial adviser in Shorewood and reportedly traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate his birthday last week, according to WCCO- TV.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 16, against two lending firms, accusing them of bilking money from veterans and senior citizens. Future Income Payments, of Delaware, and FIP, of Nevada, reportedly required seniors and veterans to sign over huge portions of their monthly pensions to cover relatively small loans taken out for medical bills, emergencies and basic household expenses. Interest rates were as high as 200 percent, according to the Attorney General's Office.
ST. PAUL — On Tuesday,Aug. 1, many Minnesotans will gain more access to good dental care, awareness of children's rights to lawyers, a telemedicine definition, and more. Aug. 1 brings a whole bevy of new laws into effect. Bills passed by the Minnesota Legislature this past session without appropriations that don't note an effective date in the text automatically become effective the first day of August of the year the bill passed. Read on to find out if your life will change this Aug. 1. • Limited life insurance payouts for beneficiaries of suspected terrorists
ST. PAUL—For four weeks, a man's body lay decomposing in a garage in a St. Paul neighborhood, covered by layers of plastic bedding and concealed by debris. Prior, the garage had typically been open, a gathering space for friends to drink in. For a month, however, friends of the victim reported that the owner had closed the garage and denied anyone entry. On Friday, friends of the victim broke into the garage and found the man, and on Monday police identified him as Allan Bishara Aguilar.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ten Minnesotans and a North Dakota woman were charged as part of the national health care fraud takedown, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced in a news conference Thursday morning. The “largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history,” according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, involved more than 400 licensed health professionals nationwide and totaled $1.3 billion in false billing. Two separate rings of Minnesotans and a North Dakotan were charged for a combined $8.6 million swindled, according to Swanson. “It’s an affront to the taxpayers wh
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — For nearly 73 years, Catherine Tauer waited. At first, she hoped her husband, a World War II soldier, would come home alive. As years passed, her doubts grew. As decades passed, her hopes changed to that his remains would be found and returned. Last month, the remains of her husband, Staff Sgt. Gerald "Jerry" Jacobsen, were found and identified. Tauer, 94, was presented with his Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals Thursday. Next Friday, he will be buried with full military honors at Fort Snelling.