St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
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?