St. Paul Pioneer Press
ALBERT LEA, Minn. -- Health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents at a southern Minnesota senior care facility. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the cases were reported at the St. John’s Fountain Lake facility in Albert Lea. St. John’s provides assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and independent living services.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A police officer was shot Thursday afternoon, July 19, in South St. Paul, according to officials. There was little information available on the shooting, which took place after 1 p.m. The officer’s injury does not appear to be life threatening, officials told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A suspect was arrested in an alley behind a nearby home.
RED WING, Minn. -- A 40-year-old St. Paul man drowned Monday morning, May 28, while fishing the Cannon River west of Red Wing, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The man was fishing off the shore near Welch when he fell in and failed to surface, the sheriff’s office said. They received a 911 call at 11:36 a.m. Authorities have not named the man, but KSTP-TV identified him through a family member as Mor Gelay, a refugee from Myanmar with six children.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.. -- Burnsville police said Thursday, April 26, that the human remains found near the Minnesota River in Burnsville on Sunday are those of a 41-year-old woman who had been missing for several months. Elizabeth Perrault, 41, of Burnsville was reported missing Feb. 22 and her disappearance is the subject of an active investigation, police said. She was last seen on Nov. 1, according to an entry in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Database.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Vikings defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo has advanced to the playoffs of NBC’s vocal competition show “The Voice,” after impressing judges with a rendition of Luther Vandross’ “Superstar.” Tuaolo, 49, of Minneapolis, survived the show’s Knockout Round on Monday night after Blake Shelton chose Tuaolo’s performance over fellow competitor Adam Cunningham’s.
OAKDALE, Minn. -- One person was injured Tuesday afternoon when a man driving an SUV crashed into a Hy-Vee store in the Twin Cities suburb of Oakdale. A witness said the driver of a white Chevy Tahoe was traveling at a “very high rate of speed” when he jumped the curb headed east after leaving the Hardee’s drive-through window around noon Tuesday. The driver struck the grocery store and several items, including a Redbox movie rental kiosk, outside the store.
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.
ST. PAUL – St. Paul police say officers fatally shot a man Thursday after they were called to “a violent domestic” in which the man fired a gun at a woman. Responding officers met the woman, who called 911, down the block from the incident in the 400 block of Earl Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood about 6 p.m., according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman. She said the man shot at her twice and children were still in the home. The woman was uninjured. Officers went to the home, made sure the children were safe and looked for the suspect, Ernster said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- As Finland celebrates its centennial, its President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio are coming to the Twin Cities for FinnFest USA 2017.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police have made an arrest in a Sunday crash in which a driver fled and left behind a passenger who died of her injuries. Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, was booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause of criminal vehicular homicide. University of St. Thomas junior Ria Patel, 20, of Eden Prairie, died of head injuries at 3:51 a.m.Sunday, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office.