MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about from Monday, June 15. They include a record-smashing opening weekend at the box-office and a huge shakeup at the top of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Archbishop Nienstedt Resigns
Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt has put in his resignation. In a statement, Nienstedt said he is stepping down in order to give the church a “new beginning.” Just 10 days ago, Ramsey County filed criminal charges against the Archdiocese for failing to protect children against abusive clergy members.
Girl, 3, Found Dead In Swimming Pool
Police have recovered the body of a 3-year-old girl. Her family reported her missing around 10 p.m. Sunday. After hours of searching, the child was found in the deep end of a swimming pool at an apartment complex near her family’s home. Right now, it’s unclear how she got into the pool area. Police say it was locked.
Pham’s Phenomenal Poker Win
A Minnesota man won a poker tournament over the weekend by accident. Christian Pham of St. Paul meant to sign up for no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em, but accidentally signed up for no-limit Deuce-To-Seven Draw Lowball, a game he had never played before. Pham panicked when he realized he was playing the wrong game and tried to drop out, but couldn’t. He ended up winning it all.
‘Jurassic World’ Rex Box-Office Records
The fourth film in the Jurassic Park series made a staggering $511 million in its first weekend in theatres. That’s a record, and quite a profit, because it cost about $150 million to make. Domestically, the film made $204 million over the weekend, which is about $3 million less than the first Avengers film made, but could surpass the 2012 superhero movie when the final totals come in.