members of a church in St. Paul are gathering Saturday night to rebuild after an arsonist destroyed part of it. Flames destroyed an addition to Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church on Dec. 12, ruining some classrooms and offices. Gregory Louis Knox, 27, turned himself in to police hours after the fire.
A St. Paul bar was set on fire, and it was all caught on camera. On Jan. 10, someone intentionally started the Mounds Park Lounge on fire, which caused extensive damage inside the building. Owner Bill Spiess hopes the public recognizes the person captured in the surveillance video and alerts authorities. “It’s devastating, it really is,” Spiess said.
Agencies are increasing the reward for finding the arsonist who started the northwestern Minnesota wildfire that destroyed several homes in Karlstad.