An apparent gas leak Friday morning at East Ridge High School in Woodbury has canceled classes, according to the school district. At about 11:25 a.m., the school district said the high school was evacuated due to a natural gas odor permeating the building. Students were evacuated to nearby Bielenberg Sports Complex, or to Five Oaks Church.
Nearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who’s believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
After a U.S. drone strike killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen, the State Department is telling non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. The order follows a threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.
St. Cloud Police blocked off a street late Saturday afternoon due to a suspicious package which was later found to be a pipe bomb.
Dozens of people had to leave a condo building in south Minneapolis overnight after high levels of carbon monoxide were found.