Uptown's Parella Closes Its DoorsOne of Uptown's newest restaurants will also be one of its first to close in 2016. Modern Italian eatery Parella announced Monday it is closing its doors effective immediately.
Victims Identified In Wisconsin Plane CrashAuthorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.
MNfusion: Parella Opens In Calhoun SquareIt had been almost eight years since I had been in the space on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. So, one of the first things that caught my attention about Uptown's newest Italian restaurant was how light the newly renovated space was.
Drug Busts Net $40K Of Meth, Five ArrestsFive people are in the Douglas County Jail after the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and local police departments made a series of methamphetamine-related busts this week. On Monday, agents and officers from Alexandria Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Hildebrand of South Haven and 23-year-old Jami Johnson of Sauk Rapid. Undercover agents bought 106 grams of meth for $6,000 from Hildebrand and Johnson, which has a street value of over $21,000. They were both eventually charged with 1st-degree controlled substance sales crime.
Fire That Killed St. Thomas Student Caused By CigarettesA house fire that killed a University of St. Thomas student and injured three was caused by "carelessly discarded smoking materials," according to fire officials.
St. Thomas Student Killed In St. Paul FireA house fire left one person dead and three injured early Saturday morning in St. Paul, according to fire officials.