Minn. Senate's Assistant Majority Leader To RetireMinnesota Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben says she won't seek another term. Sieben becomes the sixth DFLer in the chamber to announce plans to retire this year, joining Sens. James Metzen, Barb Goodwin, Roger Reinert, Kathy Sheran and Bev Scalze.
Newport Man Drags Neighbor To Safety From Burning HomePolice are calling a young man a hero, for the way he helped a neighbor after an explosion in his home. Newport firefighters say a neighbor was at the home helping out with some renovations when a gas lawnmower blew up inside the garage.
Gov. Dayton Proposes Free Preschool For 4-Year-OldsDuring a visit to a Newport Elementary classroom Friday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton made his pitch for universal preschool for Minnesota 4-year-olds. The administration estimates the proposal would affect 47,300 students in its first year, eventually growing to roughly 57,000 in a few years.
Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband's Drug Overdose DeathA 44-year-old Newport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in connection with the death of her 32-year-old husband after a drug overdose in March of 2013.
Newport Bracing For Possible Levee Breach Walking up to Newport's clay levee, which is holding back the rain-swollen Mississippi River, city administrator Deb Hill doesn't like what she is seeing.
St. Paul Declares State Of Emergency, Evacuates Impound LotSeveral pumps are keeping St. Paul's floodwaters at bay. The ever-widening Mississippi River is attracting curious spectators like Barb Stahowiak. "I'd walk here almost every day during the fall flood, I think it was 2010, and it did not rise like this, not at all," Stahowiak said.
School Janitor Accused Of Peeping At Boys In BathroomA longtime school janitor has been charged with peeping at an 11-year-old student while he was in a bathroom stall, and the criminal complaint alleges a number of similar past incidents. Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, Minn., was working as a janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.
Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Co-Worker Charged With MurderA St. Paul man and former boxer has been charged with the stabbing death of a co-worker at a Newport business on Thursday. According to the Washington County Attorney's office, 58-year-old Gregorio Ramirez is charged with 2nd-degree murder. He's accused of killing his co-worker, 44-year-old Uriel Ortiz, at Bailey Nurseries early Thursday evening.
Victim, Suspect In Fatal Stabbing At Newport Business ID'dThe victim and suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred at a Newport business Thursday have been identified. According to the Washington County Sheriff's office, 58-year-old Gregorio Maso Ramirez allegedly stabbed 44-year-old Uriel Navarro Ortiz at their workplace. Police were called to Bailey Nurseries at 1325 Bailey Road at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a report of a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers found Ortiz on the lunchroom floor in a pool of blood.
1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Stabbing At A Newport BusinessOne person is dead after an apparent stabbing at a Newport on Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff's office. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing victim in need of medical assistance at Bailey's Nursery at 3:39 p.m. The victim eventually died, and a suspect is in custody. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.
Newport Woman Charged In Husband's Overdose DeathA 44-year-old Newport woman faces a murder charge in connection to her husband's drug overdose death, according to the Washington County Attorney's Office announced.
‘Eternal Ware’ An Alternative To Cremation UrnsWhen we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art," Ron said.