The Iowa Supreme Court has affirmed the right to be drunk on your front porch. The court ruled Friday in the case of Patience Paye, who appealed her 2013 public intoxication conviction.
St. Cloud fire officials determines the cause of a house fire the occurred at the beginning of the month to be a bird’s nest. According to officials, around 12:41 a.m. July 5, a fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of 7th Avenue North. The fire was later determined to be caused by an abandoned bird nest that was on top of a dual porch floodlight.
The Duluth Police Department has reportedly closed the case of a 19-year-old college freshman found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch. That student, Alyssa Jo Lommel, is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul this morning for severe hypothermia. She is in critical condition.