It appears all is running well on this first Saturday of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte told WCCO’s Steve Thompson that she’s pleased, especially with the new transit hub location. Schutte says it’s making it even easier for fairgoers to get into, and out of the fair.
An 11-year-old North Branch boy was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after being struck by a car. North Branch Police say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Fill Avenue near the intersection of 375th Street.
One of the Burnsville teens injured in a rollover crash in Dakota Co. last week is making strides in his recovery, according to his CaringBridge page. Cole Borchardt is in critical, but stable, condition at Regions Hospital.
St. Paul Police have identified the man who died Tuesday night after a shooting in St. Paul. According to St. Paul Police, Jeffery Earl Willingham, 24, died due to complications from a gunshot wound on Wednesday.
A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night was removed from life support Wednesday, according to her family. Mai D. Yang and her husband, E Xiong, were hit by a driver on 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights, which is a frontage road along Highway 36.
A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.
Agencies just wrapped up a joint briefing to detail both the officer shooting and the apprehension of the man they say was responsible. They’re also expressing relief that more officers weren’t gunned down.
A woman died Sunday after she was found unresponsive in a car south of downtown Saint Paul. According to police, officers discovered the 22-year-old woman unresponsive late Saturday evening near the intersection of Robert Street and George Street.
A St. Paul hospital is responding to a growing need for mental health services for military veterans recovering from the psychological impact of their service.
You may be surprised to know what’s the number one cause of death in people younger than 40. It’s traumatic brain injury, and it can be caused by a car accident, a fall or a hit to the head.
A state representative will look into changing Minnesota’s good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.
A Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. “I sort of immediately sprang into action mode,” Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn’t think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.
A state trooper and a driver are recovering Saturday after an early morning crash sent them to the hospital. According to Minnesota State Patrol, troopers went to check on an unoccupied, stalled car on eastbound Interstate 94 around 3:23 a.m. Saturday. The stalled car was blocking the left lane from entering the southbound Highway 61 ramp.
St. Paul police are asking the public for information after a man was shot and killed Wednesday. Police say officers responded to a shooting call just after noon at the intersection of Arcade Street and Case Avenue. As they were arriving, they learned that a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
Every year Twin Cities doctors see the same kind of injuries. “The most common thing that we see are falls,” Dr. Andrew Zinkel, emergency room physician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. said.