It’s hard to believe the final week of the regular season is here, but that means it won’t be long before some players are handing over their pads after season-ending losses. This is the last chance for many teams to gain some momentum before the start of the postseason. It’s also a week where some teams can clinch a conference championship.
Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
Police have ruled the incident in which a married couple was found dead in Rosemount as a murder-suicide. According to Rosemount police, 32-year-old Steven Lee Vasey Jr. received multiple gunshot wounds, and Melissa Vasey, 31, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead in a Rosemount home early Tuesday night. Rosemount Police responded to a residence on the 2900 block of 146th Street West at about 5:48 p.m. on a request to check on the welfare of a couple inside the home.
Rosemount Police, which is leading the investigation into the death of Anarae Schunk, said she likely died in Rosemount the same day her ex-boyfriend is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar.
Family members of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk are combing an area near the Mississippi River for her body, according to the Facebook page created for her search effort. People are searching for the missing University of Minnesota student near Pickerel Lake in Lilydale, as well as areas in the vicinity of Highway 46 near Rosemount and Farmington. Burnsville Police told Schunk’s family Saturday that they are certain she’s dead. They have not yet disclosed what evidence points to that conclusion.
If you weren’t able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.
It was a big weekend for high school football in the Twin Cities as there were a ton of big match-ups on area football fields. This is that time of the season where the team leaders start to emerge, and they do so by putting up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis.
Authorities say they are investigating a pair of bomb threats that were received at Walgreens stores south of the Twin Cities late Wednesday morning. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of bomb threats at Walgreens stores in Apple Valley and Rosemount.
One family in Minnesota is watching the crisis in Syria unfold for very personal reasons. George Bittar lives in Rosemount and spends most of his time lately glued to Skype, making sure his wife Sally, who’s in Syria, is OK. “It’s been very stressful,” George said. “She’s there and I’m here and we just, sometimes, we can’t sleep. And it’s just so hard for both of us.”
A Twin Cities company is using an unorthodox way to help deal with a thorny landscaping issue. About 120 goats are grazing the grounds surrounding the Flint Hills Refinery in Rosemount.
School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.
Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects on Friday to a proud Army officer and devoted husband and dad. At 38, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was on the fast track for a successful military career. But the story of his unexpected journey would reach far beyond the halls of the Pentagon. “He was a scholar. He was just a joy to be around, very inspirational,” says Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard.
A South St. Paul Police sergeant was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of fleeing a peace officer after a run in with Rosemount Police earlier this week. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, 26-year-old Cory Michael Slifko fled from a Rosemount Police officer who was attempting to pull him over around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
South St. Paul Police say a 13-year veteran of their department was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing a peace officer. Sgt. Cory Slifko was off duty and driving his personal car near Rosemount when a 911 call was made about his driving and his possibly damaging road-side mailboxes. When an officer tried to stop Slifko, he allegedly attempted to drive away. He was, however, eventually stopped and arrested at around 10:30 a.m.