South St. Paul
Minnesota’s nearly 200 indoor ice arenas are facing a costly deadline, and state lawmakers say it’s time to do something about it. Ice rinks across the state will have to change their air and cooling systems, and it could cost up to a million dollars each.
A crash in South St. Paul Tuesday morning shows just how dangerous it can be for emergency workers responding to accidents. A car hit a squad car, pinning the state trooper inside and throwing a tow truck driver onto a busy road.
A state trooper is recovering after a crash during the Tuesday morning commute. He has been released from the hospital and expected to be OK.
As snow fell on the Twin Cities metro Tuesday morning, more than 100 crashes were reported, including one where a State Patrol squad was hit with the trooper pinned inside.
Minnesota State Patrol are reporting at least 135 crashes in the metro area due to the icy rain Tuesday. The state patrol said there have been 135 crashes and 40 spin-outs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
You can’t go far in Wakota Ice Arena without being reminded of the history of South St. Paul hockey. The city started its girls’ hockey program in 1994. And a year later, they started the Kaposia Classic tournament.
This week, South St. Paul is hosting a girls hockey tournament with some traditionally strong programs. There’s also The Clash National Duals in Rochester, which features Minnesota’s top high school wrestling programs as well as some of the top programs from around the country.
South St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help after they say a 17 year old boy was severely beaten and shot at Sunday night.
A 48-year-old bridal store worker is accused of stealing credit card information from a shopper and using it in at least four other stores, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. Lucinda Noyola Alsides of St. Paul was charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud in connection with the incidents, which took place between June and July.
High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.
Two people were charged Monday in connection with the assault of a 51-year-old male in South St. Paul. According to the Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom 22-year-old Desean Lamont Thomas, of St. Paul, was charged with one count of second degree attempted murder, one count drive-by shooting and one count possession of firearm by ineligible person.
Crews are on the scene of a fire at a tire business in the east Twin Cities metro Monday morning, and it’s unknown if anyone has been hurt. Authorities were called to Pomp’s Tire Service on the 500 block of Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul at about 4 a.m. Monday on a report of a fire.
A South St. Paul beef packing plant is temporarily shutting down, leaving 300 people without a job. Dakota Premium Foods officials say the closure is due to an extremely short supply of cattle.
A South St. Paul, Minn. man has been charged for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s 15-month old toddler while she was at work. LaMar James Crump, 21, has been charged with one felony count each of first degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. According to police, officers responded to call around 6:10 a.m. Thursday of a child being unresponsive in an apartment in South St. Paul.
A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.
A South St. Paul man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to shooting and killing a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard in a scheme with the victim’s wife.
A South St. Paul man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Ramsey County Court to the murder of a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Aaron William Allen, 26, admitted to shooting 25-year-old Brandon James Horst as he was asleep at his St. Paul home on Aug. 5. 2013. Allen also admitted in Ramsey County Court Wednesday that Horst’s wife, 25-year-old Heather Leanne Horst.
A 20-year-old South St. Paul man is accused of threatening to kill police and at least one officer with the Minnesota State Patrol on social media, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court. Harrison William Rund was charged with felony terroristic threats in connection with the incident, which happened on Tuesday after receiving a speeding ticket.
The Minnesota State Patrol has responded to a single-vehicle crash that killed one person east of downtown Minneapolis Tuesday morning. The crash happened on the southbound Highway 280 ramp to westbound Interstate 94. The vehicle involved rolled, and the driver was reportedly killed.
On Friday, we sent David McCoy to watch Hopkins take on Maranatha Christian Academy. We’ve got that game, and loads of other winter sports highlights.
A 14-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a car on the Wakota Bridge Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 11:05 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on eastbound Interstate 494 on the bridge in South St. Paul.
Since 1913, hockey players in St. Paul have been proudly putting on a jersey with the name “Johnson” stitched onto the front. Saturday, current and alumni players from Johnson High School laced up their skates to celebrate the program’s longevity. Johnson has gone to 22 state tournaments, winning four of them. One of the school’s most notable graduates is hockey legend Herb Brooks, who coached the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team.
A South St. Paul man told investigators that he “may have slapped some sense” into his sister last week after he allegedly her and held her down, court documents say.
A 40-year-old South St. Paul woman is accused of assaulting another woman for “snitching” of a suspect in connection with a recent shooting, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.
There are 56 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota, and all of them will be in action between Thursday and Saturday night as the state playoffs get underway at various sites.