Vadnais Heights Mayor Susan Banovetz never met Bilha Omare and her children Kinley and Ivyn. She now considers them family. Banovetz cried at the scene of their murders. She helped pick out their caskets. She spoke at their funeral.
Fire crews are looking into an overnight fire at a foreclosed house in the north Metro.
The classmates of a Vadnais Heights boy who was murdered last month with his mother and sister will get a special gift. More than 60 seventh graders and classmates of Kinley Ogendi will be guests of Christian music artist TobyMac at his concert at Target Center on Saturday night.
One person is in custody for an overnight triple murder in Vadnais Heights.