St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul man who was injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month is home and recovering, his family said. He still has a wound drain in and will have daily home visits from a nurse for awhile, but his sister-in-law Sheila Aurich said the family is “all very excited about this huge step in his recovery.” Philip Aurich, a father of two, was at a country music concert when a gunman opened fire, killing 58 and injuring more than 500.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Friday is the first day of autumn, but the Twin Cities won’t know it as hot and humid air will make it feel like it’s nearly 100 degrees. The expected sweltering conditions led the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the seven-county metro area from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A woman was shot in her Farmington home multiple times by a man she knew Sunday night, Sept. 3, police said. The 25-year-old female victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to a hospital for surgery and was in stable condition Monday, according to a statement from the Farmington police. The victim was reportedly attempting to go upstairs when she was shot three times. She then made it outside into the driveway, where she collapsed. Her parents, who she lives with, assisted her.
ST. PAUL -- Vehicle services at licensing bureaus statewide were down for several hours Thursday morning. A representative from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety declined to say why, but licensing bureaus across the state have been experiencing glitches since a system upgrade last month.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two employees of Minnehaha Academy were killed after a Wednesday morning natural gas explosion tore through the private school's upper campus in Minneapolis. Nine people were injured in the blast, which occurred about 10:20 a.m. amid a construction project in the school’s boiler room, fire officials said. At least one person remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
ST. PAUL -- At least one person is dead and others injured after a car collided with a Metro Transit bus at the intersection of Dale Street and Charles Avenue, St. Paul police said. Police tweeted the location of the fiery crash just before 8 p.m. but offered no details. One eyewitness said two passengers on the bus may have been killed.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A 61-year-old Montana man was found dead Wednesday in Farmington near where he went missing Sunday night, the Dakota County sheriff’s office said. A searcher found Bruce Peterson’s body in a remote and heavily wooded area near the Dakota County Fairgrounds, where he and his wife had been staying in the campgrounds, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said.
OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. — The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new St. Croix River bridge will be 10 a.m. Aug. 2, but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials aren't sure when the bridge will open to traffic. MnDOT spokesman Kevin Walker said that the bridge will likely be ready for vehicles within a few days of the ribbon cutting. "It could be that night. It could be the following morning," he said.
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican legislative leaders joined with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to announce they had reached a deal on how much money to spend on tax cuts, transportation, health and human services and public schools.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47.