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Police in Woodbury shot and injured a man late Sunday morning after the man called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him, officials said. The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 7000 block of Highpointe Road, according to a news release issued by Woodbury Public Safety. The man called 911 Sunday morning and said he was “having homicidal feelings” and that he “wants to die,” repeatedly telling dispatchers to “Come kill me,” the release said.
Back by popular demand, Washington County's Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park will host two sessions of goat yoga, 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 27. Goats can help participants connect with nature. Those new to yoga may learn basic elements of the practice. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats will be provided. Goats are provided by Have Ya Herd. Cost is $35 per person, and a vehicle permit is required, $7 daily or $30 annually.
The sixth annual St. Paul Park Heritage Days Pub Crawl will take place 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. The crawl will provide participants with drink specials along Broadway Avenue. Along the way, pub crawlers will be able to bid on silent auction and raffle items at each stop — American Legion, Broadway Bar & Grill, Franke's, and Park Place Sports Bar. Proceeds from the pub crawl will go into the Heritage Days fund to be used for the upcoming festival scheduled Aug. 16-18.
A New Richmond man whose run from authorities resulted in the death of 39-year-old Dustin Edward Kalland of Stillwater reached speeds of 80 mph prior to the collision on Main Street in downtown Deer Park, according to charging documents filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
Two Woodbury High School students were among 11 Twin Cities-area teens declared finalists at the National Speech & Debate Tournament held June 16-21
SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS — Seven students in District 833 scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college admissions test, school administration said. East Ridge High School seniors William Cho, Marisa Duran, Eastan Giebler, David Henry and Minerva Roscoe, as well as Woodbury High School seniors Paul Nielsen and Sophie Wu, all earned the top composite score.
One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical CATS will join Ashland's 20th season this summer. CATS offers a magical and moving glimpse into the lives of fascinating felines. The musical runs July 26-Aug. 10 at Ashland Productions in the Maplewood Community Center. Tickets are available online at www.ashlandproductions.org .
A portion of eastbound I-94 and the loop ramp to northbound I-694 will be closed periodically this weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Closure schedule: Friday, July 5 (overnight) - 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, July 7 (overnight) - 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, July 8 (overnight) - 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now to help prevent delays in medical care this summer. Around holidays like Independence Day, donations often don't keep pace with patient needs. The Red Cross is thanking all those who donate through July 6 with a Red Cross Missing Types T-shirt, while supplies last.