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Neal L. Broten, a River Falls resident and former National Hockey League and Olympic hockey player, was arrested Sunday, April 21 on suspicion of OWI-third offense in Pierce County, according to jail records. The 59-year-old was taken into custody at 9:24 p.m. Citations filed in Pierce County Traffic Court include possessing open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and fail to stop at stop sign. He was released from jail at 8:47 a.m. April 22.
The New Life Academy student theater in Woodbury will present "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Thursday through Sunday.
Authorities followed digital footprints among suspected drug dealers in building a homicide case in the 2017 overdose death of a River Falls man, according to charges filed this week in Pierce County Circuit Court. Arrest warrants were issued Thursday, April 18, for 31-year-old Orlando P. Eaton of St. Paul and 28-year-old Dante J. Ackerman of Lakeland, Minn. Both men are charged with first-degree reckless homicide as party to a crime in the May 9, 2017, overdose death of Patrick Pace, a 2003 River Falls High School graduate.
Motorists traveling westbound between Bailey Road in Newport and Seventh Avenue in South St. Paul should plan for major delays as I-494 is reduced to a single lane and ramps close beginning Sunday, April 21. Crews will begin placing barriers for a traffic switch at 8 p.m. Sunday to complete the I-494 bridge over Concord Street. Once crews complete their traffic shift by 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, westbound I-494 will be reduced to two lanes between Bailey Road and Seventh Avenue for approximately 30 days.
STILLWATER — A St. Paul woman was sentenced April 10 to 98 months in prison, minus 226 days served, for identity theft. Dominique Marie Wegleitner, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of felony identity theft on Nov. 19. The charge specified the theft, possession or use of more than 200 identities, including at least one Woodbury resident. Wegleitner was also ordered to pay $135,633.32 in restitution. She is currently serving at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. On the same day, three separate charges of mail theft against her were dismissed.
WOODBURY — The traffic signal at the intersection of Bielenberg Drive and Currell Boulevard is out of service due to damage sustained from the power outage Thursday, April 11. Temporary stop signs have been placed at this intersection until repairs can be made sometime next week, according to a City of Woodbury press release.
Road and ramp closures around Interstate 94 in Woodbury originally scheduled to begin Friday night, April 12, have been rescheduled due to snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The work has been rescheduled for next weekend, April 19-22. According to the announcement:
The following area schools are closed Thursday, April 11, 2019, due to snow.
Evan Murray of Troop 559 received his Eagle Scout award and will be holding his Court of Honor on May 4. His Eagle Scout project was developing a rolling produce cart for the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. The cart is to be used in the new CCEFS facility in Oakdale. Murray is a senior at Woodbury High School. He will attend Georgia Tech in the fall to study music technology.
Minnesota Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of upcoming ramp and road closures on eastbound I-94 in Washington County as crews begin bridge work at the I-94/494/694 interchange. According to a news release: Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, MnDOT be closing eastbound I-94 at the I-94/494/694 interchange to all traffic. Westbound I-94 will remain open to traffic. Crews will also need to close the following loop ramps off I-94: