St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings have booked one heck of an opening act in U2, who will play US Bank Stadium on Sept. 8, three nights before the football season kicks off with a game against the New Orleans Saints. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, through Ticketmaster.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Like many recent college graduates, Sam Berk isn't working in his field of study, which in his case was American history. Instead, he's doing something much cooler. A former first baseman at Macalester College, Berk is in his first season as a minor-league video intern in the Minnesota Twins organization. Flying solo with the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels, Berk is charged with merging pitch-tracking data from the TrackMan system with an extensive video system to offer daily information to manager Tommy Watkins and his coaching staff.
ROSEVILLE , Minn. -- A Roseville Area High School senior was killed in a motorcycle crash the day before graduation. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Declan Ronan Raverty, 17, of Roseville died late Thursday afternoon in Oak Park Heights when his motorcycle struck an SUV.
ANDOVER, Minn. -- The three people found dead in an Andover home Wednesday evening appear to have died in a murder-suicide, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. Deputies went to the home at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare check. A neighbor became concerned after not seeing the residents for a couple days or the usual activity at the home, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies found the door unlocked and discovered the bodies of three adults inside.
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul woman bit off a large chunk of her ex-husband’s ear during a drunken fight this past weekend, according to court records.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A 38-year-old man with a history of mental health and drug problems is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents with a screwdriver at their Eden Prairie home this week. Nathan Lehman, of Eden Prairie, was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Robert and Debra Lehman at their home. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Hennepin County attorney’s office:
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken says he won’t run for president in 2020. The Minnesota Democrat has been among several high-profile Democrats seen as likely candidates. But in an interview with People Magazine, the former comedian ruled out a run. “I got way, way, way too much to do right now to even think about that, other than to say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that,’” Franken told the magazine.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Maplewood woman has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the overdose death of a man who received the fatal dose from her. Hennepin County District Judge Paul Scoggin filed his guilty verdict Tuesday, in the bench trial of Beverly Nicole Burrell, 30, following the death of Lucas Ronnei of Chanhassen in January 2016.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for tips to find a driver who fired five to seven shots at a tow truck on Interstate 35E in St. Paul early Tuesday. At least one bullet hit the rear driver’s door, but no injuries were reported.
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.