St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
MANKATO, Minn. — At Vikings training camp Thursday, fans welcomed the team’s most popular player, chanting “Teddy, Teddy, Teddy” as he walked by. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who suffered a catastrophic knee injury last August, still doesn’t know when he will be able to play again, but in his first comments to the media since the injury 11 months ago, he said doctors have told him there is no question he will return.
ST. PAUL -- Many customers at Minnesota license bureau locations are waiting in lines — at least one as long as two hours — due to a computer upgrade implemented last week.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has sign a four-year extension to keep him in the Twin Cities for the foreseeable future. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news on Wednesday morning via Twitter. Rapoport also reported that the deal is worth $58 million with $34 million in guarantees. Griffen had two years left on his contract after signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract in 2014. He was set to make was set to make $6.9 million this season and $8.4 million next season.
ST. PAUL — The name Allianz decorates professional soccer and rugby stadiums in Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, England, Austria and Australia. By early 2019, the Munich-based life insurance company will proudly advertise itself over St. Paul's Midway, its first North American title agreement.
OSCEOLA, Wis. — A 40-year-old Minnesota woman has died after being pulled from the St. Croix River near Osceola this weekend. Staci Marie Meehan, of Balaton, Minn., died early Sunday, July 23, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin.
EAGAN, Minn. -- An Eagan daycare provider has been found guilty of seriously injuring a 13-month-old boy who has permanent brain damage. A Dakota County jury deliberated for about five hours Thursday before convicting Mariel Alexandra Grimm, 33, of first-degree assault for injuring the boy Sept. 22 at her house. Grimm, who was charged with the crime March 29, faces up to 20 years in prison; sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 29 in Hastings.
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.
ST. PAUL -- More than 1,600 Minnesota drivers will be receiving refunds from Farmers Insurance Exchange after the insurance firm was accused of unfair pricing practices. The Minnesota Commerce Department examined Farmers Insurance Exchange’s pricing practices and found that the company had been charging renters higher auto rates than homeowners, the agency said in a statement released Tuesday.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. -- Minnesota and Wisconsin continue to search for a St. Croix River kayaker reported missing earlier this week. The public is asked to keep an eye out for Vue Her, 49, who apparently had gone to Interstate Park in Taylors Falls earlier this week. An unoccupied kayak was spotted north of Rock Island on the St. Croix River about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Chisago County sheriff’s office.