St. Paul Pioneer Press
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — An ambulance collided with a stalled semi on Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center on Monday night, Oct. 9, killing a member of the ambulance's crew. The semi had broken down in the eastbound lanes of I-694 about 6:45 p.m. and was awaiting a tow truck in the triangular median where Interstate 94 splits off of I-694, said Lt. Tiffani Nielson, a Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman.
ST. PAUL – St. Paul police say officers fatally shot a man Thursday after they were called to “a violent domestic” in which the man fired a gun at a woman. Responding officers met the woman, who called 911, down the block from the incident in the 400 block of Earl Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood about 6 p.m., according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman. She said the man shot at her twice and children were still in the home. The woman was uninjured. Officers went to the home, made sure the children were safe and looked for the suspect, Ernster said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder after authorities say he set his girlfriend on fire at her Northeast Minneapolis apartment early Thursday morning. Wyndale Fayson faces one count of second-degree intentional murder in the fatal fire, the Hennepin County attorney’s office said Friday. The Minneapolis man remained hospitalized with serious burns Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins have activated Miguel Sano from the disabled list, where he had been since Aug. 21 because of an injury to his left shin. The third baseman is available to play in the final series of the season this weekend at Target Field. First pitch against the Detroit Tigers is 7:10 p.m. Friday night.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Wednesday was another day of rest for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, whose status remains uncertain for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. Case Keenum took the lead on the field and at the interview podium as Bradford reportedly recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that has sidelined him the past two weeks. "I'm going to give him the day off today, but we're doing everything we can to get him ready to play Sunday," coach Mike Zimmer said. "Just give him one more day to rest."
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two teenagers were killed when their vehicle was struck by a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Tuesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2011 BMW 535XI, driven by Quoc Thanh Tran, 26, of Brooklyn Center, was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-94 east of Lowry Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. when it collided directly head-on with an eastbound 2009 Toyota Camry, the State Patrol said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- An Apple Valley, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to killing a St. Paul woman in a car crash after drinking and driving last summer in Minneapolis. Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 22, to one count of criminal vehicular homicide -- driving with alcohol concentration above 0.08.
ST. PAUL—Yes, the Minnesota Wild looked at little shaky at times. Yes, the Winnipeg Jets brought their B team to town. Yes, it's the preseason and the results don't matter. At the end of the day, though, the Wild are still undefeated after a 1-0 win over the Jets on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Asked earlier this week how he wants his teams to approach preseason games, coach Bruce Boudreau responded, "We just want to play the right way. If we play the right way, then I'll be happy."
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.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior living center in Maple Grove. Legionnaire’s disease is a type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Both residents at SilverCreek on Main are hospitalized and recovering, health officials said Thursday.