St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota United has signed Michael Boxall, a 6-foot-2 New Zealand right back, and possible center back, who's expected to bolster the Loons' thin defensive group, the team announced Wednesday. Boxall, 28, has played in 25 games for New Zealand's national team since 2011, and most recently in this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
ST. PETER, Minn. -- Gustavus Adolphus College has received a $40 million donation from an alumni couple who asked to remain anonymous. The donation is the largest in the school’s 155-year history. The money will go toward scholarships, the school’s endowment and campus renovations.
HARRIS, Minn. — Authorities say a carjacking suspect in east-central Minnesota died in an officer-involved shooting. The Chisago County sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at about 7:40 a.m. Monday.
ST. PAUL—Iowa Wild coach Derek Lalonde already is sick of the offseason. While he has enjoyed taking some time to recharge his batteries, Lalonde is ready to get back to work. Same goes for the 42 players scheduled to attend the Minnesota Wild's annual development camp, which starts Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics are in-network again for policyholders with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Minnesota-based hospital network and insurance provider reached a deal Friday after the contract was terminated Wednesday following a months-long payment dispute, sources told the Pioneer Press.
St. PAUL -- If you have $4.25 million, you could walk the same blond hardwood floors that St. Paul native Josh Hartnett once walked. Hartnett — who used to own a mansion in Minneapolis’ Kenwood neighborhood but now, according to Variety magazine, mostly lives in London with girlfriend Tamsin Egerton — is selling his penthouse loft in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood.
ST. PAUL — On July 6, 2016, a St. Anthony police officer pulled over a motorist near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights and shot him seven times, killing him in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter. A Ramsey County jury recently cleared officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter and related charges in the death of Philando Castile, a popular St. Paul Public Schools kitchen supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul.