St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
ST. PAUL -- Four Minnesota men are accused of trying to hire underage girls for sex after showing up at a St. Paul hotel where an undercover police officer was waiting to arrest them. Dennis John Fix, 46, of Pine City; Deangelo Jermaine Verdell, 33, of South St. Paul; Kevin Allen Frahm, 49, of Hutchinson; and Joshua Duane Kiecker, 36, of Independence; all were charged with felonies in Ramsey County District Court this week following the Aug. 3 sting led by St. Paul police.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police have made an arrest in a Sunday crash in which a driver fled and left behind a passenger who died of her injuries. Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, was booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause of criminal vehicular homicide. University of St. Thomas junior Ria Patel, 20, of Eden Prairie, died of head injuries at 3:51 a.m.Sunday, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office.
ST. PAUL -- A 34-year-old driver fled from troopers in St. Paul early Tuesday and then fatally shot himself, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Shortly after 2 a.m., troopers tried to stop a vehicle seen weaving on eastbound Interstate 94 near Pascal Street, according to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, State Patrol spokeswoman.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The woman who died in a Minneapolis car crash early Sunday has been identified as a University of St. Thomas junior from Eden Prairie, Minn. Ria Patel, 20, died of head injuries at 3:51 a.m. Sunday, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. -- Authorities are continuing to investigate a single-vehicle crash that killed a 16-year-old Shakopee High School student and injured four others on Thursday afternoon. Ja’Mason Purnell Moffett, a high school junior, was killed in the 3:15 p.m. crash in the 13800 block of Zumbro Avenue in Jackson Township.
ST. PAUL -- A controversial painting removed from the Minnesota State Capitol during its recent restoration will be the focus of an exhibit that opens Saturday at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.
ANOKA, Minn. -- Anoka Halloween Inc., the nonprofit that organizes the city’s annual fright fest, announced last month that it would prohibit floats from distributing sweets amid concerns about kids rushing into the street to pick them up. A swift backlash followed.
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul man is accused of biting a 3-year-old’s face after getting into a fight with the child’s mother, authorities say. Scottie Dale Heckel, 20, was charged via warrant Wednesday with one count of third-degree assault, according to the criminal complaint filed against him in Ramsey County District Court. The incident was brought to the attention of police by the young girl’s aunt after her daughter noticed bruises on her cousin’s cheek.
ST. PAUL -- Bob Dylan will return to the Twin Cities for the first time in three years when he headlines St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 25 with support from gospel singer Mavis Staples.