Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
MOUNDS VIEW, Minn.
ST. PAUL — A former KSTP-TV employee was found not guilty Friday of making threats of violence following his workplace termination. Rusty Gene Arntson, 37, of Brooklyn Center was acquitted of the felony charge following a jury trial in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL -- Madison Doffing was born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the annual photos of the airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center had made her fearful of flying. “I’d be afraid that we would crash,” she said.
PAUL — Pearson’s Candy Co. of St. Paul, the home of the Salted Nut Roll and other popular regional confections, will have a local owner again. The 109-year-old company announced Friday, Nov. 16, that it has been acquired by Spell Capital Partners, a Minneapolis private equity firm.
ST. PAUL — Five-year-old Evan Moua sat wide-eyed and terrified in the dentist chair Tuesday in St. Paul. His sister had come back from her appointment missing teeth and he was sure the same thing was about to happen to him. Dr. Kou Vang entered the examination room of his Frogtown office, switched smoothly from English to Hmong, and spoke to Evan in a calm, reassuring voice. It’s a method he has perfected over the past 20 years, practiced especially for patients from Laos who are skeptical of dentistry because their culture teaches that toothaches are caused by unhappy ancestors.
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Paul Auger, mayor of White Bear Lake from 1995 to 2010 and an avid golfer and skier, sat in his auto-repair shop on Tuesday, Oct. 9, watching his employees work. His cane rested on a nearby workbench and his hands, still damaged by the Guillain-Barre syndrome that changed his life, fumbled with the TV remote control. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone," he said of his ordeal. The affliction kept him hospitalized and in therapy for more than a year.
ST. PAUL — L. David Mech is the alpha male of the wolf world. That is, if such a thing existed. Mech, 81, of St. Paul, has spent about 60 years researching wolves and is the keynote speaker for the International Wolf Symposium, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday in Minneapolis. Sixty years is sufficient time to form a theory, study it long enough to disprove it and have a YouTube show do a skit about it, which is what happened with the alpha wolf idea.
A Twin Cities man suspected of fatally abusing his infant son , pleaded not guilty to murder in the second degree Friday, Oct. 5, according to Dakota County court documents. Michael Anthony Herkal, 32, listed in the documents as a Burnsville resident, was arrested Aug. 12 after officers of the Apple Valley Police Department responded to a medical call of an infant not breathing.
The Minnesota Department of Health released a statement Friday saying six children have been afflicted with a rare polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis. The cases started showing up in mid-September, all in children under 10. Cases have been reported from the Twin Cities, central and northeastern Minnesota.
ROSEVILLE, Minn.—Jana Kyser paced back and forth at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Terminal 2 on Saturday night, Sept. 28, greeting friends, passing out flags, directing servicemen to their posts and striking up a bagpipe band. There's a reason her husband, Jerry Kyser, calls her the Major General. This was Honor Flight Twin Cities' 20th homecoming event, welcoming 78 World War II and Korean War veterans back from a day of touring monuments in Washington, D.C.