A man who died when flames swept through his Eagan townhouse has been identified as 30-year-old Roger Yarusso. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Yarusso's two roommates tried to save him but the flames forced them back.
The Massachusetts medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the victim of a fiery car crash in Belchertown last month. Officials said Thursday that 26-year-old Ashley Goetz died May 14 when her car struck a utility pole and burst into flames on Route 202.
A business degree and a decade of negotiating information technology contracts didn’t prepare Denise Sjoberg for workdays changing diapers, comforting crying toddlers and negotiating nap times. But then, she’s not the only middle-class American adapting in tough times. Sjoberg, who holds an MBA, was laid off in 2009. When the 49-year-old mother of three teenagers couldn’t find a job in her profession, she opened a licensed day-care center out of her home in Eagan, Minn.
Moorhead goaltender Michael Bitzer made more than 30 saves helping his team upset Eagan 4-0 today in the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota state boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
The Casper family of West St. Paul's Cherokee Tavern said they considered skipping the 23-year-old tradition after a fire Oct. 9 destroyed the Cherokee Sirloin Room in Eagan. It caused $750,000 in damages. Among the volunteers were employees from the Eagan restaurant, some of whom are jobless because of the fire.
A Thanksgiving tradition for the needy will continue this year at a West St. Paul restaurant, even as its owners cope with the aftermath of a fire that burned down their other restaurant in Eagan. For nearly 20 years, Jim and Rick Casper have served free Thanksgiving dinners at their Casper's Cherokee Tavern. This year, however, they reconsidered after the fire ravaged their Eagan restaurant last month, causing $750,000 in damages.
A family reported the first home burglary June 20, 2010, the criminal complaint said. A month later, the family reported seeing a male peeping into their windows, including into their teenage daughter's bedroom.
Similar incidents continued this fall, police said.
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