St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul college student hit the jackpot Wednesday night, July 11, when he won $1 million on a Powerball ticket by using a controversial new mobile app that critics say amounts to online gambling, which is illegal in Minnesota. Brandon Stevenson, 20, who attends Concordia University, bought the ticket through the mobile app called Jackpocket.
VANDAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The State Patrol is looking for a driver who left the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian in the north Twin Cities suburb of Vadnais Heights early Friday. Aelicia Taylor, 38, of St. Paul, was walking east on Interstate 694 under the Edgerton Street overpass when she was struck and killed about 2:30 a.m. Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins announced placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday, July 12. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes a team option for 2019, Morrison has appeared in 80 games, hitting .193 with 34 runs, 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 31 RBIs, 30 walks and 65 strikeouts. He homered late in the Twins' 8-5 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A memorial honoring Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop, will be unveiled at 12:20 p.m. July 30 — the exact time and date of his death four years ago. The $11,000 monument will be at Market Square Park in Mendota Heights, a south suburban Twin Cities community.
ELY, Minn.—A former Minneapolis high school football and wrestling coach died in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after he attempted to right a capsized canoe. Niles R. Schulz, 75, of Minneapolis was found dead Tuesday evening, July 10, in Sawbill Lake near the portage to Kelso Lake, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Schulz was on a trip with his grandson, a friend and the friend's grandson, officials say.
ANOKA, Minn. -- A little more than two weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, Zsa Zsa the English bulldog from Anoka has died. “I’m sad to share that ZSA ZSA passed away in her sleep last night,” owner Megan Brainard announced Tuesday, July 10, on a Facebook page about her dog with a pronounced underbite and lolling tongue. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” show website that the 9-year-old dog had been staying with her father.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. -- The St. Croix River cliffs at Taylors Falls in eastern Minnesota nearly claimed a life Monday, July 9, when a 23-year-old Twin Cities man fell while rock climbing, according to the Chisago County sheriff’s office. Nicholas Walberg was listed in critical condition Tuesday night, according to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, after witnesses told authorities he slipped while attempting to climb the rocky gorge in Interstate State Park on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix.
ST. PAUL -- A 13-year-old from Kansas missing since July 4 has been found in South St. Paul, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The adult male who was with her is in custody. Early Friday, July 6, the BCA issued an alert hoping to locate Amber Lynn Rewerts-Schiavoni of Lenexa, Kansas, who was suspected to be traveling to the St. Paul area with Dechon Michael White, 22.
Authorities have released the identity of a man who died after a Sunday night fight near the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
ST. PAUL -- A former KSTP-TV worker told the station’s security director he wanted his job back and said, “You know what happened yesterday in Maryland,” the day after a gunman killed five people at a newspaper in that state, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday, July 2. The Ramsey County attorney’s office charged Rusty Gene Arntson, 36, with threats of violence, a felony.