SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA-- The former superintendent of the Shakopee school district has been arrested, Shakopee police say. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate announced that Rod Thompson, who resigned in June amidst scrutiny over his use of a district credit card, was booked into Scott County Jail Tuesday.
Douglas County officials say a man has died after he was run over by the chisel plow he was operating at some point Saturday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a release it was contacted about 7:45 a.m. Sunday on a report of a farm accident in Moe County, just west of Alexandria. At the scene, deputies located the man deceased in the field, the release says. He apparently had been chisel plowing the field Saturday, was run over by the tractor and was dragged, according to the release. The tractor eventually stopped after it became stuck in a ditch.
ST. PAUL, Minn-- One man was killed during an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul early Thursday evening, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a spokesman with the St. Paul Police Department. Ernster said officers were called at 6 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Earl Street on reports of shots fired during a domestic situation.
A section of Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis collapsed following a natural gas explosion Wednesday morning, leaving a portion of the school demolished and two people dead. At a press conference Wednesday night, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said the body of the lone person unaccounted for had been located and removed from the rubble at around 8 p.m.
(KSTP)--The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Lucifer Vincent Nguyen was arrested at 11:30 Monday night in the north metro. The Sheriff's Office says it happened during a traffic stop at Highway 65 and 117th Avenue Northeast in Blaine.
A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," said Todd Westby, Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer. The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes. Just as people are able to purchase items at the market using phones, Westby wants to do the same thing using a microchip implanted inside a person's hand.
Minneapolis, Minn. --Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was shut down early Wednesday morning after a suspicious item was found inside. According to an airport official, "an item concerning police" was found in the check-in area between check-in and ticketing for Southwest Airlines.
(KSTP)--The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.
(KSTP)-- The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension plan to release evidence Tuesday from the officer-involved shooting case that left Philando Castile dead after a July 2016 traffic stop.
(KSTP)--Minnesota health officials are hoping the state's measles outbreak is nearing its end as the number of new cases held steady for the last 13 days. The Minnesota Department of Health's daily tally had remained steady at 68 for two weeks, though Wednesday afternoon the department's website showed that total had increased by two. That brings the total number of cases diagnosed in the state to 70 with 61 in Hennepin County, three in Ramsey County, four in Crow Wing County and two in Le Sueur County.