St. Paul Pioneer Press
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- President Donald Trump will visit Rochester next Thursday, Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said Wednesday, Sept. 26. No additional details of Trump’s visit were immediately available. “For Minnesota Republicans, this is a dream come true,” Carnahan said in a news release. “We are jumping through the roof with excitement to welcome our great and fearless leader, President Donald J. Trump, back to Minnesota next week.”
CLAREMONT, Minn. — An 8-year-old girl was killed Friday, Sept. 7, in southeastern Minnesota when the car she was traveling in was rear-ended by an SUV. Her mother and brother were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash that occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on U.S. 14 on the east side of Claremont in Dodge County.
An 8-year-old girl was killed Friday in southeastern Minnesota when the car she was traveling in was rear-ended by an SUV. Her mother and brother were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash that occurred shortly after 7 a.m. on U.S. 14 on the east side of Claremont in Dodge County. The Mercury Milan, driven by Rachel Marie Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center, was stopped on westbound Highway 14 waiting to turn left when it was struck from the rear by a Hummer traveling the same direction.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—A 20-year-old college student from Browerville in central Minnesota has been crowned the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The Midwest Dairy Association selected Rebekka Paskewitz, representing Todd County, from a field of 12 county dairy princesses during a Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Paskewitz will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,000 dairy farm families in Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis day care provider accused of hanging a toddler in her home was sentenced to 10 years’ probation on Monday, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. Nataliia Karia, 43, pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder in the November 2016 incident.
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.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's unemployment rate remained steady at 3.2 percent as the state's employers added 2,900 jobs in March. The state's seasonally adjusted rate remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. But Minnesota's job growth of 0.7 percent during the past 12 months is below the national 1.6 percent rate.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Two Rochester men have been charged in connection with Monday’s fatal shooting of an Iraqi immigrant on a neighborhood sidewalk. According to the Post-Bulletin of Rochester, Sao Yim Jr., 25, was charged with two felonies: second-degree murder without intent and possession of ammunition/firearm. Eric Tyler Lee, 25, was charged with one felony count of aiding an offender to avoid arrest.
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- A North Dakota man who was shot by a bystander after reportedly threatening another driver with a knife after a car crash Wednesday in Fridley, a northern Twin Cities suburb, has died of his injuries, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. The man was identified Thursday as Simon Matthew Schiffler, 32, of Williston.
Ian Redmond recently had a bit of an epiphany: Minnesotans, it dawned on him, don’t say “excuse me.” “Over the holidays, I had a realization that Minnesotans have a certain sound they make instead of just saying ‘excuse me,'” Redmond, of Duluth’s MIX 108, wrote on the radio station’s blog. “Have you ever noticed you or some around saying ‘ope’ instead of ‘oops’ or ‘excuse me’?” he said.