St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat certain bagged salad brands that have sickened 13 Minnesotans. Cyclospora infections in six states have been linked to ALDI Little Salad Bar Brand Garden Salad and Hy-Vee Brand Garden Salad. This applies only to the store brand salads labeled as “garden salads” and not for other types of store brand packaged salads sold at these retailers.
ST. PAUL — It cost $12.75 million to use the Minnesota National Guard to respond to civil disturbances in the Twin Cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, according to the state's budget commissioner. Most of the price is for payroll; also included are meals, vehicles and fuel. The funding is expected to be eligible for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Commissioner Myron Frans wrote in a letter to legislators last week.
ST. PAUL -- Target has announced the indefinite closure of six stores, including two in Minnesota. One of these, the store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, was badly damaged during recent looting, and is scheduled to reopen in late 2020. Target did not specify estimated reopening dates for the other five stores, saying only they are “closed until further notice.” Those stores are: Uptown in Minneapolis Broadway, Oakland, Calif. Buckhead, South Atlanta, Ga. South Loop, Chicago,
St. Paul police said they stopped several vehicles without license plates on Saturday night, May 30, and found “tools used to wreak havoc on our city” inside. “Each time officers stopped the vehicles, people inside have raced away on foot,” the department said in a tweet shortly after 10 p.m. Authorities last week investigated reports that outsiders have largely fueled the destruction and rioting in the Twin Cities. after the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody. However, most of those arrested appeared to have Minnesota addresses.
ST. PAUL -- A Monday night fire in a high-rise condominium apartment building for seniors displaced 22 people, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials. The blaze caused significant damage to the 16-story Wilder Park building on Edgcumbe Road, with eight units being condemned. The fire started about 8:15 p.m., according to authorities, initially in two units on the 11th floor. The cause remained under investigation on Tuesday, May 19.
ST. PAUL — It’s been just over two months since the positive test heard ‘round the sports world. Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19 on March 11 triggered a shutdown of all sports throughout the country. But there are signs that we may be inching toward their return. Despite a fighter testing positive, UFC resumed over the weekend using hundreds of tests to try to ensure the event’s safety. Pro tennis returned in a small event over the weekend in Florida, as well, and the PGA Tour plans to return this month.
ST. PAUL -- A 17-year-old who was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a tree has died as a result of her injuries, St. Paul police said Monday, May 4. Deonia Lewis, of St. Paul, died at Regions Hospital on Thursday night, April 30, following the collision last Monday, April 27. Four other people who were in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. The crash happened when an officer saw a stolen vehicle about 5:30 p.m. on Dale Street near Como Avenue and followed it without activating his emergency lights or sirens, according to police.
Minnesota’s namesake submarine has been recognized as the best ship in the Atlantic Fleet, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The USS Minnesota beat out 100 other ships and subs to be named the winner of the 2019 Battenberg Cup Award on April 23. The award is presented annually to the ship or submarine selected by the Fleet Commander as the best all-around based on accumulation of crew achievements.
ST. PAUL — Mayo Clinic doctors dressed in scrubs and showing off their musical talent have entranced Internet users this week with an “Imagine” rendition offered to an exhausted and frightened nation. The medical staffers are identified in an online video as Dr. Elvis L. Francois and Dr. William Robinson, who work as chief residents. “Over the next few months our health care system will be tested,” Francois, who sings in the video, wrote on Facebook. “Many lives will be lost.
ST. PAUL -- A Washington County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot an armed suicidal man in Lake Elmo in 2018 was acquitted Thursday, March 19, of second-degree manslaughter. After deliberating for about four hours Wednesday evening and about two hours on Thursday morning, the Washington County jury reached its verdict about 11 a.m. in the trial of Washington County Deputy Brian Krook.