St. Paul Pioneer Press
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Mall of America wants to build an enormous water park costing more than $150 million. According to a presentation to the Bloomington City Council Tuesday, mall owner Triple 5 proposes to build the water park in a new addition to the east of the mall. The water park would be one of the largest in North America at 250,000 square feet — almost four times bigger than a football field.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A former special-education teacher for South St. Paul schools was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Dakota County District Court to three years in prison for twice robbing a West St. Paul pharmacy at gunpoint for prescription pain pills.
HASTINGS, Minn. — A Dakota County jury convicted a 24-year-old Brooklyn Park man Monday, Dec. 18, in the January deaths of an Eagan woman and her unborn child, according to prosecutors. Vern Jason Mouelle was found guilty of two counts each of first-degree and second-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Senicha Marie Lessman and the unborn child on Jan. 24. The jury deliberated for four hours.
ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra picked up nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.
ST. PAUL — About 200 fast-food workers and community allies rallied for a strike Monday morning, Sept. 4, to push for a $15 minimum wage. "Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized," attendees chanted, according to Stephanie Gasca, one of the event organizers. Fast-food workers organized with Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (an organization dedicated to "building the power and leadership of low-wage workers," according to its site) for a rally in the morning and a day-long strike.
ST. PAUL -- Vehicle services at licensing bureaus statewide were down for several hours Thursday morning. A representative from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety declined to say why, but licensing bureaus across the state have been experiencing glitches since a system upgrade last month.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two employees of Minnehaha Academy were killed after a Wednesday morning natural gas explosion tore through the private school's upper campus in Minneapolis. Nine people were injured in the blast, which occurred about 10:20 a.m. amid a construction project in the school’s boiler room, fire officials said. At least one person remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
ST. PAUL — The name Allianz decorates professional soccer and rugby stadiums in Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, England, Austria and Australia. By early 2019, the Munich-based life insurance company will proudly advertise itself over St. Paul's Midway, its first North American title agreement.
EAGAN, Minn. -- An Eagan daycare provider has been found guilty of seriously injuring a 13-month-old boy who has permanent brain damage. A Dakota County jury deliberated for about five hours Thursday before convicting Mariel Alexandra Grimm, 33, of first-degree assault for injuring the boy Sept. 22 at her house. Grimm, who was charged with the crime March 29, faces up to 20 years in prison; sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 29 in Hastings.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. -- Minnesota and Wisconsin continue to search for a St. Croix River kayaker reported missing earlier this week. The public is asked to keep an eye out for Vue Her, 49, who apparently had gone to Interstate Park in Taylors Falls earlier this week. An unoccupied kayak was spotted north of Rock Island on the St. Croix River about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Chisago County sheriff’s office.