Nick Ferraro / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL—With hotels booked and parties planned, it sure seems like a lot of people are descending on the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl. Just how many remains to be seen. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has said the Sunday, Feb. 4, game and the hoopla leading up to it will draw more than 1 million visitors to Twin Cities. A pregame report by Rockport Analytics, a Pennsylvania-based firm hired by the Host Committee, estimates how many of those visitors will come from out of town. They put that number at 125,400.
Two Hastings High School students are being credited with helping save the life of a man who collapsed Friday morning while clearing snow from his driveway. Sydney Radke and Addie Buck discovered the unresponsive middle-aged man in the 1300 block of West 15th Street about 8:25 a.m. Jan. 12, 2018., when the air temperature was about 8 degrees below zero. They began CPR.
ST. PAUL — A state highway that stretches from Minnetonka to Inver Grove Heights has an identity crisis. It's Minnesota 62 from Interstate 494 in Minnetonka to just west of Fort Snelling, when it becomes Minnesota 55. Across the Minnesota River in Mendota Heights, its name changes yet again: to Minnesota 110, which ends at Interstate 494 in Inver Grove Heights.
MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings made it official Tuesday: They’ll be leaving Mankato and moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018. The team announced July 18 what many fans considered was inevitable. Beginning next summer, camp will be held at its sparkling new state-of-the-art practice facility under construction in Eagan. “We’re excited about the next step in our franchise,” said Kevin Warren, the team’s chief operating officer.
HASTINGS, Minn. — A 28-year-old South St. Paul man who fatally shot a customer and injured another person at a Dollar Tree store in Burnsville has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison. Dakota County District Judge Michael Mayer on Monday, June 19 sentenced Grant David Hendrickson for killing 69-year-old Donald Joseph Hortsch of Rosemount, who died of a bullet wound to the head, and injuring a 26-year-old man who was left paralyzed. On June 6, Hendrickson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — A South St. Paul elementary school teacher and his husband allegedly had sexual conduct with eight underage boys over several years, according to police documents released Tuesday. South St. Paul police closed their four-month investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo last week, and the 134-page case file obtained by the Pioneer Press on Tuesday shows the scope and extent of the alleged sexual contact and inappropriate conduct.
ST. PAUL — Elizabeth Calderara, the Cannon Falls woman who was on life support after a Monday car crash in rural Dakota County that killed her husband and 1-year-old daughter,...