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A Minnesota Vikings football player is facing a felony theft charge and a domestic violence charge stemming from an Aug. 28 confrontation at an Eagan hotel. Cayleb Seth Jones, 25, of Los Angeles, was charged with theft by temporary control, a felony. He also is charged with interfering with an emergency call, a gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor domestic assault.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water or around barriers. Use the designated detour route as many state, county and local roads are experiencing flooding. For more information regarding statewide traffic impacts check 511wi.gov . Crawford County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Isabelle in Dakota County, as well as Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Johanna in Ramsey County, according to a news release. A trained detector found three zebra mussels attached to the fishing pier on Lake Isabelle during Saturday’s University of Minnesota Extension “Starry Trek” search day.
Regina Hospital, part of Allina Health, once again has been designated an acute stroke-ready hospital by the state of Minnesota.
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, especially type O. In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.
Stan Karwoski and Julie Ohs pulled away from Joe Delaney Tuesday in the Washington County Board District 2 primary race, while five candidates vying for a spot on the ballot in District 2 were much closer in vote totals. Wayne A. Johnson (1,420 votes) and Jeff Swensen (1,405) led the pack in the county's fourth district, according to unofficial numbers on the Secretary of State website .
A forgotten cemetery discovered in Nininger Township caused a stir in 2017. Now Jeremy Jackson, recruiter at Hamline University and avid genealogical researcher from the State Archeologists Office, will talk Tuesday, Aug. 14, about how researchers found the answers to Rose Hill Cemetery. He will speak at 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a statewide air quality alert due to smoke spreading across northern Minnesota Friday, Aug. 10, and southern Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 11.
As the investigation continues into an outbreak of a waterborne illness this summer at a Zumbrota campground, state health officials have been working with the business owner to reduce the risk of illness.
DENMARK TOWNSHIP — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday evening after a reported firearm discharge in the 1400 block of 70th Street South. Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded 4:02 p.m. Aug. 9, 2018, to a disturbance call at a residence, according to a news release. While evacuating occupants from the residence, a deputy reported that a firearm had been discharged.