St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican legislative leaders joined with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to announce they had reached a deal on how much money to spend on tax cuts, transportation, health and human services and public schools.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47.
ST. PAUL—A judge ruled Thursday that a St. Anthony police officer's manslaughter trial will be held in Ramsey County. Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III denied a motion by Jeronimo Yanez's defense attorneys seeking a change of venue for the case following a hearing Tuesday. Yanez's attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Officials with the Ramsey County attorney's office declined comment on the ruling.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Danny Heinrich, Jacob Wetterling’s killer, is being held temporarily in Oklahoma. Heinrich, 53, is at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, awaiting transport to the federal prison where he will serve the remainder of his 20-year sentence.
EAGAN, Minn. — Three teenagers were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning near Eagan High School, police said. The three juvenile victims told police they were involved in an attempted drug exchange at 9:35 a.m. with three other people in a parking lot at Northview Park, located northwest of the high school and Dakota Hills Middle School in the southeast Twin Cities suburb. One of the three other people pointed a gun at the juveniles and demanded valuables, according to a police news release.
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, Nov. 21, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Officials set up extra courtrooms for spectators as an overflow crowd of family, media and others arrived. After victim impact statements from Wetterling's family and friends, along with a brief statement from Heinrich himself, Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim sentenced him to 20 years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge, as planned in a plea agreement.
ST. PAUL — In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter in his death — the first Minnesota officer in recent memory charged in such an incident.