St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- Fifty-two days before Super Bowl 52, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee on Thursday unveiled its plans for a zip line to run across the Mississippi River during the 10-day Super Bowl festival.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will learn Wednesday who their next senator will be. At a 10 a.m. news conference at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton will announce his choice to replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Franken announced last week that he intends to resign amid allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior from several women.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who died Tuesday evening on the University of Minnesota campus has been identified as a 74-year-old professor. Barney Eugene Klamecki died shortly after 6 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Building, where his office is located, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. His death appears to have been the result of natural causes, the news release said.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Patrol reported more than 500 spinouts/vehicles-off-the-road and more than 400 crashes statewide during Monday’s storm. Three dozen of the crashes involved injuries, and one was fatal. Alfred Orlando Urke, 87, of Murdock, Minn., was killed shortly before 1 p.m. Monday in Benson when a pickup truck collided with the SUV he was riding in. Road conditions at the time were wet, according to the State Patrol.
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 -- A North Dakota man who scammed Minnesota welfare programs out of hundreds of thousands of dollars will spend his next several years in prison. Elfonzo Dyrell Shelby was sentenced Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court to just over nine years in prison for committing identity theft and other related crimes , according to court records.
CRYSTAL, Minn. -- Authorities say a reportedly suicidal man was fatally shot by police after exchanging gunfire with officers Friday night in the Twin Cities suburb of Crystal. According to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, the death of Ronald Lee Klitzka, 62, of Crystal was ruled a homicide. He had been shot in the head.
ANDOVER, Minn. --Authorities have arrested a third suspect in the Friday night hit-and-run death of a teenager in Andover, which they now are labeling second-degree murder. Investigators announced Sunday that the death of Tristan Gene Robinson, 17, of Nowthen, was not an accident as previously reported, but that the teen was run down as part of a drug-related robbery gone bad in the city north of the Twin Cities.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The stabbing at Macy’s in the Mall of America on Sunday night was an isolated incident and the mall is committed to the safety of its customers, said officials with the Mall of America in a statement Monday.
CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- Freezing rain contributed to a bus rollover that injured eight Burnsville, Minn., students on their way to a church retreat in Lanesboro, Minn., on Saturday morning, Nov. 11. A bus carrying 29 freshmen and sophomores and their parent chaperones from Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville hit a slippery patch about 9:49 a.m. south of Cannon Falls, according to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, public information officer for the Minnesota State Patrol.