St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- A measles outbreak that began last month in Hennepin County has grown to 29 confirmed cases and has spread to Stearns County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The outbreak’s victims have all been children age 5 and younger, and only one is known to have been vaccinated against measles, the MDH said. Twenty-five have been unvaccinated Somali-Minnesotan children, while the vaccination status and ethnicity of the others is not yet known.
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- A man admitted in court this week to retaliating against a Maplewood Menards by slashing tires in the store’s parking lot after a store clerk wouldn’t let him return an item without a receipt. Shawn Russell Museus, 32, of St. Paul pleaded guilty Monday in Ramsey County District Court to one count of first-degree criminal damage to property stemming from the Feb. 27 outburst, according to court records.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities in Minneapolis are searching for a University of Minnesota student who is believed to have been swept into the Mississippi River on Tuesday night, April 25. Officers responded about 8 p.m. to a report of a water emergency at Xcel Energy Water Power Park, where they met with a 22-year-old man who told them he and a friend had climbed a nearby fence so they could sit along the Mississippi River, according to a statement issued by the Minneapolis Park Police Department.
ST. PAUL — The outgoing chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota is attacking his deputy as irresponsible and lacking the judgment to become the party's new chair. Keith Downey, who is stepping down in April after two terms leading the Minnesota GOP, sent a letter to a party committee urging them to find deputy chair Chris Fields as unqualified to be chair.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota health officials are asking parents and medical workers to be on the lookout after 20 children have come down with measles in Hennepin County. The state Department of Health requests people watch for potential cases and help make sure Minnesota children are protected through vaccinations. Hennepin County and state health workers are trying to identify places where people could have been exposed and are at risk.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies in the Twin Cities suburb of Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47. “Our hearts are breaking right now,” sister Jenny Vance said Wednesday night.
ST. PAUL -- Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman will announce Wednesday that he’s running for governor of Minnesota, according to an email sent to supporters Tuesday night. Huffman, a Republican from Shoreview, recently told the Pioneer Press that he was considering a 2018 bid to succeed Gov.
WELCH, Minn. -- Adam Sandler is coming to Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn., this summer. The comedian’s “Netflix Presents: Here Comes the Funny Tour” will arrive at the casino northwest of Red Wing on Wednesday, June 21. Sandler will be joined by fellow comedians David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. It’s a rare appearance in Minnesota by the comedians.
As Ervin Santana prepared to put the finishing touches on the second complete-game one-hitter of his career, the Twins right-hander stepped off the pitching rubber and briefly basked in the moment. "Throw strikes," he thought to himself Saturday afternoon as the Target Field crowd of 25,938 stood and cheered a 6-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. Squatting behind home plate, journeyman catcher Chris Gimenez looked past his pitcher for maybe the first time all day, stealing a glance at the scoreboard.
MINNEAPOLIS — Starting with a long completion on the first play, Gophers sophomore quarterback Demry Croft produced a strong showing in Saturday's spring scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium. Croft, who redshirted last year after serving as Mitch Leidner's backup in 2015, connected on a 47-yard long ball to 6-foot-5 wide receiver Rashad Still on the opening snap. Croft went 5 for 6 for 77 yards on his opening two drives, which ended with rushing touchdowns from Rodney Smith and Jonathan Femi-Cole.