St. Paul Pioneer Press
STILLWATER, Minn. -- An inmate serving time for murder killed a corrections officer at the Minnesota Department of Corrections-Stillwater in Bayport on Wednesday, July 18, officials say. Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by the lone inmate with a weapon at 1:30 p.m., according to a statement released by the Department of Corrections. Gomm was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was pronounced dead.
ST. PAUL -- Luther Seminary says a $21.4 million donation for a new Master of Divinity program will enable 90 students to complete their degrees more quickly and without taking on debt. Waste Management founder Dean Buntrock’s gift will pay for a five-year experiment at the St. Paul college, whose alums account for over a third of all Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastors.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins announced placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday, July 12. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes a team option for 2019, Morrison has appeared in 80 games, hitting .193 with 34 runs, 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 31 RBIs, 30 walks and 65 strikeouts. He homered late in the Twins' 8-5 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday.
ANOKA, Minn. -- A little more than two weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, Zsa Zsa the English bulldog from Anoka has died. “I’m sad to share that ZSA ZSA passed away in her sleep last night,” owner Megan Brainard announced Tuesday, July 10, on a Facebook page about her dog with a pronounced underbite and lolling tongue. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” show website that the 9-year-old dog had been staying with her father.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The mayor of Minneapolis plans to release body camera video recorded by police officers involved in last weekend’s fatal shooting of a black man, whose death prompted multiple demonstrations and calls for greater transparency from investigators.
ST. PAUL -- The Wild learned on Wednesday, June 20, that they will open the season on the road against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 4 before hosting the Vegas Golden Knights in their home opener on Oct. 6. The full NHL schedule is set to be released later this week. Its marks the seventh time in franchise history the Wild will start the season on the road. It also marks the fifth time the Wild will open a season against the rival Avalanche.
ST. PAUL -- Three men are on a mission to paddle the 2,320-mile Mississippi river from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico in less than 18 days in an attempt to break the current world record. Kirk “KJ” Millhone 59, of Minnetonka, and teammates Kevin Eckelkamp of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Nate Lastinger, Eckelkamp’s friend and supplier to his coffee shop, had made it to St. Paul Tuesday morning in their carbon fiber canoe.
ST. PAUL -- The mummified monkey found in the former Minneapolis Dayton's department store building will soon be on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. The monkey carcass, which was discovered in an air duct during recent renovation work, will be moved to the Kellogg Boulevard museum within the week, according to Science Museum spokeswoman Kim Ramsden. Although the details of the display are still being worked out, the monkey will be placed in the building's lobby, where the public may view it without paying an admission fee, Ramsden said in an email.
EAGAN, Minn. -- In response to complaints from nearby residents, the Minnesota Vikings said Thursday, May 3, that the lights on the north side of their new Eagan headquarters will be shut off from 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. The only exception will be a shutoff around midnight when the team hosts night events, such as its “Minnesota Friday Night Lights” high school football games, said Jeff Anderson, team spokesman. “We’re listening to the community,” he said.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess was apprehended Thursday night in south Texas, ending a nationwide manhunt for the woman suspected of killing her husband and an innocent bystander in Florida. Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Riess at about 8:25 p.m.