St. Paul Pioneer Press
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- A North Dakota man who was shot by a bystander after reportedly threatening another driver with a knife after a car crash Wednesday in Fridley, a northern Twin Cities suburb, has died of his injuries, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. The man was identified Thursday as Simon Matthew Schiffler, 32, of Williston.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who stole a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis after the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement. Stadium manager SMG said it plans no further action against the Philadelphia Eagles fan. That seat and two other damaged seats were replaced Tuesday, according to a release. Video of the man with a purple seat in the stadium’s coat check generated more than 190,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon. A traveler later snapped a photo of him at the Minneapolis-St.
ST. PAUL—Friday's 45-degree weather should not threaten the recently completed ice palace. In fact, the weather conditions are about as good as they could be, organizers said. The Winter Carnival ice palace was lit up for the first time Thursday night, Jan. 25, as Winter Carnival festivities got underway. It was built using 4,000 blocks of ice and towers 70 feet above Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pop superstar Elton John has announced he’s hitting the road for the final time on a tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” He’ll play the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 21, 2019. Tickets are priced from $249.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 through Axs. American Express cardholders have access to a pre-sale that starts Feb. 8.
PHILADELPHIA—Speaking for the first time since it was reported that he will take over the New York Giants, Pat Shurmur said Thursday "is not the time or place to talk about that," adding that his focus is solely on the Vikings' NFC Championship game Sunday in Philadelphia. On Monday, reports surfaced that the Giants will name Shurmur their head coach as soon as the Vikings' season is over. "There's a time and place for everything," Shurmur said. "Our focus right now is to put together a really good plan, get on a plane, go to Philadelphia, and get it on."
MINNEAPOLIS — Adam Thielen's fifth catch Sunday, Dec. 31, was money. By hauling in six more passes in the Vikings' 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears — the fifth one being the difference-maker — Thielen reached an incentive bonus in his contract that will boost his salary by $1 million for each of the next three seasons. His contract called for salary escalators of $500,000 after he reached 70 catches, another $250,000 for 80 total receptions, and another $250,000 for 90 grabs.
ST. PAUL -- Salvation Army was 10 percent behind last year’s fundraising numbers with only eight days of bell-ringing to go. On Saturday, a donor dropped a $200,000 check into a kettle, helping bring that deficit to just 7 percent behind last year’s numbers. The check, dropped in a kettle at a Cub Foods in the south metro, is the second-largest donation ever dropped into a red kettle in the Twin Cities.
CHICAGO — As far as Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is concerned, the Chicago Blackhawks are as dangerous as ever. To him it doesn't matter that there have been some conspicuous cracks in the foundation as of late with the cornerstone pieces of the roster getting up there in age. To him the the three Stanley Cups speak for themselves.