St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL—Yes, the Minnesota Wild looked at little shaky at times. Yes, the Winnipeg Jets brought their B team to town. Yes, it's the preseason and the results don't matter. At the end of the day, though, the Wild are still undefeated after a 1-0 win over the Jets on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Asked earlier this week how he wants his teams to approach preseason games, coach Bruce Boudreau responded, "We just want to play the right way. If we play the right way, then I'll be happy."
MINNEAPOLIS -- Friday is the first day of autumn, but the Twin Cities won’t know it as hot and humid air will make it feel like it’s nearly 100 degrees. The expected sweltering conditions led the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the seven-county metro area from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- As Finland celebrates its centennial, its President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio are coming to the Twin Cities for FinnFest USA 2017.
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Halloween may be a month away, but the Minnesota State Patrol already has sent a message to motorists about operating vehicles in costume. A motorcyclist wearing a panda suit was cited for reckless driving and his panda head was confiscated Aug. 31 off Interstate 394 and Shelard Parkway in Minnetonka.
ST. PAUL -- After impressing during the Traverse City Prospect Tournament, 18-year-old goaltender Dereck Baribeau has earned a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild. Baribeau was the No. 10-ranked North American goaltender in the 2017 NHL Draft, according to NHL Central Scouting. He went undrafted after playing last season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He posted a 12-15-2 record last season with a 3.93 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage in 35 games.
MINNEAPOLIS-- A former Edina woman whose disruptive behavior prompted a pilot to return a Delta Air Lines flight to the Twin Cities last winter was ordered to do community service and sentenced to probation for her conduct. Anna Koosmann, 37, of Los Angeles was sentenced in Hennepin County Court last week to one year of probation along with 10 days of community service. She was also fined.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas has condemned the Swastika carved by unknown vandals into a putting green at the Crystal Lake Golf Club earlier this week.
ST. PAUL — Two people have been charged with federal crimes after authorities say they found a pipe bomb inside their vehicle in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood last week. Prosecutors charged Frederic Pittman, III, 38, of Roseville, and Monttraill Lamar Claiborne, 40, of St. Louis, with aiding and abetting the unlawful possession of an explosive device, according to the criminal complaint filed against them in federal court. Claiborne also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
ST. CLOUD -- Someone shot and killed a cow and a calf grazing in the the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in central Minnesota near St. Cloud. The Sherburne County sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding who killed two cows, which were legally grazing on the federal land.
BOULDER, Colo. -- A 17-year-old from Minnesota died Sunday in a fall of more than 100 feet from a rock formation while climbing alone near Boulder, Colo. The Boulder County coroner’s office on Wednesday identified the teen as Carter Christensen of Maple Grove, Minn.