St. Paul Pioneer Press
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Human remains found this weekend along the Minnesota River in Burnsville are “suspicious” and will be autopsied later this week after thawing, investigators said Tuesday. The Dakota County sheriff’s office and Burnsville police are working together to determine how the human remains ended up in a holding pond near Interstate 35W and Black Dog Road. A fisherman found the badly decomposed remains around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
ST. PAUL --Acting teacher Nicholas Barghini, 31, who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct charges in Ramsey County District Court in March for masturbating during his young students’ lessons was sentenced Monday to one year in jail.
GROTON, Conn. -- Connecticut police are looking for a Navy sailor from Stillwater, Minn., who didn’t show up for work last Tuesday and has been missing ever since. The Groton, Conn., police issued an alert for Jacob E. Tyler, 24. His blue 2014 Honda CBR motorcycle is also missing. His mother, Barbara Tyler of Stillwater, posted on Facebook that her son never made it to work on the USS North Dakota docked at Naval Submarine Base in New London.
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.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's unemployment rate remained steady at 3.2 percent as the state's employers added 2,900 jobs in March. The state's seasonally adjusted rate remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. But Minnesota's job growth of 0.7 percent during the past 12 months is below the national 1.6 percent rate.
She's back! Minnesota's Becca Kufrin, ABC's new Bachelorette, made a rosy comeback on social media Wednesday. The reality competition's host, Chris Harrison, posted a promotional image of Kufrin as the Bachelorette with the message: "A little gift for #BachelorNation." In the newly released poster, red rose petals rain down on the 28-year-old Prior Lake publicist, who is wearing a metallic gown and a sassy smile. Superseded over her image is her signature catchphrase: "Let's do the damn thing." Wait, isn't love supposed to be patient and kind?
EAGAN, Minn. --Sun Country Airlines says it will cover some additional costs for travelers stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled flights due to a weekend snowstorm battering Minnesota. An estimated 250 people were stuck when Eagan-based Sun Country couldn’t provide planes because the airline was ending seasonal service on Saturday. Passengers who managed to rebook on other airlines complained of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars more to get home from Los Cabos and Mazatlan.
LAKE ELMO, Minn. -- State authorities are investigating after a 23-year-old man was killed early Thursday in an officer-involved shooting in Lake Elmo. The Washington County sheriff’s office received a call just after midnight about a man who had been making suicidal comments, authorities said. Deputies found him near the Lake Elmo Public Library. He was armed with a handgun, according to authorities.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The disturbing posts came via Snapchat and included “I’m on Xans with a 12 gauge” and “I bought an AR.” They were sent Tuesday afternoon to a 15-year-old girl, a student at Stillwater Area High School, from Breanna Stoltz, who had earlier tried to enter the school with a BB gun that resembled a Glock pistol hidden in her backpack, police said.
MINNEAPOLIS—WNBA teams looking to deal quality veteran players in exchange for draft picks know who to call. "There's always rumors about some of the veterans (potentially being dealt) and they go, 'Well, you know Minnesota is going to take them ...' " said Cheryl Reeve, the Lynx coach and general manager. Reeve responds to that sentiment with a joke. "(So I go), 'What makes you think we would trade our pick?' " Reeve quips. "It probably would be surprising for us to keep it."