Bloomington police are investigating a woman who was stabbed to death late Sunday night. Police arrived at a home on Quebec Avenue there they discovered a 47-year-old woman’s body who had been stabbed multiple times. Police have arrested a 56-year-old man who is expected to be charged with second-degree homicide. So far, no identifications have been released, the investigation is on-going.
The Hennepin Courty Attorney Mike Freeman announced on Monday that they are charging singer R. Kelly with two counts of prostitution and solicitation of a minor. Kelly is accused of meeting up with the girl after a concert he held back in 2001 in Minneapolis. Freeman said his office received a tip from a Chicago tip line.
The new Cedar Lake Casino and Hotel will be officially unveiled to the public later this week. The Bemidji Pioneer reports the grand opening ceremony takes place Thursday at the casino in Cass Lake.
The Twin Cities was pelted yesterday by large hail from the thunderstorms that rolled through the area. People posted pictures on social media of dented cars, and shattered windshields. Some areas reported getting tennis ball-sized hail and another area reports baseball-sized hail.
One Minnesota city is having to focus on road maintenance as its streets are riddled with potholes. The city of St Paul is planning on doubling its road maintenance spending. This comes after a report from the city’s public works department estimated that around 50-million dollars would be needed to make the proper repairs.
Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin is doing a nationwide CEO search to find a new generation of leaders. Minneapolis’ The Food Group is looking for a new executive director to fill the role by September. This comes as more folks moving into retirement and more openings are becoming available.
Two children were hospitalized this morning after being injured when two vehicles caught fire in a Fridley Walmart parking lot. According to police the call came in shortly after 7:15am from the store on University Avenue. It appears that a van caught fire and quickly spread to another vehicle with two young girls inside. The girls ages 6 and 9 were both burned and suffered smoke inhalation. The mother of the two girls, left the inside the car so she could go shopping, investigators say the two were left alone for over 45 minutes. No word whether the Mother will face any criminal charges.
A St. Paul woman is behind bars after she was accused of stabbing another woman in Little Canada. The suspect was arrested early yesterday morning after the victim was found late Sunday outside her home. She has yet to be charged. Detectives say that they believe the two women knew each other.
The Spicer Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church will not be holding their August meeting for the American Association of Suicidology. Meetings will resume in September.
Funeral arrangements are set for three of the six people killed in a crash near Rochester last week. 47-year-old Esther Peters and her children, 26-year-old Christopher and 23-year-old Shayla were killed in the collision on Friday. Their funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon in Willmar. A GoFundMe has also been set up to help with funeral expenses.
A lawsuit filed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is aimed at the owners of the pharmaceutical company at the root of the opioid crisis. The argument in an updated lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family says they were motivated by greed. They are also accused of lying about the addictive nature of the powerful painkillers.
Residents in northern Minnesota are reflecting on the damage done 50 years ago today by a tornado outbreak. A dozen tornadoes struck northern Minnesota that day, killing 15 people in all and injuring more than 100. The event was the deadliest tornado outbreak ever in the state.