Relatives of a girl who was seriously burned in a car fire earlier this month in Fridley has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills as Taraji White, who remains in critical condition. The fundraising goal was set at 50-thousand dollars. Traji and her younger sister were both severely burned on August 6th, when a van started on fire in a Walmart parking lot. Six-year-old Ty’rah died from her injuries and Roberto Hipolito was charged with manslaughter and negligently causing a fire.
A loss in court could potentially result in 130-million dollars in cuts from the Minnesota state budget. Taxpayers won arguments before the state Tax Court and the Minnesota Supreme court against an attempt to tax resident trusts violated due process. The cuts could limit the state’s financial flexibility.
A new schedule for the Green Line light rail schedule is displacing homeless riders. The train is stopping service on weekdays between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. because of a new cutback. The cutback is designed to allow for trains, equipment, and tracks to be maintained.
Eagan police two people were injured when an SUV crashed into a Starbucks last night. It happened at the Central Park Commons Drive near Pilot Knob Road. Two people were inside of the building when the incident happened. All three were taken to the hospital, no word on their conditions.
A boil water advisory is in effects for students and staff at St. John’s University in Collegeville. The alert went out on Friday that the campus water distribution system had tested positive for E. coli contaminating the drinking water. Measures are being taken to flush the bacteria.
$4-thousand dollars’ worth of rescue equipment was stolen during St Paul Fire training over the weekend. They believe it happened on Sunday when the Technical Rescue team was training at Mounds Park. The instructors stepped away for about 15 minutes and when they returned the equipment was gone. What was taken was life-saving devices, pulleys, and tons of carabineers. Firefighters are asking anyone who sees this equipment to contact the St Paul Police.
A 44-year-old Eagan man is in jail after crashing his SUV into a Starbucks in Eagan seriously injuring two people. Police arrived on the scene at around 9pm to the Starbucks on Central Park Commons Drive. There they found a Mercedes SUV that had plowed through the side of the building. A 29 and 30-year-old man were sitting in the patio area when the crash happened. The driver, who hasn’t been identified was arrested for DWI.
Minneapolis police are searching for two men who robbed someone early this morning near the University of Minnesota campus. The university has issued an alert on the incident that happened just south of the intersection of 19th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue South. The victim told police that two men pushed the victim to the ground then stole the victim’s phone and wallet. No description of the suspects has been released at this time.
The Twin Cities has the highest number of AmeriCorps volunteers in the nation. According to recent federal data released from the agency that administers the program. New Orleans and Baltimore ranked second and third among large cities.
A building on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul had to be evacuated due to a bomb threat this morning. The university tweeted the threat was received at the John Roach Center just before 10:00 a.m. and the building was being searched. The all-clear was given less than an hour later.
Minneapolis police are investigating after a robbery took place near the University of Minnesota. The incident happened early this morning near the corner of 19th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue South. Police say the victim was shoved to the ground by two male suspects, who ended up taking the victim’s phone and wallet. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Minneapolis police at Crime Stoppers.
New changes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are affecting air travelers. Long lines formed this morning at Terminal One. Passengers without pre-check only have one TSA checkpoint to use at the airport’s main terminal. The changes are due to a one-point-six-billion-dollar renovation of the ticketing lobby. The project is expected to wrap up in mid-December