The Minnesota State Fair’s attendance on the tenth day is down slightly from last year. Saturday’s dip followed a day of record attendance. Last year’s tenth-day attendance set an all-time single day record for the fair.
A fourth St. Paul retailer is shutting its doors. St. Paul’s sole Kmart store will close in mid-December. Officials announced yesterday the closing of the Maryland Avenue East store, just days after Walmart said it would shut the doors at their University Avenue location. Several months ago, Sears shut its doors in St. Paul. All the closings leave few affordable retail options in the city.
St. Paul teens will get to sleep in later when the school year begins. Elementary schools in the St. Paul School District will start an hour earlier so that middle and high school students can take the 8:30 start time. Many elementary parents opposed the time switch and some have pulled their children from the district.
Police are releasing a photo of a possible suspect in a reported sexual assault at the state fair’s GOP booth. The Minnesota Republican Party says a booth volunteer was sexually assaulted by another woman on August 23rd during a political disagreement. The photo shows a five-foot-four inches tall white woman with brown hair believed to be in her 30s.
Authorities are identifying the Minneapolis man shot to death during an apparent home invasion. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says 40-year-old Abdullah Adeed was shot several times by one or more suspects. The shooting happened at his home in the 27-hundred-block of Irving Avenue. Police said yesterday there have been no arrests in the killing.
Authorities are identifying a woman who was lured out of a Brooklyn Park salon and shot to death. Verneice Abrams was killed August 21st outside Hair Studio 763 in the 58-hundred-block of Brookdale Drive. James Hill was arrested and charged with second-degree murder with intent in connection with the killing. The charges don’t provide details about how Hill knew Abrams or why he targeted her.
Today is Labor Day and all public schools and the University of Minnesota are closed. There will not be any mail delivery. Local, state and federal offices are not open. Metro Transit buses and Metro Blue and Green lines will follow holiday schedules.
Civil rights leaders are calling for the removal of the Hennepin County Attorney from the Minneapolis bus stop crash case. Mike Freeman is handling the charges against the white man who crashed into a bus stop and injured six African-Americans in July. Civil rights leaders said Saturday that they plan to petition the Minnesota Supreme Court to take over the case. President of the African-American Leadership Council Tyrone Terrill says the 83-year-old driver should be charged with a hate crime. Freeman says there isn’t sufficient evidence to charge the driver with a hate crime.
Police say a man’s body was found this morning during a structure fire in south Minneapolis. The blaze broke out in the 26 hundred block of 13th Avenue South. Investigators say the victim died from injuries unrelated to the fire. No arrests have been made.
Record attendance was broken on Sunday at the Minnesota State Fair. The record broken was set back in 2017 with over 242-thousand this Sunday over 245-thousand people attended the fair. Monday marks the last day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Authorities are releasing the identity of a Richfield man riding a motorcycle who was killed in a weekend crash on a highway in Edina. The wreck happened Saturday night on Highway 62 at France Avenue. Minnesota State Patrol officials say 20-year-old Jensen Schuveiller was speeding on the motorcycle, then crashed and died.