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.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Health officials are investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s disease at a senior living center in Maple Grove. Legionnaire’s disease is a type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Both residents at SilverCreek on Main are hospitalized and recovering, health officials said Thursday.
ST. PAUL -- Four Minnesota men are accused of trying to hire underage girls for sex after showing up at a St. Paul hotel where an undercover police officer was waiting to arrest them. Dennis John Fix, 46, of Pine City; Deangelo Jermaine Verdell, 33, of South St. Paul; Kevin Allen Frahm, 49, of Hutchinson; and Joshua Duane Kiecker, 36, of Independence; all were charged with felonies in Ramsey County District Court this week following the Aug. 3 sting led by St. Paul police.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police have made an arrest in a Sunday crash in which a driver fled and left behind a passenger who died of her injuries. Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, was booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause of criminal vehicular homicide. University of St. Thomas junior Ria Patel, 20, of Eden Prairie, died of head injuries at 3:51 a.m.Sunday, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office.
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 -- A 34-year-old driver fled from troopers in St. Paul early Tuesday and then fatally shot himself, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Shortly after 2 a.m., troopers tried to stop a vehicle seen weaving on eastbound Interstate 94 near Pascal Street, according to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, State Patrol spokeswoman.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The woman who died in a Minneapolis car crash early Sunday has been identified as a University of St. Thomas junior from Eden Prairie, Minn. Ria Patel, 20, died of head injuries at 3:51 a.m. Sunday, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
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.