St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul City Council candidate David Martinez was released from jail on Wednesday morning without being charged. Police said the investigation continues after a topless photo of his wife appeared on his campaign blog on Saturday. Officers arrested Martinez, 38, on Monday morning on suspicion of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Martinez, who said he is continuing with his bid for the Ward 4 Council seat, told the Pioneer Press that his campaign website was hacked and he did not post the photo.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. -- Authorities say a missing 7-year-old boy was found dead in a rural southeastern Minnesota pond, where he had gone swimming with friends on Tuesday afternoon, July 17. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was reported missing at Naylor’s Pond, on 160th Avenue north of U.S. 14, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Dodge Center is about 20 miles west of Rochester. At the time of the 911 call, the boy had been missing for about 10 minutes.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis day care provider accused of hanging a toddler in her home was sentenced to 10 years’ probation on Monday, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. Nataliia Karia, 43, pleaded guilty in February to attempted murder in the November 2016 incident.
ST. PAUL -- A Lake Elmo man who was struck and gravely injured while bicycling in Hugo earlier this month has died. David Noennig, 73, died Friday, July 13, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul from injuries suffered July 3, when he was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection in this eastern Twin Cities community. Noennig, the former principal of Wildwood Elementary School in Mahtomedi, was bicycling west when he used a hand signal to indicate he was going to make a left turn to head south on Jeffrey Avenue, said Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry.
ST. PAUL -- Luther Seminary says a $21.4 million donation for a new Master of Divinity program will enable 90 students to complete their degrees more quickly and without taking on debt. Waste Management founder Dean Buntrock’s gift will pay for a five-year experiment at the St. Paul college, whose alums account for over a third of all Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastors.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul college student hit the jackpot Wednesday night, July 11, when he won $1 million on a Powerball ticket by using a controversial new mobile app that critics say amounts to online gambling, which is illegal in Minnesota. Brandon Stevenson, 20, who attends Concordia University, bought the ticket through the mobile app called Jackpocket.
VANDAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The State Patrol is looking for a driver who left the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian in the north Twin Cities suburb of Vadnais Heights early Friday. Aelicia Taylor, 38, of St. Paul, was walking east on Interstate 694 under the Edgerton Street overpass when she was struck and killed about 2:30 a.m. Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Twins announced placed designated hitter/first-baseman Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement on Thursday, July 12. Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes a team option for 2019, Morrison has appeared in 80 games, hitting .193 with 34 runs, 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 31 RBIs, 30 walks and 65 strikeouts. He homered late in the Twins' 8-5 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A memorial honoring Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop, will be unveiled at 12:20 p.m. July 30 — the exact time and date of his death four years ago. The $11,000 monument will be at Market Square Park in Mendota Heights, a south suburban Twin Cities community.
ELY, Minn.—A former Minneapolis high school football and wrestling coach died in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after he attempted to right a capsized canoe. Niles R. Schulz, 75, of Minneapolis was found dead Tuesday evening, July 10, in Sawbill Lake near the portage to Kelso Lake, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Schulz was on a trip with his grandson, a friend and the friend's grandson, officials say.