St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- A mother and daughter from the Twin Cities suburb of Shoreview were killed Monday, July 9, when their car was struck by a boulder that fell off a commercial truck in Rosemount, police say. Karen Christiansen, 67, was driving a Toyota Avalon about 4:50 p.m., when a boulder weighing several hundred pounds fell off a southbound truck and hit the car, said Mitchell Scott, chief of the Rosemount Police Department.
ANOKA, Minn. -- A little more than two weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest, Zsa Zsa the English bulldog from Anoka has died. “I’m sad to share that ZSA ZSA passed away in her sleep last night,” owner Megan Brainard announced Tuesday, July 10, on a Facebook page about her dog with a pronounced underbite and lolling tongue. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” show website that the 9-year-old dog had been staying with her father.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. -- The St. Croix River cliffs at Taylors Falls in eastern Minnesota nearly claimed a life Monday, July 9, when a 23-year-old Twin Cities man fell while rock climbing, according to the Chisago County sheriff’s office. Nicholas Walberg was listed in critical condition Tuesday night, according to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, after witnesses told authorities he slipped while attempting to climb the rocky gorge in Interstate State Park on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix.