St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- At least one person is dead and others injured after a car collided with a Metro Transit bus at the intersection of Dale Street and Charles Avenue, St. Paul police said. Police tweeted the location of the fiery crash just before 8 p.m. but offered no details. One eyewitness said two passengers on the bus may have been killed.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota United has signed Michael Boxall, a 6-foot-2 New Zealand right back, and possible center back, who's expected to bolster the Loons' thin defensive group, the team announced Wednesday. Boxall, 28, has played in 25 games for New Zealand's national team since 2011, and most recently in this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
ST. PAUL—Iowa Wild coach Derek Lalonde already is sick of the offseason. While he has enjoyed taking some time to recharge his batteries, Lalonde is ready to get back to work. Same goes for the 42 players scheduled to attend the Minnesota Wild's annual development camp, which starts Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
ST. PAUL — On July 6, 2016, a St. Anthony police officer pulled over a motorist near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights and shot him seven times, killing him in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter. A Ramsey County jury recently cleared officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter and related charges in the death of Philando Castile, a popular St. Paul Public Schools kitchen supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves first-round pick Justin Patton will miss this year's summer league, and maybe more. Patton, who the Wolves acquired with the No. 16 pick in June's NBA draft as part of the trade to bring Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, is out indefinitely after undergoing successful surgery Wednesday to repair the broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot, the team announced.
ST. PAUL — A day after miscommunication between manager Paul Molitor and pitcher Hector Santiago closed the Twins' road trip with a sixth loss in eight games, Molitor said he stood by his decision to pull Santiago after just 58 pitches, which prompted the pitcher to vocalize his dismay Sunday. But before the Twins began a seven-game homestand Monday that leads into the all-star break, Molitor said he planned to meet with Santiago about their lapse in communication. "I don't anticipate any problems," Molitor said.
ST. PAUL — Clarence Castile says he's not giving up hope. He's disappointed that Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of charges in the killing of his nephew Philando Castile. He says the system is flawed when Yanez can walk away from what he sees as a terrible mistake without so much as a legal slap on the wrist.
KANSAS CITY -- For 40 minutes, Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath was satisfied with how his reserve-filled lineup fought against Sporting Kansas City’s regulars in a fourth-round match of the 104th U.S. Open Cup. But separation showed in the final minutes of Wednesday’s first half as Kansas City scored a pair of goals before the break and added two more deep in the second half for a 4-0 win at Children’s Mercy Park.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Vikings had quite a surprise in store Wednesday for Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad. When Moss went to Winter Park, he thought it was to discuss his role for February’s Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium. And Rashad was in the Twin Cities after having ankle replacement surgery here last week.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings have booked one heck of an opening act in U2, who will play US Bank Stadium on Sept. 8, three nights before the football season kicks off with a game against the New Orleans Saints. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, through Ticketmaster.