St. Paul Pioneer Press
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Minnesota fugitive Lois Riess was apprehended Thursday night in south Texas, ending a nationwide manhunt for the woman suspected of killing her husband and an innocent bystander in Florida. Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Riess at about 8:25 p.m.
She's back! Minnesota's Becca Kufrin, ABC's new Bachelorette, made a rosy comeback on social media Wednesday. The reality competition's host, Chris Harrison, posted a promotional image of Kufrin as the Bachelorette with the message: "A little gift for #BachelorNation." In the newly released poster, red rose petals rain down on the 28-year-old Prior Lake publicist, who is wearing a metallic gown and a sassy smile. Superseded over her image is her signature catchphrase: "Let's do the damn thing." Wait, isn't love supposed to be patient and kind?
EAGAN, Minn. --Sun Country Airlines says it will cover some additional costs for travelers stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled flights due to a weekend snowstorm battering Minnesota. An estimated 250 people were stuck when Eagan-based Sun Country couldn’t provide planes because the airline was ending seasonal service on Saturday. Passengers who managed to rebook on other airlines complained of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars more to get home from Los Cabos and Mazatlan.
MINNEAPOLIS—WNBA teams looking to deal quality veteran players in exchange for draft picks know who to call. "There's always rumors about some of the veterans (potentially being dealt) and they go, 'Well, you know Minnesota is going to take them ...' " said Cheryl Reeve, the Lynx coach and general manager. Reeve responds to that sentiment with a joke. "(So I go), 'What makes you think we would trade our pick?' " Reeve quips. "It probably would be surprising for us to keep it."
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Mall of America wants to build an enormous water park costing more than $150 million. According to a presentation to the Bloomington City Council Tuesday, mall owner Triple 5 proposes to build the water park in a new addition to the east of the mall. The water park would be one of the largest in North America at 250,000 square feet — almost four times bigger than a football field.
ANOKA, Minn. -- The burglar accused of beating a 95-year-old Anoka man to death pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Isaiah Montrell Thomas, 28, used a flashlight and a clock to kill Albert Loehlein, a World War II veteran, during a November 2016 home invasion, according to charges filed last year. An Anoka County judge has accepted Thomas’s guilty plea; Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9.
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- A North Dakota man who was shot by a bystander after reportedly threatening another driver with a knife after a car crash Wednesday in Fridley, a northern Twin Cities suburb, has died of his injuries, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office. The man was identified Thursday as Simon Matthew Schiffler, 32, of Williston.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who stole a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis after the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement. Stadium manager SMG said it plans no further action against the Philadelphia Eagles fan. That seat and two other damaged seats were replaced Tuesday, according to a release. Video of the man with a purple seat in the stadium’s coat check generated more than 190,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday afternoon. A traveler later snapped a photo of him at the Minneapolis-St.
ST. PAUL—Friday's 45-degree weather should not threaten the recently completed ice palace. In fact, the weather conditions are about as good as they could be, organizers said. The Winter Carnival ice palace was lit up for the first time Thursday night, Jan. 25, as Winter Carnival festivities got underway. It was built using 4,000 blocks of ice and towers 70 feet above Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Pop superstar Elton John has announced he’s hitting the road for the final time on a tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” He’ll play the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 21, 2019. Tickets are priced from $249.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 through Axs. American Express cardholders have access to a pre-sale that starts Feb. 8.