Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Multiple St. Louis Park fourth-graders were trapped under a pile of sand and rocks while on a class field trip at Lilydale Regional Park. One child has died, two have been rescued and one is still unaccounted for.
UPDATE: One St. Louis Park elementary schooler is dead and another two are seriously injured after they were involved in a tragic accident at Lilydale Regional Park on Wednesday afternoon. A fourth student is missing, according to St. Paul Fire Department Public Information Officer Steve Zaccard. Zaccard described rescue efforts as a "very fluid situation," saying the nearly 75 rescue workers on scene have to wait until the area can be secured to continue recovery efforts of a fourth missing child. "It's too dangerous to continue because of water flowing into the hole," Zaccard said. "Once we make the scene safe, we'll continue our effort to look for that missing child." The Peter Hobart Elementary School students were part of a fourth-…
Monday, May 20, 2013
A fire broke out and an explosion was reported at an airplane hangar at the South St. Paul airfield on Monday morning.
Update 5:30 p.m. 5/20/13: Inver Grove Heights' Assistant Fire Chief Eric Bergum confirmed that the city's fire crews responded to the incident as part of a mutual aid agreement with other south metro communities. According to the Star Tribune, the fire started when the owner of a private plane spilled fuel while working on his aircraft. According to pictures posted on Twitter, parts of a hanger's walls and roof buckled under the fire's blast. "(There were) concerns about it rapidly spreading from hangar to hangar," Mark Erickson, Assistant Chief of South Metro Fire Department told KARE 11. "It's open ceilings in this place so once the fire gets up and gets going it can spread rapidly." Original Post: A fire broke out and an explosion was…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Look out for heavy snow falling as fast as 1–2 inches per hour.
Happy May Day. Now that we've taken care of that, there's a new Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service for Mendota Heights promising "heavy snow"—like as many as 9 inches. We're likely to set a record for the most snow we've ever had in the month of May, according to WCCO-AM. Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning that the National Weather Service announced at 3:54 a.m. Wednesday: RARE MAY SNOW STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY A cold front will stall over southern Wisconsin into central Iowa through tonight. Several areas of low pressure will shift northeast along this front, working within a strong surge of incoming colder air to produce periods of moderate to heavy accumulating snow over the region, …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday.
Minnesota weather, famous for its vagaries, may have yet another surprise in store for Twin Cities residents. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for 2-4 inches of snow across the metro area on Wednesday night, with more than an inch possible on Thursday. The Twin Cities, including Mendota Heights, will likely see rain beginning late Wednesday morning, according to the weather service. As temperatures fall into the 30s on Wednesday night, that rain may turn into snow. Additional snow is likely before 1 p.m. on Thursday, with rain following on Thursday afternoon. The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be near 43 degrees, according to forecasters.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There will be a statewide drill at 1:45 p.m.
Get ready. Though the snow hasn't yet thawed (and still keeps coming), one hallmark of spring is on the way: Tornado Drill Day. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has issued an alert to all residents to prepare for a statewide drill on Thursday April 18, 2013, at 1:45 p.m. to give schools, business, hospitals and other organizations a chance to practice their emergency plans. Most counties—but not all—will also conduct a second drill at 6:55 p.m. Don't know what to do?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Ten inches of snow could fall.
Ready or not, here it comes. A “powerful system” is expected to dump snow in the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 10 inches could fall by the time the storm passes through. A winter storm warning is in effect. The National Weather Service warns that Thursday morning’s commute will likely be “heavily impacted.” As of 6 a.m., both Convent of the Visitation School and St. Thomas Academy are closed, according to WCCO. Visitation's preschool program is also closed today. A wintry mix was expected to begin before 7 p.m., with up to 3-5 inches of snow falling Wednesday night. It’s expected to continue Thursday morning, with another 3-5 inches forecasted. Snow is also expected Thursday …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A Mendota Heights man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Tuesday for possessing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute last year.
A Mendota Heights man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Tuesday for possessing methamphetamine last year, according to a Department of Justice news release. Joseph B. Thomas, 43, pleaded guilty last July to "one count of possession with intent to distribute" more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, according to the release. READ THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASE
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's a look at the crime headlines from the past week in the south metro.
The following stories first appeared during the past week on Patch sites in Dakota, Rice and Scott counties. To read the full articles, click on the headline links. Apple Valley Man Charged Again with Robbery Abdoul Said Kone, already facing robbery charges in Dakota County, has now been charged in Hennepin County with stealing a man's cell phone and baseball cap. Burnsville Man Gets 90 Days for Illicit Recording of Newlyweds On Monday, Jeremiah Caleb Marg, 29, pleaded guilty to surreptitiously slipping a recording device into a newlywed couple's hotel room while they were having sex. Burnsville Woman Charged with Stealing, Using Customer's Credit Card Police say Carlette Denise Daniel used a credit card left behind by a Burnsville Center …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
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Sunday, July 8, 2012
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
All information is taken from the Mendota Heights Police Department incident summaries.
All information is taken from the Mendota Heights Police Department incident summaries. June 20 A burglar was spotted entering Chet’s Liquor at 2:20 a.m. The suspect and his liquor loot escaped in a van before police arrived. June 19 A resident called to report a suspicious vehicle on Abbey Way. The two teen occupants of the vehicle were cited for curfew violation. A gas theft was reported at Super America. The vehicle in question had recently been sold by a dealership, who passed on the new owner’s contact information. June 18 Police responded to a home where one of the residents had given out personal information to a phishing scheme. The banks had already been notified. A ring was reported stolen after the owner accidently left it …