St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul man who used Facebook Marketplace to orchestrate an armed robbery in March was sentenced to eight years and three months in prison on Tuesday. Twenty-year-old Victor Isaac Wion received the sentence and was ordered by a Ramsey County judge to pay his victim $675 in restitution. The sentence comes nearly three months after a jury found him guilty of first-degree aggravated robbery.
ST. PAUL -- Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student at a fraternity house near the St. Paul campus. Alcohol may have played a role in the student’s death, but that will be determined by the autopsy, said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman. Investigators found no indication of foul play, including anything such as hazing or an initiation, Linders said. Officers were called about 5 a.m. Wednesday to the house of Alpha Gamma Rho, an agriculture fraternity, on the 2000 block of Carter Avenue, which is near Cleveland Avenue.
Fifty low-income military families in the United Heroes League program were given laptop computers as well as Team USA mini hockey sticks through the Internet Essentials program sponsored by Comcast, at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, Tuesday, Aug. 28. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, and Rico Roman were at the Science Museum as part of the program.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—A 20-year-old college student from Browerville in central Minnesota has been crowned the 65th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The Midwest Dairy Association selected Rebekka Paskewitz, representing Todd County, from a field of 12 county dairy princesses during a Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Paskewitz will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,000 dairy farm families in Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS -- An armed federal air marshal was mistakenly arrested Monday on a United Airlines jet landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. U.S. Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said the man was flying in business class from Newark, N.J., when a crew member spotted a gun he was carrying. The crew member reported the incident to police at the airport.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- An inmate serving time for murder killed a corrections officer at the Minnesota Department of Corrections-Stillwater in Bayport on Wednesday, July 18, officials say. Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by the lone inmate with a weapon at 1:30 p.m., according to a statement released by the Department of Corrections. Gomm was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was pronounced dead.
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.
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.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The mayor of Minneapolis plans to release body camera video recorded by police officers involved in last weekend’s fatal shooting of a black man, whose death prompted multiple demonstrations and calls for greater transparency from investigators.