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WEST ST. PAUL—Divina Marie Sulentich told police that after her aunt threatened to tell others about her illegal drug use, she grabbed the 60-year-old woman and shook her. During a struggle, she said, the two fell onto a bed, where she got on top her aunt and "squeezed" her neck until she went limp, according to court documents filed in Dakota County District Court. On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Divina Sulentich of West St. Paul with second-degree murder with intent for the July death of her aunt, Mary Susan Sulentich, also of West St. Paul.
LAKE ELMO, Minn. — Thomas Hilpisch wasn't scheduled to work as a St. Paul firefighter on Saturday morning, so he was doing yard work at his Lake Elmo home. At about 11 a.m., while driving a skid-steer loader, Hilpisch looked up and saw a man in his front yard frantically waving his arms, trying to flag him down. The man, who was wearing sunglasses and had a drawstring bag on his back, approached him. "I was like, 'What the heck? Who is this guy?' " Hilpisch recalled. " 'What does this guy want?'"
BLAINE, Minn. -- After a three-day manhunt, Lucifer Nguyen, a suspect in a Mendota Heights homicide on Saturday, was captured late Monday night in Blaine. Nguyen, 44, of New Hope, was arrested after a car he was a passenger in was pulled over at about 11:30 p.m., apparently after his brother helped law enforcement locate him.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- On the run after police say he robbed a grandmother at gunpoint and crashed his car into a pond, Lucifer Vincent Nguyen dashed into an office building in Mendota Heights. The career criminal happened upon Beverly Cory, a 48-year-old Maplewood resident working on Saturday morning as a financial adviser for Edward Jones. Moments later, Nguyen shot Cory once in the head, killing her, authorities said Monday.
EAGAN, Minn. — When Minnesota Vikings fans descend on the team's training camp next summer in Eagan, they will be greeted with large plazas for events, two small lakes and looping, landscaped walking and biking trails. A land bridge between the lakes will have a Viking ship theme, with a boardwalk and a team hall of fame paying homage to former players with decorative paving and plaques. Meanwhile, future plans call for a large "Skol Pavilion" for events.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Two years after its bold entrance into the Twin Cities grocery marketplace, Hy-Vee is now looking to nudge its way into the local convenience store scene — in a big way. The Des Moines, Iowa-based grocery chain is planning a super-sized convenience store and gas station in Lakeville, promising to offer time-strapped, on-the-go customers plenty of prepared meals and scaled-down versions of its typical produce, dairy and meat departments and Market Grill restaurant. A Starbucks coffee shop will be tucked in one corner of the store.
MANKATO, Minn. — The Vikings made it official Tuesday: They’ll be leaving Mankato and moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018. The team announced July 18 what many fans considered was inevitable. Beginning next summer, camp will be held at its sparkling new state-of-the-art practice facility under construction in Eagan. “We’re excited about the next step in our franchise,” said Kevin Warren, the team’s chief operating officer.
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — A YouTube video of a West St. Paul officer arresting a man last month after he refused to show his identification has led to at least a dozen death threats against the police department, the city said Thursday, July 6.
HASTINGS, Minn. — A 28-year-old South St. Paul man who fatally shot a customer and injured another person at a Dollar Tree store in Burnsville has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison. Dakota County District Judge Michael Mayer on Monday, June 19 sentenced Grant David Hendrickson for killing 69-year-old Donald Joseph Hortsch of Rosemount, who died of a bullet wound to the head, and injuring a 26-year-old man who was left paralyzed. On June 6, Hendrickson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
EAGAN, Minn. — A Minnesota Vikings team official said Wednesday that training camp could end up in Eagan as soon as 2018, but he also stressed that a decision to relocate from Mankato has not been made. Although the team is under contract to hold training camp on the Minnesota State Mankato campus for the next two years, chief operating officer Kevin Warren said there are options to get out of the contract. "It's possible," he said of a 2018 training camp in Eagan. "Absolutely."