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A St. Paul Park woman reported June 19 that she found a bag of methamphetamine outside the Corner Car Wash, 301 Pullman Ave. Police confirmed it was methamphetamine. Theft Corner Giant Wash, 301 Pullman Ave., reported June 20 that a male and female stole a wheeled laundry cart. A St. Paul Park man reported June 20 that his iPhone was stolen while he was at Heritage Park, 1345 Laurel Ave. Loss: $550.
The River City Chorale is celebrating its ninth season of choral music by presenting a series of concerts in July. Over 140 vocalists from Hudson, Stillwater, New Richmond, the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin will perform with the ensemble this summer. The public is invited to attend.
Theft Mississippi Dunes Golf Links, 10351 Grey Cloud Trail, reported June 12 that a golf ball dispenser was damaged and at least $300 was stolen. SuperAmerica, 7033 Jorgensen Lane, reported a $25 gas drive-off on June 15. A 41-year-old Hastings man was cited for shoplifting June 16 at Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road. A 25-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for shoplifting June 21 at G-Will Liquors, 6999 80th St.
Nine East Ridge students visited Birmingham, Ala., the week of June 19 for the National Speech and Debate Association tournament, the largest academic competition in the world. During the preliminary rounds, Ben Olson, Lindsay Martin and Jane Ahmann participated in World School's Debate; Daniel Johnson participated in Congressional Debate; Alex Yang placed top 30 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking; and Tre' Edgerton moved forward to the final round of Program of Oral.
RICHFIELD, Minn. — A 24-year-old man is dead after a drive-by shooting in Richfield on Monday night, police say. Officers found a man lying on on the street, with at least one gunshot wound to the chest around 11:20 p.m. Monday. Callers reported to 911 dispatchers that they heard four to five shots fired in the area, Richfield police say. Witnesses said the shots came from a 1990s gray minivan with a sliding door on the driver's side. Four people were in the van, witnesses told police. Paramedics treated the victim but he died at the scene.
ST. PAUL—For the third year in a row, seat belt tickets decreased during the Minnesota summer Click It or Ticket campaign's two-week extra enforcement wave. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety said a few of the more dangerous situations where drivers were ticketed were when a state trooper cited a young driver for not wearing a seatbelt while going 110 mph in a 55 mph zone, and an officer ticketing a driver with two teens riding in a boat being towed by a vehicle.
United Way St. Croix Valley recently awarded a grant to Camp Avanti for a scholarship fund to send several children to camp who else would not be able to. Camp Avanti provides an occupational therapy program for children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction, according to a news release. Through activity, individuals develop the ability to respond productively.
Young black bear charges man, dog in Bayport BAYPORT, Minn.—A young black bear spotted wandering around Bayport in far eastern Minnesota along the St. Croix River charged at a man and his dog getting within about 15 yards before they escaped. Bayport police say the bear was spotted several times Tuesday morning in and around the river. Residents of Stillwater and Stillwater Township have also reported seeing bears in their yards, said Harland Hiemstra, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
BRANDON, Minn. — A 10-year-old Crookston girl was hospitalized after a pit bull attacked her and bit her numerous times at a residence in Brandon. According to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, Samantha VanWert of Brandon called 911 and told dispatchers she was enroute to the Douglas County Hospital with Autumn Flaten, who had just been bitten by her pit bull.
Carol Gardner, a physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, recently became a board-certified clinical specialist in women's health. She is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association. Specialist certification formally recognizes physical therapists who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in a specific area of physical therapist practice.