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 on a Facebook page about her dog with a pronounced underbite and a lolling tongue. Related Photos and video of Zsa Zsa
MENDOTA HEIGHTS—A former music teacher at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights will serve six months in jail and 10 years on probation for having sex with a 17-year-old male student. Christine Lee Funk, 32, of New Hope, was sentenced Monday by Judge Richelle Wahi in Dakota County District Court after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct. Two other counts were dismissed, but Funk also faces a suspended sentence of three years in prison if she violates the terms of her plea agreement. She also must register as a predatory offender.
The Twins reinstated third baseman Miguel Sano from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. He had missed 24 games because of a left-hamstring strain. The Twins start a three-game series at Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field. Sano completed a five-game rehab assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Rochester, where he went 6 for 16 (.375) with two home runs, three RBIs and three walks.
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota's Athletes Village is up and running, all 338,000 square feet now full of players, coaches, tutors, chefs and administrators dedicated to making school easier, and more fruitful, for the university's approximately 750 student-athletes.
Hundreds of St. Paul students were stranded at school Monday afternoon after the day’s snowstorm delayed their buses — in some cases by more than five hours. As of 9 p.m., some students were still at school waiting to be picked up, said Toya Stewart Downey, spokeswoman for St. Paul Public Schools. Several parents and teachers reported that a handful of students remained at school until nearly 11 p.m. The district has canceled classes on Tuesday.
Justin Morneau could soon be coming home. One of five Twins to win the American League MVP, the popular former first baseman reportedly plans to retire after 14 seasons in the major leagues to become a special assistant in the Twins front office. Hall of Fame baseball writer Bob Elliott, now of Canadian Baseball Network, reported the news via Twitter on Monday night. An announcement could come later this week.
Members of a Minnesota family have traveled to Denver to help look for a 29-year-old man last seen leaving a nightclub about 1 a.m. Friday. According to local media reports, Adam Ronald Gilbertson’s apartment door was found unlocked with his keys inside.
Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” says he will host a live special edition of the NBC-TV program following the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Fallon announced the plans Tuesday night on “The Tonight Show” and via Twitter. Super Bowl LII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. NBC will broadcast the game.
Though the jury found St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the Philando Castile shooting, Yanez will not return to active duty in St. Anthony. The city released a statement after the verdict Friday saying the officer’s time with the department is over.
A jury has found St. Anthony Police officer Jeromino Yanez was reasonable in his decision to fatally shoot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last summer. The jury reached its verdict of not guilty on the manslaughter charge as well as the two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm Friday afternoon after about 30 hours of deliberations that began Monday afternoon. It was delivered in a Ramsey County District Court courtroom packed with family members and friends of both Yanez and Castile.