RAMSEY COUNTY

First COVID-19 Death Reported In Minnesota, Total of 138 Cases In the State

Victim contracted the virus through contact with another COVID-19 case

(FOX 9) – Minnesota has reported its first COVID-19 death, officials announced Saturday. The state now has 138 cases. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the death occurred March 19 in a Ramsey County resident in their 80s who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was the contact of an earlier confirmed case. “Gwen and I extend our deepest sympathies to…

Police: Woman Won’t Explain Why She Threw Son from 4th Floor

Formal charges could be filed Tuesday.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)–Police say a Minnesota mother has admitted she severely injured her 11-year-old son by throwing him from the balcony of their fourth-floor apartment but has not explained why. Thirty-three-year-old Itayvia Lloyd is being held in the Ramsey County jail on probable charges of aggravated assault, malicious punishment of a child and assault of a police officer. Formal…

2nd Confirmed Case of Coronavirus In Minnesota

Carver County Resident In Their 50's

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota resident in their 50s has become the state’s second confirmed case of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday in a statement that the case involves a Carver County resident who was likely exposed to the coronavirus while traveling in Europe in late February. The patient developed symptoms on March 2, and sought…

Minnesota announces first Coronavirus case

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials have confirmed the first case of Coronavirus in Minnesota. They say the case is an older adult in Ramsey County who was recently on a cruise ship with another passenger who had the illness. The Minnesota patient began to develop symptoms on February 25th and sought health care on Thursday. The Department of Health…

80-Year-Old Man Dies after Falling into Grain Bin

The man was identified as 80-year-old Richard Volk.

WEBSTER, N.D.–The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office retrieved a man’s body after he fell into a grain bin near Webster, North Dakota on Wednesday. Officers received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. for a man trapped in a grain bin. Upon arrival the man’s body could not be located. The Devils Lake Rural Fire and Devils Lake City Fire were able…

Day Care Under Investigation after Infant Dies

State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care operator.

BRAINERD, Minn.–Sheriff’s officials in central Minnesota are investigating the death of an infant at a home day care. Emergency responders found the baby boy unresponsive after they were called to the home Nov. 12. The infant died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care…

State Orders Shutdown Over Lead Levels at Water Gremlin

The Department of Labor and Industry ordered a 72-hour shutdown.

MINNEAPOLIS–Authorities have shut down production at a Minnesota company amid concerns about lead poisoning among plant workers’ children. State agencies say Water Gremlin hasn’t done enough to limit workers’ exposure to lead dust at its White Bear Township facility. At least 12 children of employees have been found with elevated blood levels of lead, including two with levels above the…

Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights for Felons in Minnesota

The lawsuit would affect more than 52,000 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group’s Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000 people who live and work in their communities, raise families and pay taxes…

Deaths of New Brighton Couple Ruled Murder-Suicide

Police were called to an apartment complex Saturday after receiving a report of a man with a gun and the sound of gunfire.

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn.–The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the deaths of two people in New Brighton a murder-suicide. Police were called to an apartment complex Saturday after receiving a report of a man with a gun and the sound of gunfire. Officers found the body of 34-year-old Mainhia Yang in an apartment with a gunshot to the head….