A 38-year-old St. Paul police officer who is accused of using someone else's identity to funnel money to a man in prison pleaded not guilty to forgery-related charges Friday. Ruby Diaz of Lauderdale has been placed on leave from her job working as a school resource officer at Humboldt High School in St.
A Minneapolis couple has created a heartwarming stop-motion video in which a teddy bear awaits the birth of their son and then celebrates when the boy arrives. A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says the 90-second video has been viewed about 40,000 times on YouTube. Those are modest numbers by Internet standards, but the parents say the points wasn't to create a viral sensation Chris and Aimee Knutson say they made it for their son, and were nervous about posting it. It shows a teddy bear celebrating after it sees the positive result of a home pregnancy test.
Flooded fields in southern Minnesota are a major factor to metro flooding, in addition to recent rainfall. The Minnesota River makes a turn near Mankato and starts to flow northwest. It flows through the southwest metro before feeding into the Mississippi River in St. Paul. The water in fields around Mankato is draining into the Minnesota River, KSTP meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas says. This is causing the river to rise and contributing to rising water levels in connecting rivers.