The Edina High School student that was struck while boarding a bus Thursday morning is back home with "no major injuries," according to a release from Edina Public Schools that was sent around to families. Police say three students were boarding a school bus stopped on France Avenue at Halifax Avenue around 8:15 a.m. Sgt. Aaron White with Edina Police says two students got on the bus, and as the third was boarding, a black sedan sped around the right side of the bus and struck her. White said the sedan drove away without stopping. The family identified the student as 17-year-old Kyla Avant. After a brief stay at the hospital, she is now back home resting and recovering with no broken bones. According to White, the bus had its doors open, stop arm out and lights on. The sedan was described as driving at a high rate of speed.
The Tokyo Olympics open in exactly six months, and the United States and China are picked to finish 1-2 in the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the easy part in a forecast done by Gracenote Sports about which countries will win the most Olympic medals. The United States and China are easy to handle. The tough part is figuring out how to deal with Russia. Russia is facing a four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. It has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport with a ruling expected in several months. Gracenote, which forecasts medals based on performances in major events since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, has the United States leading the overall medal count with 117, and the gold-medal count with 47.
Police say a man is in critical condition following a shooting Thursday evening in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. Around 7:45 p.m. officers were called to the 300 block of Van Buren Ave. for a possible shooting. A short time later, police found a man in a car at Rice St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Police say the man had driven himself there with gunshot wounds in the chest and arm. He was taken to Regions Hospital and is in critical condition, according to authorities. No further information has been released.