The Twin Cities German Immersion School is set to demolish St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul Monday in order to create more for space for students. The demolition is set to take place at approximately 8 to 9 a.m. TCGIS bought the church six years ago and has been using it as a gym and cafeteria for their students. The school was originally hoping to demolish the church back in June and says it had cost them thousands of dollars for every week the project was put on hold. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied a waiver of bond request by a group of preservationists hoping to stop the demolition of historic St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul. Members of the Save Historic St. Andrew's (SHSA) failed to come up with the approximately $2 million necessary to have their case to save the church heard by the court. The new addition is expected to open in time for the 2020-2021 school year.
Employees are fixing and cleaning up their store after a car crashed into Minnesota's Largest Candy Store in Jordan. The employees say the car crashed into the building long after the store had been closed on Saturday. "At approximately 1, 1:30 a.m. an automobile left southbound 169 (went) airborne for about 10 to 15 feet, hit the ditch then continued through the ditch and blew through the yellow picket fence then came across the parking lot and blew through a table display we have... then continued on into the candy store taking out a window... studs... everything... and ultimately come to rest inside the store," Robert Wagner, owner, told KARE 11. Wagner said his chocolate display table was damaged too. Wagner said when the chocolate display table is "fully loaded" it is worth $50,000. Workers repaired the large hole where the car crashed through the building.
Law enforcement authorities in Dodge County say anyone arrested for drunk driving will be identified and have their photos posted on social media. The Journal Sentinel reports the sheriff's office already releases the names of all alleged drunken drivers to local media.The sheriff's office in a statement on Facebook says the new policy on disclosure of drunken driving arrests is legal because records of such arrests are public record. It will begin this month. The initiative is part of the sheriff's office's crash reduction strategy that has focused on drunken driving, speeding, stop sign offenses, seat belt violations and other enforcement efforts.