St. Paul Police confirmed a man died in an officer-involved shooting Sunday evening. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Thomas Avenue West and North Griggs Street when an officer, who was stopped at a stop sign, was rear-ended by another vehicle, police said. According to officials, the man in the vehicle got out and fought with the officer. Eventually the officer shot the man, who police say died at the scene. Footage from the officer's body camera will be reviewed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. In the meantime, he's been placed on administrative leave. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is set to release the identity of the victim and an official cause of death.
Authorities say a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said Sunday that a 36-year-old man from Duluth was arrested Friday in connection to the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation, in the city's downtown. Tusken says he has no reason to believe the fire was a hate crime, although the investigation is ongoing. Police are recommending that prosecutors charge the suspect with first-degree arson. Duluth fire Chief Shawn Krizaj says the blaze started outside the synagogue and spread into the building early Monday. No accelerants were found. Eight of 14 Torah scrolls, the holy books of Judaism, that were in the synagogue were saved.
Chesny Young, who had just six home runs in 505 games entering this season, hit a grand slam in the sixth inning that gave the Saints their first lead of the night as they went on to sweep the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association Finals, with a 6-3 victory on Saturday night at CHS Field in front of 5,353. This is the first title for the Saints in the American Association and they have now won championships in 1993, their first ever season. The team also won in 1995, 1996, 2004 and now in 2019. To celebrate their title, the Saints are holding a victory parade Monday. We use the term "parade" loosely, since the whole thing will only last about one minute. The parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on Broadway St. and 4th St. and will travel exactly one block, ending at Broadway and 5th St. in front of CHS Field. According to The St. Paul Saints website, the parade will end at 11:31 a.m.