Family members of Barbara and Gerald Heil say they're disheartened by the decision to end the search of waters around the shipwrecked Costa Concordia. But they say they understand the decision. "The conditions are no longer acceptable," a fire brigade spokesman told the AFP news service.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
White Bear Lake couple missing in Italian cruise ship crash
Friends and neighbors say they've not heard from Gerald and Barbara Heil, who were aboard a cruise ship that crashed and tipped over off the Italian coast. At least five people were killed in the accident.
Bodies of White Bear Lake couple confirmed in cruise ship wreck
Authorities have recovered and identified the bodies of Jerry and Barbara Heil, who were among 30 people killed when a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy in January.
Family of White Bear Lake couple thank rescuers, accept search's end
Emergency crews in Italy called off their search for victims of a capsized cruise ship because of the dangers to rescue workers. The Associated Press reports 16 people are still listed as missing and presumed dead.
Fund established for White Bear Lake couple still missing after cruise crash
Relatives of Jerry and Barbara Heil of White Bear Lake said in a blog post they have not received any news about the whereabouts of the couple. A fund has been set up to help with the costs of searching for the pair. Rescuers temporarily suspended their search for survivors because of safety concerns.
Church holds vigil for White Bear Lake couple missing in cruise ship crash
The Church of St. Pius X is holding a 24-hour vigil for an elderly couple missing since Friday, when the cruise liner they were aboard capsized off the shore of Italy.
Memorial service set for White Bear Lake couple presumed dead in shipwreck
Family members of Barbara and Jerry Heil thanked the public for all the support shown to their family after the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The service at St. Pius the X Catholic Church will be a private one.
Memorial service honors White Bear Lake couple
Hundreds of people who knew Jerry and Barb Heil gathered at St. Pius the X Catholic Church in White Bear Lake Saturday morning. The Heils are among the 15 people still missing following the Italian cruise ship disaster. The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota couple was remembered for being faithful and loving.
Decision looms on when to end cruise ship rescue
Rescuers are wrestling with the question of when they end the rescue and begin the recovery operation, which would allow them to start pumping fuel out of the ship and potentially avert an environmental disaster. About two dozen people, including a couple from White Bear Lake, are still missing after the cruise liner capsized off the coast of Italy.
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