Banned in five states including Minnesota, Sherwin Shayegan has gained infamy for hoisting his 240-pound body onto the backs of unsuspecting athletes in attempts to get "piggyback rides" at high school sporting events. Police say he may have moved back to western Washington, where he has 16 criminal convictions.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in Hastings boating collision
The incident remains under investigation.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football
Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.
Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida
Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.
Eyota, Minnesota, losing its last bricks-and-mortar bank location
Bremer Bank is exiting the small city in December.
It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history
Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.
Treadmill helps Minneapolis shelter dogs burn off steam
Puttin' the "go" in doggo.
Mercado Central board asks Jensen to remove its image from campaign ad
Mercado Central does not endorse candidates.
Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns
The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.
Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes
There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.
MSHSL joins list of states banning "Piggyback Bandit" from games
The 250-pound man is also banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The executive director of the Minnesota State High School League told the Star Tribune that Sherwin Shayegan was seen in St. Cloud and Minneapolis this week.
Banned from high school sports in four states, 'Piggyback Bandit' now in Fargo
A 250-pound man has been banned from high school sporting events in Washington, Oregon, Montana and North Dakota after jumping on the backs of athletes. The Fargo Forum reports Sherwin Shayegan once pleaded guilty to assault, at which point a judge told him to go back to Seattle and behave.
Two cops on leave after Rochester man dies during arrest
Investigators are looking into what caused the death of a 39-year-old Rochester man as he struggled with two police officers who were arresting him. The police department has placed the officers on administrative leave.
Driver arrested in alleged car-surfing accident that kills St. Paul man
A St. Paul man has been arrested in connection with the death of another St. Paul man after an alleged car-surfing accident in Wisconsin Saturday. Shawn Swanson, 21, was reportedly riding on top of a moving car when he fell onto the pavement and died, the Burnett County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, said. The driver of the vehicle, Cole T. Fohrenkamm, 21, of St. Paul, was arrested on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
University of Minnesota names Norwood Teague as new athletic director
University officials are introducing Norwood Teague as the next athletic director. He takes over for Joel Maturi who announced he's stepping down. Teague emerged as the U's only finalist over the weekend.
Organizer of popular Stillwater event leaves trail of debt
The Lumberjack Days Festival organizer wrote tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks to vendors and a high school hockey booster organization. He blames bad weather for the lack of funds to cover the debts. Police are investigating.
Minnesota tracks high school athlete concussions
Data is being collected by the Minnesota Department of Health for the first time in an effort to better examine how concussions affect high school athletes, WCCO reports. Officials are keeping tabs on 42 schools, where in the first seven weeks of the fall sports season, 373 student athletes have been diagnosed with a concussion.
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