On a recent trip to the North Dakota oil boomtown of Williston, 18-year-old Evan Jensen noticed that something smelled kind of funny: the workers. The huge rush of people to the region to work on the oil boom has created a shortage of many things, including the ability to take a shower. So, the enterprising young musician came up with a clever idea that he hopes will cover the bills this fall at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. CNN puts him in the spotlight.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.
Gallery: Sale of Minneapolis penthouse marks highest price for condo in MN history
The seller is a member of the Pohlad family.
St. Paul stops off-campus student housing spread with buffer rule
Homeowners near the University of St. Thomas will now find it difficult to convert their houses into student housing after Wednesday's vote by the St. Paul City Council to enact a 150-foot buffer between off-campus student apartments. The Pioneer Press says university area residents have long complained of student "party houses" and late-night drunken behavior.
Man in shower survives house explosion
Peter Hansen, 67, had just mowed his lawn and ducked inside his Vergas home to take a shower, which might have been the safest place for him given what happened next. Hansen made a remarkable escape after an explosion brought his burning home crumbling down around him.
Cossetta in St. Paul shows off restaurant remodel
The Italian eatery has been an institution in downtown St. Paul since 1911, and it's 2012 upgrade is impressive, visitors say. The restaurant's new building has been open less than a week, and construction continues as part of a massive overhaul. A new pastry shop was made in Italy, taken apart, shipped to the U.S. and reassembled by Italian craftsmen, WCCO reports.
Hog farm employee accused of videotaping women in shower
A female employee at a Nicollet County hog farm south of the Twin Cities found a hidden video camera recording in a shower facility, where women are often required to shower to lessen the spread of germs and disease, the Mankato Free Press reports. A total of four recordings with three women, one a topless teen, were discovered. A 53-year-old male employee from New Ulm faces felony charges.
North Dakota oil patch hoping to attract Minnesota women
Men who work in North Dakota's oil patch are turning to advertising in the Twin Cities in hopes of relieving a shortage of women. A three-day singles dance called "Party in the Patch" is planned for Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are $150 for men, $20 for women.
St. Paul man caught cold-handed stealing ice cream truck
An ice cream truck owner left his van running outside a St. Paul gas station to keep the frozen treats cold in the 100-degree heat when another man hopped in and made a cool getaway.
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