4 injured in Stillwater prison altercation

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A disturbance at Stillwater prison Wednesday left four employees injured, the Star Tribune reports.

WCCO says a female guard that was badly beaten in the face and a contract employee were taken to the hospital for treatment. Two others suffered minor injuries.

Minnesota Department of Corrections spokesman John Schadl released few details, but tells the Pioneer Press that the incident didn't involve a large number of inmates and doesn't appear to be a riot situation. Schadl says it may have involved only one inmate.

The Star Tribune reports one cell block remained on lockdown Thursday.

The Stillwater correctional facility houses approximately 1,500 inmates and is the state's largest close-security, level four institution for adult male felons.

Next Up

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Marcus Carr / Gopher basketball

Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.

snow

Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.

ambulance

Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

Screen Shot 2021-02-27 at 9.39.00 AM

Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.

Related

4 utility workers injured at Shakopee prison

Four people were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries after an electrical mishap at the women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Neighbors told KARE 11 they heard a loud explosion before the area lost power, including the prison. No prison staff or inmates were injured.