Hikers find man who apparently set himself on fire in St. Paul park


Two hikers in Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul discovered a man on fire Monday night, the Pioneer Press reports.

"The flames were 4 to 5 feet high. I wish I'd never seen that," one of the hikers said of the man, who the hikers discovered in a remote area of the park below Sibley Memorial Highway, near the Annapolis Street intersection, the newspaper reported.

The hikers also saw a 10-foot swath of grass and leaves burning beside him, the Pioneer Press reported.

One hikers called 911. One of them put a coat, soaked from a nearby waterfall, over the man's body, but by then, he did not appear to be breathing, the hikers told the newspaper.

The hikers said they saw a large container of lighter fluid and a clear bottle of an unidentified liquid about 75 feet from the body, the Pioneer Press reports. St. Paul police continue to investigate.

Next Up

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.