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ST. PAUL—Kari Bristol's 12-year-old former foster daughter was teased at school for her disabilities. She had a bad day, and nothing Bristol said could help. Usually, they could go on a bike ride or to McDonald's for a treat. But this day, nothing worked. The girl said she wanted to kill herself. She was scratching her arm with a pencil. That Friday evening in May, they called Crisis Connection, a round-the-clock telephone service that connects people in crisis with counselors and other resources. A counselor was sent out to their home in Hugo.
ST. PAUL -- A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for stabbing two people last November at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Hennepin County District Judge Kerry Meyer announced that Mahad Abdiraham will serve two consecutive sentences for stabbing Alex Sanchez and his brother, John Sanchez.
ST. PAUL—Wanna get rid of that snow? Your ability to hire someone to plow your driveway with a simple tap on a smartphone has expanded in the Twin Cities. The on-demand snow removal service SnoHub, a free app, officially launched here this past week. It joins Plowz, another app-based snow removal service. "We're very excited about coming to the Midwest," tech entrepreneur and SnoHub CEO James Albis said. "Minneapolis and St. Paul are an important market for us."
1,000,000 Number of people expected to attend 10 days of Super Bowl LII events. 125,000 Those who came from out of town from 130 countries. 10,000 Volunteers who welcomed visitors, chosen by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. 7 The predicted high temperature for Sunday, with a low of 5 below zero. 5,000 Media members credentialed to cover the game. Super Bowl Transportation 65,000