Liala Helal Feature Archive

The Minnesota Department of Health says people should avoid contact with flood water and take precautions even though skin contact usually isn't harmful. (06/24/2014)
Sump pumps that drain into the wastewater sewer instead of the storm water sewer overwhelm the sanitary sewer system and sewage treatment plants. (06/24/2014)
The medical examiner on Sunday determined the woman died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries. The office identified the woman as 41-year-old Karen Lynn Fraser of Minneapolis. (06/23/2014)
As Minnesotans waded through the damage caused by a shock of heavy rains, Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday opened the door to a special Legislative session to aid the state's flood torn areas. (06/20/2014)
Kayaker Hunt Jennings, who took on the raging waters of Minnehaha Falls Thursday, the same day the water level reached a record high, broke no laws and will not be cited, according to Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers. (06/20/2014)
Excessive rain water caused sewage system overflows and backups Thursday --- spilling some sewage into Lake Minnetonka bays, the Mississippi River, Medicine Lake and Bassett Creek in Plymouth, according to the Metropolitan Council. (06/20/2014)
Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places. (06/19/2014)
Heavy rains across southern Minnesota shut down more than a dozen streets overnight in Mankato. While most were reopened by Wednesday morning, some roads still have deep-standing water, officials warned. Above, Dale VanThuyne clears mud off of a pathway at Glenwood Cemetery after rains caused a mudslide. (06/18/2014)
"Most of these power outages are wind-related," said Xcel Energy spokeswoman Patti Nystuen. "When the ground is this saturated, it loosens trees and they may pull out of the ground. So we had limbs coming down. That was our biggest problem, limbs falling on the (power) lines." (06/17/2014)
One man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center where he later died. The other victim went to Hennepin County Medical Center, and is expected to survive, police said. (06/16/2014)
The name Strawberry Moon is given to full moons that happen in June. (06/13/2014)
The postcard promises "an unclaimed reward of $100 in gift savings good at Walmart or Target." It then directs the consumer to call a phone number and give their credit card information for a "one-time activation fee." (06/10/2014)
Sheriff's deputies say it was likely the boy had been climbing on the sofa and looking out the window when the screen gave way and the child fell. (06/09/2014)
During a search Sunday night for the body of a man who was seen jumping off the Ford Bridge into the Mississippi River that evening, search crews discovered another body, according to Ramsey County Sheriff's Office spokesman Randy Gustafson. (06/09/2014)
The car was travelling south on Portland Ave. S and the northbound test train was headed toward Target Field. The two collided in the intersection of Portland Ave. S. and S. 5th Street. (06/09/2014)