Liala Helal Feature Archive

A 26-year-old St. Paul man died after he fell into the Chicago River trying to reach for a cell phone in the water early Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. (01/13/2014)
A huge solar storm will squash the Earth's magnetic field and light up the sky tonight. (01/09/2014)
Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, was accused of violating the country's cyber crimes law. He was arrested in Dubai in April after posting on a 20-minute video on Youtube poking fun at the country's hip-hop culture. (01/09/2014)
Really? That's how many Minnesotans responded as they took to Twitter Wednesday morning to poke fun at the news that St. Paul made it onto USA Today Travel's list of the nation's top romantic cities. (01/08/2014)
Lakeville police are investigating whether a woman in her 30s found outside her home late Tuesday afternoon froze to death. (01/08/2014)
Plans for the Onamia, Minn., resort include razing existing buildings and rebuilding Eddy's into a "world-class destination resort and restaurant" on the lake, officials said. (01/07/2014)
Clot-busting medications can dissolve clots and restart blood flow in frostbite victims, just as they do for strokes in the brain, says Dr. William Mohr. Regions Hospital in St. Paul says it's seen as many as 14 cases since Monday. (01/07/2014)
As the temperature ticked up Tuesday, drivers encountered black ice and there were dozens of crashes, spinouts and stalled vehicles on Twin Cities roadways. (01/07/2014)
More than 300 Muslims who attend Dar Al-Hijrah, the mosque adjacent to the Cedar-Riverside building damaged by an explosion and fire Wednesday morning, will hold Friday afternoon prayers at the nearby Brian Coyle Center. (01/03/2014)
"Today our task is to find people who are missing and unaccounted for," Hussein Ahmed, director of the West Bank Community Coalition said Thursday morning. (01/02/2014)
The state added about 40,700 more people from July 2012 to July 2013 and about 32,500 people from 2011 to 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates released Monday. (12/30/2013)
The incident took place around 5:35 p.m. Thursday night, when a man swiped Andrew's iPhone from his table. Andrew got up to chase him but was tackled by the women at the door to the coffee shop, where they punched, scratched and beat him with the baton. (12/27/2013)
A Little Falls restaurant owner plans to feed 500 people pizza and soup on Christmas Day. Charlie Peterka, of Charlie's Pizza, said the meal is for the whole community. (12/24/2013)
A handful of vehicles in ditches along the same stretch of Interstate 35 near the Pine City, Minn., exit late Tuesday morning involved two or three separate crashes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. (12/24/2013)
Two meetings set for January will update the public on three studies underway examining the Southwest light rail project's potential environmental effects on Minneapolis' scenic Kenilworth Corridor. (12/20/2013)