Minneapolis/St. Paul News 1/23/2023

A man is in custody after multiple shots were fired at an apartment complex in Minnetonka. Police say the man then barricaded himself in an apartment on Saturday morning before surrendering around 1 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The Minnesota Department of Health extends its contract with 48 community partners to combat the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Community Coordinators serve communities hit the hardest by the disease. The project began in October 2020 and will now continue through June 2024.

A city employee is charged with attempted murder after a shooting outside of a rec center in St. Paul last week.  Exavir D. Binford Jr. is accused of shooting a 16-year-old boy in the head after getting into a fight with a group of high school students. The teen is in critical condition. A hearing is scheduled for February 15. The rec center will remain closed for the time being.
A former Cathedral High School teacher is accused of smoking weed with his students on multiple occasions.  Brady Waibel is charged with drug possession and three counts of gross misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a child. A hearing is set for February 14.

A St. Paul private school receives an anonymous, 100-thousand-dollar donation in honor of a retired coach. The Bob Ercolani Endowed Scholarship will help students attend Saint Agnes Catholic School. Ercolani was a football coach, teacher, and mentor at the school for more than 30 years.