State News

  • 2 Charged With Throwing Molotov Cocktails Into Dakota County Government Building
    Two adult men have been charged after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at a Dakota County Government building in Apple Valley last Friday. The United States Attorney’s Office issued a federal criminal complaint against 24-year-old Garrett Patrick Ziegler of Long Lake, and 32-year-old Fornandous Cortez Henderson of Savage.
    - PUB DATE: 6/2/2020 3:43:26 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • Coronavirus In Minnesota: 14 More COVID-19 Fatalities Reported As Death Toll Nears 1,100
    In the last 24 hours, Minnesota counted 372 more cases of COVID-19 and 14 more deaths. Data updated Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health show that the state’s coronavirus death toll has hit 1,086. Of the newly reported fatalities, 10 were residents of long-term care facilities, which have been hard hit by the pandemic.
    - PUB DATE: 6/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • Arson, attempted murder among charges in Minneapolis unrest
    One Minnesota man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers during unrest in Minneapolis last week, while two others face federal charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a suburban government building, according to charges made public Tuesday. The charges are the latest to stem from unrest following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes, ignoring Floyd's cries that he couldn't breathe.
    - PUB DATE: 6/3/2020 4:19:22 AM - SOURCE: Red Lake Nation News
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  • Authorities investigate suspicious fire in Minneapolis
    Fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged several businesses in Minneapolis overnight Sunday into Monday. It happened on 44th Avenue and Penn Avenue North. Witnesses said they saw someone drive up and throw something on the roof of a building, after which, they saw smoke. There's no word yet if this is connected to any of the unrest in the Twin Cities over the last few days, and it wasn't near any of the demonstrations overnight.
    - PUB DATE: 6/1/2020 2:29:44 PM - SOURCE: KSTP-TV ABC 5 Minneapolis/St. Paul
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  • National Guard Discusses Scaling Back Presence In Minnesota
    Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday that the Minnesota National Guard will be scaling back its operations in the Twin Cities. Inside the State Capitol is where some of the 7,000 members of the National Guard have been sleeping and staying during this operation. The hallways that are so often the spot where state leaders are walking back and forth, are now home to the guardsmen and women.
    - PUB DATE: 6/1/2020 4:42:40 PM - SOURCE: WCCO-TV CBS 4 Minneapolis
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  • Police investigating death of a man discovered near a burned car in downtown Minneapolis
    The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a death in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning after a body was found near a burned car. At 4:10 a.m. Sunday, police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 1300 block of 2nd Street South. After the fire was put out, officers found the body of an adult male a short distance from the burned car.
    - PUB DATE: 5/31/2020 5:39:27 AM - SOURCE: KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis
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  • First female Deputy Chief retires from Duluth Fire Department
    Marie Grondahl found her forte fighting fires over 30 years ago. Since then, Grondahl worked her way up to Fire Marshal and then Deputy Chief—becoming the first female Chief-level officer in the Duluth Fire Department’s history. Following a successful career, she is hanging up her hat. Friday marked her last day on the force.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 7:46:42 PM - SOURCE: WDIO-TV & WIRT-TV ABC 10 Duluth
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  • Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
    As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 11:05:59 PM - SOURCE: Minnesota Public Radio
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  • Walnut Grove Fire Department receives grant from Bayer Fund
    Walnut Grove Fire Department announced it received a grant for $1000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to purchase Firefighter PPE which consist of helmets, boots, structural firefighting coat and bunker pants. “Firefighter safety is something I do not take lightly, this grant allows us to purchase updated critical PPE safety equipment” – Fire Chief Andrew Foster.
    - PUB DATE: 5/31/2020 10:36:48 AM - SOURCE: KLGR-FM 97.7 Redwood Falls
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  • Former firefighter reduced to tears as his dream business is destroyed during Minneapolis riots
    More than 170 businesses have been looted or destroyed during the riots in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. While most videos from the riots show large nationwide chains being set on fire and ravaged, there were small businesses being ruined as well. Small businesses like the Scores Sports Bar in Minneapolis — one man's dream enterprise that never was given a chance to flourish.
    - PUB DATE: 5/29/2020 6:04:18 PM - SOURCE: Fargo Moorhead News
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