Charges expected Monday after Apple River stabbing leaves one dead, four wounded


WCCO TV reports: Authorities in western Wisconsin released more information about the fatal stabbing incident at a tubing area on Apple River. This includes the conditions of the surviving victim. The St. Croix Sheriff’s Office reports that the dispatch office was notified of a stabbing in the Apple River, upstream from Sunrise Bridge in Somerset on Saturday at 3:45 PM. …. Authorities conducted an hour-and a half-long search for the suspect, a 52-year old man from Prior Lake in Minnesota. The suspect was found near the river’s exit point and arrested without any incident. Officers found him without a knife. He is expected to face criminal charges on Monday. Authorities say that the victim was a 17-year old boy from Stillwater.

John Reinan from the Star Tribune reports span style=”font weight: 400 ;”>” A jury in Aitkin County will decide this week whether the rights of a rural Minnesotan woman were violated after her local pharmacist refused to give her a prescription for an emergency contraceptive. Andrea Anderson, a McGregor mother of five, requested a morning-after pill following the breakage of a condom during sex. The prescription was refused by her pharmacist due to his religious beliefs. She filed a lawsuit under the Minnesota Human Rights Act. This law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Kirsti Marohn, MPR, says that lakes across the Upper Midwest face the risk of losing their oxygen-rich coldwater habitat as a result of climate change and nutrient contamination. This is according to a University of Minnesota study. The Ecosphere journal published a study last week that found that protecting and restoring forest lands in some lakes’ watersheds can help preserve this critical habitat even under warming temperatures. … Certain fish species such as the cisco and tullibee, require lakes with cold, deep water and lots of oxygen. A lake with high levels of oxygen tends to have better water quality. However, as temperatures rise, the oxygen in lakes starts to decrease. This is due to a condition called stratification .

Another report from WCCO by David Schuman: “The coffee stopped flowing at a Minneapolis Starbucks on Sunday. As they confronted management, dozens of workers at the Cedar and 47th locations went on strike along with their colleagues from across the country. Monday’s strike will continue. Ethan Tinklenberg, a leader of the new union and a barista, said that ‘this job sucks’. Tinklenberg said, “This job is not enjoyable and we are not getting enough to deal the stuff we have daily.” But Tinklenberg insists that this strike is not for higher wages. Tinklenberg says that they are striking because management plans on extending store hours. This is something they can’t do without first negotiating.

Jimmy Lovrien, Forum News Service’s reporter reports that the U.S. Steel will construct its $150 million direct-reduced grade pellet plant at its Keetac Iron Ore Mining and Pellet Processing Facility in Keewatin. U.S. Steel’s president and CEO, David Burritt, made the announcement during a conference call with investors on Friday morning. The Pittsburgh-based company had announced last month that it would build the DR grade pellet plant in Minnesota, but it was not clear if it would be at Keetac in Mountain Iron or at its Minntac facility in Mountain Iron.

This is Liz Navratil, Star Tribune’s Liz Navratil. “Minneapolis’ elected officials are proposing to create a new office for community safety less than a year following the rejection of a similar measure by voters. Nine months after an historic election in which the question of whether the city should take over its police department was raised, Mayor Jacob Frey now wants to get council members to join him in creating a new office that will better coordinate the city’s fire, police and violence prevention services. However, this plan is not yet ready to be presented to the voters.

KARE 11’s Tyler Cashman reported: ” An investigation has begun after a Brooklyn Center woman was found dead at her Brooklyn Center residence on the 5400 block 68th Avenue North around 1 p.m. According to police, they responded to a report of a shooting and found the body of the woman with gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, officers were able locate a suspect and took him into custody. He was also in possession of multiple firearms.

Adam Uren from BringMeTheNews. “A Minneapolis advertising agency found a clever solution for the billboard blocking its view of downtown’s skyline from their office. Solve found that the view from 9 South 12th Street was obscured by a large billboard erected atop a Hennepin Avenue building. It featured ads such as the Kris Lindahl Guaranteed Offer ad. The company rented the billboard and built a hoarding to replicate the skyline of the billboard .”.

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