Shooter still on the loose following Mall of America lockdown


James Walsh and Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune report Bloomington Police continue to search for the suspect, who opened fire in front of the Nike shop at the Mall of America on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. In a statement to journalists last night, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges asked the shooter to surrender.

From WCCO. Traverse County Attorney Matthew Franzese filed a motion for intervention in the Doe v. Minnesota Case in which Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan ruled many state abortion restrictions unconstitutional. This filing follows a week in which Attorney General Keith Ellison stated he would not appeal this decision.

Jennifer Bjorhus from the Star Tribune reports environmental advocates have called attention to aquifer breach from the construction Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline through Minnesota. They claim they discovered groundwater bubbling after a rupture which was supposed to be fixed.

Related, via KARE-11: In far northern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources investigates a oil spillage near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation. Enbridge Inc. reported a contractor having found soil that was suspected to have been contaminated near the company’s Line 5 pipeline south from Ashland.

Brett Hoffland from KSTP reports that the University of Minnesota has eliminated “in-house captioning,” a program to assist students and faculty in , the deaf and hard of listening community. Despite hundreds of signatures opposing this move, the University of Minnesota is still standing behind its decision.

Christine Schuster of Bring Me the News reports that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Agriculture are investigating the deaths of thousands of fish from Rush Creek, near Lewiston.

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