Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday near Fort Snelling to call for the end of immigrant detainment camps at the border. While hundreds blocked the exits at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, which houses the offices of ICE. Sheriff deputies issued citations to more than two dozen people.

A driver tried to flee police Tuesday night in Cologne deputies attempted to pull him over on suspicion of being under the influence. The driver crashed into five other vehicles during the high-speed pursuit on eastbound US highway 212 near Minnesota Highway 41. The driver died at the scene, the others were taken to the hospital, their conditions are unknown. The Minnesota State Police are still investigating the crash.

Airport police at the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport arrested a Delta Airlines Pilot for suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday morning. The 37-year-old man was set to fly from Minneapolis to San Diego at around 11am when police detained him, while on board the aircraft. TSA agents reported finding the pilot with an empty bottle after leaving the screening area. An arrest is pending a toxicology report. So far, he has not been charged and he doesn’t have a criminal history.

A Maple Grove woman is behind bars and facing numerous charges after the Eagle Lake boating accident on Saturday that seriously injured to kids. 34-year-old Jordan Seitz has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation-gross negligence and two counts of criminal vehicular operation-under the influence. Seitz was driving the boat towing two rafts. She drove too close to the shore, crashed one of the rafts into the dock—which launched the kids off of the raft. A boy suffered a fractured vertebra, contusions, and other injuries, the girl suffered a head injury. She is expected in court later today.

A Hutchinson boy was killed in an ATV accident Monday Evening. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office say that they were called to the crash on 580th Avenue in Harvey Township at around 4:30pm. When they arrived the found the eleven-year-old boy trapped underneath the vehicle and wasn’t breathing. 11-year-old Caleb Karnitz died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The child was riding alone when he took a turn too hard and caused him to flip over. So far officials believe it to be an accident.

The City of Edina is offering a one-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of whomever vandalized Edina park back on July 18th causing over 67-hundred-dollars’ worth of damage. Officials believe it happened in the overnight hours, the restroom doors were ripped down, soap dispensers smashed, and they even damaged the Veteran’s Memorial, at Utley Park. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

Construction crews expect to have the Cattle Barn on the fairgrounds operational in time for the great Minnesota State Fair. Back in March, the southeast corner of the roof collapsed due to snow. In a post on social media Tuesday, The Minnesota State Fair said that the roof and the windows on the barn have been installed as construction continues to make great strides. The State Fair gets underway August 22nd and runs through September 2nd.

Hennepin County is doubling the county’s annual wheelage tax.  The board approved the increase yesterday to fund road and bridge repairs.  The tax increase will take effect January 1st.

D-N-R officials are urging residents in the Ely area to stay aware of their surrounds. On Monday evening a teenage girl was attacked by a bear while jogging on a narrow, heavily forested path near White Iron Lake. The teen was bitten on her thigh she was treated and released from the hospital. The agency says that later that evening a conservation officer killed a bear rooting through a garbage bin; they believe it is the same bear but will have to wait for DNA confirmation. If you encounter a bear, speak loudly, act aggressively do not run. This is the 15th recorded bear attack in Minnesota history.

Mayo Clinic is once again regarded as the best hospital in the nation.  The U.S. News and World Report issued their 2019 rankings Tuesday morning and the Rochester medical facility was at the top of the list.  Ranked second and third to Mayo are Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and John Hopkins Memorial in Baltimore.  The next best ranked hospital in Minnesota was Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern, followed by St. Cloud Hospital.

Several new laws in Minnesota go into effect tomorrow.  The hands-free law is one of state measures that will be implemented.  It expands the existing ban on texting while driving and bans drivers from holding a cellphone while driving.  The cost of license plates, validation stickers and driver’s licenses will increase.  Another change is the Slowpoke law, which brings a 125-dollar fine for drivers who are drive slow in the left passing lane of a state road.

 

 

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