Governor Tim Walz says it’s time to do something about gun violence in the United States. Walz posted a tweet after the El Paso shooting on Saturday calling for action. He called gun violence an epidemic in addition to saying he was heartbroken about the news.
Minneapolis police are increasing police presence in and near entertainment districts. This comes after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend. On Sunday the Minneapolis Police Department announced they would increase police presence as a precaution.
Kids with celiac disease are spending time at summer camp, which makes them feel like any normal kid. Celiac disease is a chronic illness triggered by gluten. The 100 kids attending this year’s summer camp are eating modified versions of chicken noodle soup and mac and cheese, among other things. This summer camp takes place yearly on the shores of Maple Lake.
The National Weather Service says there is a risk of severe weather in Southern Minnesota. It will affect cities like Minneapolis, Rochester, and St. Paul. East central Minnesota could see strong storms later this morning with southern Minnesota seeing storms this afternoon.
The mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio, are leading some in Rochester to call for action. Moms Demand Action advocates for gun reform and the group organized a rally Sunday just hours after the shootings, saying enough is enough. A moment of silence was also held.
A lawsuit is being filed against doctors at Minnesota health system. The lawsuit was filed by a trustee for relatives of the victims of a man who killed himself and his family four years ago. The suit is claiming the Park Nicollete health system did not take Brian Short’s mental health concerns seriously in his several visits. Short shot himself, his wife, and three children back on September 2015.
We now know more about the tornadoes that hit parts of Minnesota in late July. The National Weather Service issued an update this weekend on the tornadoes. Both were EF-one tornadoes that touched down and hit areas near Silver Lake along with Forest Lake, and Scandia. The tornado in Silver Lake had wind speeds of up to 105-miles-per-hour. No one was killed or injured in any of the storms that hit either Minnesota or Wisconsin that day.
A woman is safe after being rescued from Namakan Lake near Kettle Falls. It happened Saturday night and the St. Louis County Rescue Squad say it was her cellphone that helped with the rescue, it provided the exact spot of where she was located.
Twelve people are injured after a truck crashed into an apartment. Police believe that the driver of the truck was experiencing a medical emergency when he crashed. The apartment complex is located in the Hawthorne Neighborhood and is evacuated indefinitely.
A Saturday night motorcycle ride went horribly wrong for a pair of riders this weekend. Swift County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a crash involving two motorcycles on Swift County Road 15 approximately one half mile north of Swift County Road 20. A doe and two fawns crossed Swift County Road 15, where a 2001 Honda motorcycle, heading southbound struck the doe and went into the west ditch. A 2002 Harley Davidson tipped on its side avoiding the other motorcycle and the deer. Both motorcycle riders and the passenger on board the Honda motorcycle were all transported to the Hospital, where Doreen Touhey age 64 was later pronounced dead. Touhey was riding on the back of the Honda motorcycle.
Willmar police responded to a reported drive by shooting Sunday evening. A report of a parked vehicle having its window shot at on the 3000 block of 2nd Ave NW by a handgun. The suspected vehicle was found by police stopped in the area of 15th Ave SW and 22nd St SW. The Incident remains under investigation, but four juvenile male suspects were detained by police and a handgun believed to have been used in the incident was recovered.