Minnesota state police are still investigating an accident that happened early Sunday morning that involved a two-vehicle crash where on car drove into the Largest Candy store in Minnesota, in Jordan. Employees according to KARE 11 News were still cleaning up. It happened shortly after 1:30am a car went airborne off 169 about 15 feet then hit a ditch, drove through a fence windows and came to a rest inside the store. Over 50-thousand dollars with of chocolate was damaged.

Bike thefts are at a five-year-high in Minneapolis. This is according to the latest data released by the Star-Tribune, that shows almost 43-hundred bike reported stolen since 2017. Apparently bike thefts tend to spike during the months of April through September. Police data shows that most of the reported thefts are in downtown and surrounding downtown neighborhoods.

A staff at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store south of Jordan is keeping its spirits up after a vehicle crashed into the building.  The two vehicle crash happened early yesterday morning outside the store, sending one vehicle smashing into the building.  The driver of the car that struck the building was taken to the hospital.  No word on the person’s condition.

A man is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a triple shooting in Maplewood.  Brendon Garza was charged Friday with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of felony assault.  The shootings happened last Wednesday in a residential neighborhood at South McKnight Road and East Pond Avenue in Maplewood.

A Woodbury man is facing murder charges after he intentionally dropped his infant son on his head.  Matthew Hoisser told investigators the baby was crying and fussy and being “difficult.”  The baby boy suffered head injuries and died April 30th.  Hoisser was arrested Friday for second-degree murder.

Governor Walz is naming a new head of the troubled Department of Human Services.  He’s expected to introduce Jodi Harpstead to replace Tony Lourey, who stepped down last month.  The new commissioner recently served as CEO at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and will take on her new job September 3rd.  Meanwhile, the Minnesota Senate will hold a joint hearing tomorrow to address concerns within the DHS.

A five-year-old girl remains hospitalized after she was shot while inside a north Minneapolis home.  Police say the incident happened this morning in the 21-hundred block of North 4th Street.  The shots were fired from the rear of the building.  No arrests have been made in the case.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections is lengthening the amount of time an inmate can stay in solitary confinement. The Department of Corrections increased the amount of time inmates can spend in “the hole” from a maximum of 90 days to 360 days.

Minnesota Republicans are calling for an explanation about turnover in the Department of Human Services, as well as overpayments to two Native American tribes.  The Republican-led Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow where members are expected to push DHS leaders for answers.

A Duluth man is facing felony charges after an undercover police investigation into stolen bicycles.  Keith Boshey was arrested last week after investigators from the Duluth Police Department and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force went undercover to buy stolen bikes from him.  After Boshey’s arrest, officers executed a search warrant on his residence and found more stolen bikes and other stolen property.

 

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