A five-year-old girl is hurt after being shot in the foot by a stray bullet in Minneapolis. Police say shots were fired into the back of a house in the 21-hundred block of 4th Street North around 6:30 Monday morning, hitting Jayda Holmes. The suspect hasn’t been found.
The Federal Communications Commission is promising to provide 28-and-a-half-million-dollars to fund broadband in homes in rural Minnesota. The FCC announced Monday morning the money will benefit more than eight-thousand homes and businesses that aren’t currently being served. Service is expected to be distributed over the next ten years.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking to bring more state-produced fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy into schools. Officials plan to use the help of a grant program that aids schools to supply their kitchens.
Police are investigating after a dead body was found this morning on the railroad bridge in Northeast Minneapolis. According to police a passerby called 911 after spotting the body near the intersection of 16th avenue northeast and Marshall Street around 6:30am. So far no word on how the man died, his injuries or his identification. No suspects have been identified at this time.
A Minneapolis man is fighting to get back his emotional support pigs. The potbellied pig and her two piglets were seized earlier this summer by animal control officers. Hoofed animals aren’t allowed in the city and the animals were kept in unsanitary conditions. Their 59-year-old contractor is appealing a judge’s ruling to get the pigs back. The man must also pay a 44-hundred-dollar bill from the city.
Residents who live on one south Minneapolis block are fighting back against the drug dealers in their neighborhood by hanging We Care Signs. Police are also increasing their patrols and adding cameras to the northeast corner of Bloomington and East 29th Street.
Storms and severe weather have been rolling through the area this afternoon. For a brief time, a portion of central Minnesota was under a tornado warning. The National Weather Service says the severe downpours will slow down after dark, which paves the way for a drier, cooler Wednesday and Thursday before rain returns Thursday night and Friday.
Detectives continue to look for clues after finding a man’s body on bike path in Minneapolis. Officers spotted the unresponsive person late last night in the 200 block of West River Parkway. Authorities say the victim suffered trauma and was not breathing when he was discovered. Despite emergency responders attempting CPR the man could not be revived.
A toddler remains in critical condition and his caregiver is under arrest. Police say officers were called to a home on Beechwood Avenue South yesterday afternoon to report that an 18-month-old was in medical distress. The caregiver was interviewed by police and then arrested.