As least one person is injured after being shot outside the main gate of the Minnesota State Fair. The scene erupted late Monday outside the gate at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway. St. Paul Police confirmed at least one person was injured by gunfire. The shooting came as the 12-day event was closing down for the year.
A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a northbound light-rail train on the Blue Line. The collision happened last night near the intersection of East 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis. The man died at the scene of the accident. A Metro Transit spokesman says an investigation is underway.
The University of Minnesota Medical Center is scaling back on its use of a post-surgery painkiller. Nurses received a memo this summer that the center was restricting the use of Exparel. The move was motivated by a lack of published research to justify the broad use of injectable anesthetic.
A new report says the Minnesota River needs a 360-million dollar cleanup. Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency say sediment is the biggest problem, choking out vegetation. The study is part of a series of new MPCA reports on the greater Minnesota River basin.
Young activists are pushing voter registration at Minnesota community colleges. The group says research shows that nearly 60-percent of Minnesota students voted in 2016. The Tufts study indicates that the majority of those student voters attend private and four-year universities. The back-to-school registration drive is now in its third year and aims to increase the number of voters on community college campuses, especially students of color.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating who discarded more than a dozen geese carcasses near the North Dakota state line. Reports say their breast meat had been harvested before the carcasses were tossed in Oakport Township in Minnesota.
Authorities say three people were shot outside the main gate of the Minnesota State Fair and another was hit by a car as festivities wound down. The chaos erupted last night outside the gate at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway where an altercation broke out and three people were shot. All three victims were expected to survive. Afterward, a girl was run over. She is in critical condition.
A woman is dead after being in a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and a motorcycle in Gilbert. Natasha Diaz-Cruz died yesterday at the hospital. Few details are available on the crash. She was a passenger on the ATV, and the driver wasn’t injured. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities are searching the river near Belle Plaine in Scott County after an unoccupied boat was found with its motor running on the riverbank. Responders walked the shoreline and searched the river attempting to find anyone who could have been on the boat. No one has been found, but search operations will resume today.
Damage is still being assessed after powerful storms moved through Minnesota late last night. A radar confirmed a tornado near Maple Plain. The National Weather Service plans to survey the area to determine if damage is consistent with a tornado or straight-line winds. When the storm moved through the Hutchinson area it downed a tree branch that landed on a power line, causing the branch to start on fire, and in nearby Brooten, a house’s porch windows were blown out by strong winds.
St. Paul police are continuing their search for a gunman who shot and killed a man last night on the city’s east side. The incident happened in the 17 hundred block of Ivy Avenue. Officers were called to a house and found a man shot in the stomach area and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say they’re investigating who left more than a dozen geese carcasses in a ditch near the North Dakota state line. Canada goose hunting season is active in some parts of North Dakota but the season didn’t start in Minnesota until Sunday.