A man and a four-year-old boy are injured after someone opened fire on their SUV. The SUV crashed and overturned after the shooting last night in the 400-block of Wabasha Street. The man was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head, and the child had a gunshot wound to his foot. Both were taken to the hospital where the man is in grave condition. The boy’s injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. No word on suspects.
President Trump’s upcoming Minneapolis rally follows his attacks against big cities and the Democrats who lead them. Trump will be in downtown Minneapolis Thursday, the home district of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who has been the target of the president’s heavy criticism. Minnesota Republican leaders are joining Trump in his depiction of the Twin Cities as a violent area overrun by homelessness and inequality.
The Minneapolis police union is selling Cops for Trump t-shirts. The move comes in reaction to a department ban on officers wearing the uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. The head of the officers’ union posted the t-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying sales will be getting underway today at the union’s headquarters. Plans to sell them online are in the works.
Major multinational Minnesota companies that do business in China are taking two different strategies in dealing with tariffs from China. Buyers from China like Target and Best Buy are working to absorb cost increases, while letting shareholders know that consumer prices may increase. Those selling to China, such as Medtronic, Ecolab, and Cargill, are working to sustain their foreign investments. A new round of tariffs from China are set to take effect on October 15th.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a pedestrian was killed over the weekend in Wyoming, Minnesota. The 19-year-old man was standing on I-35 north of the Twin Cities when he was struck by two cars. He was declared dead at the scene. Troopers reported that the pedestrian appeared to have been under the influence of alcohol.
A Rice day care provider is fighting a suspension of her license. Katie Sabraski’s child care license was indefinitely suspended in early September. The suspension was triggered by an alleged serious injury to a child in her care. Sabraski was licensed to care for up to 12 children at her home. She is still allowed to care for children who are related to her.
The union representing Minneapolis Public Schools support staff in contract talks says a growing number of aides are leaving the school district for higher pay. Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Shaun Laden says the district is not paying support workers fair wages. Union leaders have recently launched an online petition to force school leaders for better pay.
A Duluth woman is accused of providing a false alibi for her boyfriend who is charged with murder. Taylor Fredrickson is the fourth person arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Timothy Nelson. The criminal complaint says Fredrickson told police she was with accused killer Christopher Boder at the time of the crime, which further evidence showed to be false. Nelson was killed early the morning of September 22nd.
A groundbreaking in downtown Minneapolis gets underway today for a new luxury condominium. The building, called Eleven, will be 41 stories. It will be built in the Mill District along West River Parkway. The Eleven will include a 75-foot lap pool, a golf simulator and a demonstration kitchen.
A Scandia man is injured after driving off the road in a UTV near Orr. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says the man was traveling on the 73-hundred-block of County Road 422 early yesterday morning when he veered off the road. He was taken to the hospital with facial injuries. The man was wearing a seatbelt, but speed and alcohol appear to have contributed to the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
St. Cloud police say their SWAT team arrested a 37-year-old St. Cloud man after executing a search warrant on a north side home. Wyatt Labeau is accused of threatening to kill another man in the house in the 300-block of 16th Avenue North. He was arrested Thursday when police responded to that report.
Minnesota lawmakers are now more educated about the culture and history of the Prairie Island Indian Community. About 15 legislators and House staff met with most of the Tribal Council last week and toured the community in Welch.