A woman is injured after shielding children from a seemingly random attacker near a Rochester elementary school. The attack happened near Folwell Elementary School. A man crossed a street approached the group and attacked. The woman was not a Rochester Public Schools staff member and she protected the children, taking the majority of the attack. The man was later taken into custody. The woman was stabbed one time in the back with an undetermined object. She is expected to be okay.
One person is dead following a collision between two vehicles. The crash happened yesterday at the intersection of Highway 210 and 71 in Hewitt when a Toyota collided with an Audi. One person was killed and three others were injured. Names and details of who was in which car haven’t been released.
A 29-year-old Red Lake man is facing sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. The case began when Jeremiah Kingbird and his wife got into an argument while driving home following a night of drinking. Prosecutors say Kingbird strangled her and left her on the road near Highway One and Old Ponemah Road in Redby.
Minneapolis is preparing for today’s presidential visit. Trump fans plan to fill the 19-thousand-seat Target Center. More than ten-thousand people are expected to flood downtown to oppose President Trump’s visit. Two dozen different groups plan to protest the visit, from civil rights advocates to labor unions, along with self-identifying antifa. Counter-demonstrators supporting the president will also be out, including Bikers for Trump and the Minnesota-based Three Percenters militia. Mayor Jacob Frey is strategizing with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on how to deal with what could be an explosive confrontation.
The company that operates Target Center says it will not cover the city’s costs for President Trump’s re-election rally today. AEG says covering those costs would be considered a campaign contribution. The city says its contract with AEG requires the company to pay for event-related police and other city services. The costs are estimated by the city to be 530-thousand dollars, and it’s unclear who will pay the bill.
A St. Paul man accused of being the gunman in a triple shooting in Maplewood in August is pleading not guilty. Brendon entered his plea yesterday to three counts of attempted murder and assault. Police say the three victims all suffered gunshot wounds during the incident in the 400 block of McKnight Road South. One of them had a collapsed lung and another had numbness in his arm.
A 25-thousand-dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the suspect in the murder of a 24-year-old Richfield man has doubled. Jonathan O’Shaughnessy was shot several times in a drive-by in July of 2017. His mother, Cynthia Kuntz, announced yesterday that the reward has gone up to 50-thousand dollars. She said family members pledged the additional money.
A Eagan woman is accused of damaging a car with a hatchet while wearing the mask of a Batman villain. Tazara Oliver has been charged with criminal damage to property. Witnesses say the defendant wore a Joker mask as she broke the passenger side windows, the outside mirrors and the windshield of a vehicle on Friday at the city’s transit ramp. Damage is estimated to be more than one thousand dollars.