At 8:13 PM on Tuesday, June 22nd an officer with the New Ulm Police Department initiated a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. The incident occurred in the 500 block of 7th South St. in New Ulm. During the encounter, the adult male subject became non-compliant and then combative. During the ensuing struggle, the subject produced a handgun that was in his possession and shot himself. The subject was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The incident is currently under investigation by the New Ulm Police Department with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Blue Earth County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Awards Grant to the Mankato Clinic
Thanks to a Blue Earth County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant, patients and staff at three Mankato Clinic locations will have easier access to drinking water due to new bottle filling water fountains. This project was identified as part of Mankato Clinic’s worksite wellness efforts to increase access to water during the workday. Grant funds will be used to provide bottle filling water fountains that will encourage consumption of water as well as support the need to avoid using traditional water fountains due to COVID-19. “This effort aligns with one of SHIP’s goals,” said Kristen Friedrichs, SHIP Coordinator, “to create healthier [...]
(Eagan, MN) -- Three juveniles are in custody after a fireworks display was set on fire in a HyVee in Eagan. The blaze started yesterday afternoon in the store on Central Park Commons Drive. Firefighters doused the flames and no one was hurt. The HyVee is shut down until further notice.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis City Councilman Andrew Johnson is backing the renaming of a street named after a former city leader who embraced some of the beliefs of Adolf Hitler. A petition drive has already gathered 750 signatures to take the name Charles Dight off the street sign in South Minneapolis. He was a council member in 1914 and supported Hitler's plan to sterilize those with mental disabilities. City Council and Mayor Jacob Frery would have to approve any proposed name change.
(Robbinsdale, MN) -- Close to 30 people are homeless after an apartment fire in Robbinsdale. The blaze broke out early this morning on 38th and France Avenue North. The flames were contained to the apartment and no one was hurt. Water damage caused the gas and power to get shut down.
(Lakeville, MN) -- Police are investigating after a female was found dead near a childcare facility in Lakeville. The discovery was made early this morning in a parking lot near New Horizon Academy, located at the corner of County Road 50 and Dodd Boulevard. A man is in custody in connection with the incident.
(St. Cloud, MN) -- The man accused of randomly shooting and killing another man in the doorway of his house in Saint Cloud is charged with second-degree murder. Jason Beckman of Duluth was charged Tuesday. He's accused of shooting Edward Ward Sunday morning. Police say Beckman claimed he thought Ward was someone who pointed a gun at him earlier this month.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- More human remains are found in Minneapolis. Police say the remains were found in the Seward neighborhood Tuesday morning. Police believe the remains are the same as remains that were found in two separate locations last week. Police believe all of them belong to a man named Adam Johnson. No details have been released surrounding his death and a homicide investigation is underway.
President Biden will address violent crime in a speech today, including the alarming rise in homicides. He will unveil his administration's anti-crime strategy. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said there will be a focus on gun violence. She called firearms a "central driver" in violent crimes. Biden will likely make another plea for passage of police reform legislation in the Senate. Bipartisan negotiations are continuing. Psaki noted the President has never supported defunding police. Calls for national policing reforms increased after the death of George Floyd in May of last year. Floyd was an unarmed Black man who suffocated in [...]
(Minneapolis, MN) -- With just about two months to go, organizers have announced a new security setup for the Minnesota State Fair. All ticketholders will have to go through a metal detector. Also, the Ramsey County Sheriff's office will take over operations for the disbanded fair police. Sheriff Bob Fletcher says all fair officers will wear body cameras, and the voluntary work will be shared among local officers and troopers. The Ramsey County Board will vote on the plan after hearing about costs and overtime from those involved yesterday.