(Oakdale, MN) -- A man accused of shooting at police outside of an Oakdale home has been identified. Authorities say Shawn Codinack was charged with three counts of first-degree assault against a peace officer. The 32-year-old defendant allegedly shot at officers on Monday from his third-floor apartment building. Four officers who returned gunfire are on administrative leave. No one was wounded in the exchange of gunfire.
(Richfield, MN) -- Best Buy is starting its early Black Friday sales this coming Tuesday. The sale will run for four days and then the official Black Friday sale will begin on November 19th. The deals that begin on October 19th will be covered by a "Black Friday Price Guarantee" if prices go lower. Best Buy will be officially closed on Thanksgiving, following suit after Walmart and Target made the same decision.
(Washington, DC) -- Some lawmakers are looking to rein in big tech companies. A bipartisan bill is being introduced in the Senate that aims to prevent large tech companies from using their power to limit the growth of smaller rivals. The bill is aimed at Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. The key sponsors are Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley.
Today, a portion of the northbound lane on Riverfront Drive (at the intersection with Vine Street) will be closed so a sanitary sewer can be repaired. Traffic will be redirected to the next lane over, and the southbound lane will remain open. The road is expected to reopen later in the afternoon.
The Mankato Family YMCA Brother/Sister Program has partnered with Radio Mankato in an effort to recruit 72 new mentors over 72 days. There is a large need for mentors in both Community Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring to help reduce the number of youth on the waiting list. There are currently over 60 boys and over 12 girls on the waiting list to be matched with a mentor through the Y Brother/Sister Program. Many on the wait list have been waiting more than two years for a mentor. Mentors have a direct impact on youth in the community and often make [...]
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A Minneapolis man is accused of threatening to kill Hennepin County judges, clerks, deputies, and other public employees. Peter Berry was charged in federal court with three counts of interstate transmission of threats in connection with phone calls he allegedly made in late June to several county offices. The 60-year-old defendant is behind bars without bail because the judge has ruled him a flight risk.
(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Tim Walz is still trying to win relief for a woman who challenged the Minnesota Board of Pardons. The board has a rule that requires that pardon applications must be unanimously approved by the three-person panel. Governor Walz has asked federal immigration officials to stop deportation proceedings against Amreya Shefa. She failed to get a pardon for her 2014 manslaughter conviction for killing her husband in what she calls an act of self-defense.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The author behind 'Hatchet,' and Minnesota native, Gary Paulsen, is dead. Publisher Pan Macmillan Children's announced Thursday that Paulsen died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 82. Paulsen was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Thief River Falls High School before attending Bemidji State. He is survived by his wife and son.
Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reports that yesterday, just before 1 p.m, the Sheriff Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from persons that were with a group of canoers, traveling on the Minnesota River, north of Le Sueur. The Caller advised that the group of canoes encounter fast moving waters with obstacles/trees in the water, causing several canoes to tip-over, with the occupants of the canoes ending up in the water, additionally other canoers were able to make their way to a sand bar in the middle of the river. Law Enforcement and Rescue Squads responded to the River [...]
(Bemidji, MN) -- Bemidji Police are searching for two teenage girls who separately ran away from home. Deputies say 15-year-old Aaliyah Ann-Marie Winslow was last seen Tuesday evening leaving the six-hundred-block of Mississippi Avenue Northwest and 16-year-old Tiarra Marie Jones was last seen Wednesday afternoon in the city. Winslow is described as five-foot-seven, 161 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Authorities say Jones stands at five-foot-four, 130-pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call B-P-D.