>>Man Dies After Multiple Dog Attacks
(Brooklyn Center, MN) — A Brooklyn Center man has died after being attacked by four dogs he was watching for a family member. Thursday afternoon police responded after a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report a man yelling for help while being attacked by multiple dogs. Police said the attack was still underway as officers arrived on the scene, with one firing a less-lethal round that struck one of the dogs and dispersed the others. The 22-year-old man, had most of his clothing ripped off and had extensive bites on most of his body. The four dogs were of American Pit Bull Terrier dog breed.” Investigators are in contact with the owners and at this point say criminal charges could be filed.
>>Le Sueur County Authorities Find Body in Search for Missing Man
(Cleveland Township, MN) — Authorities in Le Sueur County believe they located the body of a man this morning (Friday) who has been missing since December. The sheriff says teams searching the Silver Lake area of Cleveland Township discovered a body presumed to be 25-year-old Shawn Mooring in some cattails and trees along the shoreline. Mooring was last seen leaving home on December 13th. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will work to positively identify the body and determine the cause and manner of death.
>>Ellison Pledges to Defend Women Using Mifepristone
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says despite a Texas federal court ruling to block the use of the so-called “abortion pill”…. mifepristone (miff-uh-PRISS’-tone) will still be available in Minnesota because a federal judge in Washington State ruled in Minnesota’s favor in a multi-state lawsuit. Ellison said today (Fri) if there are any legal challenges to “abortion pill” providers or patients in Minnesota, “We will defend them. We have a team ready to do it and we’re here to protect the right to make your own choices about your family, your pregnancy, your abortion. And it’s simple as that.” Cathy Blaeser with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says her group opposes any legal action against women “but if prescribers or providers are going against the law, they should be prosecuted.” Blaeser wouldn’t comment on whether M-C-C-L would legally challenge Attorney General Ellison if he were to step in.
>>River Flooding Ramping Up
(Moorhead, MN) — Salvation Army officials say they’ve been preparing for a significant flood season in Minnesota and North Dakota. Major Michelle Heaver says their first response team is in Fargo Moorhead and they’re closing monitoring flood conditions all over the state including the Rainy River, Minnesota River, Mississippi River from St. Paul south, the Crow River, St. Croix River Stillwater, and the Crookston area. Heaver says flood response teams spent six weeks in International Falls last year providing meals and hydration to sandbagging operations on the Rainy River.
>>MN-DOT Closing Section of Highway 60 in Wabasha, Water expected over the Road
(Wabasha, MN) — MN-DOT is closing a section of state Highway 60 east of U-S Highway 61 in Wabasha in southeast Minnesota in anticipation of water over the road. Officials say the stretch, which goes under a railroad bridge, often floods when the Mississippi River rises significantly during the spring.