>>Man and woman from Cambridge killed in SUV-semi crash near New London
(New London, MN) — The State Patrol has identified two people from Cambridge who were killed when an S-U-V was struck by a semi Wednesday near New London in west-central Minnesota. Investigators say 80-year-old Myron Elsberry went through a stop sign and the vehicle was hit by a northbound semi, killing Elsberry and his passenger, 76-year-old Geneva Holland. The semi driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was not hospitalized. That intersection, Highways 9 and 71, has been the scene of many serious-injury and fatal crashes. MN-DOT has tried different safety measures, including warning signs, flashing lights on stop signs, and rumble strips.
>>Rookie Hall to Start at Quarterback for Vikings vs. Packers
(Eagan, MN) — Rookie Jaren Hall will be the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback for Sunday night’s home game against the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Kevin O’Connell announced the switch at Q-B from Nick Mullens to Hall at today’s (Thurs) practice. Mullens threw four interceptions in last Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions. Hall took over for the injured Kirk Cousins in the October 29th win at Green Bay but was injured in the first quarter of the next game in Atlanta.
>>Minneapolis man charged with murder for meth overdose during sex play
(Minneapolis, MN) — A resident of the Loring Park neighborhood in Minneapolis is charged with third-degree murder, after investigators say he tied up a sex partner, injected him with two doses of meth and left him while he died. 40-year-old Delwayne Center told investigators he connected with the victim on a dating app and the meth injection was “part of the roleplay.” According to the charging document, Center told police he was mad because the 47-year-old man “could not handle his drugs.” Center remains jailed with bail set at 500 thousand dollars. He’s due back in court January 24th.
>>Memorial Tonight in South Minneapolis for Murdered Grocery Store Cashier
(Minneapolis, MN) — A memorial is tonight (THURS) to honor Robert Skafte, the cashier murdered at a Minneapolis grocery store earlier this month. Skafte was killed on December 8th when Taylor Schulz, now charged with second-degree murder, allegedly attacked and stabbed him with a golf club at Oak Grove Grocery. The remembrance is at the Center for Performing Arts in South Minneapolis from 5 to 9 p.m., and all community members are invited.
>>St. Paul Man Arrested with Nearly 1,800 Fentanyl Pills
(Minneapolis, MN) — A 28-year-old St. Paul man is facing felony drug charges after being caught in Minneapolis on Saturday with almost 1,800 fentanyl pills. Bernard Mack, stopped in traffic in Elliot Park, was driving a vehicle registered to a person with an active arrest warrant. When four men, including Mack, fled the vehicle, he was caught by an officer. Mack was found with two clear bags containing pills testing positive for fentanyl and $2,500 in cash. More fentanyl pills, two cell phones, a box of plastic bags, and a .45 caliber extended handgun magazine were discovered later in the abandoned vehicle.