>>Three People Found Dead in Coon Rapids Residence
(Coon Rapids, MN) — Three people are dead following an incident in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids this afternoon. Multiple county officials went to a residence after an open-line 911 call with sounds of a disturbance in the background. Authorities found two men and one woman dead inside the residence. It’s being investigated as a homicide, with no arrests made at this time and no further information released.
>>Arrest Warrant Issued for Child Porn Suspect
(Rochester, MN) — A “no-show” for a required court hearing this week has resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for a Rochester man charged in a child pornography case. 36-year-old Dzenan Kamencic was scheduled to appear before an Olmsted County judge Wednesday on felony charge of possessing child pornography. He was released without bail last June after he was formally charged following an investigation that began in November 2022, after Rochester police received a cyber tip about child sexual abuse material on Snapchat.
>>88-Year-Old Man Arrested in Duluth Hit and Run Pedestrian Crash
(Duluth, MN) — Officers say an 88-year-old man is jailed after a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a pedestrian Thursday evening in Duluth. Police say 24-year-old Raymond Skoglund was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. A Go Fund Me page says Skoglund is a Duluth firefighter and a member of the 1-48th Fighter Wing. Authorities located a suspect vehicle shortly after Skoglund was struck. They say the driver is in custody pending multiple criminal vehicular operation charges.
>>MN House Republicans Call on Biden, Gov. Walz to Address Border Crisis
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota House Republicans are urging President Biden and Governor Tim Walz to take immediate action to address what they call a crisis at the southern border. They say “Fentanyl is poisoning Minnesotans, leading to countless tragedies. We need real leadership now to stop the humanitarian and national security catastrophe that President Biden has created at the southern border.” This call follows a recent letter sent to Congress by multiple Democratic governors across the country — but not Walz — urging the passage of a border security package.
>>MNHS Welcomes New Artists for Native American Artists-in-Residence Program
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Historical Society welcomes two new artists to their Native American Artist-in-Residence (NAAIR) program this year. They’ll have a six- to twelve-month paid residency to study traditional art collections at the Historical Society and other institutions, aiming to develop community-based programming in their home communities. The selected artists are Chanelle Gallagher, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a full-time ceramic artist, and Naneque LaTender of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, an advocate for language and material culture revitalization.