>>Patient Attack Kills Another Patient in St. Peter

(St. Peter, MN) — A patient is dead after being attacked by another patient at St. Peter’s Forensic Mental Health Program North Campus location. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) says the attack occurred around 1 a.m. Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital where he died. The suspect is in custody. The DHS notes that the program hosts patients who have been civilly committed as mentally ill or dangerous.


>>Names of Suspect, Victim in Eagle Lake Shooting Released

(Eagle Lake, MN) — In Monday’s Eagle Lake shooting, the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved. The victim, identified as 59-year-old Jeffrey Douglas, was allegedly shot by his son, 30-year-old Andy Douglas, in their mobile home. An adult female occupant of the home present during the incident was unharmed. Jeffrey is hospitalized in “critical but stable condition,” and Andy is currently in custody, facing a first-degree assault charge.


>>Man Found Dead Lying in Road

(Blaine, MN) — A man is dead after a crash in Blaine. Authorities responded to reports of an individual lying in the road, with another 911 call reporting they were in the vehicle that may have been involved. Emergency responders tried life-saving measures, but the adult man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle believed to be involved is cooperating with the investigation.


>>Homeless Members of Camp Nenookassi Sue Minneapolis Mayor Frey

(Minneapolis, MN) — Members of Camp Nenookassi are suing Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to halt the January 4th eviction of the camp and seek a permanent injunction against eviction. The lawsuit accuses Frey of “seeking to evict, displace, and scatter residents into the harsh Minnesota winter,” claiming plaintiffs “not only face irreparable harms but reasonably fear for their lives.” This marks the city’s third attempt to evict the camp due to public concern for health and safety, with the last two eviction dates being postponed after residents and representatives requested more time. Frey has yet to comment on the lawsuit.


>>Crow Wing County Passes Resolution Opposing New MN Flag, Seal Designs

(Crow Wing County, MN) – Crow Wing County Commissioners passed a resolution this morning in opposition to redesigning the Minnesota state flag and seal. While many thanked the commissioners for getting involved, Board Chair Jon Lubke read comments from several messages he’s received from his constituents who don’t think the county should be weighing in on the redesigns. “There are people out there that are not here but have sent this stuff, ‘I hope this issue does not distract the Crow Wing County Commissioners away from the issues of the county.” Three Crow Wing County commissioners voted in favor of the resolution, one voted against it, and one voted ‘present’. The resolution urges the state legislature and the governor to reject the State Emblems Redesign Commission’s work and asks them to retain the existing state flag seal.   


>>Moorhead Shooting Injuring Teen Ruled Accidental

(Moorhead, MN)– Moorhead Police are ruling the shooting that injured a 17-year-old boy Sunday as accidental. Police say the boy was walking in a residential area around 5 p.m. with a concealed handgun when it went off, a bullet hitting him in the leg. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The boy faces possible charges of concealing a handgun without a permit and negligent discharge of a firearm within the city.


>>Minneapolis Metro Transit Bus Crash Injures Four

(Minneapolis, MN) — Four people are injured after a Metro Transit bus crashed into a brick wall in north Minneapolis this morning. A Metro Transit spokesperson says the crash involved one of its buses and a car, and that a brick wall enclosing a playground and a light pole were damaged at the scene. The bus driver and three bus passengers were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle refused medical attention.


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