>>Judge Debates Releasing Body Cam Footage from Sen. Mitchell’s Arrest

(Undated) — A judge debates releasing body cam footage from Woodbury Senator Nicole Mitchell’s arrest earlier this year when allegedly breaking into her stepmother’s home. In a lawsuit on behalf of Alpha News, the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC) is asking the City of Detroit Lakes and its police department to release the body and dash cam footage. This comes after many MN Republicans have called for Mitchell’s resignation, which did not come before the legislative session ended this weekend.

>>Man Injured in Fargo Stabbing

(Fargo, N.D.) — Fargo Police are investigating a stabbing Monday that sent a man to the hospital. Officers responded to a stabbing report around 9:30 p.m., finding a man who had been stabbed with a screwdriver. The victim was brought to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Officials have not identified the suspect but believe the suspect knows the victim. No other information has been released.

>>Explosion At Morrison County Campground Sends One To Hospital

(Pierz, MN) — A man in central Minnesota is recovering after an explosion at a Morrison County campground over the weekend. The county sheriff’s office reported that the explosion occurred inside a camper on Sunday morning in Pierz. The 57-year-old man sustained severe burns and had to be airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. Investigators found that a gas oven had been turned on inside the camper, and a cigarette was lying on the floor at the time of the incident.

>>U.S. Army Corps Release Water from Lac qui Parle Dam to Assess Conditions

(St. Paul, MN) — The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will maintain higher-than-normal flows at Lac qui Parle Dam near Watson to assess conditions from high water a few years ago. The minor deviation will lower the reservoir from 938 feet to 934 feet. The corp urges everyone to use extreme caution near the high waters, avoid unnecessary activities, and always wear a life jacket.

>>MN BCA Finds Missing Moorhead Woman

(Moorhead, MN) — The Minnesota BCA has found a missing Moorhead woman and thanks the public for assistance finding her safely. 35-year-old Vanita Abbott was last seen leaving the 3000 block of 41st Avenue in Moorhead.

>>Rep. Craig Slams USPS as Service Levels Decline

(Washington, D.C.) — Representative Angie Craig is slamming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as service levels decline in the second quarter of the 2024 financial year. USPS states the service standard for first-class two-day service in the Minnesota-North Dakota region has worsened, with only 84.1% of mail arriving on time, nearly 10 points below USPS’ target of 93%. This also comes as Craig and others have recently called for a statewide investigation into the entire MN-ND USPS postal district.

>>Democrat Jake Ross Runs for MN House District 33A

(Forest Lake, MN) — Forest Lake Democrat Jake Ross has announced his candidacy for Minnesota House of Representatives District 33A. Ross says he’ll prioritize passing a balanced budget, and he’s running because he believes “when Minnesotans stick together and take care of each other, we all do better.” MN House District 33A includes Forest Lake, Hugo, Dellwood, Willernie, and parts of Mahtomedi.

>>McLeod County Deer Sanctuary Could Close Due To Fencing Requirement

(Hutchinson, MN) — A deer sanctuary in central Minnesota may be forced to close if it can’t raise enough money to build a second fence around the property. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has instructed the Gopher Campfire Wildlife Sanctuary in Hutchinson to have the fence in place by September 1st to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. The sanctuary must raise $100,000 by July 15th to meet the state’s deadline. If the funds aren’t raised and the fence isn’t built in time, the deer at the sanctuary may have to be euthanized.

>>MN Lynx Forward Collier Named Western Conference Player of the Week

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played May 14th-19th. This marks Collier’s fifth career Player of the Week honor, and she becomes the fourth Lynx player to earn the weekly honor five or more times, following Maya Moore 20 times, Seimone Augustus 7 times, and Sylvia Fowles 6 times. Through the first week of the WNBA season, Collier ranks first in steals, fourth in scoring, and fifth in rebounds.

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