>>MN100 Club Provides Assistance to Families of Fallen First Responders

(Minneapolis, MN) — After the tragedy in Burnsville Sunday that killed two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic, communities across the state are mourning and offering their support to the victims’ families. The MN100 Club is one of those providing instant relief and aid to family members of First Responders who were killed in the line of duty. President Lanee (Lain-ee) Noble says the club was created in 1972 when a police officer was shot and killed. Noble says with this incident, the club has approved payment of $50,000 to each of the families, as well as some funding for the police officer injured during the Burnsville domestic call.

>>Fundraiser for Fallen Burnsville EMT Firefighter Finseth Tops $75 K

(Rochester, MN) — Donations continue to pour in for the family of fallen Burnsville firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth. A GoFundMe page with a goal of 25 thousand dollars has raised more than 75 thousand dollars. Organizer Jordan Doring says the loss of Finseth, “leaves a void that can never be filled, and our hearts ache for his family as they navigate this unimaginable grief.” The 40-year-old Rochester native is survived by his wife and two children. A public memorial is planned for Finseth and fallen Burnsville Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge (ROO’-ghee) next Wednesday at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

>>Moorhead Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

(Moorhead, MN) — A Moorhead man faces felony drug charges. 29-year-old Taha Abdullah is charged with Felony Aggravated 1st Degree Controlled Substance with a firearm. Local investigators executed a search warrant on a Moorhead residence, seizing more than two pounds of cocaine, nearly four pounds of marijuana, and a shotgun with ammunition. The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $40,000.

>>Fourth, Final Suspect in Minneapolis Rideshare Carjacking Conspiracy Sentenced

(St. Paul, MN) –The fourth and final defendant in a violent Uber and Lyft carjacking scheme in Minneapolis has been sentenced to over seven years in prison. 21-year-old William Saffold pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to use, carry, and brandish firearms and one count of assaulting a federal officer. From September through October of 2021, four Minneapolis residents conspired to lure rideshare drivers to specific locations where they could brandish firearms to steal their keys, wallets, and cell phones, in some cases also assaulting the victims. The other three suspects, Shevirio Childs-Young, 20, Javeyon Tate, 23, and Eric Knight, 20, also pleaded guilty to the exact charges. Knight was sentenced to five years in prison, Tate to 6.5. and Childs-Young to eight.

>>MDA Giving $375K in Cooperative Development Grant Funding

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced a grant program for new cooperatives in the agricultural industry. The Cooperative Development Grants, created during the 2023 legislation, will offer up to $375,000 in funding. Applicants can request between $2,500 to $50,000 per project, committing to match at least 50% of the total project cost. Grant applications will be open until 4 p.m. on April 24th.

>>Class 2-A Semifinals Begin at MN Girl’s State Hockey Tournament

(St. Paul, MN) — The 2024 Minnesota State High School Girl’s Hockey Tournament continues today (Thurs) at the Xcel Energy Center. Hill-Murray and Roseau (ROH’-zoh) are playing the first Class 2-A semifinal (11am), and Andover faces off against Rosemount in the second game this afternoon (1pm) in St. Paul. It’s Minnetonka versus Maple Grove at 6 pm, and Edina (EE’-dye-nuh) and Northfield in the final 2-A -matchup at 8 o’clock tonight. The semifinals in Class A and 2-A are on Friday at the X.

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