>>9-Year-Old Boy Injured in Tent Accident Rescued from BWCA

(Grand Marais, MN) — Cook County authorities say the nine-year-old boy who was injured in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area when a tree fell on his tent is in the hospital. Sheriff Pat Eliasen said the victim was rescued from the B-W-C-A around 11 pm Tuesday. The sheriff says they’ve haven’t received an update on the boy’s current medical condition. Search and rescue crews used boats to locate in the boy in the wilderness. The tree came down during the severe thunderstorms Tuesday evening in northeastern Minnesota.


>>Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding, Close Roads in Northeastern Minnesota

(Duluth, MN) — State transportation officials say several roads in northeastern Minnesota are closed today (Wed) after heavy rains caused flash flooding and damage. MnDOT says Highway 1 west of Tower and east of Ely were washed out and detours are in operation. Highway 169 is also closed south of Tower. One lane of Highway 53 is closed south of Independence Township and one lane is closed on Highway 61 at Taconite Harbor in Cook County. MnDOT staff is doing damage inspections and is reminding drivers to use caution where shoulders may be washed out.


>>Minnesota Twins Honoring Fallen MPD Officer Mitchell in Pre-game Ceremony

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins are honoring fallen Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell prior to tonight’s (Wed) game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. Thirty-six-year-old Mitchell was killed in the line of duty on May 30th. There will be a police procession and tribute video to Officer Mitchell. Police Chief Brian O’Hara, other M-P-D officers and Hennepin County police chiefs will join the Twins on the first base line and Rays in the third baseline for “The Star Spangled Banner.” Team officials say Mitchell had recently completed the hiring the process to join the Twins as a gameday officer.


>>Minnesota Health Department Launches Office of African American Health

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is officially launching the state’s Office of African American Health to improve the health and well-being of Black Minnesotans. Commissioner Brooke Cunningham says this office is different from similar state offices and programs, as it doesn’t focus on just one health topic. She says, ” the health-related social drivers affect multiple sources of health outcomes, and so we have to get upstream when we think about population health and wellbeing and specifically when we think about racialized health disparities.” Cunningham says the office will have a State Advisory Council, community reviewers, and special emphasis grants for community-based and health organizations.


>>St. Paul Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

(St. Paul, MN) — A St. Paul man is sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for producing a video showing his sexual abuse of a minor. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Chedor TV created multiple online personas on apps such as Discord and Snapchat to cyberstalk a minor victim from July 2019 through February 2023. TV secretly recorded the victim while she was naked in the shower and a sexually explicit video showing the victim while she was asleep, both at his residence. When the victim tried to cut contact, TV threatened to leak the photos and videos he took without her knowledge.


>>St. Cloud BMX Racer Post Willoughby named to Team USA for Paris Olympics

(Undated) — St. Cloud B-M-X racer Alise Post Willoughby will be competing in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Thirty-three-year-old Willoughby rode for Team U-S-A in London in 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021. She won the silver medal in 2016. Post Willougby said on social media,” to be officially named to my fourth Olympic team is just mind blowing and such an honor. She says representing Team U-S-A on the world’s biggest sporting stage is an incredible feeling.






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