>>Man Dies After Being Hit By Train In Rochester

(Rochester, MN) — A tragic incident occurred in Rochester over the weekend, as a man in his 20s lost his life after being struck by a train on Saturday night. Witnesses reported that the man was hit by a passing boxcar when he got too close to the train engine as it crossed through the intersection. The victim was rushed to Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly afterward. The authorities have identified the victim as a 23-year-old man but have not released any further details about his identity. Additionally, while the police were at the scene of the train accident, a vehicle drove through the blocked-off area and backed into an apartment building, resulting in the arrest of the driver for suspected DUI. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in this separate incident.

>>Memorial Monday for Fallen Eagan/Eden Prairie Firefighter Johns

(Burnsville, MN) — A large turnout is expected at a memorial today (Mon 1pm) for fallen Eden Prairie and Eagan firefighter Joseph Johns in Burnsville. Minneapolis police say 40-year-old Johns was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Whiskey Junction saloon while off duty last Sunday. Investigators said Johns was shot in an exchange of gunfire between two groups of motorcyclists. Johns started as a part-time firefighter with Eden Prairie in 2015 and was hired full-time by the Eagan Fire Department in 2020. No arrests have been announced for his killing.

>>Man Dead After Inver Grove Heights Crash

(Inver Grove Heights, MN) — One person is dead after a motor vehicle crash in Inver Grove Heights Sunday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says 18-year-old Eh Lee of St. Paul crashed a vehicle near a local road around 2:51 a.m. and died at the scene.

>>Rochester City Council To Discuss Airport Numbers

(Rochester, MN) — The Rochester City Council will hold a work session today to figure out how to increase the number of passengers at Rochester International Airport. The council will discuss why passengers are opting for other airports to start some of their trips. Since the pandemic, passenger numbers have dropped to about half of what they were in 2019. A study that will be presented to the council suggests that offering more direct flights to destinations not currently served by the airport could increase passenger numbers by up to 33%.

>>Childish Gambino Word Tour Stopping in St. Paul

(St. Paul, MN) — Award-winning rapper and actor Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) is taking to the global stage with The New World Tour and is set to stop in St. Paul. Gambino will perform at the Xcel Energy Center on October 2nd, 2024. This comes alongside the release of his album Atavista, 3.15.20 reimagined versions. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. at thenewworldtour.com


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