>>Tw-Year-Old, Adult Injured in Owatonna Hit-and-Run

(Owatonna, MN) — An adult and a two-year-old are injured after being struck in a hit-and-run in Owatonna Tuesday. Officials say the accident occurred around 9:10 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV hit an adult female carrying a two-year-old across an intersection. Owatonna police say the driver fled from the scene. The child was airlifted to a Rochester hospital with unknown injuries. The adult was also injured.

>>Two Men Charged with Burglary for Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Copper

(Little Falls, MN) — Two men have been charged with burglary in connection with copper theft from a rural Minnesota business. Officials say the men, who posed as AT&T phone technicians, stole over $10,000 of copper from Fallsnet. This comes after a new state law passed this weekend requiring a license to sell copper to try to minimize the theft and the ongoing underground copper market problem.

>>Rice Man Dead After Benton County ATV Crash

(Benton County, MN) — A Rice man is dead after an ATV crash Monday in Benton County. Officials responded to a local area in Langola Township near Rice around 2:00 p.m., finding an ATV and a passenger car collided. The ATV driver, 71-year-old Frank Hohman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle driver, 54-year-old Heath Stolp of South Haven, told officials he was heading north when a cat ran into the road before him. Stolp swerved to the right to avoid the cat, drove on the road’s shoulder, and returned to the road, only to collide with the ATV. Alcohol does not appear to factor in the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.

>>MPCA To Discuss Air Pollution Concerns In St. Paul Tonight

(St. Paul, MN) — A public meeting is scheduled tonight to discuss air quality concerns in St. Paul. The session will discuss improvements following last month’s order for Northern Iron and Machine Foundry to address lead air violations. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency previously fined the iron foundry more than 41 thousand dollars in October 2023 for 15 years of air quality violations.

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