>>Walz Touts Bipartisan Funding for Rural EMS Services in Minnesota

(Hoyt Lakes, MN) — Governor Tim Walz saluted work by Democrats and Republicans alike when he signed a 30-million-dollar emergency funding bill for rural emergency medical services Thursday afternoon in Hoyt Lakes on Minnesota’s Iron Range. The governor said, “this group figured out a way bipartisanly to tackle a tough subject, listening to people, and get it over the finish line and figure out how to responsibly fund it. That’s worth it.” Senator Grant Hauschild (HOSS-child) from Hermantown says E-M-S services are facing a “true crisis” in Greater Minnesota, especially in the northeastern part of the state.


>Woman Killed in Lakeville Thursday Night, Suspect Arrested in Rosemount

(Lakeville, MN) — Authorities in the south metro are investigating the killing of a woman in Lakeville. Police responded to the report of a significant amount of blood inside a home late Thursday night and found a woman dead. A family member provided information about a possible suspect and his vehicle. The car was located by police in Rosemount and the man was taken into custody in a short time later. Investigators say he was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries. No other information about the incident is being released.


>>Suspected Arson Fire at The Home Depot in Rochester

(Rochester, MN) — A fire at The Home Depot store is Rochester Thursday night is being investigated as a possible arson. Police say a male suspect intentionally started the fire and ran out of the store. Fire investigators say carboard was set on fire near the lumber door and the fire alarm was pulled to prompt the evacuation of The Home Depot. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire and the building was ventilated to remove smoke and any hazardous gases. One person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.


>>Alumacraft Eliminating 106 More Jobs at St. Peter Facility

(St. Peter, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is reporting that Alumacraft is laying off additional workers in St. Peter. DEED says Alumacraft eliminated 106 employees from the facility and the company did not provide a reason for the layoffs. The boat company notified the state in September that it was laying off around 70 people. The aluminum watercraft manufacturer has been in the St. Peter community since the early 1970s.


>>Timberwolves vs. Mavericks in Game 2 of Western Conference Finals

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves look to even the Western Conference Finals with the Mavericks tonight (Fri 7:30pm) after losing the series opener Wednesday at Target Center. Wolves coach Chris Finch says they are a pretty good “bounce back” team. Finch says he believes his players will be more locked in for Game 2 against Dallas. The “Wolves Back” block party starts at 4:30 this afternoon and a large-screen T-V will be set up outside Gluek’s Bar and Restaurant. Downtown Minneapolis is expected to be rockin’ tonight with Twins playing the Rangers next door at Target Field.




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