>>Minnesota Soldier Killed in Helicopter Flight in Mediterranean Sea
(Washington, DC) — The U-S Department of Defense is confirming that a soldier from Minnesota was one of five killed in a helicopter flight crash in the Mediterranean Sea. Officials say there are no indications that the crash during a routine training flight Friday was caused by enemy/hostile actions. The D-O-D says 24-year-old Segreant Cade Wolfe of Mankato was one of the five victims. Wolfe was a 2018 graduate of Mankato East High School. The MH-60 Blackhawk was conducting aerial refueling training when the aircraft experienced an in-flight emergency resulting in the crash.
>>Search For Missing Shakopee Woman Now A Recovery Effort
(Shakopee, MN) — Investigators are now classifying the search for a missing Shakopee woman as a body recovery effort. The search for 29-year-old Kayla Gaebel began after she was last seen near home on Wednesday night. The Shakopee Police say they are looking for Gaebel’s body in the Mississippi River. Investigators say foul play is not suspected.
>>MN Workplace Injury and Illness Rate Increased in 2022
(Undated) – The latest report shows Minnesota’s estimated workplace (non-fatal) injury and illness rate increased slightly in 2022 from the year before to just under four cases per 100 full-time-equivalent (FTE) workers — which translates to about 85-thousand workplace injuries and illnesses last year. The state Department of Labor and Industry’s James Honerman says in that survey of 43 hundred workplaces, “About 86 percent of the reported illnesses were due to COVID-19 cases.” State government hospitals had the highest injury and illness rate — nearly eight times the average across all industries. Spectator sports, performing arts, and related industries had rates over five times the statewide average. State government nursing and residential care facilities were about four times higher.
>>Duluth City Council Ends Online Remote Comment After Hate Speech
(Duluth, MN) — The Duluth City Council will stop accepting public comments through an online platform after anti-Semitic speech was received during a meeting last month. The council’s president says virtual comments will no longer be accepted. During a recent meeting, three speakers used fake names to make comments that were condemned as hate speech by council members. The council still plans to accept comments by email, through regular mail, and by telephone.
>>Cooking Named Leading Cause of Fires in MN
(Undated) – As we inch closer to Thanksgiving, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Amanda Swenson has this reminder, “Cooking is the leading cause of fires in Minnesota so stay in the kitchen any time you’re cooking, if you’re baking make sure to set that timer, take the timer with you, so if you have a smartphone it’s very easy.” Swenson says in addition to cooking–heating and open flames are the top contributing factors to home fires in Minnesota.
>>Vikings New QB Dobbs Hot on the Field
(New Orleans, LA) – Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs made his first home start of the season and led the Purple to a 27-19 win over New Orleans yesterday. He had a hot first half and finished the game with a touchdown pass and a touchdown run, and accounted for 312 yards of total offense. And, now he says he can’t wait to play again next week. Dobbs says, “I’ll continue to find ways to continue to grow in my role and be better, man, because you know with the playmakers that we have, with the mindset that we have, with the guys stepping up and making plays, we definitely have a lot of potential moving forward.” The Vikes are 6-4 on the season and will visit Denver this coming Sunday.