>>Hunter Injured in Accidental Shooting in Becker County
(Detroit Lakes, MN) — A deer hunter from Minneapolis is hospitalized in Detroit Lakes after an accidental shooting in Becker County. Forty-year-old Jeremy Sailor called 9-1-1 Sunday to report he’d been shot in the hip by a hunting partner in Forest Township. Sheriff’s deputies say his friend was reportedly checking to make sure his gun was loaded when it went off and hit Sailor. The vehicle they were driving to the hospital broke down and an ambulance took them the rest. Sailor is expected to survive his injuries.
>>Missing Itasca County Man Found Safe
(Swan River, MN) — The missing person alert is canceled for 85-year-old Gerald Olson from Swan River in northern Minnesota. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office reports Olson has been located and is safe. Authorities were asking for the public’s help finding him due to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
>>Daylight Saving Time Benefits
(Minneapolis, MN) — Did you wake up feeling well-rested Sunday and enjoy a bright morning today (MON)? If so, thank this year’s end to Daylight Saving Time. University of Minnesota professor and sleep expert Michael Howell says you can feel like this every day despite sleep problems if you strategize.
“Get bright light in the morning, sunlight, if possible, if you’re waking up before the sun comes up, get yourself a lightbox. Additionally, watch the caffeine, watch the alcohol in the evening, give yourself an opportunity to dim the lights down in the evenings, and do your best to minimize screen time.”
Howell says DST gives us an important look into how our circadian rhythms heavily depend on DST, as our body clocks don’t always match up with real-time, and DST helps regulate that.
>>Open Enrollment Underway
(St. Paul, MN) — Open enrollment is underway on state-run MNsure (MINN-sure), and Minnesotans needing health insurance for 2024 can now compare options and sign up. C-E-O Libby Caulum says every Minnesota county has at least two insurance companies offering plans, but almost every county has three or four available. She says, “If you come to MNsure.org and use the shop-and-compare tool, you can get a free estimate.” Just enter where you live, who’s in your household, and your total household income. There’s also a statewide network of MNsure-approved brokers to answer questions and help people decide which health insurance plan is best for them. Minnesotans must enroll by December 15th to start coverage on January 1st. Coverage will begin next February 1st for those who enroll between December 16th and January 15th.
>>Minneapolis Crews Begin to Clear Former Kmart Building for Demo
(Minneapolis, MN) — Crews will begin to remove materials from inside a former Kmart building in south Minneapolis to make way for demolition, expected to begin the week of November 13th. The demo, meant to reopen Nicollet Avenue with public space and new developments, was set for spring 2024 but was moved up due to a fire on October 20th that took out most of the building. Road construction for Nicollet Avenue is expected to begin in 2025.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings traded for quarterback Joshua Dobbs last Tuesday but were not planning on using him in yesterday’s game at Atlanta. But, when starter Jaren Hall was injured on the opening drive, Dobbs came into the game and eventually engineered a game-winning drive in the waning seconds of a 31-28 win over the Falcons. He says he knew he had to be calm in the moment. Dobbs was 20-for-30 for 158 yards and two passing touchdowns, while also rushing for 66 yards and another score. The Vikings are now 5-and-4 on the season and will host the Saints on Sunday.