>>Anoka County Authorities ID 3 Fatal Shooting Victims in Ramsey

(Ramsey, MN) — Anoka County authorities are identifying the three family members who died in a reported shooting Monday in Ramsey. Sheriff’s deputies found 33-year-old Jessica Frank of Monticello and nine-year-old Solara Frank dead inside a vehicle in Rum River Central Park. Four-year-old Laiken Frank was taken to a hospital and died of a gunshot wound to the head. No other information has been released. Investigators are still looking into the incident.

>>Statewide Tornado Drill Thursday for Severe Weather Awareness Week

(Chanhassen, MN) — Minnesota is holding a statewide tornado drill today (Thursday) as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service will issue simulated tornado warnings at 1:45 this afternoon and 6:45 tonight. Most Minnesota counties will activate the warning sirens and other notification systems. Officials say this is a good time to work on tornado drills and safety plans.

>>Federal Jury Finds Wisconsin Woman Guilty of Trafficking Methamphetamine

(Duluth, MN) — A federal jury has found a Wisconsin woman has been found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Trial evidence says a Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputy executed a traffic stop on 35-year-old Shue Moua after witnessing erratic behavior behind the wheel early on March 2nd, 2023. Moua presented an expired Wisconsin driver’s license, admitting to no valid license or insurance coverage, and displayed signs of impairment, confirmed by failed sobriety field tests. A search of Moua’s person turned up $634 in cash, and nearly two pounds of meth and unused plastic baggies were found in her vehicle. Moua’s sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

>>Best Buy Lays Off Workers While Adding AI

(Richfield, MN) — Best Buy has laid off several employees. Former and current workers told the Star Tribune that those who were terminated were Geek Squad field agents, home-theater repair technicians, and phone support specialists. The layoffs at the Richfield-based electronics retailer come as it is undergoing a restructuring. The move includes new uses for AI in the company, like customer support. Best Buy officials refused to provide a specific number of job cuts to its workforce.

>>Twins Series Opener in Detroit Postponed by Storms

(Detroit, MI) — The Twins and Tigers series opener today (Thurs 12pm) in Detroit is postponed due to rain and storms in the forecast. The game will be made up Saturday as part of a doubleheader at Comerica Park. The originally scheduled game will be played at 1 pm Saturday, and the rescheduled game will start 40 minutes after the first game ends.

>>The Frozen Four Starts Today At The X

(St. Paul, MN) — The Frozen Four begins today at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The first semifinal game will be between Denver and number two seed Boston University at 4 p.m. The second game will be between Michigan and top-seeded Boston College at 7:30 p.m. The title game will be played on Saturday night.