>>Vice President Kamal Harris Coming to Minnesota
(Washington, D.C.) — Vice President Kamala Harris will be in St. Cloud Thursday. The focus of her visit is expected to be on the push for more electric vehicles. Several of President Biden’s cabinet members will be touring the country this week after his State of the Union address tomorrow (Tuesday) night. The specific location and time of Harris’ visit to St. Cloud on Thursday have not been announced. The last time a sitting United States Vice President visited St. Cloud was in March of 2009 when Joe Biden stopped at New Flyer.
>>AHS Rescues 56 Dogs and Cats From Filthy Morrison County Home
(Golden Valley, MN) — The Animal Humane Society is caring for 56 dogs, cats, and other pets rescued from an overcrowded, unsanitary environment in Morrison County. A-H-S officials say the constant exposure to filth left some with severe upper respiratory infections, skin conditions, and dehydration. The Animal Humane Society is seeking donations to help pay for vaccines, surgeries, behavioral care, and food. No word on when the pets will be available for adoption.
>>Willmar Man Will Not Stand Trial For 1974 Murder
(Willmar, MN) — Algene Vossen will not stand trial for the 1974 murder of Mae Herman of Willmar. The 81-year-old from Sioux Falls has been committed to a memory care facility for the rest of his life. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt says he had hoped Vossen would be convicted of Herman’s murder, “Certainly is disappointing. We want a resolution for the family. There are still grandchildren and other distant relatives that have lived under this shadow for decades. And we hope that this has given them some closure. I think things have been fairly well proven.” D-N-A evidence connected Vossen to the scene of Herman’s stabbing death in July 2020. His attorney says Vossen is no longer able to care for himself.
>>Anoka County Sheriff’s Office at Scene of Home Explosion in East Bethel
(East Bethel, MN) — Anoka County authorities are at the scene of a reported home explosion (Monday) in East Bethel. The sheriff’s office said on Twitter that crews responded to an active scene after receiving reports of an explosion. Deputies say there is no threat to the community. But there are reports suggesting occupants were inside the home. Officers are asking the public to stay away from the area.