A body was found in a wooded area in Solomon Park in south Minneapolis Sunday morning. Police Sgt. Catherine Michal says about 10:15 a.m., a man called to report the body, after his dog discovered it while out for a walk. Michal says the body was partially buried and it’s unclear how long it had been there. The body will be identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says a three-year-old is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after being accidently shot by a five-year old. Authorities responded to the call at a home in Deer Creek about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The child was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to the Twin Cities for treatment. The investigation is ongoing. Deer Creek is 45 miles northeast of Fergus Falls.
A woman was found mortally wounded Sunday in the Highland Park area of St. Paul. Police arrested a man at the scene who they say knew the victim. The woman, who died in the apartment where she was found, is the 21st homicide victim of the year in St. Paul.
A Zimmerman man suffered life threatening injuries after being hit by a limousine in Big Lake early Sunday morning. Authorities say a limo driven by 47-year-old Robert Nowak from Big Lake was going west on Highway 10 when he hit 29-year-old Daniel Martin from Zimmerman, who was walking across the road. Martin was air-lifted to North Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Two teens had to be extricated from a cave on St. Paul’s west side early Saturday. According to officials the two got stuck down a shaft about 100-feet below and could not get back up. A third teen who did not follow the other two down called for help. Luckily no one was injured. Over the past 15 years two people have died in the caves, which is why they are illegal to enter.
Political action money continues to be funneled away by Democratic senators around the country, following last week’s revelations about U-S Senator Al Franken. The latest include two senators from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, who are giving a total of 30-thousand dollars from the Midwest Values PAC run by Franken to charity. Franken’s staff has reportedly said the senator has no plans to resign.
As a change of pace, most of the lower half of the state could see 50-degrees this afternoon. Forecasters say a quick-moving warm front will bring temperatures near 60 over portions of southwestern Minnesota. By comparison, tomorrow’s highs may not get out of the 20’s.