A juvenile male is in custody following a fatal shooting at a Pine City trailer park Friday afternoon. Pine County dispatchers received a report of a man on the ground bleeding. When officers arrived they found a man in his 20’s with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses identified a juvenile suspect who was taken into custody in neighboring Kanabec County. The name of the victim has not been released.
A Muslim civil rights group is calling for quick action by law enforcement to find the person who bombed a Bloomington mosque this weekend. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a ten-thousand dollar reward leading to an arrest and conviction. The Muslim American Society of Minnesota is offering a similar reward. The FBI is coordinating the investigation.
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Canadian Pacific Railroad train Sunday night just north of Detroit Lakes. It’s believed the male was walking on the tracks when he was struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his name.
On Saturday a U-S Border Patrol helicopter spotted the vehicle of a missing Duluth couple in a remote location west of Highway 2 in the Brookston area. Ronald and Mary Tarnowski, who had been missing since July 29th, were found dead at the scene. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office believes Ron Tarnowski left the car to go for help after getting their vehicle stuck in an overgrown swampy trail.
A driver going the wrong way near Northfield is responsible for killing a bride-to-be. The crash happened early Sunday on Highway 19 east of Lonsdale. A Des Moines woman died at a local hospital. She was engaged to be married next June. The wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.
State fair officials are having a hard time finding enough workers for the Great Minnesota Get Together. With the state’s unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, there are plenty of low paying jobs to choose from. Fair spokeswoman Danielle Dullinger says they have hired around 27-hundred people and need about 300 more. Vendors are expected to hire an additional 25-hundred workers.