>>Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave for Minnesota
(Chanhassen, MN) — Temperatures are expected to really heat up in Minnesota over the Labor Day weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Hasenstein says it will likely be the warmest on Sunday and Monday. He says temps in the mid to upper 90s are forecast statewide Sunday with the only exception being right next to Lake Superior. Highs could reach the triple digits in parts of southern and southwestern Minnesota. Hasenstein says the humidity and dew points will be lower than the previous heat wave.
>>Roseville Teen Certified as Adult for Attack That Killed Grandmother
(Roseville, MN) — A Roseville teen will stand trial as an adult for an alleged baseball bat attack that injured four family members and left his grandmother dead. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Hill was 17 at the time of the incident last October and was certified as an adult in Ramsey County court Thursday. The criminal complaint says Hill’s sister and mother suffered serious head and facial wounds and his 88-year-old grandmother was found dead of stab wounds to her neck. Two other relatives suffered minor injuries. Hill is facing second-degree murder and assault charges.
>>Belle Plaine Firefighter Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Plymouth
(Plymouth, MN) — A construction worker and firefighter from Belle Plaine is the pedestrian struck and killed by a dump truck Wednesday evening in Plymouth. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says 54-year-old Michael Gau died of multiple blunt force injuries at the scene. Police said Gau was hit by the truck in a construction zone on Rockford Road near Highway 169. Gau was a lieutenant with the Belle Plaine Fire Department and the city honored him with a procession from Minnetonka to the funeral home in Belle Plaine.
>>Wilmar Police Officers Credited With Saving Man at State Fair
(Wilmar, MN) — Two police officers from Wilmar are being praised for helping save the life of a man who collapsed at the Minnesota State Fair. Sergeant Samuel Schaefbauer and Officer Timothy Wallace were working with the State Fair Police Department last Saturday when they were told a man had suffered a medical emergency. They did C-P-R on the 71-year-old man until other officers arrived with a defibrillator that helped restart the man’s heart. He was taken to the hospital and is still receiving medical care. Both officers received the Minnesota State Fair All-Star Award for their actions.
>>Teen Suffers Serious Injuries in Ottertail County ATV Crash
(Underwood, MN) — A 16-year-old boy is hospitalized with possible life-threatening injuries after a A-T-V crash near underwood in west central Minnesota. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the U-T-V rolled over Thursday afternoon and the teen was trapped under the machine. Witnesses freed the victim before first responders arrived and he was later airlifted to the hospital.
>>Governor Walz Reports Missing Cat
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is asking for help locating his family’s missing pet. In a social media post Thursday Walz said his family was searching for their orange tabby named Afton. The governor asked his neighbors in Saint Paul to keep an eye out for the cat, saying there are two kids who would be grateful for his return. The seven-year-old cat was also reported missing in 2018, but was found in a neighbor’s garage about a week later. The governor’s family adopted Afton from the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society in Mankato.
>>U of M Campus Exploration Day as Students Continue to Pile In
(Minneapolis, MN) — Students continue to move into apartments and dorms scattered across the University of Minnesota Campus today (FRI) and see everything the school has to offer. Friday is Campus Exploration Day, where Vice Provost Robert McMaster and staff leaders will educate students on financial success in college, personal budgets, and safety measures against identity theft and taking out student loans. Classes begin Tuesday, September 5th at the U of M.
>>Northern MN Native American Tribe Legalizes Use of Recreational Cannabis
(Cass Lake, MN) — A northern Minnesota Native American tribe is legalizing the use of recreational cannabis on tribal land. A representative of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe confirmed Thursday that an ordinance legalizing recreational use has been approved after several weeks of public comment. The ordinance will permit adults 21-years-old and older to possess and consume cannabis on tribal property. The tribe hasn’t announced when the new rules will take effect.
>>Golden Gophers Walk Off Nebraska on Last Second Field Goal
(Minneapolis, MN) — The University of Minnesota football team is celebrating a 13-10 comeback win over Nebraska at Huntington Bank Stadium Thursday night. Dragan Kesich kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give the Golden Gophers the season-opening victory. Daniel Jackson caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with two-and-a-half minutes remaining that tied the game at 10. Tyler Nubin’s (NOO’-bins) second interception of the night gave Minnesota the final possession.
>>Vikings and TE Hockenson Agree to $68.5 Million Contract
(Eagan, MN) — The Minnesota Vikings are making T-J Hockenson the highest paid tight end in the N-F-L. Hockenson is reportedly signing a four-year, 68-and-a-half-million-dollar contract extension with the Purple. That’s annual salary of just over 17 million. Hockenson came to Minnesota in a trade with the Detroit Lions last season and had 60 catches for 519 yards and three touchdowns over ten games.