Dozens of people have written letters in support of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. He’s to be sentenced this morning (9) after his April convictions on charges of manslaughter and murder. Noor’s defense team is pushing for no prison time. Noor was on duty when he shot 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond to death in July of 2017. Judge Katherine Quaintance will consider those letters of support — and victim impact statements — before issuing her sentence in Hennepin County Court.
Police in Hibbing are investigating after a person walking their dog found a man’s body in a wooded area Thursday afternoon. Police were called to the north side of Carey Lake. No other details are currently available.
Police in St. Cloud are investigating after two people were discovered dead in a car. Officers were called to an apartment building Wednesday for a possible medical situation. They found a man and a woman dead inside a vehicle parked in a garage. The bodies were taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. They have not been identified. Police do not believe the deaths are the result of foul play.
To help speed up lines, the Twins announced Thursday up-coming security changes at Target Field. Starting Tuesday fans won’t have to empty their pockets before entering the ballpark. Personal items like cellphones, keys, and wallets can remain in pockets. Target Field magnetometers have been updated to recognize such common items. And starting July 5th, only single-compartment bags (maximum 16x16x8 inches) will be allowed in the ballpark. Backpacks and multicompartment laptop bags won’t be permitted.
Today through Sunday is “Take a Kid Fishing” Weekend and Minnesota residents can fish without a license if they take someone 15 or younger out angling. The D-N-R’s Jeff Ledermann says he started his kids fishing when they were two. Ledermann says fishing connects people to wild places right outside their door.