>>Families of First Responders Killed in Burnsville Receiving Death Benefits

(St. Louis Park, MN) — The Frontline Foundation is providing resources to the families of the two Burnsville police officers and firefighter killed in the line of duty. Board member Jim Schultz says they are in the process of making contributions to those families of 20 thousand dollars each for a total of 60 thousand dollars. Schultz says the funding can be used to cover funeral costs and other expenses until they receive insurance benefits. The Frontline Foundation has awarded more than a half million dollars in death benefits since 2018.


>>Authorities ID Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Burnsville Police & Firefighter

(Burnsville, MN) — The man accused of fatally shooting three first responders in Burnsville is identified as 38-year-old Shannon Gooden. The Hennepin County medical examiner says Gooden also died in the incident Sunday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The M-E’s report says Officer Matthew Ruge (ROO’-ghee) of Northfield died of a gunshot wound to the chest, Officer Paul Elmstrand from Chaska of died of multiple wounds, and 40-year-old firefighter Adam Finseth of Savage was shot in the arm and torso. There was a procession for Finseth Monday afternoon from Minnetonka to a funeral home in Jordan.


>>Minnesota House Hearing on School Resource Officers Postponed

(St. Paul, MN) — Today’s (Tues) state House hearing on the school resource officer issue is postponed, as was Monday’s hearing in the Senate while Minnesotans work through the aftermath of two officers and a paramedic fatally shot during a standoff in Burnsville. Maple Grove Senator Warren Limmer says the “pause” is warranted. He says, “law enforcement… has their minds on other things right now, and I think it’s appropriate. Let’s take a pause, let’s take a step back… and I think all of us just need to take a deep breath.” Before last weekend’s shootings, a school resource officer bill appeared to be moving forward in the Minnesota Senate but was stalled in the House.


>>Medical Examiner Releases Name of Victim Killed in Mankato Shooting

(Mankato, MN) — Authorities are identifying a man killed in a shooting last Thursday in Mankato. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office says the victim is 19-year-old Marcus Cargill, Junior. Police reported the arrests of three people of interest in Breckenridge in west central Minnesota and said a 17-year-old boy is believed to be the shooter. Investigators say they recovered a gun used in the shooting during a search. Officials are recommending aiding an offender and drug charges against a 22-year-old suspect.


>>Deadly Shooting in Brooklyn Park

(Brooklyn Park, MN) — Brooklyn Park police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting that left a man dead at an apartment complex. Police were called to the Brooks Landing Apartments on a report of an active shooter and found a man shot to death when they arrived. The Brooklyn Park SWAT team was also called to the scene. Officers say the suspect ran off but was eventually taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.


>>2 People Injured in Fridley Fireworks Explosion

(Fridley, MN) — Anoka County authorities say two people are recovering from injuries suffered in an explosion in Fridley. Police say an illegal exploding firework was set off inside a home Saturday evening and two victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was called in to confirm there was no continuing danger to the public. Investigators say they’re still looking into the incident.


>>Search for Missing Pine County Man Continuing

(Askov, MN) — The search for a missing Pine County man continues as his family remains desperate to find him. Eighty-six-year-old Gerald Knapp suffers from dementia and was last seen driving south on County Road 142 near Askov. An endangered missing person alert was issued on January 28th, and his vehicle was later found on the Gandy Dancer Trail. Despite several searches in the area, there has been no sign of Knapp. Deputies are asking people living near Nemadji State Forest to check the area for any indication that Knapp may have been there.


>>Roller Rinks Report Increase in Attendance After Usher’s Half-Time Show

(Minneapolis, MN) — Some Minnesota roller skating rinks are reporting an increase in adult roller skating since Usher’s Super Bowl half time show. Roller skating is already big with adults in the Twin Cities, and Usher’s performance has resulted in a further spike in popularity. The roller skate company Riedell in Red Wing made Usher’s skates.


>>Minnesota Wild Score 7 Goals in 3rd Period of Win Over Vancouver

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild scored seven third-period goals to rally past the Vancouver Canucks 10-7 Monday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center. Joel Eriksson Ek and Kirill Kaprizov (kuh-PREES’-off) both had hat tricks for Minnesota. The ten goals scored in the game is a franchise record. The Wild trailed 5-3 going into the third before scoring five times in just over five minutes. Minnesota is back on the ice tonight (Tues 7pm) in Winnipeg.





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