>>Community Vigil Honors Fallen Burnsville First Responders

(Burnsville, MN) — Another huge turnout Tuesday night for a community vigil in Burnsville honoring the two police officers and fire paramedic killed while responding to a domestic call. U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar said, “That’s what they did every day, and that’s what they did this day. They didn’t delay. They didn’t turn away. They went right into danger to save those seven children. That’s what they did. And they gave their lives doing it; they answered the call.” Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz(COWTZ) says, “Let our gift to them be the unification of our community coming together, to be together, to mourn together, and to care for one another.”


>>BCA Investigating Where Burnsville Shooting Suspect Got Guns

(Burnsville, MN) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it is investigating where 38-year-old Shannon Gooden got the guns he used to kill two Burnsville police officers and a paramedic. Gooden was banned from possessing firearms following his 2008 conviction for felony assault. His charge was lowered to a misdemeanor after he finished probation, but the judge specified he still could not possess guns. Gooden appealed to have his gun rights restored in 2020, but the appeal was denied.


>>Minnesota Senate Committee Considers School Resource Officer Bill

(St. Paul, MN) — A second committee hearing in the Minnesota Senate this afternoon (Wed 12:30pm) on a bill that aims to clarify when school resource officers are allowed to use restraining holds on violent students. Just over three days after the fatal shootings of two officers and a paramedic, legislators and the group Protect Minnesota lay out their goals (11am) for gun violence prevention legislation this session. Lawmakers in Reproductive Freedom Caucus talk about their agenda (230pm) for 2024. There’s a House hearing on a bill that would allow 17-year-olds to serve alcoholic beverages in establishments with on-sale licenses. And a House panel debates a bill that would allow school boards to go to a four-day school week without approval of the state Department of Education.


>>Minnesota House Bill Would Fine Unruly Sports Fans $1000

(St. Paul, MN) — A possible one-thousand-dollar fine for unruly fans at sporting events is the penalty in a bill that Minnesota House lawmakers are working on. Rosemount Representative John Huot (HEW-ott) says, “It’s not that fan that maybe questions the judgment of an official or yells out ‘bad call’ or talks about my eyesight.” But he says fans should be fined if they yell profanities or racist comments from the stands, or even come down on the floor and strike a player, coach or official. And Huot has another bill that would make it a gross misdemeanor for an assault on a game official that does not cause serious harm.


>>Republican Presidential Candidate Haley Coming to Minnesota

(Bloomington, MN) — Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley is making her first visit to Minnesota next week. The Haley campaign says the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador has an event Monday at 6:30 pm at the Double Tree hotel in Bloomington. No other details have been released. State Representative Kristin Robbins of Maple Grove is the chair of Haley’s Minnesota campaign. The state’s presidential primary is on Super Tuesday, March 5th. Haley trails Ex-President Donald Trump by double digits in the polls.


>>Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Duluth Dies in Hospital

(Duluth, MN) — Police in Duluth are investigating a crash Tuesday afternoon that left a pedestrian dead. Officers say a man was walking on West Skyline Parkway when he was struck by a vehicle. The victim was taken to the hospital and later died of his injuries. Investigators say the driver did not show any signs of impairment. No further information is being released.


>>Remains of Missing Pine County Man Located in Nemadji State Forest

(Askov, MN) — A sad ending to the search for a missing man with dementia from Pine County. Sheriff’s deputies say search and rescue teams located the remains of 86-year-old Gerald Knapp of Askov Tuesday morning in the Nemadji State Forest. They say they were able to find Knapp’s body while following up on drone search images. He was last seen driving in Askov on January 28th and the Minnesota B-C-A had issued an endangered missing person alert.


>>Mankato Teen Charged with Murder in Shooting

(Mankato, MN) — A Mankato teen is facing a murder charge after a shooting last Thursday. Seventeen-year-old Emmanuel Isaac was charged with second-degree murder with intent Tuesday in Blue Earth County Court. Investigators say Isaac allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Marcus Cargill, Junior, after a heated argument. Two other suspects will also face charges for aiding an offender trying to escape arrest.


>>Woman Gets Probation for Fatal Drunken Driving Crash in Dakota County

(Hastings, MN) — The sentence is five years’ probation for a North St. Paul woman who pleaded guilty to causing a fatal crash in June of 2023. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office requested a 48-month prison sentence for 53-year-old Bobbi Jo Braun for the death of 60-year-old Paul Craven in South St. Paul. Surveillance video shows a vehicle driven by Braun cross the centerline and hit a truck Craven was in head-on. Craven suffered life-threatening injuries and later died in the hospital. Officers say a preliminary breath test indicated Braun’s blood-alcohol concentration was point-201. County Attorney Kathy Keena says she is disappointed with the court’s downward departure from Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines.


>>3 People on Red Lake Reservation Convicted of Felony Child Neglect

(Minneapolis, MN) — Three people living on the Red Lake Indian Reservation face federal prison time after being convicted of felony child neglect by a jury. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Robin John Roy, 29-year-old Nicole Roy and 36-year-old Harrison Dudley, Senior willfully deprived minor victims of necessary food, clothing, shelter, health care or supervision between February of 2022 and January 2023. They say the neglect resulted in substantial harm to the victims’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Roy, Roy and Dudley were found guilty following a six-day trial. Their sentencing hearings haven’t been scheduled.


>>State Fair Hosting Online Memorabilia Auction

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota State Fair is hosting an auction of various memorabilia, including items related to circus or carnival themes, auto racing, railroad, Ye Old Mill Boats, and more. Interested bidders can participate online and have about a week to place bids. The auction ends on February 28th at 1 pm.



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