>>Hennepin County Attorney Dismisses Charges Against Trooper Londregan

(Minneapolis, MN) — Hennepin County prosecutors are dismissing charges against State Trooper Ryan Londregan in the fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II. Londregran was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree manslaughter for shooting 33-year-old Cobb during a traffic stop last July on Interstate 94 in north Minneapolis. County Attorney Mary Moriarity said in a news release, “defense lawyers presented several new pieces of evidence that would make it impossible for the State to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Londregan’s actions were not an authorized use of force by a peace officer.” She plans to discuss her decision drop charges at a morning news conference (Mon 8:30am). : There had been calls for Governor Tim Walz to reassign the case from Hennepin County to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.


>>Authorities ID Man Who Shot MPD Officer Mitchell, Officers Who Returned Fire

(Minneapolis, MN) — Authorities are naming the man who fatally shot Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell and the two officers who exchanged gunfire with him. The B-C-A says Officer Nick Kapinos fired his handgun and Officer Luke Kittock fired his rifle at 35-year-old Mustafa Mohamed on Thursday. Investigators say Officers Kapinos and Kittock arrived and saw Mohamed continuing to shoot Mitchell on the ground, and that’s when they returned fire. They attempted life-saving care, but Mohamed died at the scene. Kittock was injured in the shooting and has been released from the hospital. A bystander shot by Mohamed remains in critical but stable condition and a Minneapolis firefighter was treated and released.


>>Minneapolis Honors Slain Officer Jamal Mitchell with Vigil on Sunday

(Minneapolis, MN) — It was a somber Sunday as Minneapolis police and community leaders honored 36-year-old Officer Jamal Mitchell with a vigil. About a hundred people gathered on the corner of Blaisdell Avenue and 22nd Street in south Minneapolis to remember Mitchell. Assistant Police Chief Katie Blackwell said Mitchell embodied a sense of community and “that’s the kind of cop we want in Minneapolis.” Police officers lined the route as a hearse took Mitchell’s body from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office to local funeral home. Mayor Jacob Frey says Mitchell needs to be honored and remembered forever.


>>BCA Investigates Shooting of Armed Suspect by South St. Paul Police

(South St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (B-C-A) is investigating the shooting of a suspect by police in South St. Paul. Investigators say officers were called to a disturbance Friday night when a man in a parking garage brandished and a pointed a gun at them. Police say that led officers to intentionally discharged their firearm as they attempted to take the suspect into custody. A weapon was recovered at the scene and the 54-year-old man was booked in the Dakota County jail pending assault charges. No injuries were reported.


>>Minnesota Woman Dies After Falling off Paddle Board in Wisconsin Lake

(Siren, WI) — A Minnesota woman is the victim of an apparent drowning on Crooked Lake in northwestern Wisconsin. The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Jessica Lindberg from Prior Lake fell off her paddle board Thursday afternoon. Deputies say a Good Samaritan on a kayak and a rescue swimmer from the Siren Fire Department were able to bring Lindberg to shore. First responders provided care at the scene, but Lindberg died at North Air Care at the Burnett County Airport.


>>Senator Smith Co-sponsors Bill to Tackle Loneliness in Older Adults

(Washington, DC) — U-S Senator Tina Smith co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to combat loneliness among older adults. The SENIOR Act would add loneliness as a disease eligible for programming under the Older Americans Act. Smith says the U-S Surgeon General has looked at this issue and has found that loneliness and a lack of social connection is a bigger predictor of chronic disease than anything else. Smith says that in 2023, one in three adults aged 50-80 reported feeling isolated from others, including nearly 40 percent reporting they only have contact with people outside their home once per week.


>>Minnesota PWHL Team Nickname Expected in August

(St. Paul, MN) — We should know the name of Minnesota’s Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) championship team later this summer. General manager Natalie Darwitz says it is not a decision that will be made in St. Paul. She says that’s coming from the league level and the word on the street is sometime in August the names and logos will be revealed. None of the teams had nicknames during the league’s inaugural season. Minnesota beat Boston three games-to-two in the P-W-H-L Finals to win the first-ever Walter Cup trophy.



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