>>All Sides Await Rulings in Minnesota Election Cases
(St. Paul, MN) — Stakeholders are waiting for judges’ rulings in two high-profile election cases in Minnesota after last week’s developments. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Mille Lacs County District Judge Matthew Quinn overstepped his authority when he told convicted felons at sentencing that they couldn’t vote until they finished probation, Quinn at the same time declaring Minnesota’s new felon voting law unconstitutional which the higher court overruled. But there’s a separate case challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s new felon voting law which an Anoka County judge has under advisement — and Election Day is tomorrow in a number of Minnesota municipalities and school districts. And the Minnesota Supreme Court is considering a request to keep former President Donald Trump off the Minnesota ballot in 2024.
>>Dozens of School Elections Tuesday in Minnesota
(St. Peter, MN) — There are no statewide, congressional, or legislative races on Election Day Tuesday but there are dozens of local school elections. Greg Abbott with the Minnesota School Boards Association says we’re going to have a total of 60 school districts asking for either a bond, a capital project levy, or an operating levy. Abbott says 2023 is considered an “odd” year for school board races and there are only about 31 districts that have their general elections and there are another 27 special elections for a board seat. He says there are usually 300 districts with school board races in an even year.
>>Public Celebration of Life in Hibbing for Hockey Player Johnson
(Hibbing, MN) — The public is invited to a celebration of life this afternoon (Mon 1:30 to 5pm) at Hibbing Memorial Arena for hockey player Adam Johnson, who died after taking a skate blade to the neck during a game on October 28th with the Nottingham Panthers in England. Fans turned out Saturday at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena to remember Johnson. The Elite Ice Hockey League in England is not making neck guards mandatory but strongly encouraging players and officials to wear them. The N-H-L and its Players’ Association are in discussions about additional safety measures. Johnson played for Minnesota Duluth and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
>>BCA Issues Alert for Missing Swan River Man, Jacobson Man Found Dead
(Itasca County, MN) — An endangered missing person alert is issued for a man from Itasca County who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Sheriff’s deputies say 85-year-old Gerald Olson was last seen leaving his home in Swan River Saturday evening in his 2018 blue Ford Escape with Minnesota license plate G-S-O-8-3-2. He could be traveling to Grand Rapids. Olson is often seen wearing a red flannel shirt and a Marine Corp baseball cap. The Minnesota B-C-A canceled a missing person alert for 40-year-old John Derrick of Jacobson. Itasca County authorities say Derrick has been found dead.
>>2nd Teen Dies After Halloween Shooting in Brooklyn Park
(Brooklyn Park, MN) — Authorities are identifying the second teen who died of gunshot wounds from a shooting on Halloween night in Brooklyn Park. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says 16-year-old Chardid Farah of Minneapolis died Friday night in the hospital. Officers say 16-year-old Diriye Abdi Muhumed died at the scene Tuesday evening. The victims were found in the street and two suspects reportedly ran away. Police have not reported any arrests in the case.
>>Carbon Monoxide Leak in Rochester Hotel Sends 4 to Hospital
(Rochester, MN) — Fire officials are still investigating a carbon monoxide leak in a Rochester hotel that sent four people to the hospital. Crews say the LaQuinta Inn and Suites was partially evacuated Saturday and high levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the pool area. A Mayo Clinic nurse said she gave C-P-R to a four-year-old girl who was unconscious at the scene. Authorities haven’t released the current conditions of the four victims.
>>Mother and Son Injured in St. Louis County Cabin Fire
(Balkan Township, MN) — Two people are hospitalized after a cabin fire Sunday morning in Balkan Township in St. Louis County. Deputies say a 20-pound propane tank attached to a heater inside the cabin exploded and a 37-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son suffered burns over large portions of their bodies. They were able to walk to a nearby neighbor and wait for help. Both the mother and son were transported to the Hibbing Hospital. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
>>Hunter Airlifted After Fall from Deer Stand
(Carlos, MN) — Douglas County authorities say a hunter was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital after falling from his deer stand Saturday afternoon in Carlos Township north of Alexandria. Sixty-five-year-old Douglas Karsky of Alexandria fell about 10 feet and was on the ground for about an hour prior to the emergency call. Karsky was experiencing back pain and was treated in the woods by Carlos First Responders and North Ambulance medics before being airlifted to the hospital.
>> BP Salvation Army Chapel Reopens After Tore Apart
(Brooklyn Park, MN) — A Salvation Army chapel in Brooklyn Park is open to the public nearly one year after the building was vandalized and partially burnt. In December 2022, 34-year-old Jack Heinrich of New Hope pleaded guilty to vandalizing the building in November 2021. Work to rebuild the church cost close to $400,000.
>>Backup QB Dobbs Leads Vikings Past Falcons in Atlanta
(Atlanta, GA) — The Minnesota Vikings are on a four-game win streak after a 31-28 victory over the Falcons Sunday in Atlanta. Third-string quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Powell with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Dobbs also tossed a T-D to Alexander Mattison and ran for a score. Rookie Q-B Jaren Hall left the game in the first quarter with a concussion and Dobbs took over. He came to the Vikings Tuesday in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals following the season-ending Achilles injury to Kirk Cousins.