Tragic news out of Colorado as a Twin Cities area teen has been identified after a fatal fall while climbing on Sunday. Authorities say 17-year-old Carter Christensen of Maple Grove was found dead Sunday after a 100 foot fall in Boulder’s Chautauqua Park. Christensen recently graduated high school and had hopes of becoming a Navy SEAL.
A full City Council vote is all that Medaria Arradondo needs to become the new police chief of Minneapolis. The Council’s public safety committee unanimously approved his nomination on Wednesday after a public hearing. Arradondo took over as acting chief when Janee Harteau was forced to resign following the Justine Damond shooting nearly a month ago.
The Alexandria Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15 year old girl. Jasmine Block is described as a white female with a tan complexion. She is 5-1, about 110 lbs, with brown curly hair. Jasmine was last seen around 10:30 Tuesday night at her home wearing black and red pajama pants with an unknown top. Anyone with information should contact police.
Protesters will gather outside the Mayo Clinic this afternoon(2:30) expressing their disapproval of plans to move some services from it’s hospital in Albert Lea to Austin. Starting in October select services like intensive care, labor and delivery, and inpatient surgery will move to the Clinic’s facility in Austin. The change is a result of staffing shortages and decline in hospitalizations.
Food shelves across the state are seeing more and more seniors coming through their doors. Colleen Moriarty is executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota and says over the last year, they’ve seen a 38 percent increase in seniors being served. Moriarty says food assistance is available for those in need through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as SNAP. For more information contact your county human services office.
Wednesday’s storms brought hail to western Minnesota. The National Weather Service reports three-quarters inch-size ice that fell in portions of Lac Qui Parle County. More severe weather is moving through north-central Minnesota this morning.
Polaris has issued a recall of nearly three-thousand Scrambler ATVs. The Medina-based company says there have been reports and two injuries due to a throttle release switch failing. People who own the 2014 through 2017 XP 1000 models are asked to take it to a Polaris dealership for a free repair.
Taking a dip along Lake Superior in Duluth is not advised today as forecasters predict dangerous swimming conditions. High waves and strong rip currents will remain at Park Point Beach into the evening.