Police in Orono are investigating after two people were found dead Monday night west of the Twin Cities. The bodies were discovered on the 2200 block of Bayview Place. More information is expected to be released later today.
A 25-year old woman is listed in stable condition after being shot several times in her Dakota County home. Reports say she was able to make it outside the Farmington residence with the help of her parents, who live with her. A 36-year old man stayed inside the house in a standoff with police until he eventually emerged unarmed. He was taken into custody. Charges are pending.
The State Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed two unoccupied buildings east of Mahnomen Monday afternoon. The structures, located on what’s known as the old ranch, 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200, were engulfed in flames when fire units arrived on scene shortly after 2 p.m. Sheriff Doug Krier says the buildings had not been used for more than 10 years.
A group of volunteers is on its way home to Duluth after dropping off donations and supplies in hurricane-ravaged Texas. The initiative called “Prayers for Texas” raised 43-thousand pounds of items including a thousand cases of water — plus 12-thousand dollars in cash.
No major damage has been reported after strong, sudden winds whipped through portions of central and southern Minnesota last night. The National Weather Service says trees were uprooted and power poles downed near Owatonna. 54-miles per hour winds were clocked last night in Faribault.
Preliminary numbers from the National Weather Service show August temperatures were the coolest in 13 years, averaging over three-degrees cooler than normal highs in the Twin Cities. Precipitation levels made it the 10th wettest August in history.
The Minnesota State Fair is over and organizers think this year’s gathering in Falcon Heights might have set a new attendance record. Up until Monday’s final day, three days had set new marks including Sunday’s total of nearly 243-thousand people.