The driver who fatally hit a Wayzata Police Officer on Highway 12 Friday will make her first court appearance today. Officials say 54-year-old Beth Freeman of Mound struck and killed 47-year-old William Mathews as he was removing debris from the roadway. According to the complaint, Freeman, who was driving without a license, was under the influence of drugs and admitted to talking on her phone and receiving text messages before striking Mathews.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s plan to phase-out a program that protects from deportation young immigrants brought to the U-S as children. Swanson says the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program is unconstitutional and violates federal law. Backers of the president’s action say his predecessor violated the Constitution because only Congress has the authority to change immigration laws.
The girl who died after falling from Palisade Head on the North Shore has been identified as Bailey Belisle of Somerset, Wisconsin. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the 14-year old was hiking with friends when she fell at the landmark which stands 300 feet over Lake Superior at Tettegouche State Park.
Jury selection is scheduled next week for a Wahpeton, North Dakota man accused of attempted murder in a shooting in Breckenridge. Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Allard is accused of shooting Isaac Herrera in the stomach during an argument last December at a home. Allard was arrested the next day at a mobile home in Wahpeton. He’s facing five felony counts. Jury selection is to start September. 19th in Wilkin County District Court.
Two men have been arrested in northern Minnesota after a Grand Rapids police officer’s home and squad car were fired on. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office says the two were tracked down by a K-9 unit late Sunday. The off-duty officer heard several gunshots while at home with his family. No one was hurt. Charges are expected against the 18- and 20-year old today.
Governor Mark Dayton heads north to Ely today to tour public works projects looking for bonding money. The walk-throughs will be followed by a Water Quality Town Hall meeting scheduled at 6:30 in the Grand Ely Lodge.