Hundreds of community members and well wishers gathered at a Bloomington mosque Tuesday night to show support after Saturday’s bombing. Executive Director of Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, Mohamed Omar says the support from the community has been overwhelming and shows that “love always overcomes hate.” The FBI is investigating the incident.
Police have released the name of the latest drowning victim in Fargo. He was 32-year-old Hari Kumar Pradhan, of Fargo. His body was recovered Monday evening. Friends reported that Pradhan jumped into the Red River while fishing. In June, two other men drowned in the river while swimming, including a Minnesota State-Univeristy swimming instructor. Police and the fire department have warned that swimming in the river can be dangerous, with a swift current and debris.
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an assault at the Sawmill Saloon in Mt. Iron early Tuesday morning. When officers arrived, they found a 46-year-old woman with a stab wound to her stomach. The victim was taken to a Duluth hospital with non-life threatening injuries — that did however require surgery. The suspect in the stabbing fled the scene before officers arrived. The 28-year old Hibbing woman later turned herself in and is facing assault charges.
After a deadly crash in Northfield on Sunday, a Shakopee man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges. The State Patrol says 29-year old Brandon Dellwo was driving the wrong way on Highway-19 when his SUV struck a car driven by Kacy Merseal of Des Moines. Merseal later died from her injuries. Dellwo had a blood alcohol content of .26 — over three times the legal limit.
There are now four Minnesotans sick after a salmonella outbreak traced to papayas shipped from Mexico. More than 100 people have been sickened in 19 states as the CDC has identified a farm in Mexico where the contaminated papaya came from. The outbreak is blamed for one death in New York.
Thousands of fans poured in to Mankato on Tuesday for the final Minnesota Viking’s Training Camp on the Minnesota State University-Mankato campus, marking the end of a 52-year run. Next year, the team will train at a new facility in Eagan.
14-year-old Eva Igo of Inver Grove Heights missed winning a one-million dollar prize and being named the winner of Tuesday night’s “World of Dance” competition on NBC by less than a point. The Minnesota teen on social media said “This journey has been worth far more than any amount of money, every moment was completely surreal.” She went on to say “This most definitely is not the end.” Taking the top spot was the French dancing duo Les Twins.