St. Paul police have arrested a 59-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing his younger brother. Police said they received a report about 7 a.m. Saturday that a man had been stabbed. When they arrived, they found the victim and suspect inside the home, where they both live.
Two teenagers have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the killing of three men at a south Minneapolis market in January. Mahdi Hassan Ali and Ahmed Shire Ali, both of Minneapolis, had already been charged in the shootings by complaint. Both are 17 and are being tried as adults. They are not related.
A northern Minnesota television anchor has quit her job to work full-time in Haiti as a nurse. Julie Pearce, 29, has been with KBJR-TV in Duluth since 2006, most recently as a weekend anchor. She is also a nurse. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica’s post-baccalaureate nursing program in August and has passed the Minnesota boards.
A federal judge cited repeated government missteps in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a case that inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed the case against the guards accused of the shooting in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle in a crowd of people watching a volleyball tournament today in northwest Pakistan, killing 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two months. he attack in Lakki Marwat city appeared to be retaliation against residents who formed militias to drive militants out of the area and a meeting of anti-Taliban leaders being held nearby may have been the actual target, police said.
Authorities in Stearns County, Minn., said a 14-year-old boy has been shot in the leg while hunting deer with a group near Spring Hill. The sheriff’s office says the Melrose, Minn., boy was shot about noon Saturday about while hunting with his father and 12 other men.
Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are discussing the possibility of a railroad quiet zone. “Quiet zones” involve safety upgrades at street crossings so trains don’t have to blow their horns as they pass. Other cities such as Fargo and Jamestown have or are developing quiet zones.
An engineering firm being sued by the state of Minnesota said it’s not responsible for the fatal collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge two years ago. The Star Tribune reports that URS Corp. filed its response Thursday to the lawsuit. The San Francisco-based firm notes that as recently as last year, state officials were praising the firm’s work on the old bridge and that the state has hired URS for subsequent projects.
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