Authorities said the Minnesota state trooper was hit on the head with her own Taser as she tried to handcuff Elijah Knowles, 26, and then Knowles put the stun gun to the trooper's head and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. Knowles later fled from deputies at speeds exceeding 100 mph before he was arrested after trying to ram two squad cars and crashing his car.
An Akeley, Minn., man is in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn., after a rollover accident Thursday night, according to a report received early this morning from the Minnesota State Patrol District 2800 out of Brainerd.
A 53-year-old Park Rapids, Minn., man was arrested Wednesday evening on suspicion of robbing the First National Bank of Walker’s Akeley branch. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Thursday. He had not been charged in the case as of Thursday afternoon.
The state teachers union said one more school district settled a contract ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline. That leaves an estimated 28 districts that missed the deadline. A statement sent Saturday by the Education Minnesota union said teachers in Bemidji approved a contract Friday evening.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, January 17, 2010
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