Officer shoots suspect: A Minneapolis police officer shot a 21-year-old man during a struggle over the officer's firearm.
Police said Ira Latrell Toles was struck in the torso and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after he struggled with officers while being placed under arrest. His condition was not immediately available.
Police responded to a domestic assault call about 2 a.m. Saturday. For a period of time, there was an open 911 line into the residence and the 911 operator could hear a woman yelling for someone to stop hitting her, police said.
Officers were refused entry when they arrived at the residence but could hear the assault continuing, so they forced their way in. Police said Toles tried to run from officers, and when they tried to subdue him he tried to take an officer's gun. They say the officer shot him to prevent that from happening.
The two officers on the scene are on paid administrative leave, which is standard in shootings. Police have not released their names.
Canoer drowns in lake: Dakota County authorities are investigating the drowning of a 59-year-old man in Lakeville, Minn.
The Dakota County Sheriff's office says they received a call about a man floating in Lake Marion on Saturday afternoon. They found him in a bay just west of Interstate 35W and pulled his body from the water.
Authorities said preliminary indications are the man was in a canoe by himself on the lake. The canoe was found upright and did not appear to capsize during the incident. The man was not wearing a life jacket.
The man's name is being withheld until relatives are notified.
Mpls. murders drop: The homicide rate in Minneapolis has seen a significant drop this year compared with last, and police think it may be because of a new focus on preventing juvenile crime.
So far in 2008, there have been 13 homicides in Minneapolis. That's compared with 22 at this time in 2007. As of this weekend, the city hasn't seen a single murder in the past month.
Lieutenant Bryan Schafer leads the Minneapolis Police Department's juvenile unit, which was resurrected two years ago. Now, it has an infusion of an extra $2 million and a doubling of investigators, soon to be 16 total.
All of the investigators work with youth before they become serious offenders. Schafer tells KSTP-TV that he firmly believes that's had a direct impact on reducing crime.
Suicide by car crash: A medical examiner has ruled that a high school senior was trying to commit suicide when he crashed an SUV into an oncoming semitruck on a Chisago County highway, killing both himself and the truck driver.
Lindsay Thomas, the Dakota County medical examiner who handles cases from Chisago County, ruled the death of James Selden, 18, Shafer, Minn., a suicide, and the death of truck driver Joseph Puckett, 49, Phoenix, a homicide.
The accident happened on the evening of May 9. Selden was heading west on Highway 8 in Chisago County when he crossed the center line and hit Puckett's semitrailer. Selden died from blunt-force injuries; Puckett from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Thomas said cases of suicide by car crash are unusual, and that when they do happen, the driver usually crashes into a tree or highway abutment.
Ironworld Dylan exhibit: Saturday was Bob Dylan's 67th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than a new exhibit that explores his local connections.
"Tangled up in Ore" opened Thursday at Ironworld in Chisholm, Minn. The exhibit uses Dylan's own words to explain his relationship -- or lack of one -- to his hometown of Hibbing, Minn.
It also includes some Dylan-oriented memorabilia, including a high-chair used by baby Bobby Zimmerman to a bedroom window from his family's Hibbing home.
There's also a replica of the Hibbing High School stage where the normally mild-mannered Zimmerman delivered a wild, Jerry Lee Lewis-inspired performance at a school talent show in 1957. That performance has become a local legend, with some recalling that the crowd went wild, others say they booed loudly, and some say the high school principal tried to drop the curtain before the performance ended.
Dirt biker, deer collide: An Ely, Minn., man was killed after the dirt bike he was riding collided with a deer.
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department said Zachary Scott Matschiner, 19, lost control of the bike this past week when he collided with the deer. He was transported from the scene to the Ely Bloomenson Hospital and later airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
His cause of death was head trauma injuries. Authorities said he was wearing a helmet and other protective gear at the time of the crash.
Lange bashes Iraq war: Oscar winner and Minnesota native Jessica Lange bashed the Bush administration and denounced the war in Iraq during a commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.
The star of "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky" was applauded by students Friday at the small liberal arts college after comparing the conflict with the Vietnam War. She said the graduates have "a heavy burden" to chart a new path for the country.
"We are living in an America that, in the last 7½ years, has waged an unnecessary war, established prison camps, condoned torture, employed corporate armies, eliminated the right of habeas corpus, practiced extraordinary rendition, and believe me, this is only a partial list," Lange said.
Lange asked the graduates, including her daughter Hannah Shepard, 22, to commit themselves to the "pursuit of peace." Lange, who was born and raised in Cloquet, Minn., also lived with her family for many years in Stillwater, Minn.
-- Herald wire reports