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AROUND THE REGION: Wounded cop ID'd ... Ash strands 22 from Twin Cities ... Williston reconsiders airport oil leases

Wounded officer's name is released ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is releasing the name of the Woodbury police officer wounded in last week's shooting. Authorities said Sgt. Omar Maklad, 27, was treated for injuries at ...

Wounded officer's name is released

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is releasing the name of the Woodbury police officer wounded in last week's shooting.

Authorities said Sgt. Omar Maklad, 27, was treated for injuries at Regions Hospital and released.

The BCA said Maklad was called to a domestic disturbance late Thursday.

As he approached the house, Timothy Scott Hanson, 55, fired at him. Maklad and Hanson then exchanged gunfire The BCA said Maklad was hit twice, and Hanson was fatally wounded.

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Ash strands 22 from Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Salvation Army said 22 volunteers from the Twin Cities are stranded in Africa because of the ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland has halted flights.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Annette Bauer said the team had been working at a Salvation Army complex in Woe, Ghana, since April 10. -- City to reconsider airport oil lease

WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Williston City Commission has voted to reconsider a previously approved oil and gas lease under the city airport.

Some residents had questioned the commission's decision in January to award the lease to an energy company without calling for bids.

The lease was put on hold while the city waited for an opinion from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Stenehjem said an exception in state law allows for municipalities to negotiate privately if certain conditions are met.

Some other energy company officials in the Williston area then questioned whether the exception applied in the case of the airport property lease.

The commission voted to send the matter back to committee and put the acreage up for bids.

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