(East Grand Forks) Family members have identified the man who was shot and killed by law enforcement near East Grand Forks Tuesday.42-year-old Lucas P. Gilbertson was shot midday Tuesday at a home in Rhinehart Township.

According to a report in the Star Tribune, Polk County sheriff’s deputies and East Grand Forks police arrived at the home with a warrant to arrest him. The Sheriff’s Office saiid he left the home, then returned and was followed by officers. Moments later, an officer shot Gilbertson, who was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. A spokesperson for the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) confirmed he died there. Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor the BCA specified which agency employs the officer who shot the man or what prompted the officer to shoot.The BCA is leading the investigation into whether the officer’s actions were justified. Court records indicate Gilbertson has been convicted three times for fleeing police along with other convictions for forgery, illegal weapons possession, illicit drugs, burglary and domestic assault. (Star Tribune)

>>Big Lake Woman Pleads Guilty In “Feeding Our Future” Case

(Minneapolis, MN)    A Minnesota woman is pleading guilty to a charge of wire fraud after admitting to stealing over two-million dollars from the federal government.  Sharon Ross of Big Lake is among the five dozen people who have been charged in connection with the “Feeding Our Future” investigation.  She claimed to have served 900-thousand meals to needy children while actually using the money she collected to buy a house and pay for vacations and trips.  She is the 17th person to enter a guilty plea as part of the investigation. (24/7 News Source)

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>>UM Police Looking For Man Who Threatened To Shoot People On Campus

(Minneapolis, MN)    University of Minnesota police are searching for a man suspected of making threats to shoot people on the Twin Cities campus.  In response, the school sent out an emergency alert this morning that its police were joining with other agencies to beef up patrols on campus.  Chippewa County Sheriff Derek Olson says the suspect, who is a former mayor of Watson in his county, made several threatening post on social media that started yesterday.  The Sheriff’s Office then notified the university of the postings.  The suspect is identified as a 41-year-old white man, six feet tall, 195 pounds with brown eyes and hazel eyes.(24/7 News Source)

>>MN Leaders Say Free School Meals Program Led To Increased Demand

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>>Kurt Daudt Announces Resignation From State Legislature

(Zimmerman, MN)    Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt will be resigning from office next month.  The Republican from Zimmerman said he plans to step down just before the next session of the legislature begins next month.  Daudt was elected to the House in 2010 and was speaker from 2015 to 2019.  He did not give a reason for stepping down.  A special election will be held to fill his seat.(24/7 News Source)

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