Father Sues Over EGF Police Shooting; Bigger State Surplus With Gloomier Projection;  Wildfire Smoke From Texas in Minnesota Skies

>>Memorial Service Held For Officers, Paramedic Killed In Burnsville Shooting

(Burnsville, MN) — Thousands of people turned out yesterday for the memorial service for Burnsville Police Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and paramedic Adam Finseth.  It took place this morning at Grace Church.  The three were shot and killed while responding to a domestic incident on February 18th. The service was followed by a procession from Eden Prairie through Burnsville. Among those speaking at the service today was Burnsville Police Sergeant Adam Medlicott, who was injured during the incident but has since recovered.

>>Father Sues Undercover Officer Over Son’s Death

(East Grand Forks, MN) — An East Grand Forks-area father is suing an undercover officer who fatally shot his son. Lucas Gilbertson was killed while police were executing a search warrant at a home in Rhinehart Township last month. Body cam video shows officers entering the home before gunshots ring out, and Gilbertson’s father says his son was unarmed at the time. The lawsuit claims undercover officer Aeisso Schrage used “unreasonable excessive deadly force”, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the claim.

(ST. PAUL)Minnesota’s new economic forecast shows the the state has a $3.7 billion surplus, potentially giving state lawmakers more money to spend during the 2024 legislative session.

The number is a $1.3 billion improvement from projections released last December, driven by higher-than-anticipated tax collections over the last few months while spending estimates have remained largely unchanged. Though the current state budget is stable, the February economic forecast released today warned that state spending could exceed revenues in the future.

Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Erin Campbell said lawmakers can avoid a potential 1.5 billion dollar imbalance over the next two-year budget cycle by limiting ongoing spending this year. said projected state spending will exceed revenues by $636 million in the next two-year budget.

>>Speed/Impairment Suspected In Deadly Maywood Township Crash

(Maywood Township, MN)  — Speed and impairment are suspected in the central Minnesota crash that seriously injured a woman and claimed the life of her son. That’s according to investigators in the single car crash on Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival, police found a 2007 Kia Rondo overturned in a ditch. Thirty-three-year-old  Joseph McCullough of Sauk Rapids died in the crash. His 56-year-old mother remains hospitalized in serious condition. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department believes McCullough was the driver.

(Bemidji)  The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will be performing in Bemidji as part of their upper Midwest Tour on Sunday, April 7th, and tickets are on sale.  The concert will be at 3PM at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center. You can reserve tickets for this special event by visiting

>>Texas Wildfire Smoke Heading To Minnesota

(Undated)  — Smoke from the Texas wildfires is expected to hit Minnesota today. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports a plume of the Texas wildfire smoke is likely to drift northeast over Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the air quality today is expected to be green.

>>Minnesota Among States For Super Tuesday

(Undated)  — Voters in Minnesota will soon be heading to the polls for the Presidential Primary. Minnesota is among a cluster of states for Super Tuesday. There’s still an opportunity to vote early by absentee or mail-in ballot. More information is available online sos-dot-state-dot-mn-dot-us

>>Sports Officials And Umpires Needed For Spring Sports

(Rochester, MN)  — The Minnesota State High School League is seeking sports officials and umpires for spring sports. This includes softball, baseball, boys and girls lacrosse, track and field, and boys volleyball. Those interested in becoming a sports official should sign up online at mshsl-dot-org

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