Officer Mourned In Minneapolis; Outing Man Dies In Cass County Rollover; Israel-Palestine Conflict Reverberates At DFL Convention

>>Man Who Killed Minneapolis Police Officer Identified

(Minneapolis, MN)    The man who shot and killed Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell on Thursday has been identified as Mustafa Mohamed.  Mohamad was shot and killed by officers Nick Kapinos and Luke Kittock after he started to shoot at them.  Mitchell was killed in an ambush and was shot while police say he was “running towards danger.”  Kapinos and Kittock have been placed on critical incident leave. Police officers Sunday lined the route as a hearse took Mitchell’s body from the medical examiner’s office to a local funeral home. Minneapolis Police have not yet said just when Mitchell’s funeral will be.

>>Cass County Man Dies In Rollover

(Outing) An Outing man is dead following a rollover accident in Crooked Lake Township. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday evening to a two-vehicle accident on County 48 near Outing.  According to a statement. A 2000 F-250 pickup had rolled in the roadway, ejecting the driver, who was the sole occupant. The vehicle was then struck by a 1994 International dump truck driven by another Outing man.  51-year-old Robert Dewitt of Outing , who was the pickup driver, was transported via ambulance from the scene, but died from his injuries.  The crash remains under investigation with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol.

>>Division At DFL Convention

DULUTH – Minnesota’s top Democratic leaders stressed the need for party unity heading into the November election, even as fractures in the base were on display Saturday at the DFL state convention in Duluth.

Several hundred activists protested outside the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, hoisting “Stop the Bombs” signs and wearing pro-Palestinian T-shirts. Inside the convention hall, like-minded delegates pushed to have the party’s platform include a call to halt U.S. military aid to Israel and to support a permanent cease-fire in the war in Gaza.

DFL Party Chair Ken Martin said that while Democrats don’t expect unanimity on every issue, they must be united.

President Biden and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar were endorsed by acclamation Friday, and will be at the top of Minnesota’s ballot this fall in an election that will also decide control of Congress and the state House.

>>Federal Lawsuit Over Stearns County Death In 2022 Filed

(Stearns County, MN)    A federal lawsuit has been filed over the 2022 death of a man in Stearns County.  The family of 37-year-old Nickolas Norberg filed the lawsuit Thursday with their attorney saying he suffered a traumatic brain injury and struggled with what’s called “huffing.”  The lawsuit says Norberg could not stand on his own, was struggling to breathe and believed he was dying, but the emergency department doctor discharged him after about an hour and “without performing a complete examination and cardiovascular workup.”  An autopsy found he died from cardiac dysfunction and he had told police several times that he couldn’t breathe.

>>Turkey Rescued After Breaking Into Apple Valley Home

(Apple Valley, WI)    It took both the police and the DNR to get a turkey out of a home in Apple Valley last week. Stefanie Nipp says the turkey broke through her kitchen window and spent about an hour walking around her house. Nipp says she called the police, who eventually called the DNR. Spring is turkey mating season, and the thought is that the turkey wasn’t going to let a window stand in the way of what he thought was his chance to get lucky.

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