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MN Man Charged After Stabbing Spree On Apple River, Claims Self-Defense

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – A 52-year-old Minnesota man was charged Monday with killing a teenager and stabbing four other people in a dispute that allegedly began with a lost cellphone during a weekend tubing excursion on a western Wisconsin river. Investigators allege that Nicolae Miu, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, attacked the group after people accused him of approaching children in…

17-year-old killed, 4 hurt in stabbings on Wisconsin river

SOMERSET, Wis. (AP) – A 17-year-old boy from Stillwater, Minnesota died and four other people were seriously hurt after they were stabbed while tubing down a Wisconsin river Saturday afternoon. St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said the attack happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday near the town of Somerset, Wisconsin, which is about 35 miles east of Minneapolis. A 52-year-old…

VA Secretary McDonough shares how the Biden Admin. is helping veterans in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, a Stillwater, Minnesota native, comes to Fargo’s VA Medical Center to discuss how veterans benefit from President Biden’s Unity Agenda. It includes a better national suicide prevention hotline for vets, efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and investing in a caregiver support program. North Dakota State University’s partnership is a…

Back-to-back deployments for Minnesota National Guard unit

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP)–One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A send-off ceremony Sunday at the Stillwater armory was scaled back due to…

Shooting Victim Rescued by Uber Driver Near Stillwater

The Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along a road near Stillwater.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Uber driver rescued a woman who had been shot and left to die along a road in Washington County. A 23-year-old St. Paul man, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. A criminal complaint says the Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along…

Charges: Inmate used hammer, homemade knives to attack MN Corrections Officer

STILLWATER, Minn. (KMSP) – Charges have been filed against Edward Johnson, the man that killed Stillwater Correctional Officer Joseph Gomm last month. Johnson faces one felony count of second degree murder and one felony count of second degree assault. The charges also detail the way Johnson went about the attack, including the fact that he used a prison-issued hammer and two…

Minnesota Corrections Officer Killed By Inmate

Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender and was pronounced dead at a hospital

BAYPORT, Minn. — A corrections officer has died after he was assaulted by an inmate at the Stillwater state prison, prompting a lockdown at Minnesota’s prison system. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Gomm was a 16-year veteran of the department….

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

USS North Dakota Sailor From Minnesota Goes Missing

Jacob Tyler Didn't Report To Work Last Week, Silent On Social Media

GROTON, CT — Police in Groton, Connecticut have issued an alert for a 24-year-old sailor from Stillwater, Minnesota who has been missing for a week. Jacob Tyler is a member of the crew on the USS North Dakota, which is docked at the base. He didn’t show up for work last week at the Naval Submarine Base. His mother, Barbara…