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ST. PAUL — The names of the Stearns County sheriff’s sergeant who fired his weapon during an officer-involved shooting Monday night at a St. Cloud home and the suspect have been released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The officer was Sgt. Nathan Stewart, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Monday at a newer housing development in west St. Cloud, according to a news release issued by the BCA on Tuesday. A Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight Monday. As part of the investigation, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of a home.
FARGO -- U.S. attorney for North Dakota Chris Myers will be a part of Tuesday news conference in Washington on Tuesday morning to announce a major milestone in the fight to stop deadly fentanyls from entering the United States. Myers, according to his office, will joint Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod rod Rosenstein for the announcement at the Department of Justice.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lake property owners are urged to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. The state Department of Natural Resources said this is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making fall inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:
STURGIS, S.D. -- Official attendance for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was released Thursday showing an estimated 480,000 people attended the 77th annual event in August, up from last year. Last year’s estimate was 448,000 visitors.
BACKUS, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue tips in an attempt to locate the suspect involved in the Sept. 16 home invasion case in which a homeowner shot at the intruder who fled the scene in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
ST. PAUL -- A 14-year-old girl walked down the hallway of a St. Paul apartment building on her way to a relative’s unit when two men grabbed her and raped her, authorities say. One of the men, Adrian Raymaar Keys, was charged this week in connection with the sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint filed against him Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court. The 41-year-old St. Paul man faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Pine River man was killed in a rollover crash at 3:37 a.m. Friday on Cass County Road 42 in rural Pine River.
SOURIS, N.D. -- A northern North Dakota farmer’s 3-year-old son fell out of his tractor on Tuesday morning and got run over by the rear tires. Killed in the accident two miles north of Newburg was Burke Henry.
CASS LAKE, Minn. -- A $3.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to build a veterans cemetery in Cass Lake in northern Minnesota. The grant will fund the construction of a main entrance, a combined administration and maintenance facility, roads, an assembly area, a committal shelter, 419 casketed sites, 32 cremains gravesites, 64 columbarium niches, a memorial wall, a memorial walk, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure.