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Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider lost his life in 2011 during a response to a domestic dispute involving a handgun. He was helping a 17-year-old girl to safety when her former boyfriend, 25-year-old Alan Sylte, shot the officer in the head. The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office deployed its armored vehicle, the Peacekeeper, to what turned into an hours-long standoff following the shooting. The 30-year-old vehicle broke down on the way to the scene.
How much screen time is too much? What happens to brain development when we spend too much time online? "Screenagers," A new documentary showing at the Sheldon Theatre at the end of the month aims to shed light on the psychological and physiological impacts of kids and teeangers' ever-increasing digital consumption.
The line of duty can be just as dangerous a place for law enforcement K-9 dogs as it is for the officers who handle them. More than 30 K-9 dogs have been killed on the job this year, while more than 90 others have been injured, according to Police K9 INvest Project. A K-9 with the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office will come to work with extra protection thanks to a donation through Police K9 INvest Project, the nonprofit aimed at providing protective vests for police dogs.
ST. PAUL — Members of the Prairie Island Indian Community filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior Wednesday following the federal government's recent refusal to acknowledge the Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota. Prairie Island tribal members Margo Bellanger, Tina Jefferson and Michael J. Childs Jr. filed the Administrative Procedures Act suit individually and on behalf of the Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of Minnesota seeking three remedies:
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission logged a successful year regarding safety, security and all related performance indicator targets. According to a NRC performance and accountability report published Friday, the agency improved its operations by investing in its skilled workforce of engineers and scientists during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, and nuclear reactor and materials licensees maintained their excellent safety record. The report details the agency's program and financial performance from Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016.
As the United States approached its second year embroiled in the first World War in 1916, Americans were eager for a relief from the stream of somber news from the frontline. For some women in Red Wing, traditional roles tending to children and the home offered little comfort. Craving mental stimulation, five women organized Woman's Study Club, a group dedicated to research and expanding one another's knowledge of issues at a local, state and national level.
Holidays such as Thanksgiving can be a lonely time for people without friends or family to share the meal and day. First United Methodist Church in Red Wing has hosted a community meal each Thanksgiving for more than 20 years. "The idea here is to offer to those who don't have family or people in our community, who maybe don't have a spot to go to for Thanksgiving," said Don Featherstone, an organizer with the event. "This effort is a community-wide opportunity."
Minnesotans are warned to be vigilant of scams as reports of fraudulent contact with U.S. Postal Service and utility company customers rise throughout the state. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service reported several customers in the Twin Cities and surrounding area received emails stating that USPS had attempted to deliver a package but were unable to do so. The emails usually instruct customers to click a link to print a delivery label in order to pick up their package from the post office.
Red Wing City Council members unanimously approved a $2,136,800 contract including a base bid and six alternatives with ECCO Construction of Hastings for the first phase in improvements to the Red Wing Waste Campus. The bid from ECCO was the lowest bid the city received.
A proposed reorganization model aimed at streamlining the city’s economic development received council support after a public hearing Monday following a presentation from Council Administrator Kay Kuhlmann. The proposed changes would combine the city’s planning and building inspection departments with Red Wing Port Authority to create the Community Development Department.