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RICHFIELD, Minn. — A 24-year-old man is dead after a drive-by shooting in Richfield on Monday night, police say. Officers found a man lying on on the street, with at least one gunshot wound to the chest around 11:20 p.m. Monday. Callers reported to 911 dispatchers that they heard four to five shots fired in the area, Richfield police say. Witnesses said the shots came from a 1990s gray minivan with a sliding door on the driver's side. Four people were in the van, witnesses told police. Paramedics treated the victim but he died at the scene.
When Pepin photographer Midge Bolt looks through her camera's lens, she sees more than what's in front of her. She sees into the past. Bolt's lifelong fascination with historic images led her to develop a unique process in which she layers an old photograph in front of a present-day image of the same scene. She will display her trademarked "Time&Again" pictures of the Lake Pepin area in a new exhibit at Abode Gallery in Stockholm, with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 7.
BELLEVILLE, Wis. — Duluth Holdings Inc. announced sales increased more than 20 percent in fiscal first quarter that ended April 30, 2017. Duluth Holdings does business as Duluth Trading Company, a lifestyle brand of men's and women's casual wear, workwear and accessories. Highlights for the quarter, the company said in a news statement, include: • Net sales increased 21.9 percent to $83.7 million compared to $68.6 million in the prior-year first quarter • Gross margin increased 30 basis points to 58.1 percent compared to 57.8 percent in the prior-year first quarter
ST. PAUL—For the third year in a row, seat belt tickets decreased during the Minnesota summer Click It or Ticket campaign's two-week extra enforcement wave. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety said a few of the more dangerous situations where drivers were ticketed were when a state trooper cited a young driver for not wearing a seatbelt while going 110 mph in a 55 mph zone, and an officer ticketing a driver with two teens riding in a boat being towed by a vehicle.
United Heroes League and the Hastings Rotary Club announced "Live On The Levee," an outdoor concert featuring Eric Pasley with special guest Brandon Lay, will be held Saturday, Aug. 19. at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings.
Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15
United Way St. Croix Valley recently awarded a grant to Camp Avanti for a scholarship fund to send several children to camp who else would not be able to. Camp Avanti provides an occupational therapy program for children ages 6 to 15 who have learning disabilities and/or sensory processing dysfunction, according to a news release. Through activity, individuals develop the ability to respond productively.
Summer won't officially begin for another two weeks, but road construction is in full swing. Summer as Midwesterners know it truly is here. These road and bridge projects, including preparations for the interstate Mississippi River span to replace the aging Eisenhower Bridge, will create occasional headaches for the impatient and patient alike — frustration and exhaustion that can't be blamed on the arrival of summer heat. But each of us would do well to remember that delays, detours and dust are part of the package.
Young black bear charges man, dog in Bayport BAYPORT, Minn.—A young black bear spotted wandering around Bayport in far eastern Minnesota along the St. Croix River charged at a man and his dog getting within about 15 yards before they escaped. Bayport police say the bear was spotted several times Tuesday morning in and around the river. Residents of Stillwater and Stillwater Township have also reported seeing bears in their yards, said Harland Hiemstra, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
BRANDON, Minn. — A 10-year-old Crookston girl was hospitalized after a pit bull attacked her and bit her numerous times at a residence in Brandon. According to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, Samantha VanWert of Brandon called 911 and told dispatchers she was enroute to the Douglas County Hospital with Autumn Flaten, who had just been bitten by her pit bull.