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September 24, 2018

BROTHER-FATAL STABBING

12-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing teen brother

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnetonka say a 12-year-old boy is suspected of fatally stabbing his teenage brother.

Police were called to the stabbing at an apartment complex in the western Minneapolis suburb around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy with a life-threatening stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Police say they believe the victim’s 12-year-old brother stabbed his older brother with a kitchen knife. The mother and other family members were home at the time.

The suspect was not hurt. He also was taken to the hospital, where he is under evaluation.

Because the suspect is a minor, police are not releasing his name. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

STOLEN SUV-FATAL CRASH

Patrol: Teen driving stolen SUV kills 3 in Minneapolis crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says three people were killed when a stolen SUV driven by a teenager crashed into their pickup at an intersection in south Minneapolis.

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The patrol says the Ford Escape was being chased earlier by troopers, but the pursuit ended before the Escape collided with the pickup.

Killed were the pickup’s driver, 64-year-old Kenneth Carpentier of Bullhead City, Arizona; his wife, 65-year-old Sheryl Carpentier; and another passenger, 48-year-old Kimberly Gunderson of Minneapolis.

The 18-year-old from Minneapolis who was driving the Escape suffered life-threatening injuries and is in custody at HCMC. His four passengers, ages 13 to 16, also were taken to the hospital. The patrol says the SUV’s driver was wearing a seat belt but his passengers were not.

BURIED BODY-MINNESOTA

Authorities discover man’s buried body in western Minnesota

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota have discovered a buried body after a man reported an incident at his home.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the man come to the sheriff’s office Friday afternoon to report the incident at his home north of Pelican Rapids. The man told authorities there was a dead person at that location.

Authorities secured the scene and found the body of a 28-year-old man buried on the property.

No names were released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in the ongoing investigation.

BOAT FATAL-MINNESOTA

St. Paul man dies after falling out of boat on metro lake

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has died after witnesses say he fell from a boat in the city of Lino Lakes.

Anoka County authorities say rescuers were called to Peltier Lake around 6:40 p.m. Saturday on a report that a man fell from a boat into the water and did not resurface.

The boat was recovered. Crews searched for the boater and found his submerged body late Saturday.

The victim is identified as 64-year-old Rodney Callendar Sr. He was the only person on the boat.

JAMES WOODS-TWITTER

Actor locked out of Twitter over tweet that violated rules

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.

Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. In the tweet, Woods acknowledged the meme likely wasn’t real.

Woods got an email from Twitter Thursday saying the tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.” The email says Woods can use his account again if he deletes it.

Woods has over 1.7 million followers and is known for his conservative political views.

He tells The Associated Press by phone that he won’t delete the tweet.

WIND FARM OPPOSITION

Minnesota regulators approve wind farm amid opposition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have unanimously approved permits for a wind farm project in southern Minnesota amid opposition from local residents.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved site and route permits for Invenergy’s Freeborn Wind Farm project after the developer proposed having noise allowances of no more than 3 decibels above the standard.

The project would construct about 40 turbines southeast of Albert Lea, with about 60 more built across the border in Iowa. The $300 million wind farm would produce up to 200 megawatts of electricity.

Freeborn County residents formed the Association of Freeborn County Landowners to oppose the project over concerns about noise and other issues.

Freeborn Wind Energy lawyer Christina Brusven says the project will have a positive economic and health benefits by increasing the tax base and clean energy sources.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS

In governor’s races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Governor’s races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and the common thread running through many of them has nothing to do with state policy: It’s President Donald Trump.

Most of the races expected to be competitive in November are in states where Republicans now serve as governor. Trump’s relative unpopularity presents another challenge for Republicans trying to defend those seats.

In Michigan, Trump has supported Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette in his run for governor against the Democrat, former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer.

That may have helped Schuette in a competitive GOP primary, but it could cost him some support in the general election.

A similar theme is playing out in other states.

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