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CHANHASSEN, Minn. — The Carver County Attorney's office has determined two sheriff's department officers who shot a 16-year-old boy outside his home in the western Twin Cities suburb of Chanhassen this past summer acted in self-defense. In the incident on July 13, Archer Amorosi, who according to a 34-page report on the incident had been suffering from mental illness, was shot multiple times after he charged one of the officers with a hatchet in one hand and what deputies thought was a handgun in the other hand.
STURGIS, S.D. -- Attendance was the second highest in the past 10 years at the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August in the Black Hills of South Dakota, according to official numbers released Thursday, Oct. 11. The City of Sturgis in reporting the numbers said there were 495,000 visitors at the 10-day event with a total economic impact to the state of $786 million. More than $580,000 was raised at various events for local nonprofit organizations.
HUGO, Minn. — It's not always that conservation and economic development go hand-in-hand. However, the new state director of The Conservation Fund in Minnesota said that's exactly what the nonprofit organization has as its goal: to blend the two together.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans now have a third choice when obtaining their driver’s license or identification card for identifying their gender. Instead of male or female, there is also now an “X” box to check in an apparent move to establish a gender-neutral ID. The option became available on Monday, Oct. 1, when the state also began offering the new Real ID.
ST. ROSA, Minn. -- Two adult black Labradors were found shot to death in a wildlife management area in Stearns County in east-central Minnesota over the weekend. After an investigation by the county sheriff’s department, the skeletal remains of two other dogs and a cat were also found in the same area near the town of St. Rosa or about 30 miles northwest of St. Cloud near the Todd County line.
MINNEAPOLIS — Applications are being accepted for four positions on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents next year. The positions to be filled include one student at-large position, two at-large positions, and one from the Fifth Congressional district position. The application deadline is Nov. 30.
FARGO -- Sanford Imagenetics is now offering genetic testing and counseling at its primary care clinics in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Primary care physicians are able to use the results of the Sanford Chip genetic testing to help patients find which medications will work best for them and help them assess their personal risks of various diseases, including breast cancer.
ST. PAUL — The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is coming to Minnesota next week. He will be joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle, chair of the pro-Trump political action group America First, to headline a fundraiser for the state’s Republican Party. Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said the visit shows how important the White House thinks Minnesota is for the midterm elections.
MINNEAPOLIS -- An explosion at a metal processing plant in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, has seriously injured two workers. The employees had “significant injuries” from the blast at Metal-Matic in southeast Minneapolis, said a news release from the Minneapolis Fire Department.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will help kick off the first Professional Golf Association tournament in the Dakotas. Nicklaus, who won 18 major tournaments, will be a part of the opening ceremonies at the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria that starts on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D. The ceremonies start at 10 a.m. and Nicklaus will be joined by tourney host Andy North and representatives of sponsors Sanford Health and Cambria on the first tee.