2 men fatally shot at Minneapolis grocery in violent weekend
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men are dead after a shooting at a north Minneapolis grocery store during a violent weekend in the city.
Police were called Sunday morning to the shooting at Emerson Food Market. Officers found one man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Two other men with gunshot wounds were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. One of those men later died at the hospital. The Star Tribune reports the other man’s injuries were not critical. One person is in custody.
The killings bring to four the total number of homicides in Minneapolis over the weekend.
Late Friday night, Minneapolis police were called about shots fired and found a man dead on the sidewalk outside a bar. Three other people were wounded.
Earlier Friday evening, police found a man fatally shot inside a car in the parking lot behind a restaurant.
Interactive exhibit on refugee crisis opens in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People can get a feel for struggles facing the world’s refugees at an interactive exhibit in downtown Minneapolis.
Doctors Without Borders on Sunday opened its third annual tour of “Forced From Home,” a free, public exhibition at The Commons near U.S. Bank Stadium.
People taking the one-hour guided tour can sit in a replica refugee boat, watch a video in a 360-degree dome and quickly decide which items they would take with them if forced to flee their homes.
Visitors receive a passport from one of five countries — South Sudan, Burundi, Honduras, Afghanistan and Syria — and a legal status.
Guide team leader Mark Leirer (leer) says the exhibit is aimed at increasing awareness of the 68.5 million people forcibly displaced around the world.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 16 before traveling to Chicago; Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta and San Antonio.
Body parts found in river identified as missing sailor
(Information from: Post-Bulletin, http://www.postbulletin.com)
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say remains found in the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota in July have been identified as those of a missing Wisconsin sailor.
According to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said DNA tests of the remains found July 14 near West Newton confirmed they are those of 61-year-old David Sheridan of Pepin, Wisconsin.
Sheridan was last seen in April on his sailboat on Lake Pepin. His boat was found unoccupied, with the motor running, the next day.
In July, a leg was found near West Newton. On Aug. 18, two boys found a torso and an attached leg with a boot on the Minnesota side of the river.
The Post Bulletin reports results of DNA testing on those remains have not been released.
Man dies in hunting accident in southwestern Minnesota
WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Worthington man has died in a hunting accident in southwestern Minnesota.
The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Eagle Lake Wildlife Management Area around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.
When first responders arrived they found 39-year-old Jeffrey Dean Nickel was dead.
No other details were released.
Twin Cities area opens first edible-hemp store
(Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com)
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — The Twin Cities metro area’s first edible-hemp store is now open.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Minnesota Hempdropz opened Aug. 11 in Maplewood. The store is the first in the metro area that is entirely devoted to hemp products for consumption.
Co-owners Abbie Schneider and Doug Herkenhoff say hemp is related to marijuana, but the product is legal in Minnesota and doesn’t give a high.
The store specializes in products with cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients in hemp and marijuana. CBD experts say the product can help relieve pain, anxiety, insomnia, acne and seizures.
Some of the store’s hemp products include face cream, tincture, water soluble drops, gummies and chronic pain cream.
Marijuana advocate Tom Gallagher says the hemp store is a step toward marijuana public acceptance and legalization.