MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The death of a woman living at a Minneapolis homeless camp is raising fresh concerns about the health of people staying at the growing camp. Twenty-six-year-old Alissa Rose Skipintheday was found unconscious and not breathing last week near the camp. The Star Tribune reports that she died Saturday at Hennepin County Medical Center. Family members and camp residents say Skipintheday had asthma and did not have her emergency inhaler.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A bald eagle has visited a Minnesota tribute marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The national bird landed Tuesday on top of a firefighters’ aerial truck parked on a highway overpass in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids. Members of the Andover Fire Department were gathered to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks and to the 9/11 emergency responders. After perching on the basket at the top of the truck, the eagle flew off.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have postponed a meeting on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 replacement after protesters disrupted the meeting. Protests erupted Tuesday as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met to discuss whether Enbridge met conditions imposed by the panel. The PUC approved the project in June, giving Enbridge a green light to replace its aging crude oil pipeline across Minnesota. Native American and environmental activists contend the new line risks spills in fragile areas.
BOWLUS, Minn. (AP) — A post office in central Minnesota is set to reopen after being temporarily shut down due to health and safety concerns from water damage and possible bacterial growth. The U.S. Postal Service says the Bowlus Post Office will resume operations Wednesday. The office was temporarily closed earlier this month and has been cleared to reopen. The building had shown damage to the walls, ceiling, building materials and floor coverings.