ORONO, Minn. (AP) — Divers have recovered a body from Lake Minnetonka near where a boater was reported missing. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says the body was found Sunday near Big Island. Deputies had been searching that area for a missing boater since Saturday evening. Deputies responded to a 911 call of a boat circling in the water. When deputies arrived, they found a recreational boat operating with no one aboard.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified two law officers who shot and wounded a 31-year-old man after he shot a sheriff’s deputy with an arrow, prompting a standoff in Sauk Centre. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says state Trooper Anthony Butler and Melrose police Officer Patrick Nechanicky fired their guns. Both are on standard administrative leave. The Alexandria man was released from the hospital Saturday and booked into jail. He’s accused of shooting a deputy in the forearm with an arrow.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has become more aggressive about taking student loan recipients to court when they fall behind on payments to keep its rates low. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the Student Education Loan Fund provides low-interest loans to Minnesota students to help bridge the gap between financial aid and the cost of education. The SELF loan’s current fixed interest rate is 6 percent. But to keep those rates low, the state must keep defaults down.
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Canterbury Park has closed out its 2018 meet with record purses and an increase in total handle. Mister Banjoman, a Minnesota-bred 2-year-old gelding, won the $75,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes by a nose over Topper T on Saturday, the final day of racing at the Shakopee track. Total handle was $48.1 million for the 69 days of racing, a record and a 10 percent increase over last year’s 67 days. Average daily handle totaled nearly $698,000 and was a 7 percent increase over last season.