St. Paul police fatally shoot man in West Seventh neighborhood

Fatal police shooting in St. Paul last night. The Pioneer Press’ Nick Ferraro has the details: “St. Paul police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the city’s West Seventh neighborhood. … A woman at the scene identified the dead man as Phil Quinn, 30, and said he was shot and killed Thursday night by a police officer. … St. Paul police said late Thursday that officers were called to a home in the 600 block of Canton Street about 6 p.m. on a report of a suicidal man and that shots were fired and the man was hit. He was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was pronounced dead.”

“Abundance of caution” is exactly what you want when it comes to airline pilots. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Jim Hammerand describes a scary situation: “A Florida-bound Delta flight returned to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after take-off Friday morning when the crew detected a smokey odor. … The crew ‘elected to return to MSP out of an abundance of caution. … The safety of our customers and employees is always Delta’s top priority,’ the airline said in a prepared statement.”

“Single sort” doesn’t mean just throw all your trash in the recycling bin. For the Star Tribune, Eric Roper breaks down the concept of “wish cycling”: “ That’s the practice of tossing questionable items in the recycling bin, hoping they can somehow be recycled. The term arose this weekend in a story about how low material prices are hurting the Twin Cities recycling market. … There are a number of materials in particular that frequently show up at local processing facilities, causing problems for the complex machines that make curbside single-sort recycling possible. They ultimately end up comprising the ‘residual’ waste that facilities cannot recycle.  … Minneapolis’ website has a comprehensive list of what to do with a wide range materials.”

A Syrian refugee family has settled in Rochester. For the Post Bulletin, Josh Moniz tells their story: “Thunderous explosions woke Ramia Aljasem, who was sleeping in a shared bed with her five young children in their home in Homs, Syria. It was mid-February 2012, the first stages of the Siege of Homs, which later led to civilian massacres and three years of intense city fighting between the government and various rebel groups. The explosions were the Assad regime, her own government, bombing her city. … She remembered brick shards falling “like rain” on their roof when a neighbor’s home was bombed weeks earlier, so she brought all her children downstairs to huddle together.”

In other news…

Opus breaks ground for apartments at St. Paul’s Seven Corners Hardware site. [Star Tribune]

Clean power? It’ll cost ya. [MPR]

General Mills picked a new ad firm, Mindshare. [ Ad Week ]

Houston? More like Hoot-ton: “Why does Houston like owls? Whooo knows?” [Rochester Post Bulletin]

Duluth Mayor Don Ness has a new book out. Also, apparently, a “flossing bench.” [Duluth News Tribune]

Sad: “The investigation of a complaint against Cherrywood Advanced Living in Sauk Rapids has substantiated a claim of neglect that led to the death of a client” [St. Cloud Times]

The Tommie-Johnnie rivalry goes national. [WCCO]

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