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Bodies discovered in White Bear Lake home had been dead more than a year

Plus: Cano threatens colleagues over ethics vote; man rams car into gate at governor’s residence; report on storm damage; and more.

The GleanMore details from a strange case. The Pioneer Press’s Sarah Horner writes: “Two people found inside a White Bear Lake home had been dead for more than a year before officers discovered them Tuesday, police say. … Officers responded to a house in the 4700 block of Sandra Lane just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday after a woman called to report that her neighbor’s yard had become overgrown and that she hadn’t seen any activity at the home in some time, according to information provided by Dale Hager, administrative captain of the White Bear Lake Police Department. … When officers arrived at the residence, they could see a person who appeared dead inside a main-floor window. They discovered a second adult dead on the lower level, police reported.”

Seems like the mature way to handle this. City Pages’s Cory Zurowski writes: “Last December, Minneapolis City Councilwoman Alondra Cano was taking criticism for her support of Black Lives Matter and its protests at the airport and the Mall of America. … That’s not unusual for a public official. But Cano’s response was. She took to Twitter, outing her critics by posting their private email addresses and phone numbers to her 2,000 followers. … The city’s Ethical Practices Board didn’t take kindly to this act of doxing and launched a probe, the first time the investigation into a council member has been sustained since the board was established in 2003. … The council is scheduled to vote on whether to accept the board’s findings on October 7. If it does, the report on Cano’s actions will be made public. … Now Cano is firing back, threatening to spread word of other councilmembers’ misdeeds if the investigation isn’t stopped.” You can read Cano’s email to Council President Barbara Johnson in the linked post.

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This guy may not have helped his case here. The Pioneer Press’s Jessie Bekker reports: “A 46-year-old man was charged with first-degree property damage Wednesday after allegedly ramming his car into the Governor’s Residence gates Monday night, causing the east half to break open and damaging the electric motor that operates the gates. … According to the criminal complaint: … Wondu Seifu of St. Paul told police he wanted to ask Gov. Mark Dayton to be deported to another country where he would be granted religious asylum.

It was quite a mess out there! KSTP sums up some of the mayhem caused by severe overnight storms: “Storms dumping heavy rain overnight forced drivers in the Twin Cities metro to leave their stalled cars behind on flooded roads, and south of the metro, some people had to leave their flooded homes. … The storms dumped so much water that some major highways had to be closed overnight because of standing water. … On Interstate 94 near Highway 169 in Maple Grove there was so much water that the Minnesota Department of Transportation had to use snowplows to push it all off the road. The westbound lanes of the interstate reopened about 5 a.m. and the eastbound lanes reopened about 30 minutes later.”

In other news…

Opens with Ilhan Omar: “‘A new era of representation’ for Somali Americans in politics?” [Seattle Globalist]

Legionnaires claims a victim: “1 dead from Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Hopkins” [MPR]

Attention celeb-watchers: “Michael Phelps, Bill Murray, Niall Horan among Ryder Cup celebrity match participants” []

Acted like a bunch of kids: “Target removes kids’ shopping carts after kids went wild with them” [Star Tribune]

All things come to an end: “After 28-year run, St. Paul’s Barbary Fig to close Monday” [Pioneer Press]

If you’re missing a cow, the Dakota County Sheriff would like to speak with you. [Facebook]

In spite of protests and/or riots: “NFL says Vikings-Panthers game on Sunday in Charlotte is still planning to be played as scheduled” [ESPN]

If you’re reading this early enough, get to Target Field!