Man and 8-month-old baby shot and killed in south Minneapolis

Tad Vezner at the PiPress writes, “A man and 8-month-old boy were shot and killed while parked on a South Minneapolis street in broad daylight Sunday, and police have yet to make any arrests. Police found both in the back seat of a vehicle near the corner of 26th Street East and 11th Avenue South, a block from Children’s Hospital, shortly after responding to a 911 “shots fired” call from the corner just before 1:30 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while an 8-month-old boy died a short time later at Children’s.”

Even these guys have rights. Stephen Montemayor at the Strib says, “At least three Minnesota men have been charged with participating in a vast, secretive child pornography internet forum after being swept up in a far-reaching FBI sting considered the biggest hacking investigation in federal law enforcement history. … But Operation Pacifier has also triggered a series of legal challenges that are stirring constitutional debates over how law enforcement tries to smoke out criminals in the darkest corners of the web.”

Says Erin Adler in the Strib, “Nine female leaders from Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party on Sunday denounced crass comments Donald Trump made about women on a recently discovered 2005 video clip. Gathered at a news conference, the women legislators said it’s too late for Republican leaders in Minnesota or elsewhere to distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, as several have done.”

Stabbing at MOA. WCCO-TV says, “Authorities say a suspect was arrested Sunday night after two people were stabbed at the Mall of America. The Bloomington Police Department says the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. on the third level of the east side of the mall. Police say there was an altercation, and two people were stabbed. … Both stabbing victims suffered non-life threatening upper body injuries.”

Can they run on coal? I hear it’s actually clean. Says Bob Shaw in the PiPress, “An Inver Grove Heights trash-hauling company has been dumped into bankruptcy by an unlikely villain — defective truck engines, says its former owner. Denny Troje of Troje’s Trash & Recycling said his 47-year-old business was killed by service delays caused by the natural-gas engines in his trucks. ‘I lost my whole damn retirement,’ Troje said. He also lost his Woodbury home, trying to keep the business afloat.”

NPR has it’s fact-checking on last night’s second Trump-Clinton debate. “TRUMP on Hillary Clinton’s behavior when, as a young public defender, she was assigned to represent an accused child rapist: ‘She’s seen on two separate occasions, laughing at the girl who was raped. Kathy Shelton, that young woman, is here with us tonight.’ THE FACTS: At no point was Clinton seen laughing at the victim.” 

Well, if ESPN says so. Dan Graziano says, “Some will posit the Vikings’ 5-0 start as one of the early-season NFL surprises. The Vikings themselves are not surprised. They have believed, through the entire offseason and after major injuries to their quarterback, star running back and left tackle, that they were built to withstand anything and win a championship. The evidence we’ve seen so far makes it tough to argue. Sunday, the Vikings wiped the floor of their new stadium with the Houston Texans, a 2015 playoff team that has its own designs on the postseason.”

Meanwhile, at FoxSports Dieter Kurtenbach writes, “The Vikings are playing exceptional football, led by their tremendous defense and an offense that demands respect. They have the best record in the NFL, and alongside the New England Patriots can make the claim that they’re the best team in the league.”

Good gig. Stribber Jon Bream writes from Palm Springs (OK, Indio). “Desert Trip, which took place over the weekend and will be repeated next weekend at the Empire Polo Club, was a baby boomer’s version of rock ‘n’ roll heaven on Earth. Imagine Bob Dylan opening for the Rolling Stones. Neil Young warming up for Paul McCartney and then jamming with him. And the Who setting the stage for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.”

Today in the world of Wells Fargo. David Morris at Fortune writes, “On Friday’s episode of NPR’s Planet Money, former Wells Fargo employees offered details of young salespeople being subjected to intense pressure to sign customers up for multiple accounts, ultimately leading them to engage in fraud. The report also undermines CEO John Stumpf’s claims, including those made before congressional committees, that leadership was unaware of that fraud. … Other details dent leadership’s claims of ignorance of unethical practices.”

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Robert Moffitt on 10/10/2016 - 11:06 am.

    Natural gas garbage trucks

    In addition to Ace, Waste Management also runs many of their trucks on CNG. Odd that only one company seemed to have problems with their trucks.

    It should also be noted that the bankrupt Troje Recycling has been sold to Republic, a national chain that also uses natural gas in its fleet of vehicles in Minnesota.

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