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Police shoot, kill domestic violence suspect in Rochester

Plus: Obama campaigning for Minnesota legislative candidates; Mills-Nolan debate; three treated for overdoses at Mall of America; Bobby Vee dies; and more.

Officer-involved shooting in Rochester. The Post-Bulletin’s Kay Fate and Brian Todd report: “A Rochester police officer shot and killed an armed suspect Sunday afternoon in Fillmore County, officials confirmed this morning. … Deputies from the Fillmore County Sheriff’s office responding to an initial report of a domestic assault discovered the suspect had already left the scene. They later located the suspect at his residence in rural Fillmore County, where he refused to cooperate with the officers, said Sheriff Tom Kaase.”

Can Obama flip the Minnesota House back to the DFL? According to this report from the New York Times’ Monica Davey and Michael D. Shear, he’s giving it a shot: “For half a dozen years, Republicans have swept into statehouses across the nation, winning more legislative chambers than at any time in history and pushing states to the right on issues such as abortion, voting rights, labor unions and gender identity. … But with Donald J. Trump’s stumbles raising alarms for Republicans down the ballot, Democrats hope that a resounding win at the presidential level will translate to significant gains in capitals in Minnesota, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and beyond. President Obama, who has endured gridlock in Washington as Republicans in the states took direct aim at his vision and legacy, is stepping in to assist more than 150 state legislative candidates, by far his biggest effort to bolster local Democrats since he took office.”

Did you catch the Mills-Nolan debate on Sunday? The Brainerd Dispatch’s Zach Kayser has a recap: “ Incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., and GOP challenger Stewart Mills III met Sunday for a contentious half-hour debate televised by Twin Cities station KSTP. … The two sparred on allowing Syrian refugees into the country, the Affordable Care Act, and a comparison of each other’s approaches to helping the Iron Range get jobs. Moderator Leah McLean was forced to try to wrangle Mills and Nolan back on topic. … Mills attempted in his opening statement to tie Nolan to Clinton. He said Nolan’s values aligned more with Clinton and ‘the Washington D.C. elite’ than the 8th District, naming issues like coal, guns, the Iran deal, and Syrian refugees.”

Not exactly a wholesome evening at the mall. KARE’s Jay Knoll reports: “Authorities say three people were treated for possible drug overdoses at the Mall of America Friday night. … Around 8:30 p.m., Bloomington Police were called to the South Food Court. They arrived to find a 34-year-old man from Minneapolis unconscious. As medics worked to resuscitate him, a 35-year-old woman from Minneapolis began losing consciousness. Police believe both were overdosing on drugs.”

In other news…

Endorsement watch: “Forum newspaper takes a pass on presidential endorsement” [MPR]

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Sad milestone: “Shooting at bar front door gives Duluth its first homicide of 2016” [Star Tribune]

Who could have seen this coming? “U.S. Bank Stadium doesn’t have enough storage space? ” [Finance & Commerce]

Note: not clown related. “Target Recalls Over 120,000 Halloween Window Decorations” [Fortune]

No excuse not to vote: “Early voting hours expanded in Minneapolis” [Star Tribune]

Kickstarted: “Dreams do come true: Ruby slippers project passes $300K goal” [MPR]

R.I.P.: “Pop music icon Bobby Vee dead at 73” [St. Cloud Times]