Two victims’ bodies recovered from Lino Lakes helicopter crash

The GleanTwo victims in yesterday’s helicopter crash in Lino Lakes. The Star Tribune’s Liz Sawyer reports: “The helicopter crash that killed two people after falling in a field near a cluster of homes in the northeast metro city of Lino Lakes was in flight earlier that day with no known mechanical issues, authorities said. … The helicopter is a 1982 Fairchild Hiller FH-1100, a model originally built for the U.S. Army as a light observation aircraft. It was in flight previously Thursday and originated from the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Sommer said.”

Dump Stumpf? Twin Cities Business’ Sam Schaust writes: “Aaron Epstein, a Target shareholder since 1967, is asking other shareholders to join him in a request to remove Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf from Target’s board of directors in wake of the bank’s recent account scandal ‘I go to the Target shareholders meeting that is held every June,’ Epstein told TCB, ‘but I really want action on this now.’”

Levy-Pounds suggests a successor. City Pages’ Susan Du reports:“Nekima Levy-Pounds, the outgoing president of the Minneapolis NAACP, has one guy in mind as her successor: Jason Sole. … Sole, the popular chairman of criminal justice reform at the NAACP, is a thrice convicted felon-turned-Hamline University professor who volunteers in juvenile prisons across Minnesota and lobbies for restoring the voting rights of ex-offenders. … When Levy-Pounds approached him about becoming the next NAACP president, Sole was reticent. He didn’t know what it meant, or if people would vote for him. She told him to think about it. It was a natural transition. … Levy-Pounds announced her nomination of Sole Tuesday. Support was overwhelming.”

A reflection of the school climate, apparently. The Pioneer Press’s Josh Verges reports: “Frustration over a pro-Donald Trump slogan painted on a University of Minnesota pedestrian bridge spilled over Thursday as student protesters disrupted a planned discussion on school climate. … The ‘campus conversation’ event, planned weeks earlier, was to feature an hourlong question-and-answer session with U President Eric Kaler, another faculty member and student body president Abeer Syedah. … But several minutes in, some 200 protesters took over the event. … Carrying signs that read ‘I don’t feel safe here’ and ‘Build love not walls,’ they marched through the gymnasium for five minutes, chanting ‘Hey hey, ho ho, racism has got to go.’”

In other news…

Two Minnesotans with tips in this: “How to Use a Standing Desk Without Annoying Your Co-Workers” [New York Times]

Got plans for the weekend? “From mining to biking: How Minnesota’s Cuyuna Range became an off-road cycling destination” [MPR]

Expect a lot more stories like this between now and November: “A 90-Year-Old Woman Who’s Voted Since 1948 Was Disenfranchised by Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law” [The Nation]

Banshee ban: “St. Paul shuts down haunted houses” [MPR]

Nice: “St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to New York” [New York Times]

We  should demand better from our senator:

Surely some of you will be excited about this: “Coldplay to tackle U.S. Bank Stadium next summer” [Star Tribune]

Yikes: “Police pull minivan out from fresh concrete on 13th Avenue in Fargo” [Inforum]

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Pat Berg on 10/07/2016 - 12:54 pm.

    Helicopter history

    Bob Collins dug up some interesting 🙁 history on the particular helicopter that crashed in his NewsCut blog:

    http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2016/10/helicopter-in-lino-lakes-crash-involved-in-earlier-emergency/

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