Prosecutors: St. Paul police justified in shooting William Hughes

MinnPost file photo by Corey Anderson

Update on William Hughes case. The Pioneer Press’ Mara H. Gottfried report: “Prosecutors found St. Paul officers were legally justified when they fatally shot a man in a Summit-University residence in August, the Ramsey County attorney’s office announced Friday. … No charges will be filed against Matthew Jones or Vincent Adams.

Wow, thought this was a free country. The Rochester Post Bulletin’s Emily Cutts reports: “A Minneapolis man with a history of being thrown out Trump rallies was arrested Thursday night after police said he repeatedly yelled ‘dad.’ … Samuel Thomas Spadino, 36, could be facing charges in Olmsted County District Court of obstructing the legal process, trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct. Spadino is being held at the Adult Detention Center at the request of the Secret Service, which could potentially be filing federal charges, according to Rochester Police Lt. Mike Sadauskis.”

Ugh. MPR’s Nancy Yang writes: “Don’t tell Alicia Kropelnicki that women are just being paranoid when they worry about their safety while running. … Last summer, the six-days-a-week runner was logging miles on the North Cedar Lake Regional Trail in the west metro when a man came out of the woods and grabbed her around the waist from behind. It was broad daylight. … ‘Thankfully, I had my dog with, and he turned at the person and got them to back off,’ said Kropelnicki of St. Louis Park, who is racing in this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon. … Kropelnicki’s story is terrifying. But for women who deal with harassment daily on the trail, it’s no surprise.

Minnesotans in the news. The Local’s Catherine Edwards reports:‘It’s not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!’ Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum said when explaining the significance of the find. … But that’s exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek, who found the relic at the Vidöstern lake in Tånnö, Småland earlier this summer. … ‘I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick,’ Saga told The Local. … ‘I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said “Daddy, I found a sword!” When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it,’ she continued.”

In other news…

Not good:Woman Sues Delta, Alleging Airline Allowed Groper To Leave Plane Scot-Free” [WCCO]

Water strange claim:Lawsuit claims LaCroix has cockroach insecticide ingredient. LaCroix says drinks are ‘all natural’” [KARE]

A story with teeth:Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel” [Duluth News Tribune]

This has gone pretty big:WATCH: Motionless Squirrel Saved by Good Samaritan Driver in Brooklyn Park” [KSTP]

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Howard Salute on 10/05/2018 - 01:27 pm.

    Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel. Hmmm. There is chance this Beaver is not a “he”.

  2. Submitted by Paul Yochim on 10/05/2018 - 02:04 pm.

    Of course the police were justified. They were in fear for their lives.

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