Roommate of Twin Cities musician killed in Netherlands arrested

A sad story. The Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh writes: “ A young Twin Cities blues drummer was fatally stabbed while attending college in the Netherlands this week, sending waves of grief across a local music community, which is now coming together to help her family. … Erasmus University student Sarah Papenheim, 21, of Andover, was killed Wednesday in her Rotterdam apartment  … Papenheim’s roommate, a 23-year-old man from Rotterdam, was arrested after trying to flee, police said.

Policy change. KSTP’s Kirsten Swanson reports: “The Secretary of the U.S. Army has directed staff to update policies regarding the treatment of victims of sexual assault who request to be transferred off-base, according to a letter sent to members of Congress from Minnesota. … The letter comes months after a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation into the death of Pvt. Nicole Burnham, a solider from Andover, who died by suicide after being sexually assaulted, harassed and bullied.”

There’s certainly a lot of need. The Star Tribune’s Chris Serres reports:“Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com Inc., has pledged $2.5 million to Simpson Housing Services, a Minneapolis nonprofit that helps homeless individuals and families find stable housing.

Nothing fishy about this. The Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers reports: “In another stunning revelation of wolf behavior from Voyageurs National Park, researchers Thursday announced they have confirmed park wolves hunting for and eating fish out of streams as a regular part of their diet.”

In other news …

Friday afternoon:Amazon workers in Minnesota plan rally over work conditions” [KARE]

U of M president candidate making a splash:‘I think she’s fantastic’: Gabel, lone ‘U’ presidential finalist, visits Rochester” [Rochester Post-Bulletin]

Scary:Charges: Student punched college teacher unconscious, attacked another staffer” [Bring Me the News]

You’re always welcome here, ’Sconnies:Wisconsin is falling behind Minnesota” [Madison Magazine]

Minnesota cool:First Ave, Electric Fetus named best in U.S. again by Rolling Stone” [Star Tribune]

Pie-P.A.:Surly brews up something new for the holidays: boozy pies” [Star Tribune]

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