Death of Minnesota Marine not being investigated as homicide

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

Not a homicide. KMSP reports: “An investigation into the Tuesday gunshot wound death of a Minnesota Marine determined the incident was not a homicide. … The U.S. Marine Corps published a release Thursday that said the investigation into 20-year-old Riley Kuznia’s death is a death investigation and not a homicide investigation. … According to the Marines, the person who fired their weapon was relieved of his guard duties at the barracks where the incident occurred and was reassigned to administrative duties.”

Not enough avocado toast available. KARE’s Sharon Yoo reports: “It seems like more millennials are making their long-term home right here in Minnesota. … Newly released numbers from LendingTree, an online lending company, show Minneapolis has the second highest percentage of millennials who own homes following Salt Lake City.

Not exactly a surprise, but here it is. The Star Tribune’s J. Patrick Coolican reports: “Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan is running for re-election, she told the Star Tribune late Thursday. … Carnahan will ask party activists to give her another two years after a 2018 election in which Republicans lost every statewide race and the Minnesota House. …”

Speaking of Republicans, MPR’s Mark Zdechlik checks in with Minnesota’s two GOP House freshmen: “Pete Stauber and Jim Hagedorn got a lot of help from President Trump as they flipped those Minnesota districts. The president’s political action committee poured more than $5 million into their races and Trump headlined campaign rallies for each of the Republicans. … And both Republicans think their ties to Trump will help their Minnesota constituents.

In other news…

New St. Paul council candidate:After standing up to Trump, a transgender combat vet runs for St. Paul City Council” [City Pages]

Moorhead needs more office space:New Moorhead mayor sacrifices office to make room for city prosecutor” [Fargo Forum]

Ox gored:A blemish on Babe: Minn. landmark vandalized with graffiti” [West Central Tribune]

Everyone’s doing it:Former Viking Jared Allen Takes Up Professional Curling” [WCCO]

Attention crafty readers:Light winter nights with ice lanterns made with Bundt pans” [Pioneer Press]

PSA:Snow, ice fall from Aerial Lift Bridge” [Duluth News Tribune]

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