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Results of Winnebago Blood Drive

WINNEBAGO – A Red Cross blood drive was held Thursday, June 22, at Winnebago City Hall. According to blood drive organizer, Barb Dontje, although the numbers were down, it was still a success. There were 33 presenting, with two deferrals and one incomplete. 21 gave whole blood and 18 gave double reds for a total of 39 pints. Also, Doug Jenkins of Winnebago earned his 6-gallon pin.

3 teens hurt in crash with buggy

WILSON, Wis. (AP) — Three teenagers were injured when an SUV crashed into their horse-drawn buggy in St. Croix County.

The State Patrol says an 18-year-old woman was thrown from the buggy and knocked unconscious. She was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two others in the buggy, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, were taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital.

The crash happened about 12:30 a.m. Monday on Highway 128 near the Town of Wilson.

Authorities say the SUV’s driver, a 33-year-old Glenwood City woman, was not seriously injured and did not show signs of impairment.

Elders meet to discuss sculpture’s fate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dakota elders have met privately in Sisseton, South Dakota to talk about what to do with wood from a dismantled sculpture at the Walter Art Center in Minneapolis that met with protests from Native Americans.

The art center removed the gallows-like sculpture called “Scaffold” because of opposition from those who said it brought back painful memories of the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. Artist Sam Durant said the sculpture was intended to raise awareness about capital punishment and America’s violent past. But, protesters said it was insensitive and trivialized a dark chapter in Minnesota and Dakota history.

2 arrested in Frogtown fatal shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say they’ve made two arrests in a fatal weekend shooting near the State Capitol.

Family members say 19-year-old Da’Seion Pugh of St. Paul was killed Saturday in the Frogtown neighborhood. Police haven’t revealed much about a motive, but say the shooting doesn’t appear to be random.

Police say they have two men in custody, one of whom was found hiding in an Oakdale swamp. Police began searching the swamp around 2 a.m. Sunday after hearing reports that a suspect had fled there.

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