Car drives through Excelsior store
EXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two employees of a boutique store in Excelsior were injured when a car barreled through the store.
Police say the driver appeared to be trying to park directly in front of the Provisions shop Saturday morning and instead slammed into the store and drove at least 50 feet into the building. The car came to rest in a hallway that is linked to other stores in the Excelsior Mill building.
Authorities say the store’s owner and manager were hurt. Investigators characterized their injuries as traumatic but not life threatening.
The woman driving the car did not appear to be injured.
People arrested in connection with shooting
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Fergus Falls police say three people have been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this week.
KFGO radio reports that 35-year-old Derek Koch and 20-year-old Shaylee McCulloch, of Dalton, and 20-year-old Hailey Johnson, of Erhard, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aiding and abetting assault.
The shooting happened in a Fergus Falls apartment Tuesday. The victim was taken to a Fargo hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Plans to save Grand Rapids plant hit snag
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A plan to reopen the former Magnetation iron-ore tailings operation in Grand Rapids has hit a roadblock.
Investors say there are unexpected costs associated with a related plant in Indiana where the Grand Rapids ore tailings would be converted into iron pellets.
The Star Tribune reports that air pollution controls and permitting in Indiana will require an investment of as much as $20 million. No ore would be shipped from the Grand Rapids plant until the Indiana facility is upgraded.
Boxing club trains young Minnesota men
RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A boxing brotherhood on a Native American reservation in northern Minnesota is giving young men a place to train intensively and learn how to fight hard.
The men on the Red Lake Indian Reservation see boxing as a means to come to terms with the past and present, Minnesota Public Radio reported .
Antonio Varney is one of the reservation’s boxers. The 16-year-old aspires to go to the 2020 Olympics.