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St. Thomas evacuates campus

ST. PAUL (AP) — Classes at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul have been canceled after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of students, staff and even babies who were rolled out of an on-campus day care center in their cribs.

The university alerted students, faculty and staff to evacuate McNeely Hall and surround buildings in a series of tweets Wednesday morning. Officials say the threat that came in around 10:20 a.m. targeted McNeely Hall, which houses the university’s business school classrooms and offices.

St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said his department’s officers responded to the campus to make sure everybody is safe.

The university or police did not provide any further details of the threat.

Man attacks woman with machete

ST. CLOUD (AP) — A Brainerd man is accused of attacking a woman with a machete in St. Cloud before using the weapon on himself.

Police say the man went to the woman’s apartment building to meet her Monday afternoon, pulled out a machete in the lobby and cut her in the shoulder and wrist. Authorities say the woman ran to her apartment and locked the door, but the man forced his way inside and began cutting himself.

The St. Cloud Times says he left the apartment and was found in the parking lot where he was arrested and taken to the hospital.

The victim was treated at St. Cloud Hospital. Both are expected to survive.

Town hall to feature Klobuchar

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was the first to venture onto Fox this week. His Monday town hall reached 2.55 million viewers, the biggest audience of any such event in the 2020 campaign cycle, despite not being aired in the prime time hours when most people are available.

One of Fox News’ most loyal viewers, President Donald Trump, indicated on Twitter that he was not happy seeing Sanders on his screen.

The Klobuchar town hall will be held May 8 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The hour-long event will have a similar blueprint to Sanders’ session: Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will be the anchors, and it will start at 5:30 p.m.

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