St. Paul College placed on probation
ST. PAUL (AP) — St. Paul College’s accrediting agency has placed the school on probation.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Higher Learning Commission cited high turnover, underqualified instructors and faculty complaints about “a climate of fear and intimidation.”
Thursday’s probation notice referenced an April 19 letter signed by most full-time faculty members that said campus climate was an ongoing problem.
The probation comes two months after Rassoul Dastmozd announced he was retiring after eight years as the school’s president.
The college could be removed from probation in June 2021, following a comprehensive evaluation set to begin in December 2020.
5 officers fired rifles in fatal shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say five police officers fired rifles following a standoff that left a 23-year-old man dead in a St. Paul suburb.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says in a statement Saturday that Isak Aden of Columbia Heights died July 2 of “multiple gunshot wounds.”
Police say a handgun and a cartridge casing were found next to Aden after he was shot. No one else was injured.
Authorities say Aden fled on foot after assaulting a woman in a car in Eagan. Officers tracked the man down to a commercial area and tried to negotiate with him for hours. Police say officers ordered Aden to drop his weapon but eventually shots were fired and he was hit.
Authorities say an investigation is ongoing.
Man, woman wounded in shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant.
The Star Tribune reports the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday on the rooftop of Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar.
Police say a man and a woman suffered with noncritical gunshot wounds. Both were taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Police shoot man in Woodbury
WOODBURY (AP) — Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him.
The Washington County sheriff’s office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb.
According to a news release, the man called 911 Sunday morning and said he was “having homicidal feelings” and that he “wants to die” and repeatedly told dispatchers to “Come kill me.”