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Body found is that of missing 21-year-old

DULUTH (AP) — Duluth emergency workers have recovered a man’s body from the water near Canal Park in an area where a University of Minnesota Duluth student went missing

The Star Tribune reports the family of 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights native Jacob Michael Lavoie confirmed Friday that the body was his.

Police say the body was recovered about 3 p.m. Friday.

Police had asked for the public’s help in finding Lavoie. Family members say he went missing after going out with friends on Aug. 31.

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of his 2-month-old son in a Brooklyn Park apartment building.

The Star Tribune reports officers were called to the building Tuesday on a report of a baby not breathing. Police administered first aid, but the child died about an hour later at a Robbinsdale hospital

On Friday, the Hennepin County medical examiner says the child died of “multiple blunt-force injuries” inflicted during a homicide.

The boy’s only caregiver at the time was his father, who is being held in the Hennepin County jail pending formal charges.

Utility moving ahead with plans for wind farm

DENVER (AP) — A utility company is moving ahead with plans for a wind energy project on the eastern Colorado plains.

Xcel Energy-Colorado plans to complete the 500-megawatt Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project in December 2020. The $743 million project will cover some 150 square miles (400 square kilometers) in Cheyenne and Kit Carson counties.

The Denver Post reports Xcel has selected Minneapolis-based development company Mortenson to build the wind farm. Mortenson previously built the 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project in eastern Colorado.

Denmark-based Vestas will supply 229 wind turbines for Cheyenne Ridge.

Xcel Energy proposes to eliminate all of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. Colorado officials seek to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent of 2005 levels by 2050.

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