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Police: Fatal shooting drug related

ROCHESTER (AP) — Police say a fatal shooting in Rochester was drug related.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon outside an apartment building. Trevor Boysen, 24, was killed as he sat in his car outside the Quarters Apartments, according to police who say the shooting happened during a marijuana deal.

At least six shots were fired.

KTTC-TV reports police arrested an 18-year-old man who lives in the apartment building. Officials say he was found with a handgun that investigators believe was used in the shooting.

Man arrested after lengthy standoff

SAUK CENTRE (AP) — A man has been arrested after firing a gun during a long standoff in Sauk Centre.

Officers responded to a home Sunday morning after a woman called and said her husband had assaulted her.

Authorities say the suspect was making threatening statements and had a 9-year-old child in the residence.

The child was released about noon as police continued to negotiate with the 27-year-old man, who fired one shot out of the residence. No one was injured.

He eventually surrendered Sunday afternoon and was booked into the Stearns County Jail.

Police are recommending charges of making terroristic threats, second-degree assault and domestic assault.

Snowplow drivers may strike

DULUTH (AP) — Union snowplow drivers in northeastern Minnesota’s St. Louis County could go on strike as early as midnight Tuesday, as some snow is expected in the region.

County officials have a contingency plan to keep roads plowed, but they are hoping they don’t have to use it.

“We have supervisors from the Public Works Department, and staff in other departments who are all licensed and qualified to use snowplows,” said St. Louis County spokeswoman Dana Kazel. “Public safety is our top priority and we will get the roads plowed — but it’s a smaller workforce so (residents) will have to be patient.”

Members of Teamsters Local 320 voted 117-8 on Saturday to reject the county’s final contract offer, citing issues over healthcare and accrued sick leave. Starting Tuesday, the union has a 20-day window in which members can go on strike.

Teamsters local secretary-treasurer Brian Aldes would not say Monday when or if a strike would begin. He said the union was continuing strategy discussions and is open to further talks with the county.

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