Lighting suspected in house fire

OSAKIS (AP) — Authorities suspect a lightning strike caused a minor house fire in western Minnesota.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call reporting smoke in the home in Osakis around 7 a.m. Sunday. Everyone was able to get out of the house without injury.

Firefighters found smoke and a small fire coming from the crawlspace under the house. Firefighters were able to put out the fire with little or no damage to the house, except for minor smoke damage.

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

Man shot, wounded by police

ROBBINSDALE (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating after police shot and wounded a man in the Minneapolis suburb of Robbinsdale.

Police said officers were called about a suicidal person with a gun inside a home late Saturday. The person who called police met officers outside.

Officers tried repeatedly to contact the man from outside the home. The man came out of the home with a gun and ignored commands to stop as he began moving toward officers. KMSP-TV reports an officer shot the man, who was taken to a hospital.

BCA spokeswoman Jill Oliveira told The Associated Press the man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


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