December 7, 2008

Man falls through Ice

A man was found in Lake Medicine on Sunday and was rushed to the hospital. He fell through the ice when he was skating and was found when a man was walking by and saw a hat floating in the water and called the police. They came and pulled the man out of the water. He had a camera around his neck and ice skates on. Police believe he was from out of town visiting relatives and has yet to be identified. The man had no pulse and was not responsive when he was rushed to the hospital and police have not released anything on his condition. The water was open on saturday night and then it snowed which could have led the man to believe that it was more frozen then it was.

November 28, 2008

Iowa game action

A couple was caught in a handicapped stall of a bathroom at the Metrodome having sex during the Minnesota- Iowa game on Satuday. The 38-year-old woman from Iowa was having sex with a 26-year-old Iowa man. The woman gave police a fake name until she was identified by her husband who was also at the game. The 26-year-old man was at the game with his girlfriend. The Iowa pair were being cheered on by a crowd of drunk onlookers.
The minnesota article focused on the humor of the story with a kind of 'sucks for you' tone. The article ended with a quote from a police cheif about it being a long ride home to Iowa.

The article from Iowa told the story of the effects that the publicity of the sex act has had on her. She is a married mother of three that was fired from her job after they found out about the inncident. She says she didnt even know the man and she was drunk from drinking wine before the game at a friends house.

November 23, 2008

Bank Robber

A man robbed the U.S. Federal Credit Union on friday and the same man is believed to be responsible for the U.S. bank branch robbery on Wednesday. On Friday the man gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over the cash to the man and the man fled. Authorities are not saying how much the robber took. He is desribed as a 5-foot 7-inch tall whit male with wavy black of brown hair and mustache, between the ages of 45 and 55. Police are still looking for the suspect.

The article didn't have a lot of information but basically was just making the public aware that this was going on.

November 16, 2008

15 year old shot

15-year-old Jacob MacKenzie was found dead on his front porch. They police have a suspect and are activley looking for him. His name was released The suspects name is Alfredo Gutierrez-Gonzales. Police said that the two knew each other but that they don't believe that Gonzales is dangerous. There was another shooting that happened in the same night and a gun was found in a field near the house that is believed to be responsible for both shootings.

The article focused more on Mackenzies relationship with his mother more than it did on the details of the shooting. It talked a lot about how he used to wait up for his mom until she got back from work and what kind of kid he was.

November 9, 2008

Outdoor smoking ban

The university of minnnesota is trying to pass a smoking ban on campus. Years ago minnesota passed a smoking ban to ban smoking in all bars and resturants. Initially many minnesotains were oppoesed but as more info was released the ban got more popular. Now the ban is supported by over 77% of minnesotians. The university of minnesota is now using this as evidence that once the ban is in place people are more infavor of it. Since the act, called the Freedom to Breathe Act was passed smoking rates have lowered to the lowest ever. There are already 160 university campuses that have the ban in place. If the university of minnesota decides to pass the ban then it would be the first big 10 school to put the ban in place.

October 26, 2008

Girl hit by bus

A girl was hit by a bus friday afternoon on the U of M campus, just south of 4th street. The student was riding her bike and was stopped at a stop light with the bus. When the light turned green she went forward to pass the bus and the bus was turning right. She swerved and her bike fell. The bus ran over her legs. An on looker said the bus rolled over her legs like a speed bump and she heard her legs snap and pop.

This was the only article I could find on this story. It was in the Mn Daily, which makes sense since it was on the university of minnesota campus, however I'm surprised it didn't make more news considering that is was involving a metro bus.

September 14, 2008

30 protesters in St. Paul

On Friday St.Paul Mayor Chris Coleman had a fundraiser. A group of about 30 people showed up outside with signs criticizing the way the mayor had the police act during the National Republic Convention last week. The group was upset at the poilce's actions during protests at the convention.