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Woman Killed in Edina House Fire

A house fire in Edina on Monday killed a woman who lived there with her family.
Cynthia Robb, 54, of Edina was found near the front entrance of her home, according to the Pioneer Press.
Her husband and two daugters were not at home at the time.
It is not yet determined how the fire was started, but it was not believed to suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
The home had four fire alarms, and this fire is why Fire Cheif Marty Scheer believes that houses should have fire sprinklers.

Woman Killed in Edina House Fire

A house fire in Edina on Monday killed a woman who lived there with her family.
Cynthia Robb, 54, of Edina was found near the front entrance of her home, according to the Pioneer Press.
Her husband and two daugters were not at home at the time.
It is not yet determined how the fire was started, but it was not believed to suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
The home had four fire alarms, and this fire is why Fire Cheif Marty Scheer believes that houses should have fire sprinklers.

Anoka County Inmate dies 2 Days after Attempted Suicide

And Anoka County Jail inmate died Saturday at Mercy Hospital In Coon Rapids after being found hanging from bedsheets in his cell on Thursday.
Steven James Carrol, 27, of Anoka was found hanging by bedsheets from his cell window on Thursday, according to the Star Tribune
Carrol had been in custody since April 12 for second degree burglary and disorderly conduct, according to the Pioneer Press..
He had a suicide note in his pocket. His death is under investigation.

1 dead in Mobile Home Fire in Blaine

A fire in a mobile home in Blaine on Monday killed one man inside.
Firefighters responded to a call from the home around 1:50 in the morning, according to the Pioneer Press.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but it is not suspiscious, according to the Star Tribune.
Th identity of the man has yet to be released.The firefighters faught the fire for about two hours, and the damage to the mobile home is extensive.

Minnesota Lynx draft Superstar Maya Moore With first Pick

The Minnesota Lynx picked Connecticuit Huskey standout Maya Moore with the first overall pick in Monday's WNBA draft.
Moore, considered one of the greatest players in college basketball history, is a three time national player of the year and four time all american, according to the Pioneer Press.
Moore averaged 22.8 points for the Huskies this year and guided them to the final four. Moore won two national championships while at UCONN, according to the Star Tribune.
Moore is expected to be a franchise changing player. Lynx assistant coach compared drafting Moore to drafting Lebron James.

Skeletal Humanremains found In Brooklyn Park

A person walking in a park in Brooklyn Park found the skeletal remains of a human on Friday.
Ther emains appear to have been there for an extended period of time, according to the Star Tribune.
Brooklyn Park Police and the Hennipen Country Crime Lab are investigating, according to the Pioneer Press.
"Its going to take us some time to work through and see what we have," Police Inspector Todd Milbin Said.
Authorities have yet to fully determine if the remains are human.

3 Dead in Brooklyn Park Shooting, Suicide

Two people were shot and killed inside a Fesival Foods in Brooklyn Park breakroom on Friday, the gunman then shot and killed himself.
Someone heard several shots in the back of the grocery store. When the police arrived the found one woman dead, and another victim, who later died in th hospital. The gunman killed himself after police tracked him down, according to the Pioneer Press.
The gunman fled and killed himself near the Washington Avenue Bridge on the University of Minnesota Campus, according to the Star Tribune.
The Festival Foods is expected to remain closed until Saturday evening.
"Our hearts go out to the families of the victims", Lori Younquist, President of Festival Foods, said in a statement.

A former Cretin- Derham Hall teacher was sentenced for sexual misconduct with a 16 year old boy on Monday.
Gail Gagne was sentenced to two years probation and must register as a sex offender, according to the Pioneer Press.
Gagne had already admitted to having sex with a student in 2008.
The boy was not at the sentencing while his family was, saying that they are "holding the dirty laundry of the defendant's self serving actions," according to the Star Tribune.
Gagne lost her job after the incident and is no longer allowed to teach. Gagne was hired by the school in 2007 and became a full time teacher in 2008. She engaged in sexual conduct with the boy from July 1 to Sept. 1 of 2008 and again from Sept.13-14 of 2008.

17 named in St. John's Sex-Abuse Case

The identities of 17 monks who have faced allegations of sex abuse or misconduct or other misconduct were made public on Monday.
This is a break in secrecy that has surrounded most Minnesota clegy abuse cases.
The alleged abuse ranged from 1960-2004, and the accused clergy all taught at the St. John's Prep. School or were assigned to parishes, according to the Pioneer Press.
Nine men who had filed lawsuits claming sexual abuse from the monks settled with St. John's Abbey.
Of the 17 clergy, four are dead, three are no longer at St. John's, and 10 live at the abbey under supervision and constraints, according to the Pioneer Press.
None of the monks have been criminally charged.

Man Who Supplied Synthetic Drug Charged with Murder

A Blaine man was arrested Friday in connection with a mass drug overdose at a party that killed a 19-year-old Coon Rapids man and hospitalized 10 others.
Timothy R. Lamere, 21, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree murder for allegedley buying and supplying a synthetic hallucinogen to party goers on Wednesday at a house party in Blaine, according to the Pioneer Press.
The man who died was identified as 19-year-old Trevor Robinson of Coon Rapids. He reportedly snorted the drug, began screaming and punching the walls, then he stopped breathing, and died at a hospital hours later, according to the Star Tribune.
The drug is known as 2C-E and is a strong hallucinogen. Lamere isn't beingjailed but is under police custody.

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