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Body of missing toddler recovered from Elk River

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Authorities recovered the body of Daisy Jo Holland on Sunday after the toddler had disappeared from an Elk River campground Friday, news sources reported.

Her body was found at 2:30 p.m. Sunday a few hundred feet away from where she disappeared two days earlier, Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe said, according to the Star Tribune.

There's no indication of foul play, but the investigation remains open, Rolfe said, the Pioneer Press reported.

Daisy was seen playing near the Elk River before she vanished. Dogs had followed her scent to the river's edge Saturday, police said, according to the Star Tribune.

More than 250 volunteers had been searching the area with authorities over the weekend, the Star Tribune reported.

A second person died within the campground Friday night in an incident unrelated to Daisy's disappearance, Rolfe said, according to the Pioneer Press.

Oakdale shooting suspect blames car noises

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An Oakdale man accused of shooting and killing a 9-year-old boy while firing at passing cars told investigators he did it because people had been waking him up by revving their engines, news sources reported.

Nhap Lap Tran, 34, was charged on Feb. 13 with six felonies, which included two counts of second-degree murder, according to the Pioneer Press.

Police found a note on Tran's desk that read, "Random Kill, Fake Plates," as well as the date "12/12/12" scrawled on his bedroom walls after they arrested him in February, the Pioneer Press reported.

Tran previously admitted to the shootings, but hadn't given a motive, according to Kare 11 news.

In the search warrant affidavit, Tran told investigators that "cars had been following him around for a while, and the persons driving the cars had been revving up their engines while parked in front of his house waking him up," and that is why he shot at the cars, the Pioneer Press reported.

Authorities have identified the body found stabbed to death this weekend in a Maplewood park as Anna Lynn Hurd of North Saint Paul, news sources reported.

Hurd, 16, was found wounded early Saturday in Hillside Park. Authorities said her body was found at about 4:30 a.m., when someone called 911 to provide her with medical attention, according to the Pioneer Press.

Police said on Sunday that the preliminary autopsy results from the Ramsey County medical examiner's office showed Hurd died from several stab wounds, the Star Tribune reported.

The police said no arrests have been made in this case, according to the Star Tribune.

"All I will say about whether she knew her attacker or not is that we do not believe there is a general danger to the public," said Maplewood Police Chief Dave Kvam, the Pioneer Press reported.

Hurd's father, Patrick Hurd, said his daughter was expelled from North High School after fighting with another student and accidentally hitting a teacher, according to the Star Tribune.

Patrick Hurd said he thinks the person who killed his daughter knew her. He last saw her late last week when a friend picked her up at their home in North St. Paul, the Star Tribune reported.

"They stole something from me that was my most prized possession," Patrick Hurd said of his daughter's killer, as reported in the Star Tribune.

Twin Cities security guards prepare to strike

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A union of 2,000 security guards are preparing for a one-day strike Sunday, news sources reported.

Over 100 security workers in the Service Employees International Union Local 26 and supporters gathered on Sunday to prepare for a possible strike on Monday, the Pioneer Press reported.

Some of the area's largest corporations like Target, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, along with other corporate buildings could be without security guards this week if the strike moves ahead, according to the Star Tribune.

Talks with the SEIU local 26 and contractors broke down on Friday.The union said it would continue with a strike if a deal was not reached by Sunday, the Star Tribune reported.

"We said if our deadline was not met, we would strike, so this week we will strike," said President of SEIU Local 26 Javier Morillo at a rally for the workers Sunday.

Minneapolis will pay a tribute to former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton this fall by renaming a city bridge after her, news sources reported.

Mayor R.T. Rybak announced the plan to rename the Third Avenue South Bridge over I-94 on Thursday, according to MinnPost.

Rybak said the bridge will also be renovated, which will include a display of a new piece of artwork, CBS News Minnesota reported.

Belton was the first female and the first African-American to serve as the mayor of Minneapolis, according to CBS News Minnesota.

"Rededicating this iconic Minneapolis landmark the Sharon Sayles Belton Bridge is a fitting tribute to our former mayor, who was, and continues to be, a bridge builder on so many levels," Mayor Rybak said in his announcement Thursday, as reported by MinnPost.

Second photo surfaces of St. Paul cop wearing hijab

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A second photo of a St. Paul police officer dressed in a Muslim hijab has surfaced online on Friday where the officer appears to have been wearing blackface makeup, news sources reported.

After the photos surfaced, St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith opened an internal affairs investigation, the Pioneer Press reported.

The first photo that surfaced on Twitter Sunday showed k-9 officer Robert Buth dressed in a red hijab wearing a Target name tag, according to the Star Tribune.

Buth issued a public apology Tuesday and said the photo "may have been viewed to be insensitive to the Muslim community," as stated in the Pioneer Press.

The two photos were apparently taken at Halloween parties in 2010 and 2012, according to the Star Tribune.

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