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Bighead Carp Found in St. Croix River

A bighead Asian carp weighing 27 pounds, was found in the St. Croix river state conservation officials told the Star Tribune, Wednesday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the carp they caught is now being used by Minnesota officials to rally support and awareness of invasive fish species such as that one.

The Star Tribune reported, that there is no evidence that the species is reproducing in those waters at the time. It is a rare occurence, and it's possible that the fish migrated up from the lower mississippi.

The Department of Natural Resources told the Chicago Tribune that this species could seriously harm the Minnesota's auquatic ecosystems and natural fish species.

These bighead carp are a threat because of the large amounts of plankton they consume. On top of that, the native fish are no competition for food and habitat, the Star Tribune.

Inmate at Anoka County Jail Dies

An inmate in the Anoka County jail died Saturday after he was found hanging in his cell window Thursday, the Star Tribune reported.

The inmate, 27-year-old Steven James Carroll, was found hanging by his bedsheet and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office told 5 Eyewitness News.

That area of the jail was in lockdown during the time of the incident. Carroll was checked on by jail personnel at 2:30 p.m., but only minutes later when they went to check on him again, they found him in the previously stated condition, the Star Tribune said.

Carroll was in jail on charges of felony domestic assault and secong degree burglary, and had only been in jail since Tuesday.

The South is Hit by High Winds, at Least 7 Killed

A storm quickly moved through the South earlier this week, bringing lightning, hail, and tornadoes, the Star Tribune said. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least seven people died.

In Atlanta, one person was killed Tuesday morning when a tree fell on his car, the Washington Post reported, there were at least two other drivers killed from falling trees in other places.

Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Lisa Janak, told Associated Press that a father and son were killed in their Georgia home after a tree fell.

The Mayor of Jackson, Charlie Brown, told Associated Press that the effects of the storm were the worst they have seen in that community for 30 or 40 years.

KDWB Apologizes For Hmong Parody Song

A parody to a rock song on the KDWB radio station has them apologizing after it joked about Hmong families, the Star Tribune said.

The song was performed by morning show producer Steve-O Latart, according to Fox 9. The Hmong community can't believe what was said in the song.

The lyrics went along to the tune of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", according to the Star Tribune. The parody talked about "Hmong families crowding into homes and girls getting pregnant early and often," as a joke.

According to Fox 9, KDWB sent out an apology on Facebook saying that even though they got positive feedback from some Hmong listeners, they apologize to people who took it offensively. They said it was part of a new comedy series.

Duluth Group Home Resident Struggled With Police

A 25-year-old resident of a Fairmont Park group home in Duluth was shot by a police officer after assaulting her and another officer whose gun he attempted to take away, police told Duluth News Tribune.

The man who suffered the gun shot wound was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune said. His condition was not immediately available.

According to the Duluth Tribune, the incident with the police officer happened after he assaulted a staff member at the group home earlier that day.

Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay told the Star Tribune that the two officers who responded to the call discovered a fire in the home, but were met by the resident who attacked them. Ramsay said the shot was fired during the commotion.

Small Plane Lands in St.Cloud on Jammed Gear

A single-engine airplane landed safely at the St. Cloud Regional Airport Saturday even though it had a jammed landing gear, Associated Press said.

The pilot was coming from northern Minnesota as part of a training exercise when he had to make the emergency landing, Steven Anderson, a local pilot who was at the scene, told the SC Times.

Associated Press said there were two fire engines, seven firefighters, St. Cloud police officers and ambulance crews there for the landing.

The pilot circled the landing strip about an hour as airport workers and authorities came up with a plan for a safe landing, SC Times said.

70-Year-Old Man Shot Himself Outside of Police Department

A 70-year-old man drove to the St. Anthony Village police department parking lot, parked his SUV, got out of the car and shot himself "point blank" in the chest with a shotgun, according to the Pioneer Press.

The man was identified as Robert Hockert. John Ohl, St. Anthony police chief, told the Pioneer Press that Hockert will survive his injuries.

Ohl told the Star Tribune that Hockert was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition.

Someone passing by found Hockert on the ground with the gun next to him, and called 911, the Pioneer Press reported.

Hockert was not under investigation in St. Anthony and had no connection to the Police Department, Ohl told the Star Tribune.

Drunk Man Breaks Into Pizza Hut and Fries Wings

A man tripped the alarm at Pizza Hut where he works at about 1:25 a.m. Friday, authorities told the Star Tribune.

CBS Minnesota indentified this man as Cory Michael Mogen, 21, of St. Cloud. Police said he was transported to the Stearns County Jail and he's being held on a possible third-degree burglary charge.

Authorities told the Star Tribune that the man was found trying to deep-fry boneless chicken wings and also said that he threw marinara sauce at the wall.

Mogen's blood alcohol content reading came back at nearly three times the Minnesota legal limit for driving, and he had been recently studying criminal justice at St. Cloud State University.

Wisconsin Mother Pleads No Contest in Death of Infant

A Wisconsin mother pleaded "no contest to felony negligence" in the death of son, 16-month-old Tanner, who was left in a hot trailer according to the Star Tribune.

Police found the young mother, Brandie Nelson, trying to revive her song in a trailer at a park in Prairie du Sac last summer, the Chicago Tribune reported.

After being rushed to Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital, the child was pronounced dead, the Star Tribune said. Nelson faces up to 25 years in prison if charged as guilty.

Nelson told police that she left her son in the trailer with the air conditioning on. She said she checked in on him every half hour. Investigators told the Chicago Tribune that "even with the air conditioning on, the day was so hot the interior would have reached more than 110 degrees."

Northrop Remodel

According to the Star Tribune, the $80.8 million plan remodel the entire inside of Northrop Auditorium was approved on Thursday. The work on the University of Minnesota building will begin in February.

The 82-year-old building will be closing on Monday, according to CBS Minnesota, and it will reopen in 2013.

This remodeling with supple Northrop with state-of-the art acoustics, better sight lines, more technology and updated amenities, CBS Minnesota said. "The remodeled building will also house the University Honors Program for gifted undergraduates and the Institute for Advanced Study for collaboration among scholars and artists."

The Star Tribune says that the funding for this project will come from: University debt, private fundraising, and state funding for repair projects.

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