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66-year-old St. Paul woman shot

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A 66-year-old St. Paul woman was sent to the hospital Wednesday after being shot in her home and police arrested her son, The Pioneer Press reported.

Police came to the 400 block of Robie Street E. shortly before 5 a.m. responding to reports of a woman being shot, The Star Tribune reported.

Ester Richards was sent to Regions Hospital with a gun shot wound, and her condition is unknown at this time, Sgt. Paul Paulos, St. Paul Police spokesman, said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Ryan James Richards, 32, called 911 at 4:53 a.m. to report that his mother had been shot, Paulos said as reported by The Pioneer Press.

Officers arrested Ryan Richards on suspicion of aggravated assault. He was booked into the Ramsey County jail and has not been charged, The Pioneer Press reported.

"We are confident that the person we currently have under arrest is the person that was involved in the shooting, and we hope his mother is doing well," Paulos said as reported by The Pionner Press.

There were no weapons in the house, Paulos said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Train derailment spills grain in Blue Earth

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17 cars derailed and 10 tipped on their sides on a train carrying corn across Blue Earth, Minn. Monday, The Star Tribune reported.

A cleanup is underway in Blue Earth, The Star Tribune reported.

The Union Pacific train derailed at 5:30 p.m. between Third and Fifth Streets when ten cars missed the tracks and tipped over, Kare reported.

No injuries were reported and there is no danger to the public, Blue Earth Police Officer and spokesman Matt Hotzler said as reported by Kare.

A number of streets closed because of the derailment, but many have reopened since then, Kare reported.

1,400 feet of track and two road crossings will need to be replaced, Davis said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Crews hope to reopen the track late Monday or early Tuesday, Davis said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Fire at Minneapolis deli closes Chicago Ave

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A building containing a grocery store and deli in southern Minneapolis caught fire early Thursday morning and burned for several hours, The Star Tribune reported.

No one was in the building when it caught fire at about 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Chicago Avenue, The Star Tribune reported.

When crews arrived, there was smoke but not many flames. At around 5:30 a.m., the fire reignited, CBS Minnesota reported.

The fire comes just after the front of the Chicago Avenue Deli was damaged after a car smashed into it, and repairs to the damage had been recently completed, CBS Minnesota reported.

Minneapolis Children's Hospital, across the street from the deli, had to shut off their air intake system to prevent from smoke entering he building, CBS Minnesota reported.

Chicago Avenue will remain closed a couple more hours, The Star Tribune reported.

Regions hospital stillborn baby sent to laundry

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The body of a stillborn baby was discovered among hospital linens at a Red Wing commercial laundry, and Regions Hospital said at a press conference that the body came from their morgue, MPR News reported.

The St. Paul hospital was "very saddened and deeply troubled that something like this had happened," Christine Boese, the chief nursing officer aand vice president of patient care, said as reported by MPR News.

The remains had been wrapped in linens in the hospital morgue and were mistaken for laundry. A laundry service employee found the body Tuesday, ABC News reported.

The baby boy was stillborn on April 4, at 22 weeks of development, Boese said as reported by ABC News.

''We are really sorry and saddened that this happened. We are taking a lot of steps and actions right now to understand how this did happen,'' Boese said as reported by ABC News. ''We are really looking into things right now.''

Around 40 people now face charges for buying and selling tense of thousands of walleyes caught in Minnesota's most popular walleye lakes, officials said Monday while announcing additional charges, The Star Tribune reported.

21 northern Minnesota suspects will face state charges, in addition to the federal charges against 10 people announced last week. Up to 15 members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe also face tribal charges, The Star Tribune reported.

Although walleye-poaching has become a northern Minnesota cultural norm, it's illegal and potentially harmful to the fishery, The Pioneer Press reported.

Minnesota's chief wildlife law enforcement officer announced the state's largest walleye poaching probe in two decades on Monday, The Pioneer Press reported.

An estimated tense of thousands of fish were netted or hooked from Red Lake, Leech Lake, Lake Winnibigoshish and Cass Lake, The Pioneer Press reported.

"The investigation revealed widespread acceptance of illegal purchase as a cultural norm," said Col. Jim Konrad, director of enforcement for the Department of Natural Resources as reported by The Pioneer Press.

"This is a troubling case because it involved large numbers of people and a significant number of fish being illegally bought or sold," said Tom Landwehr, Department of Natural Resources commissioner, as reported by The Star Tribune. "The investigation should serve notice that the illegal commercialization of walleye and waste of game fish will not be tolerated in Minnesota."

STD cases increase in Minnesota by 10%

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The total number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases reported in Minnesota increased by 10 percent last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Health as reported by CBS Minnesota.

Reportable STDs, which include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, totaled at 21,465 reported in 2012 compared to 19,547 cases reported in 2011, CBS Minnesota reported.

The Minnesota Health Department urged sexually active people to be tested regularly in response to the increase, The Star Tribune reported.

Health officials also found that Chlamydia cases reached a record high of 18,048, up 7 percent from 2011, with the majority of cases occurring in teens and young adults ages 15 to 24, The Star Tribune reported.

The report did, however, showed that Syphilis cases dropped 8 percent, with 335 cases in 2012 compared to 366 cases in 2011, CBS Minnesota reported.

"Untreated STDs can have serious health consequences," Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota's health commissioner, said as reported by The Star Tribune. "We need to increase our efforts in partnership with our most impacted communities and ensure that these services are available and being used."

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was charged with stealing weapons Tuesday, CBS Minnesota reported.

David Vang, 23, of St. Paul was charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from checked passenger luggage, CBS Minnesota reported.

Vang faces 11 felony counts, 10 of which are of theft of a firearm. His first court appearance is April 25 in Hennepin County, The Star Tribune reported.

Vang maintained the checked baggage belt, and when authorities learned in September that weapons were being stolen, they set up surveillance cameras, Pat Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airport Comission, said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Footage from the cameras showed Vang removing items from checked luggage and taking them to an unsecured employee parking ramp where his wife was waiting in a vehicle, a criminal complaint said as reported by The Star Tribune.

Vang stole 716 items, valued at more than $84,000 The Star Tribune reported.

"Fortunately, we don't deal with this kind of situation very often," Hogan said as reported by CBS Minnesota. "Once we found out about it, we were able to track him down and bring him justice."

A St. Paul Russion Orthodox priest pleaded not guilty Tuesday to pointing an AK-47 assault rifle at his teen daughter because she received two B's on her report card, The Star Tribune reported.

Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of terroristic threats in connection with pointing the rifle at his wife and daughter on Jan. 13, according to the Ramsey County District Court as reported by The Star Tribune.

St. Paul Police responded to St. Paul Central High School after a social worker at the school received a parent report that included texts indicating the Jan. 13 incident, CBS Minnesota reported.

The complaint stated that Bartashevitch and his daughter were arguing Jan. 13 about two B's she received in school instead of two A's. Bartashevitch swore at his daughter, who then told him she hated him, and he then grabbed a recently purchased AK-47 and pointed it at her, CBS Minnesota reported.

Bartasevitch's wife said that he threw her to the floor and pointed the gun at both her and her daughter, CBS Minnesota reported.

On Jan 24, police searched Bartasevitch's home and found 9mm ammunaition and receipts for the purchase of two rifles, CBS Minnesota reported.

Comcast speeds up Twin Cities internet for free

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Comcast doubled download speeds for its broadband Internet services in the Twin Cities with no extra charge, the company said Monday as reported by The Pioneer Press.

Comcast increased its three most popular service tiers Performance, Blast and Extreme 50 for no additional cost on Tuesday, The Pioneer Press reported.

The "Performance" tier increased download speeds from 15 megabits to 25 megabits, the "Blast!" tier increased download speeds from 25 megabits to 50 megabits, and the "Extreme" tier increased download speeds from 50 megabits to 105 megabits, MinnPost reported.

The speed boost is part of Comcast's national campaign, which is "about maintaining a superior product and answering the demands of our customers," David Tashjian, Comcast vice president of sales and marketing, said as reported by The Pioneer Press.

In order to get the speed boost, users will have to "power cycle" their cable modems by unplugging the system, waiting for 30 seconds, and then plugging it back in, MinnPost reported.

Slower plans with speeds ranging from 1.5 megabits to 6 megabits will remain unchanged, MinnPost reported.

Minneapolis temple vandalized with graffiti

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Minnesota's largest synagogue, Temple Israel, was vandalized with graffiti Tuesday night, The Star Tribune reported.

The graffiti was composed of purple spray-painted letters, including the word
"soap," in a possible reference to Nazi atrocities, CBS Minnesota reported.

The vandalism occurred during the Jewish holiday of Passover, The Star Tribune reported.

"To arrive this morning to vandalism of the graffiti was upsetting and shocking," Senior Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman said as reported by CBS Minnesota.

Security cameras caught at least one person in the act, and the tape is being turned over to Minneapolis police to assist their search for a culprit, CBS Minnesota reported.

The Bridge, a home for troubled youth, was also tagged with graffiti. It is unclear weather the events are related, CBS Minnesota reported.

The synagogue will continue with services as scheduled. "We stand strong in our Jewish traditions, our Jewish beliefs and our Jewish work for social justice," Rabbi Zimmerman said as reported by The Star Tribune.

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