(Angora, MN) -- The St. Louis County Sheriff's office says a 39-year-old man, who is considered vulnerable, has been missing for five days. Dustin Sundin was last seen leaving his aunt's home in Angora on September 17th with her dog and cellphone. The dog returned, but only footprints were found near the creek bed where Sundin was headed. Sundin, who walks with a cane and has a substance use disorder, is described as white, six-foot, weighing 140 pounds with several tattoos covering his body. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
(Carver County, MN) -- A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle in Dahlgren Township last month. The Carver County Sheriff's office says John Dyste was biking on CSAH-40 August 31st when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 75-year-old woman and later died. An autopsy report recently released confirms that Dyste died from blunt force injuries in the impact. Police are still examining parts of the crash.
More coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnesota. Yesterday, health officials listed 1,642 new cases and 14 additional deaths. With those numbers introduced, the state's totals show over 692-thousand infections and about 8,025 deaths overall. About three-million-381-thousand-502 people have received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine so far
A group of large employers is teaming up with a telemedicine firm for a new initiative meant to address health disparities among Black workers. Employers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more are joining with Grand Rounds and Doctor on Demand for the program. The Black Community Innovation Coalition will engage with Black workers about their health in an effort to target their specific needs. That could include earlier maternity care, as the CDC reports Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The City of Minneapolis will start charging people for using disposable shopping bags soon. Starting October 1st shoppers will be charged five cents per bag, whether it's paper or plastic. The city hopes this will help the environment and cut down on litter.
One of the men arrested in connection with a quadruple homicide that happened in Saint Paul is charged with murder. Court records show Antoine Suggs was recently charged with four counts of second-degree murder. Suggs was arrested in Arizona and is currently waiting to be extradited back to Minnesota. He and Darren McWright are accused of being involved in the deaths of four people who were found in an SUV in a cornfield in western Wisconsin last week.
(Washington, DC) -- Executives of Facebook and Google are getting heat over privacy and competition. During a Senate hearing, Illinois Democrat Richard Durbin criticized data collection practices and said big tech companies are making money off the private information of users. Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar [[ KLO-buh-shar ]] said, "We are the product" and argued the gathering of "big data" is increasingly intrusive. Utah Republican Mike Lee cited a growing threat of unauthorized exposure of private information. He said Congress needs to "catch up." Facebook VP Steve Satterfield testified data is critically important in improving products, integrity and online security. [...]
North Mankato Police, Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force investigating death of 25-year-old-male
North Mankato, Minn. At 10:40 p.m. on September 20th, 2021, emergency crews were dispatched to an apartment on the 400 block of Allan Ave. for a report of a “possible overdose”. Arriving officers found a 25-year-old male inside the apartment where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy will be conducted by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time. North Mankato Police and the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force are investigating. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of family members.
CentraCare is reviving visitor restrictions amid the COVID-19 surge. Starting Tuesday, CentraCare and Carris Health hospitals will only allow one healthy adult visitor per patient in hospital settings. That number is increased to two for minor patients. The hospital system, which operates facilities mostly around Central Minnesota, says it must take health measures due to positive cases in our communities. All visitors must week a mask. Also, long-term care facilities will have their own policies.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A Minnesota man is appearing in court today at 11 a.m. for a detention hearing as he's accused of falsely claiming to be a federal agent. In a federal complaint, authorities say 52-year-old Reyel Simmons repeatedly pretended to be a federal agent online, especially on TikTok. Witnesses say he carries a handgun, a badge and other law enforcement credentials. Simmons has a criminal history of impersonating an officer. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the FBI.