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ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend of deer season as more corn was out of the fields, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016. There were 70,724 deer taken during the first weekend and 74,330 this past weekend. Of the deer harvested over the firearms season, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent in 2016.
Mall of America says stabbing incident 'isolated' BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The stabbing at Macy's in the Mall of America on Sunday night was an isolated incident and the mall is committed to the safety of its customers, its managers said Monday.
With all the development and push to make downtown look historic, it would seem to me this would include the building on the 100 block of West Second Street. The white finish building and corroded, unsightly, unused billboards along with "missing" light pole should be addressed as it does not seem to fit in. I take it the old Hudson Sprayer building when renovated will have a brown tone neutral finish similar to other buildings downtown and houses to the west, which would be suggested for this building to "fit in." It looks like an eyesore in the midst of everything else downtown when entering the area.
About 200 people gathered Oct. 12 at Stillwater Middle School for the Make It OK Community Conversation. Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The event included Minnesota Public Radio presenter John Moe, who hosted the first season of the "Hilarious World of Depression" podcasts earlier this year sponsored by HealthPartners and Make It OK. Moe said he continues to hear from listeners who find inspiration from the comedians who have dealt with depression.
The Tribal Council of the Prairie Island Indian Community has authorized $31,000 in public safety grants to three neighboring communities. The grants focus on improving the capacity of the three agencies to more quickly and efficiently respond to events that may occur not only on tribal land but in the surrounding region. The grants include:
A late-season antlerless only deer hunt proposed for three southeastern Minnesota permit areas with deer populations significantly above goal levels will not be conducted in January 2018. Public input collected at two meetings and online showed no clear consensus either for or against the hunt, said Paul Telander, wildlife section chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
ST. PAUL — About 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will accept unneeded prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 28. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before,' state Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children,"
The River City Chorale invites the community to "Glorious Day" presented by the RCC Ensemble Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., Hudson.
APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—The oldest snow monkey in North America died Sunday at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. Nikko, a Japanese macaque (commonly referred to as snow monkeys), celebrated his 34th birthday in September, according to a news release issued Monday by zoo officials. Nikko nearly doubled the average life expectancy of his species, which is 18 years, the news release said. He arrived at the zoo in 2001.
On Oct. 5, Belwin Conservancy and St. Paul Public Schools celebrated the completion of a new footbridge that will allow students of all abilities to access outdoor education opportunities. SPPS Superintendent Joe Gothard, Belwin Executive Director Nancy Kafka, Belwin Outdoor Science Education Director Josh Leonard, Kim Lawler of Tree Trust, and others officially opened the new span at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.