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BOY SHOT

Authorities identify 10-year-old shot in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have an identified a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot in downtown Minneapolis. KSTP-TV reported Monday that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Amare Rasaun Mayberry-Campbell of Andover was shot Friday evening in an apartment building. Police responded to the scene around 11:30 p.m. and found Mayberry-Campbell shot. He was alone with juvenile family member. First responders tried to help the boy but he was pronounced dead at a hospital. The shooting remains under investigation.

ELECTION 2022-CONGRESS-MINNESOTA

Munson loan swells fundraising for open congressional seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Jeremy Munson leads all candidates in fundraising for the special Republican primary for the open congressional seat of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. That includes Hagedorn’s widow Jennifer Carnahan. Federal Elections Commission disclosures show that Munson had raised over $300,000 including a $200,000 loan from himself, and had over $297,000 left as of March 31 for the May 24 special primary. All candidates have scrambled to get organized since Hagedorn died of kidney cancer in February. The primary winners will run in a special general election Aug. 9 to fill out the rest of Hagedorn’s term.

COLD IMMERSION-STUDY

Researchers to study Minnesotans who swim in icy waters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers plan to study a group of Minnesotans who dunk themselves in icy Lake Harriet every winter day. The Star Tribune reports that researchers from Rockefeller University’s Cohen Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism are studying so-called brown fat that generates heat in cold conditions in humans. They’re currently investigating blood biomarkers of brown fat in young New Yorkers using cooling vests. They hope to validate the study in a larger group of people. Starting this summer they’ll collect blood from a group of 70 people who dip themselves in Lake Harriet at least twice a week for a month in winter. They hope to compare molecules in their blood during summer and winter as well as their responses to anxiety and depression.

CAR SHOOTING

Maple Grove police investigating fatal car-to-car shooting

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal car-to-car shooting in suburban Minneapolis. The Star Tribune reports the shooting took place in Maple Grove around 3 p.m. Sunday. Police say one person shot at another vehicle. Officers found a man with gunshot wounds in a car off the road near Interstate 94 and Maple Grove Parkway. He was taken to a hospital, where died. Police say the threat isn’t “ongoing.”

OBIT-JON WEFALD

Wefald remembered as leader who made Kansas State ‘relevant’

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jon Wefald is being remembered as a Kansas State University president for more than two decades who increased its enrollment, improved academic programs and boosted research funding — while finally finding a coach who could win football games. Kansas State says Wefald died Saturday at age 84 and The Manhattan, Kansas, Mercury, reports that he suffered a heart attack at his home in Minnesota. Wefald was Kansas State president from 1986 until the end of the 2008-09 school year. His best known decision might have been hiring Bill Snyder as football coach. He also was a former head of the Minnesota State university system. Pat Bosco, a former Kansas State vice president for student life, says Wefald “moved our school from very good to great, but most importantly, he made us relevant.”

VIRUS OUTBREAK-EASTER SERVICES

For many, Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship

BOSTON (AP) — For many Christians, this weekend marks the first time in three years they will gather in person to celebrate Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to share one of the faith’s holiest days side-by-side with fellow parishioners. In the United States, the pandemic stuck in March, 2020, forcing many churches to resort to online or televised Masses weeks ahead of Easter. Notable events included a 6 a.m. sunrise Mass outdoors near the waterfront in South Boston, and a joyous, hug-filled service at St. Peter Claver, a historically Black congregation in St. Paul, Minnesota.

BOY SHOT-MINNEAPOLIS

Boy, 10, shot dead while in Minneapolis apartment with minor

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot while he and another juvenile family member were alone in a downtown Minneapolis apartment. The shooting happened late Friday. Police say they were called to the apartment to find the 10-year-old boy with a life-threatening gunshot wound. The child died at a hospital. Police have not released the age of the other juvenile who was with the boy at the time. Police say they are still trying to figure out what happened. The boy’s parents are cooperating with police.

LUCKY CHARMS-INVESTIGATION

FDA investigating Lucky Charms after reports of illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after dozens of consumers complained of illness after eating it. The FDA said Saturday it has received more than 100 complaints related to Lucky Charms so far this year. Several hundred people have also posted on a food safety website, iwaspoisoned.com, complaining of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating Lucky Charms. General Mills Inc., the Minneapolis-based company that makes Lucky Charms and other cereals, said it’s taking those reports seriously. But the company said its own investigation has not found evidence of consumer illness related to Lucky Charms.

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