Minnesota News Roundup: Two brothers die in sailboat accidentMinnesota News
-- Family members are asking for prayers for the young boy hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers.
Family members are asking for prayers for the young boy hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers. Eight-year-old Isaiah Risland is at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, where at last check he was in critical condition. Authorities say Isaiah, his two brothers and their father were sailing Friday on Clearwater Lake when their boat capsized, throwing them into the frigid water. Their dad swam for help but it took too long. Hypothermia ended up killing both 2-year-old Jacob and 6-year-old Zech.
The Minnesota Legislature is on Easter/Passover break and Governor Dayton is clearly not satisfied with what lawmakers accomplished before they left. Dayton and Republicans are at odds about how to stimulate job creation. The governor wants a one-time tax credit for businesses that hire returning veterans, unemployed Minnesotans and recent college graduates. Republicans have a plan to phase out the statewide business property tax. Dayton wants a much larger bonding bill for state public works projects than Republicans do, but he may have to take whatever they give him -- if anything. As for a Vikings stadium, Dayton wants a bill passed this session but there's much less sense of urgency on the part of legislative leaders from both parties.
A man wanted in connection with assaulting a Washington County Sheriff's deputy was found by authorities late Saturday night. Twenty-year old Tyler Chute was apprehended near Luck, Wisconsin by the Polk County Sheriff's office. Chute is accused of punching and kicking a deputy in Stillwater Township, then fleeing on foot following a traffic stop last Thursday. After two extensive searches, the sheriff's office released Chute's photo and announced that he was wanted on suspicion of fourth degree felony assault. Charges are pending.
Tomorrow (TUES) is the deadline to make your seasonal and monthly camping reservations at selected Minnesota State Parks. To make a reservation at one of the eight parks that offer monthly and seasonal reservations, call the park directly. The D-N-R's Pat Arndt says if demand exceeds availability at a particular park, a lottery will be conducted and the park will notify the applicants of whether they were selected.