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-- A Duluth college placed some classrooms on lockdown Thursday, in response to threats made by a student.
DULUTH - A Duluth college placed some classrooms on lockdown Thursday in response to threats made by a student.
Police arrived at the science center at The College of St. Scholastica and found the student, who was later taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. They say the student will not face charges. The school used their digital "Saint's Alert" system to notify students and faculty.
A 23-year-old man has been charged for the murder of an 18-year-old St. Paul woman. Alberto Palmer is accused of killing Brittany Clardy. Clardy's cause of death was determined to be multiple blows with a foreign object to the back of the head. Clardy's body was discovered in a car at an impound lot in Columbia Heights last month--about a week-and-a-half after she had been reported missing by her parents. Palmer told investigators he met Clardy via backpage-dotcom--an escort service. Palmer told police he choked Clardy and then hit her with a hammer multiple times. Palmer is also wanted in Georgia for assaulting three women last year.
The St. Paul man that confessed to killing and dismembering his wife is expected to plead guilty today. Steven Johnson told police he shot her in the head inside their home on January 6th after she said she was leaving him and taking their son. He then dismembered her in the bathtub, placed her body parts in plastic bins and stored them in a friend's garage.
A federal jury has ruled that Homer, Alaska, police were not responsible for the gunshot that left a Duluth boy brain damaged. Jason Anderson Jr., was two years old when he was shot in 2006 at the Homer airport when marshals and Homer police tried to arrest his father, Jason Anderson. Police say Anderson, a violent fugitive drug dealer from Duluth, shot the boy, shot at police, then killed himself. The boy’s mother Cherry Dietzmann sued the city of Homer and its police department for more than $23 million, but the jury found the city not guilty on all counts. She settled out of court with the U.S. Marshals Service for almost $3.5 million in 2011. The boy is now nine and is confined in a bed and lives with a feeding tube and ventilator.
One person was seriously injured following a high-speed police chase in Beltrami County. According to the State Patrol, the victim was driving away from Leech Lake Tribal Police near Cass Lake just after midnight on Friday when the vehicle went out of control, entered a ditch and rolled, striking several trees. The victim was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The 31st annual Minnesota Deer Classic begins today at a new venue in the Twin Cities. The event has been popular among deer hunters and outdoors enthusiasts for years and will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine and run from today through Sunday.