Around Minnesota: Public safety briefing

  • Updated: September 29, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Body of Fridley man found in Mississippi River

Authorities recovered the body of a 59-year-old Fridley man from the Mississippi River on Sunday afternoon.

Two canoeists near Riverfront Regional Park in Fridley saw a body about 2 p.m. and alerted authorities, a dispatcher for the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said.

The body was recovered later in the afternoon.

Authorities said the body appeared to have been in the water for several days and bore no visible wounds. Police said the man’s name would not be released until his relatives had been notified.

Riverfront Regional Park runs along the Mississippi River west of East River Road and south of Interstate Hwy. 694.

The sheriff’s department’s water rescue team accompanied Fridley police and fire in the search.

Anthony Lonetree

Two injured in Minneapolis stabbing

Two men were injured — one critically — when they were stabbed during a fight at a Minneapolis duplex early Sunday.

Twice earlier in the night, police had gone to the scene at 18th and Talmage Avenues SE on reports of loud music and partying, police Sgt. William Palmer said.

The fight broke out about 5:20 a.m.

When officers arrived, they learned that a third man had fired a shotgun into the air during the fight. He was arrested and booked on a weapons charge, Palmer said.

Police still were searching for the stabbing suspects.

Palmer said that one victim had life-threatening injuries, while the second was reported to be in stable condition.

Anthony Lonetree

Annandale man found dead was homicide victim

Annandale police say the death of a 42-year-old man found in his home Saturday morning is a homicide.

Police were called to the Annandale home of Kyle Greene on Poplar Avenue North at 8 a.m. Police Chief Jeff Herr said Sunday that the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of homicide, but he wouldn’t elaborate on a cause of death or say who called police.

Records show the house is owned by a 66-year-old relative of Greene’s who appeared to live there with him.

The case remains under investigation by Annandale police, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call the Annandale Police Department at (320) 274-3278 or the Wright County Sheriff at (763) 682-1162.

ABBY SIMONS

Cloquet man dies in ATV accident

A 37-year-old Cloquet, Minn., man has died in an ATV accident. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday when a large group of four-wheelers were traveling between Aurora and Hoyt Lakes on the Ranger Off Road Recreational Trail.

The news release says Ryan Ewald was driving the lead ATV with his wife, 30-year-old Amy Ewald, as the passenger. He was attempting to climb a steep, slippery hill when they both fell off. The four-wheeler then rolled and struck him in the head. He died at Northern Pines Hospital in Aurora. His wife was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation.

Associated Press

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