Boyfriend who died of knife wound identified

Authorities have identified a woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend in an Apple Valley neighborhood before he fatally turned the knife on himself. The violence early Monday in the backyard of an unoccupied house was the culmination of a “rolling domestic” confrontation between a Burnsville couple, said Capt. Nick Francis of the Apple Valley Police. Michelle Armstrong, 25, was recovering in Regions Hospital and is expected to survive, Francis said. Her boyfriend, Alexander Mooney, 26, died of the wounds he inflicted upon himself about 4 a.m. behind a house in the 13500 block of Everest Avenue. Armstrong told police that the couple’s dispute grew and “got progressively more violent,” leading to her being stabbed, Francis said.

Paul Walsh



Man found dead in car just off Hwy. 65

The death of a man who was found in his car just off a Fridley road is under investigation. Fridley police were called to the car near Hwy. 65, just north of Interstate 694, at 3:46 a.m. Thursday, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Officers found a 51-year-old St. Anthony man unresponsive.

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Pedestrian, 27, killed on Yankee Doodle Road

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car Thursday night in Eagan. Police said the 27-year-old man ran onto Yankee Doodle Road near Coachman Road when he was struck about 7:30 p.m. The man wasn’t in a crosswalk, police said. A 29-year-old driver traveling west swerved but was unable to avoid hitting the man, police said. It does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, police said. The driver wasn’t injured.

Mary Lynn Smith


Eden Prairie

Rash of break-ins prompts safety warning

After a spike this summer in break-ins and burglaries in Eden Prairie, police are warning residents to take more precautions. This week, police had four reports of car break-ins and one burglary on the same night. Since late July, they’ve received reports of 30 car break-ins, six garage burglaries and one stolen vehicle. This week’s crimes took place in the area of Eden Prairie Road and Spring Road, between Pioneer Trail and Flying Cloud Drive. Police say it’s likely that multiple suspects are involved.

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Moorhead, MINN.

FBI consulted on NDSU student’s death

Investigators have taken the homicide of a North Dakota State University freshman to experts at the FBI Training Center in West Virginia. It’s been nearly a year since the body of 18-year-old Tom Bearson, of Sartell, Minn., was found in a commercial lot in Moorhead, Minn. Bearson had been last seen in Fargo, N.D., several days earlier. His death was ruled the “result of homicidal violence.” Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson told the St. Cloud Times that an FBI agent from Fargo, a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent, and police investigators from Fargo and Moorhead have reviewed the case with FBI experts.

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