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3 Florida men convicted of credit card skimming in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS — Three Florida men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gas pump credit card skimming operation. Roilan Garriga, 20, Wilbur Perez-Soca, 24, and Asleys Acosta, 28, each pleaded guilty to five counts each of felony identity theft in Hennepin County District Court, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. They will be sentenced on January 8, 2018.
Three East Ridge students finalized their college commitments during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony last week.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend of deer season as more corn was out of the fields, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016. There were 70,724 deer taken during the first weekend and 74,330 this past weekend. Of the deer harvested over the firearms season, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent in 2016.
Mall of America says stabbing incident 'isolated' BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The stabbing at Macy's in the Mall of America on Sunday night was an isolated incident and the mall is committed to the safety of its customers, its managers said Monday.
An unoccupied home in the 9700 block of Grey Cloud Island Trail was broken into Oct. 20. A Sawzall and nail gun were stolen. Loss: $625. A license plate was taken from a vehicle in the 8600 block of West Point Douglas Road Oct. 20. Over $800 in bow and arrows were stolen from Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road Oct. 20. Police are investigating. A theft was reported at Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Rd., Oct. 20. There were no charges. Fire
A 20-year-old Newport man reported fraudulent charges on his debit card after losing it Oct. 12. Police suspect a 42-year-old St. Paul woman is responsible for the several charges made before the card was cancelled. A 35-year-old Mountain Lake, Minn., man is suspected in a gas drive-off at SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., Oct. 16. A 49-year-old St. Francis man reported his dock stolen Oct. 17. He told police the 16-by-16 dock was chained, but not to a tree. Loss: $3,800.
About 200 people gathered Oct. 12 at Stillwater Middle School for the Make It OK Community Conversation. Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The event included Minnesota Public Radio presenter John Moe, who hosted the first season of the "Hilarious World of Depression" podcasts earlier this year sponsored by HealthPartners and Make It OK. Moe said he continues to hear from listeners who find inspiration from the comedians who have dealt with depression.
A late-season antlerless only deer hunt proposed for three southeastern Minnesota permit areas with deer populations significantly above goal levels will not be conducted in January 2018. Public input collected at two meetings and online showed no clear consensus either for or against the hunt, said Paul Telander, wildlife section chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
ST. PAUL — About 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will accept unneeded prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 28. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before,' state Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children,"
The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Erik Peregrine, will present "American Impressions" on Oct. 29, at the Somerset High School. This will be the second Woodbury Orchestra and Chorus presentation in Somerset. This concert of familiar orchestral and choral music will include Copeland's Variation on a Shaken Melody from Appalachian Spring, What Wondrous Love Is This, Wade in the Water, The Promise of Living from Copeland's Tender Land, Gershwin's Summertime, Shenandoah, and selections from Dvorak's American Suite.