MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis City Council has confirmed a new police chief after the previous chief resigned over an officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman who'd called 911 for help. Medaria Arradondo is a 28-year veteran of the department. He became the city's first black chief after Friday's unanimous vote, which was followed by lengthy applause. He replaces the previous police chief who was asked to resign after the July 15 shooting of Justine Damond.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the longtime controller of a Minnesota metal stamping company has pleaded guilty in a $1.1 million embezzlement scheme. Fifty-year-old John Robinson, of Crystal, is charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. Court documents accuse Robinson of opening up a bank account in the name of the company without authorization.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a Brooklyn Park woman is in a medically induced coma after she was repeatedly stabbed by her husband in front of their children. The Star Tribune reports that 34-year-old Jethro Gboeah was charged Friday with felony first-degree assault and violating a no contact order in connection with the attack. Police say the children told police they watched their father enter the apartment building and strangle their mother.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Two childhood friends from Minnesota are recovering at a North Dakota hospital after one gave the other a life-changing gift. WDAY-TV reports that Julie Lundquist is recouping at Sanford Hospital in Fargo after receiving a kidney from her longtime friend Deb Brogard. Lundquist says she learned that she needed a transplant to survive after going through a year of dialysis. She later used social media to ask for help in finding a donor.
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