HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) - A woman from western Minnesota is in jail after authorities say she recklessly fired a gun in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says the 20-year-old Halstad woman apparently shot her 22-year-old boyfriend outside of their home Monday night. Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot shortly after 6:30 p.m. The man's name has not been released. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the investigation.
GLYDON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities are investigating gunfire that narrowly missed a police officer during a traffic stop in a western Minnesota community. It happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 10 west of Glyndon in Clay County. The Glyndon officer pulled a car over during a routine traffic stop and had gotten out to talk to the driver when the shot rang out.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new face will lead the state's controversial regional planning and transportation authority. Metropolitan Council Chairman Adam Duininck will step down at the end of July and be replaced by current state rail director Alene Tchourumoff, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday. The Metropolitan Council has been in political crosshairs for years as it plans a new light-rail transit line between Minneapolis and southwestern suburbs.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota schools that were able to hire support staff with $12 million in grant money say they're seeing the impact of having the additional support. Minnesota Public Radio reports that almost 80 Minnesota schools were able to hire social workers, counselors, nurses and psychologists thanks to the grant money given in November. Fridley previously had no social workers in its district, but the grant allowed it to hire one at each of its schools.
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