A debate about the militarization of Minnesota police forces has been renewed in light of the Michael Brown shooting. Many critics have questioned the need for a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in St. Cloud.
An inmate at a Minnesota maximum security prison has pleaded guilty to killing a fellow prisoner and has been sentenced to an additional 40 years behind bars. Thirty-year-old Benjamin Beck entered the plea to second-degree intentional murder Monday in the death of Shane Cooper.
Minneapolis police have charged two parents in the suffocation death of their 6-week-old daughter in March. Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Monday.
Federal prosecutors have charged three Minnesota coin dealers in unrelated fraud cases totaling $2 million. Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Helmer of Farmington, 44-year-old Tory Hughes of Minneapolis and 55-year-old Chrysanthos Nicholas of Mettituck, New York, were charged Monday.
Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight carrying 160 travelers from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Monday morning when the crew saw a warning about the right main landing gear after departure.
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