Alexandria police say they arrested a man who threatened a store employee while possessing a samurai sword Wednesday.
An Anoka man accused of stabbing a boy with a samurai sword was charged with two counts of assault Thursday morning. Nicholas Lee Curtis, 24, was charged with first degree assault and second degree assault Thursday.
A weapon once used in war is now a symbol of peace, thanks to a Minnesota man who wanted to do the “right thing.” Hundreds looked on as World War II veteran Orval Amdahl returned a Japanese sword to its rightful owner Saturday afternoon in St. Paul. Amdahl was given the sword 68 years ago as a war souvenir. He never felt it truly belonged to him, so Amdahl used an inscription on the sword to find its true owner, which led him to the Motomura family of Japan.