For the past week, mourners have flocked to a roadside memorial to pay their respects and lay flowers in honor of an officer killed in the line of duty. That support continued Tuesday outside St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, where citizens, honor guards and flags felt the soft breeze. Soon, the difficult reality arrived with Officer Scott Patrick’s casket.
The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won’t support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.
In order to avoid submitting to a urine test, a man jumped from the second floor of the Dakota County Courthouse to the first, landing himself in the hospital, authorities say.