MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four big stories to be aware of on Friday, Sept. 11. They include a memorial ceremony commemorating the victims of 9/11, and the start of Rosh Hashanah.
Community In Shock Over Apparent Murder-SuicideREAD MORE: Good Question: How Do Trees Know When To Bloom?
Police are sifting for clues, trying to understand what lead up to an unspeakable tragedy in Greenwood. Friends say police discovered Brian Short, his wife Karen, and their 3 teenage children dead inside their home on Lake Minnetonka Thursday. Police believe this is a murder-suicide, however investigators are not saying how they think the family died or who in the family may have been responsible.
Nation Pauses To Remember 9/11 Victims
The nation took a moment of silence Friday morning to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed by terrorists 14 years ago. There were six moments of silence: two marking the planes hitting the towers, two marking their respective collapses, and two marking the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Three Minnesotans were killed in the terror attacks: Gary Koecheler, Gordy Aamoth Jr., and Tom Burnett Jr. Burnett’s letter jacket went missing recently.READ MORE: Minnesota Companies Mining Gold From Nostalgia For Decades Gone By
Rosh Hashanah Begins
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on Sunday and extends until nightfall on Tuesday this year. Millions of Jews around the world will congregate in synagogues to pray for a good year ahead for all mankind. This year’s services have extra significance as Jewish communities worldwide celebrate the year of Hakel, a time to promote Jewish unity and learning.
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Don’t look now, but fall is truly just around the corner. Sever’s Corn Maze, the first corn maze in the Midwest, opens today. This year’s maze design and festival theme pay tribute to firefighters and will offer guests the opportunity to navigate through a maze in the shape of a fire truck. It will be open every weekend through Nov. 1.