MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.
Number One: Justice Scalia Dies
The U.S. Marshals say it appears that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes.
The 79-year-old was found dead Saturday morning at a ranch in the Big Bend area of West Texas.
He was there on a hunting trip.
President Barack Obama says he will nominate a successor in due time.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a name being mentioned as someone who could possibly replace the late Scalia.
Number Two: ‘Just Nuts’ GOP Debate
Saturday night brought a very heated debate between the Republicans who want to be the next president of the United States.
They debated whether Jeb Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, kept America safe and whether invading Iraq was a mistake.
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio accused each other of not being tough enough on illegal immigration.
All the candidates felt that Obama should not appoint Scalia’s replacement.
Number 3: Mike Yeo Fired
The Wild’s now former head coach was fired on Saturday night after the team lost 4-2 at home to the Boston Bruins.
It was the Wild’s eighth straight loss and the 13th in the last fourteen games.
John Torchetti was named interim head coach. He has been coaching the club’s American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa.
Number Four: Deadly Plymouth Shooting
Three police officers are on leave after a deadly shooting Friday night in Plymouth. That is standard after officers exchange gunfire.
One of the officers was shot in the back, but was protected by his body armor and is expected to be OK.
A man and a woman died in the incident.
Police say her death was a tragic act of domestic violence. Officers and the man had a shootout in an apartment building, and that’s where the man was found dead.