MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help. Yet none of his confidants was able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where Prince got the fentanyl that killed him, and the case was closed without criminal charges.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman who resembled her in order to assume a new identity, has been captured at a South Texas resort. The U.S. Marshals Service says two federal deputy marshals arrested 56-year-old Lois Riess on Thursday night at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant. Riess had been on the run since at least late March when her husband was found fatally shot at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - People who pass their pets off as service animals in Minnesota may soon face a $100 fine under a proposed law. The measure would make misrepresenting pets as trained service animals a petty misdemeanor, roughly the equivalent of a speeding ticket. The bill easily cleared the Senate Thursday after passing in the House last month. The House needs to pass the bill again before it heads to the governor.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. (AP) - The father of a toddler who died last week in Wilkin County has been charged with causing his son's death. WDAY-TV reports 35-year-old Tracy Brant is charged with felony murder, third-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child in the death of 3-year-old Winter Barker.
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