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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul's mayor says officials will begin collecting the dockless scooters that have been left without warning by a California company on city sidewalks. Mayor Melvin Carter says that collection will begin after midnight Friday if they scooters are still in the public right-of-way. The city is working on a program to regulate electronic scooter companies, including Bird Rides, Inc., of Los Angeles.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Charges have been filed against two City Council members in Minnesota who were involved in a knockdown, chair-swinging brawl during a discussion about a children's splash pad. The Pennington County attorney has charged Joshua Hagen with fifth-degree assault and Jerald Brown with disorderly conduct stemming from the fight at a Thief River Falls City Council committee meeting more than a week ago.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A semi driver who caused a crash that killed a 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of criminal charges in Otter Tail County. A jury Thursday found 36-year-old Jason Vadner, of Wheaton, guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Jacob Quam in April.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities now say two South St. Paul police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident. While authorities initially said one officer was wounded, they later said two officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One is hospitalized with a shoulder wound. The suspect was not injured. He dropped the gun and was arrested. He's being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
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