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MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A Dodge Center man accused of distracted driving in a crash that killed a mother and daughter has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Authorities allege 24-year-old Tanner Kruckeberg was using his cellphone when he rear-ended a stopped car on Highway 14 in Claremont last September. Eight-year-old Emerson Harberts died at the scene. Her 43-year-old mother, Rachel Harberts, was taken off life support about a week later.
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A 94-year-old woman was found dead after an apartment fire in Granite Falls. Firefighters who responded to the scene Saturday afternoon found the body of Vivian Jeseritz. Authorities are still investigating and didn't immediately release a cause of death.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - The future of one of the biggest redevelopment proposals in Mankato history is uncertain because of questions about financing. The Southern Minnesota Housing Partnership proposed a $23 million project to transform 5 acres of city-owned property near downtown into affordable housing, a day care/preschool building, supportive housing and park-like green space. But a critical piece of financing fell through last fall. City officials and the project developer are meeting this week.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by a police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. The shooting happened Saturday night when officers responded to a domestic dispute call at an apartment complex. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 35-year-old Matthew Tuhkanen of Anoka. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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