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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Few activities are as Minnesotan as ice fishing, and some anglers are already venturing out. If that sounds dangerous, it is, especially with a Thanksgiving warmup in the forecast. Authorities already have had to rescue some anglers. The Department of Natural Resources likes to say that ice is never 100 percent safe, and no fish is worth a life. Conversation officers are still urging "extreme caution" on many lakes.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A man is dead after a confrontation with police in Stillwater. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says officers from Stillwater, Bayport and Oak Park Heights responded to a call about 1 a.m. Wednesday involving a suicidal man armed with a knife. Authorities say one officer fired a gun and another officer discharged a stun gun. They did not immediately say if the man was shot. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Longtime Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will not seek a recount in his narrow loss in the Nov. 6 election. Stanek had seven days to request a recount after the county canvassing board on Nov. 13 certified challenger Dave "Hutch" Hutchinson the winner. He declined to do so by the Tuesday deadline. Stanek has been Hennepin County sheriff for 12 years. Hutchinson, a Metro Transit sergeant, will take office Jan. 8.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Montrose man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in the death of his 5-month-old daughter two years ago. Authorities say 27-year-old Darnell Davis became frustrated with his daughter's crying and shook her on Aug. 21, 2016. She died four days later. Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder and was sentenced Tuesday to two years more than state sentencing guidelines recommend.
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