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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Brooklyn Park couple is charged with murder in connection with death of a gravely malnourished foster child. The Star Tribune reports 33-year-old Sherrie Dirk and 31-year-old Bryce Dirk were indicted late Thursday on charges of first- and second-degree murder. The charges also include allegations of child abuse, endangerment, neglect and "malicious punishment."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota prison officials say three correctional officers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues. Officials say Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked Wednesday at the state's flagship prison in Stillwater by an inmate serving time for homicide. Authorities haven't released details about the assault. The Star Tribune reports Gomm's family says they're devastated "by the senseless and tragic loss," and thanked Gromm's colleagues and others offering their support.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new syringe-exchange program in downtown St. Paul may be a sign that some local governments are embracing once controversial measures in dealing with the country's opioid epidemic. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the syringe exchange is in Ramsey County's main clinic. It opened this month. People who visit can get clean syringes, a safe injection kit, along with HIV and hepatitis C testing. Organizers say the clinic aims to be build trust with patients and be an access point for care.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man has been found guilty of illegally possessing a cache of homemade pipe bombs discovered on a family hunting property last year. Investigators allege 41-year-old Eric James Reinbold also kept a notebook outlining plans for violently overthrowing the government. He was charged in January, months after he was arrested in Kansas with cash, camping gear and a passport after authorities swept his rural northern Minnesota home. The Star Tribune reports he was convicted Friday.
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