Records published July 8, 2021

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WILLMAR — A 16-year-old male was picked up by Willmar police early Wednesday morning on the 1300 block of 15th Street Southeast during a call about vehicles racing.

The juvenile was charged with reckless driving.

ATWATER — A 62-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday night during a vehicle pursuit on the Kandiyohi-Meeker county line near Atwater.

According to the report, deputies from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks at the county line.


The man was in the Meeker County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon pending expected charges of driving while impaired and fleeing police.

Man fatally shot Sunday by Olivia Police Department officer identified; no video found of incident

OLIVIA — The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man fatally shot early Sunday morning by an Olivia police officer as Ricardo Torres Jr., 32, of Olivia.

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Temporary memorial set up in Olivia alleyway for man killed by police

OLIVIA — A temporary memorial has been erected in the area where a man was fatally shot by an Olivia police officer Sunday in a downtown Olivia alleyway.

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Drive-by shooting death under investigation in Cass Lake

CASS LAKE, Minn. — A 34-year-old Cass Lake man is dead after he was shot at a house party in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, July 5.

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Ex-senior Minneapolis police official sues after demotion over 'white boys' comment

MINNEAPOLIS — A former senior Minneapolis police official who was stripped of his rank after publicly questioning the Police Department's hiring practices has sued the city, alleging that the move was part of a pattern of discrimination he endured as an outspoken Black officer pushing for change within the mostly white department.


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Darnella Frazier says her uncle was innocent driver killed in Minneapolis police chase crash

MINNEAPOLIS — Darnella Frazier, the teen who recorded the police killing of George Floyd, said her uncle was the innocent driver killed in a crash during a police chase early Tuesday, July 6, in Minneapolis.

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