STILLWATER (AP) -- A man has been indicted on charges that he illegally sold American Indian cultural items containing eagle feathers.
Timothy Kornwolf, 54, Stillwater, is charged with violating a federal protection act that makes it illegal to sell any part of bald and golden eagles.
The indictment alleges that Kornwolf sold a Sioux Yuwapi medicine wand with seven golden eagle feathers in January 1997 and two years later offered to sell a dance shield with eight feathers and two head-dresses.
The indictment said Kornwolf in January 2000 tried to sell another head-dress with train and a feathered fan with a beaded handle.
Grand jury indicts 12 for alleged illegal gambling
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 12 people from Minneapolis and St. Paul for allegedly running a Thai lottery.
More than $180,000 in cash, 28 guns, silver, gold, precious stones and jewelry were found during searches, police said.
The lottery allegedly operated for about a year beginning in early 1998. Many of the larger gambling locations were in federally subsidized public housing units.
The National Lottery of Thailand is sponsored by the Thai government and is only legal there. The illegal lottery in the Twin Cities used the last two and last three numbers of the National Thai lottery's grand-prize winning number for its winning numbers. A bet on the winning two-digit number usually paid $60 for every $1 bet; $600 for every $1 on a three-digit bet.
One dies in overnight flooding
EAGAN (AP) -- One man died after heavy flooding here and in other suburbs around the Twin Cities.
About 2 a.m. Saturday, the man and his friends were playing in a ditch, when the victim was sucked into a culvert, where he drowned, said police Capt. James McDonald.
Water '' was moving really fast and I guess you could say the rain was torrential,'' McDonald told WCCO radio in Minneapolis.
Flooding late Friday and early Saturday was caused when between four and eight inches of rain fell within four hours around the region.
The heaviest rain fell between 9 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday in the southern suburbs, said National Weather Service forecaster Tony Zaleski.
Numerous roads were under water for a time, some roads were washed out in places and some cars were under water. Flooded streets and basements were reported in Apple Valley and Burnsville and flooding was reported along Interstate Highway 494, in Eagan and in parts of Minneapolis.
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