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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—Nathan Edberg taught his younger siblings how to play basketball, stayed home from school with them when they were sick and had their backs if someone picked on them. Tony, Jennaya and Allison Edberg and their mom, Jackie Edberg, haven't seen Nathan for nearly 20 years. As they've marked life's moments — graduations, marriages and having children — their memories of Nathan remain strong.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The family of the woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer last summer after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault is suing the officer, his partner and the city. A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court alleges Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s civil rights were violated when she was fatally shot on July 15, 2017, by officer Mohamed Noor. In their lawsuit, Damond's family claims Noor was inexperienced and not fit for duty.
ST. PAUL—As one of the worst holidays for reckless driving approaches, state officials are ramping up their patrol on Minnesota roadways. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety officials are reminding people to make safe driving decisions during the Fourth of July holiday. The department is coordinating more than 300 law enforcement agencies to increase patrol in an effort to combat the summer influx of speeders.
ST PAUL—Sparky the Sea Lion, a staple of the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, will have a new home come fall 2019. The Como Park Zoo will break ground on a $20 million seal and sea lion exhibit Thursday, June 7. The "Como Harbor" exhibit will include habitat for eight seals and sea lions, amenities for year-round outside activity and an underwater viewing center. "We're over the moon ... to begin this project. It's been a long time coming. We're excited to get the shovels in the ground," said Matt Reinartz, a spokesman for the Como Park Zoo.