Around the state: Patrol: Drunken driver doing 96 mph, 3 children in car
BALDWIN, Wis. — The Wisconsin State Patrol says a Minnesota man suspected of driving drunk with three children in the car was going nearly 100 mph before he was arrested.
The 33-year-old man from St. Paul was stopped by the State Patrol about 7:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 94 near Baldwin in St. Croix County.
The driver was clocked at 96 mph in a 70 mph zone. He was booked into the county jail, posted bail and was released.
The children in his car were all younger than 16.
Buhl man drowns while trying to rescue dog
BUHL — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a man has drowned while trying to rescue his dog from a water-filled mining pit.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said Gary Paternoster, 56, died after he was pulled from the water in Buhl Saturday evening.
The man’s dog had been caught on something in the water, and he was trying to save his pet, authorities said.
Paternoster was pronounced dead at a hospital in Hibbing.
Former FBI agent ordered to stay away from Hennepin sheriff
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge has granted a restraining order against a former FBI agent turned consultant and speaker accused of assaulting Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek in Nevada.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the restraining order requires retired agent John Guandolo to stay away from Stanek.
The July order comes after a confrontation the month before at an annual sheriff’s conference in Reno. The sheriff’s office says Guandolo, who was cited for battery, physically assaulted Stanek.
The statement says the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada is conducting a criminal investigation. Stanek declined to comment to the Star Tribune.
Guandolo didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the newspaper. The conservative provocateur resigned from the FBI in 2008 and has founded a consulting firm called Understanding the Threat.
Police: 3 men injured in Minneapolis shooting
MINNEAPOLIS — Police say three men were hospitalized after an early morning shooting in Minneapolis.
Authorities said police responded to the shooting shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers found three adult men suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived.
The victims were transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center. Police say two victims are being treated for wounds that aren’t life threatening, while the third man, who was shot in the abdomen, is in stable condition.
Minneapolis police say there haven’t been any arrests in the case.