5 Things You May Have Missed This Week

Kathleen Dehmlow Photo: Redwood Falls Gazette
Kathleen Dehmlow

June 09, 2018 05:40 PM

Here is a look at the top headlines from KSTP.com this past week:

1. Parents Seek Change Following Daughter's Suicide at Milaca School

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Pictures of 12-year-old Stephanie Johnson fill every room but her family home still feels empty. The sixth grader was found in a Milaca school bathroom on April 27. She was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital and died four days later.

2. Minnesota Woman's Obituary Takes Startling Turn

An obituary exposing a woman's long-ago affair in western Minnesota has captured the eyes of many this week. Kathleen Dehmlow died May 31, and the Redwood Falls Gazette published an obituary citing wrongdoings in her life. 

3. Massive Muskie Caught at Mille Lacs

One angler on Mille Lacs Lake had quite a fish tale to tell This past week. Connor Lingwall, 23 of Blaine, was able to reel in a 55-inch, 43-pound muskie.

4. Minneapolis Ends Stings Focusing on Low-Level Marijuana Charges, Arrests

The Minneapolis Police Department says it will stop arresting people on low-level marijuana charges in the wake of sting operations that resulted in the disproportionate arrests of black people. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the new policy Thursday at the direction of Major Jacob Frey. The policy follows a report by the Hennepin County public defender's office that 46 of 47 people arrested in the sting operations from Jan. 24 to May 24 were black. The public defenders say almost all the cases involved the sale of 1 to 2 grams of marijuana for $10 to $20.

5. Report: Famous Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain—a world-renowned chef, author and contributor to CNN— died at the age of 61. A report from CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and stated the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was found unresponsive by friend and chef Eric Ripert, according to the network.

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