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Missing Minnesota toddler found cruising on toy tractor at county fair

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Minnesota family received a big scare on Thursday when they realized their two-and-a-half-year-old son was nowhere to be found, only to find out the young explorer left home on his toy tractor, ending up at a local fair two blocks away.

The fearless youngster, Kenneth Allen, traveled at a blistering one mile per hour on his toy John Deere, attracted by the sounds and lights of the Chisago County Fair in Rush City.

Scared for Kenneth’s life and unsure of his whereabouts, mother Lynn told Fox 9 she called 911 and Chisago County Sergeant Jason Foster was assigned to the case.

MINNESOTA CITY COUNCIL REINSTATES PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AFTER WIDESPREAD BACKLASH

“Me and my partner converged on the area and sure enough there he was on his little John Deere battery-powered tractor,” Foster told the news outlet.

The call happened to be their first of the night, according to a Facebook post by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. They added that the child was easy to spot due to his bright red hair.

The post added that Kenneth “was reunited with Dad who promptly suspended his son’s license by removing the battery from it.”

“I was glad to see him, but the first thing I did was pop the hood, pulled his battery and said you’re grounded,” father Kristopher Allen told Fox 9.

POLICE TO MASSACHUSETTES TODDLER: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN CUTE

Despite the discipline, Allen understands kids will be kids and says he’s not mad at his little Magellan. Kenneth’s driving privileges were suspended for just a week.

“I don’t think I have to worry about him speeding on the city streets for a week here,” said Foster.

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When young Kenneth does get his tractor back, his father plans to enforce one very clear rule: “Next time, stay in the yard.”

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Max Kepler ties MLB record with 5 consecutive home runs against Trevor Bauer

Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler tied a Major League Baseball record on Saturday by hitting a home run in five straight at-bats against one pitcher.

The unlucky pitcher: Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians.

It ties the longest streak for home runs in consecutive at-bats against one pitcher, with the previous instance occurring in (2003-04) when Carlos Delgado did it against Jorge Sosa. Before 2004, you have to go back 40 years earlier when Frank Howard launched five home runs against Bob Hendley between (1963-64), according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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Minnesota Twins’ Max Kepler celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Because the previous two instances happened over two seasons, Kepler’s record stands as the only person to accomplish the feat in a single season.

Kepler, 26, connected on two home runs in his first two at-bats against Bauer on Saturday night, after homering three times off the Cleveland pitcher in Minnesota’s win on June 6.

DETROIT TIGERS’ NIKO GOODRUM, MINNESOTA TWINS’ MARWIN GONZALEZ COLLIDE ON FIELD, AVOID SERIOUS INJURIES

Kepler led off Saturday’s game with a home run in just the third pitch of the contest.

The next inning he smashed another solo home run into right-center field, giving the Twins a three-run lead and tieing the MLB record.

The Twins slugger finally cooled off in his next at-bat, with Bauer striking out Kepler, the thorn in his side, during the fourth inning.

After the game, Bauer didn’t have an answer as to why Kepler has been so successful against him this season.

CLEVELAND INDIANS PITCHER CARLOS CARRASCO SAYS HE IS BATTLING LEUKEMIA

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer waiting for Kepler to run the bases Saturday. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

“I don’t know,” Bauer told ESPN. “How do you explain it? It’s just one of those baseball things. He’s just locked in against me for whatever reason. It won’t be that way forever. He’ll cool down, and he’ll go through a 0-for-10 with seven punchouts or whatever and miss pitches. It’s just one of those things right now.”

Kepler would eventually go 2-for-5 in the 6-2 Twins victory, giving Minnesota a comfortable 7.5 game lead over the Indians in the American League Central. After the game, Kepler didn’t put any weight on his accomplishments.

“Every pitcher is the same,” Kepler told ESPN. “I have the same approach. I just try to simplify it when I go up there.”

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Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters he’d never seen anything like what happened on Saturday.

“It’s unfathomable that it’s happening right in front of our eyes,” Baldelli said.

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Minneapolis homeowner forced to pay city $20G for water line repair on other side of street: report

A Minneapolis homeowner who found his water line leaking last month must pay the city $20,000 out of pocket to have it fixed, according to a Monday report.

Dan Wilke said he noticed water coming out of his front lawn while doing yard work six weeks ago and called the city to let them know. He said he assumed he owned “from the valve to my house.”

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A Minneapolis homeowner must pay the city thousands to replace a broken water line. (minneapolismn.gov)

But the water line, it turned out, was on the other side of the street, cutting beneath four traffic lanes. Thanks to a 27-year-old city ordinance, Wilke must pay for the replacement of all lead segments of that water line, a job that will cost upwards of $21,000.

“The bids came in at $17,000 to $21,000,” Wilke told Minneapolis’ WCCO. “That’s a little bit of a shock, to say the least.”

Though the lead line isn’t leaking, another piece of the line is, which means Wilke is responsible for “fixing everything under Central Avenue,” he said.

MINNESOTA CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO DITCH PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, RECONSIDERS AFTER BACKLASH

Wilke is now lobbying city officials to amend the nearly 30-year ordinance, given that any homeowner along major roads “could be subject to a $20,000 charge from one little leak in their water line.”

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“I would really like Minneapolis to take responsibility for what is under their property,” Wilke said.

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Cows in Minnesota swept away during flash flood, dramatic video shows

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A herd of over 50 cows was swept away during a flash flood Friday, with dramatic video showed the cattle being carried downstream after a night of heavy rains slammed southeastern Minnesota.

Bob Eustice, a farm owner near the Zumbro River, told Fox 9 that it was his cattle that was carried off by an overflowing creek early Friday morning after officials say heavy rains overnight likely caused water levels to rise through the pastures where the cows were grazing.

SWARM OF MAYFLIES INVADE OHIO, INSECTS DETECTED ON LOCAL WEATHER RADARS

Video taken by one Byron resident showed the animals being carried away by a strong current at around 6:45 a.m.

Olmsted County Director of Emergency Management Capt. Mike Bromberg told Fox 9 that some of the cattle were found on a riverbank between one and two miles away.

Eustice said that 27 of the cows are still missing.

GIANT AFRICAN SNAILS, ONCE ERADICATED FROM US, CONFISCATED FROM SUITCASE AT GEORGIA AIRPORT

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office shared an image of the road near where the animals were swept away. County Road 103 was completely flooded and officials warned residents Friday not to drive through the deep waters.

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The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center issued a warning Friday that parts of southeastern Minnesota will continue to see possible flash flooding throughout the weekend.

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Minnesota cat recovering after sneaking into washing machine, survives wash cycle

A Minnesota cat miraculously survived after sneaking into a washing machine — where it stayed for about an hour.

Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, from Maplewood, a suburb of St. Paul, said she was doing her laundry on Wednesday when her one-year-old cat, Felix, jumped inside the washing machine while the door was open.

“I must have turned my back for a few minutes folding clothes and he apparently went in there when I wasn’t looking,” Carroll-Kirchoff told Fox News.

MYSTERIOUS ‘CAT-FOX’ DISCOVERED, MAY BE A NEW SPECIES

“It’s horrific. It’s absolutely horrific,” she added.

Carroll-Kirchoff said she hasn’t been able to sleep since the incident.

“This will haunt me for the rest of my life,” she said. “It’s the most traumatic experience.”

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Felix inside an oxygen chamber at The Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota (Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff)

Her daughter, Asha Carroll McCullough, described her mother as a “devoted animal lover” and said her mom called her immediately after she realized what had happened.

“She was crying so hard I couldn’t understand what she was saying and she said Felix went through the washing machine,” Carroll McCullough said.

She told Fox News her mother went upstairs after starting the laundry and came back down after an hour. When she opened the door of the washing machine she realized Felix was inside the whole time.

“All of a sudden she heard a meow and saw a little white foot. The way she describes it was she was just in shock and she immediately phoned my grandpa and said come with me to vet,” Carroll McCullough.

She said within minutes her mother and grandfather “raced to the vet.”

HIKER DISCOVERS CUTE ‘ABANDONED PUPPY,’ GETS BIG SURPRISE

When they arrived at the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, veterinarians said Felix was in critical condition. They told Carroll-Kirchoff “it’s rare that cats make it through something like this,” according to Carroll McCullough.

She said Felix was still in critical condition and veterinarians immediately put the cat on oxygen support and administered intravenous therapy.

“I will do anything I can for him to stay alive,” Carroll-Kirchoff said. “After what he’s been through, I feel like we owe it to him.”

Her daughter told Fox News that Felix’s recuperation required 24 hours a day in an oxygen chamber.

She said the therapy seemed to be working. The cat’s vision was returning and the animal had started to eat again.

She said veterinarians told them Felix’s recovery likely would take a few weeks.

Carroll McCullough said the oxygen chamber has cost about $1,000 per day and since her mother did not have pet insurance, she started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the cost.

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“He’s doing remarkably well,” said Carroll-Kirchoff.

“We feel so, so lucky. He is the miracle cat,” her daughter said.

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Brian Lonergan: Compassion for refugees can hurt US communities

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One of the great qualities of our federal system is how it allows the states to operate as “laboratories of democracy.”

The late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis coined the phrase to describe how a “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” It’s a model that has served our nation well – until now.

As America’s internecine struggle over immigration continues, bureaucrats are creating “laboratories of democracy,” but with a twist. The federal government is forcing refugees onto states and determining where they will be placed.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM 52 COUNTRIES CROSSED US-MEXICO BORDER THIS YEAR

Asylum seekers, by contrast, have more say over their destination and often gravitate to places where family or friends from their homelands have already settled. Still, some states have embraced their selection as refugee laboratories. The experiment serves to answer the question: What would happen if we encouraged and accepted seemingly infinite numbers of asylum seekers into our communities? The results are coming in, and they’re not pretty.

Take Maine, long known as a popular tourist destination of rugged coastlines, dense forests and lobster tails. At the beginning of the 21st century, Maine began to attract Somali immigrants in the Portland and Lewiston areas. Perhaps because of its open-door reputation, Maine today is overwhelmed with asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

Local gyms have been converted into makeshift shelters and elected leaders are debating how the community will pay for all the generosity. Cash-strapped Portland alone is facing a bill of over $1 million to accommodate a migrant flow that is almost certain to increase.

While local media are hailing the influx as an “opportunity” that will improve the community, the sentiment is not unanimous. Former Gov. Paul LePage blasted his successor, Janet Mills, for encouraging the migration and ignoring the needs of citizens in Maine who are struggling.

“The State of Maine has a responsibility to care for our elderly, homeless, and disabled who’ve been left behind before we can address the needs of newcomers,” he said.

Then there is the health risk. The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently suffering through an Ebola epidemic so bad that the World Health Organization is considering declaring an international emergency there. Normally, asylum seekers are subject to a health check and quarantine if necessary before entering the U.S.

However, Acting Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan recently admitted that, because of the overflow at the border, thousands of border crossers and illegal immigrants are being released into the country every week without undergoing tests for diseases. Given these factors, a potentially deadly outbreak of Ebola in the United States seems almost inevitable.

Minnesota is another “laboratory.” When civil war broke out in Somalia in 1991, the U.S. State Department under the Clinton administration began routing large numbers of Somali refugees to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Of the almost 84,000 Somali refugees admitted to the U.S. since the Somali civil war, almost half were living in Minnesota by 2011. Despite the state’s frigid winters, its generous welfare benefits have been a strong magnet for more arrivals.

So how has the Minnesota experiment fared? In the Minneapolis neighborhood of Cedar-Riverside, dubbed “Little Mogadishu,” violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018. Law enforcement attributed the spike to Somali gang activity there. This is just one of many unpleasant statistics of growing criminal activity in the Minneapolis area.

The Somali community in Minneapolis has also become a hotbed of terrorist recruitment in the U.S. The FBI reported that 45 Somalis left Minnesota to join al-Shabab or ISIS, both Islamic terrorist groups. In 2018 a dozen more were arrested attempting to join ISIS.

Do these facts mean that every refugee to these states is a welfare sponge, an Ebola carrier or a terrorist? Of course not. It does, however, reveal an unmistakable truth: immigration policy that emphasizes compassion for refugees over a community’s best interests is often not good policy for the community.

If a town has a desperate shortage of people with a needed quality or skill and American citizens cannot address it, bringing foreign nationals in to fill that need may be an asset. Flooding an already challenged community with low-skilled people who are likely to struggle and have long-term dependence on social services may be “compassionate” to those people, but it is callous to the current residents who are likely to suffer its negative consequences.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM 52 COUNTRIES CROSSED US-MEXICO BORDER THIS YEAR

The experiments in these states not only have produced uninspiring results, they violate the “without risk to the rest of the country” component of Justice Brandeis’ theory. Bad immigration policies cannot be contained within a city or state’s boundaries. Their effects can touch all of us, as the noxious “sanctuary” trend demonstrates.

All the more reason why a consistent, federal immigration policy with the country’s best interests as its guiding principle is desperately needed. 

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Minnesota dad drowns saving 3-year-old child who fell from bridge, investigators say

A man drowned Saturday evening after his 3-year-old child reportedly fell from a bridge into the water in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, at about 8:22 p.m., officials received a report of a possible drowning at Long Bridge at Dead Shot Bay. When they arrived, they were told a 3-year-old child fell from the bridge into the water.

The child’s father then jumped into the water to help. Authorities say the father began to struggle while keeping the child above water. Bystanders went into the water and brought the child to shore, but the man never resurfaced.

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The man died after trying to save the child at Dead Shot Bay in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, investigators said. (Google Street View)

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Officials searched for the man and eventually located him at 9:07 p.m.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Ilhan Omar’s ‘credibility’ questioned by hometown newspaper in stinging editorial

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Ilhan Omar is facing some fresh criticism from her very own backyard.

Rep. Omar, D-Minn., was the subject of a stinging editorial in Minnesota’s Star Tribune on Wednesday in the wake of her recent campaign finance violations — with the paper suggesting that it was just the latest “misstep by the first-term congresswoman.”

“U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in the news again, and not in a good way,” the editorial began. “The former state representative who won a seat in Congress last fall continues to be dogged by past missteps, this time eight violations of Minnesota campaign-finance law that will cost her nearly $3,500 in reimbursements and civil penalties.”

Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled last week that Omar owed her campaign committee nearly $3,500, as well as a $500 civil penalty to the state, after using committee funds for personal travel and help on her tax returns.

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As the Star Tribune noted, the state’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reported that Omar and her husband filed joint tax returns while she was married to another man. Minnesota law only allows spouses to file jointly in civil marriages whereas Omar filed with a man with whom she was only married in “faith tradition.”

“It is even more disturbing, therefore, to learn that among the board’s latest findings … Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time,” the editorial read.

The paper also called on Omar to disclose whether she benefited materially from the filings. “That is something that voters, who are obliged to follow tax laws no matter how painful, are entitled to know,” it read.

The incident was just one of many issues — including collecting allegedly illegal speaking fees — that could prompt an investigation, the paper said.

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“Omar’s political rise has been marred by a series of unforced errors,” the paper also said, “including intemperate remarks and tweets earlier this year that were widely perceived as anti-Semitic. Every month seems to bring a fresh problem.”

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At the national level, Omar has received criticism for appearing to play off of anti-semitic tropes in her criticisms of Israel. She was one of several freshman lawmakers — including Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who caught attention for controversial statements they made during their first term.

On Friday, Tlaib and Omar both caught flak from the president’s son who described them anti-Semitic and part of the “Hamas Caucus.”

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Uniformed Minnesota officer mows woman’s lawn after checking on her welfare

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A Minnesota police officer is showing that one of the varieties of ways officers assist those they serve is by grabbing a lawnmower.

The Orono Police Department posted a photo on social media Thursday showing Officer Matt Siltala confronting knee-high weeds with a push mower at a home where he had just conducted a welfare check on the owner, a woman living alone.

“She was ok and Matt asked her why her yard is so unkempt,” police said. “She said she doesn’t have anyone to mow for her. He grabbed her mower and cut the front yard. Very cool.”

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The post attracted many positive comments and offers to assist the woman.

“We will do some checking and get back to those who have shown interest,” police said

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The Facebook post accompanying the photo began with the author writing, “I cannot say how proud stuff like this makes us.”

It concluded by saying, “But not sure why Officer McCoy, who took the picture, couldn’t grab the trimmer.”

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‘Old Town Road’ sparks breakthrough when mostly nonverbal autistic boy sings along, mom says

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More than just a catchy tune, “Old Town Road” gave one Minnesota family a miracle.

The popular country-rap hit is apparently the song that sparked something inside of an autistic, mostly nonverbal boy from Cottage Grove, a city roughly 25 miles southeast of Minneapolis.

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Sheletta Brundidge posted a video online last week of her son, 4-year-old Daniel, humming along to “Old Town Road,” by Lil Nas X and featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. Then, something incredible happened.

“It was just a hum at first,” Brundidge told the Tennessean. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, he’s singing ‘Old Town Road.’ Then he started saying the words. This is a child who hasn’t said three or four words together in the time he’s been alive.”

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The mother said she broke down in tears, and quickly called her husband to come see their son before she filmed the “breakthrough.”

“It took us six months for us to teach him the letter A. Without any teaching, he was able to listen to it, absorb it, memorize it and then recall it,” she said. “All this money we spent on therapists and doctors and supplements … and ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ is the one who brought my son the breakthrough that he needed.”

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Brundidge said she’s working with Daniel’s therapists to figure out why he responded to the jam, and is hoping to find other songs that might work the same.

Lil Nas X, who performed the song with Cyrus and country superstar Keith Urban at CMA Fest on Saturday, tweeted in response to Daniel singing: “what a king.”

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