In Austin, Minn., a woman is said to have visited her dying relative and stole the the gold wedding ring off her finger. So says the Rochester Post Bulletin.
Over in Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., a man broke into a house and the room of a 2-year-old girl, and started shaking her piggybank for money. The girl’s mother heard the racket and chased the guy out of the house, but he took the girl’s $20.
In Blaine, Minn., Alexander Wald saw someone give his girlfriend a ride home and thought a guy was moving in on his woman. Police said he punched Alyssa Smith of Fridley several times and threw her to the ground, not realizing the he was a she.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.