MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) - Maplewood police have identified the pilot killed in a helicopter crash this morning. They say 44-year-old Michael Kramer was flying the chopper as part of a mosquito-spraying operation when it crashed in the backyard of a home. Kramer worked for Scott's Helicopter Service in Le Sueur, which has a contract with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A second skunk with rabies has been found in St. Cloud but health officials say it hasn't come into contact with any other animals or people. Officials say this is a good reminder to pet owners to keep their pets' vaccinations up to date.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania National Guard member is suing Target, claiming the chain fired him from his job for being a no-show at work during a two-week training assignment in 2011. Andrew Lanier says he told supervisors about the Guard training but was told he was fired for not calling out each and every day he was gone. He says the company violated a federal law meant to safeguard the civilian jobs of military personnel. Target hasn't commented.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have signed Kohl Stewart, the Texas high school pitcher they picked fourth in the draft two weeks ago. The value of the signing bonus for the fourth pick determined by Major League Baseball's formula is more than $4.5 million. Stewart was recruited to play football at Texas A&M.
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