STILLWATER, Minn.—An inmate-rights group is calling on the Minnesota Department of Corrections to end its lockdown at the Minnesota Department of Corrections — Stillwater, claiming prisoners have been subjected to inhumane conditions since a corrections officer was killed last month. The lockdown was instituted on July 18, the day corrections officer Joseph Gomm was bludgeoned to death with a hammer and stabbed by inmate Edward Mohammed Johnson, who was serving time for homicide.
OAKDALE, Minn.—The water main that broke Sunday morning in the eastern Twin Cities suburb of Oakdale and forced the closure of part of Interstate 694 has been replaced and only one resident remains without water, city officials said Wednesday. About 87,000 cars use that stretch of I-694 each day. An 11-foot-long crack in the pipe resulted in a leak of more than 1.5 million gallons of water and created a massive washout or sinkhole that is expected to keep I-694 between Minnesota 36 and Interstate 94 closed until at least the weekend.