ST. PAUL—Students want gun control, and they want it now. That's what hundreds of students chanted as they marched (and sometimes ran) from Central High School in St. Paul to Leif Erickson Park near the Capitol Wednesday morning during the Minnesota High School Walkout, an event supporting gun control. About 2,000 people marched and about 5,000 rallied, according to police estimates. From the park, the group moved on to the Capitol, where lawmakers are considering gun and school safety proposals.
FAIRMONT, Minn.—One woman was arrested in Fairmont in far southern Minnesota on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol on Christmas Eve — then again on New Year's Eve. Nearby, a man was arrested on suspicion of a DWI on his way to the St. James Police Department to pick up his friend, who had been arrested two hours earlier for the same thing. A St. Cloud driver refused a breath test at the scene, but recorded a 0.24 blood-alcohol concentration the next day, just before he appeared before a judge.