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MARK KENNEDY HEADING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
U.N.D. President Mark Kennedy is making his way to Colorado today.
He's planning on spending the week meeting with officials and visiting each of the four campuses of the University of Colorado. Kennedy is in a 14-day waiting period before regents vote if he will be their next president. C.U. students have expressed concerns over Kennedy's congressional voting record on L.G.B.T.Q. plus rights. In response, he wrote the community a letter saying his thinking on those issues has changed since his time in Congress. Students are planning to protest Kennedy for a second time this Friday.
SECOND CREST OF THE RED RIVER EXPECTED THIS WEEK
Flood season isn't over quite yet, as the Red River is expected to crest again in some areas this week.
This crest isn't going to be as high as the first one at 35 feet, but it's predicted to be about 32. A Cass County engineeer tells WDAY the predictions for rivers like Sheyenne are few inches less than they first thought, meaning roads won't be covered with water again. Dozens of county roads have already been washed out and need to be closed until they can be fixed. Information about sandbag cleanup will be out later this week.
CONSERVATION OFFICER DROWNS IN CROSS LAKE
This morning communities from all over Minnesota are continuing to show their support after a conservation officer drowned in the line of duty.
It happened on Cross Lake near Pine City, about an hour north of Minneapolis. Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn and Pine County deputies responded to a call about a possible body being found in the lake. Within minutes of leaving the shore to investigate, both Wynn and a deputy were thrown from their boat. Crews rescued the deputy, but Wynn slipped under the water before help could reach him. Search crews found his body early yesterday morning. He's worked for the D.N.R. since 2001. Deputies said they did not find another body in the lake. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz reaching out as well saying Officer Wynn dedicated his life to keeping Minnesotans safe. Walz offered a thank you to him for his many years of self-less service.