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Wed, 8/19, 9:45pm (1 week ago)
More women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, MPR News reported. University President Eric Kaler told MPR News that “less than five” women have come forward since Teague resigned earlier this month after an intoxicated Teague sexually harassed two University employees. The…
Fri, 8/14, 9:30am (2 weeks ago)
Following the resignation of former athletics director Norwood Teague August 7 due to two complaints of sexual harassment, the University of Minnesota announced Friday it has hired legal counsel to conduct an independent investigation of the school. Karen G. Schanfield of the law firm Fredrikson & Byron P.A. has been retained…
Mon, 8/10, 10:08am (3 weeks ago)
University of Minnesota officials closed Coffman Union on Monday morning to “investigate a security threat,” according to a text message alert sent at about 4:30 a.m. The University’s Twitter account relayed a similar message at about 2:45 a.m. Police were notified of a suspicious package around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the Star…
Wed, 8/5, 9:19pm (3 weeks ago)
President Obama announced a plan on Monday to mandate reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the United States’ coal-burning power plants in an effort to combat climate change. "Today after working with states and cities and power companies, the EPA is setting the first ever nationwide standards to end the limitless…
Tue, 8/4, 7:43pm (4 weeks ago)
Target will begin using chip readers for credit cards in 1300 of its location by this week, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. It is expected that all 1800 store locations will update to chip readers by the end of August, according to the report. Retailers like Target have to use using…
Tue, 8/4, 7:34pm (4 weeks ago)
A Zimbabwean diplomat said his government is working to quickly extradite Eden Prairie hunter Walter Palmer, who allegedly shot and killed Cecil the Lion, a well-known research lion, the Star Tribune reports. Deputy Chief of Mission at Zimbabwe’s embassy in Washington D.C. Richard Chibuwe told the Star Tribune on Monday…
Thu, 7/30, 7:02pm (4 weeks ago)
A new law will take effect Saturday to increase fines for drivers who are caught texting two or more times, WCCO reported.   The fine for first time offenders will remain at $50, but repeat offenders will receive a $275 fine, the Star Tribune reported.   Sponsor of the law, DFL Rep. Frank Hornstein,…
Wed, 7/29, 4:53pm (1 month ago)
A 43-year-old doctor from Pelican Rapids pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning for stealing prescription drugs. According to WCCO, Blair Nelson pleaded guilty to writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions. “U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said 43-year-old Blair A. Nelson obtained Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs. He pleaded guilty to controlled substance fraud…
Tue, 7/28, 6:46pm (1 month ago)
Minnesota’s minimum wage will see a hike up to $9 per hour starting this Saturday, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.   Small companies with revenues less than $500,000 will still be able to pay the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour, according to the report.   The raise will affect around 288,000 of…
Tue, 7/28, 5:33pm (1 month ago)
Two plane crashes occurring within a few hours of each other in and near Minnesota have left seven people dead, the Star Tribune reports. Four people died around 5:20 p.m. last night, 50 miles from the Minnesota border in Alden Township, Wis., according to the Star Tribune. Hours later, three people…
Mon, 7/27, 5:59pm (1 month ago)
Some state Republican lawmakers say that Minnesota National Guard and U.S. Armed Forces members shouldn’t be required to secure a permit to carry a firearm in the state, the Star Tribune reported.   Proposed Legislation allowing servicemembers to do so was announced by Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa and Rep. Josh Heintzeman,…
Mon, 7/27, 5:42pm (1 month ago)
The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory announced Monday that they will be partnering with TomTom, a navigation device company, to create a dataset to document transportation accessibility to jobs across the U.S., according to a University press release. “Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goals of connecting…
Thu, 7/23, 7:16pm (1 month ago)
The historic Fort Snelling military buildings in disrepair will soon be transformed into affordable housing, reports Minnesota Public Radio News. The project will cost $100 million dollars and will bring new life into the deteriorating buildings that were once a military hub, reports the Star Tribune. According to the Star Tribune, the…
Wed, 7/22, 6:59pm (1 month ago)
Emergency contraception use in teen girls is on the rise, according to a Centers for Disease Control report released Wednesday, with one in five having used the morning after pill. The use of the morning after pill by teenage females has increased by 14 percent since 2002, according to the report…
Tue, 7/21, 8:16pm (1 month ago)
Minnesota is the best state for childhood well-being according to a report released today. The annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, called Kids Count, ranked Minnesota near the top for education, the economic stability of families, child death rate and teen drug and alcohol abuse compared to…
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