Kacey Holmen


Ramsey County takes over Philando Castile case

The investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Philando Castile has been turned over to prosecutors. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Wednesday that it has given its investigation findings to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office to determine if it will criminally charge the police officer who shot Castile.

U uses tuition, state funds to pay legal fees associated with faculty union push

The University of Minnesota has spent more than $500,000 of state taxpayer and tuition money in legal fees as it battles faculty unionization advocates in court. Records obtained by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group through a public records request show the money — nearly $515,000 from a University fund of tuition and state money — was used to hire the law firm Fredrikson & Byron as the school clashed with faculty union supporters to determine what faculty positions could be included in the union vote.