Eagan police are looking into claims of financial wrongdoings at summer sports camps that longtime basketball coach Kurt Virgin supervised. The district placed Virgin on leave in November while conducting its own investigation. City police became aware of the allegations last week and launched their own investigation.
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Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
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Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border
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Former Eagan coach facing felony charges
Kurt Virgin is charged with six counts of theft by swindle and accused of taking nearly $30,000 from the school district. The former high school boys basketball and soccer coach resigned in January following a financial investigation into a sports camp he supervised.
Eagan High School basketball coach on leave as district looks into reported complaint
Details are sparse and no one is saying much. The Star Tribune says the school's longtime boys basketball coach is on paid leave after someone apparently filed a complaint against him. A spokesman tells the newspaper the investigation is internal, and the city's police are not involved.
Best Buy CEO resigned amid misconduct investigation
A spokeswoman for Best Buy says a committee was investigating Brian Dunn's personal conduct when the CEO chose to resign. She says the issues that led to the investigation were not related to Best Buy's operations or finances. The company described Dunn's departure as a "mutual agreement that it was time for new leadership."
Eagan police investigate death of 10-week-old boy in care of grandmother
Eagan police said an investigation is under way in the death of the 10-week-old boy who was sleeping in the same bed as his drunken grandmother. According to a search warrant, police suspected the woman, 46, had been drinking alcohol. Results of a preliminary breath test also showed the woman had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving.
Campaign finance board investigating Minnesota GOP finances
State officials have opened an investigation following allegations that the Republican Party may have violated campaign finance rules. The Minnesota GOP is $2 million in debt. That includes $415,000 of debt that party officials reportedly failed to disclose. The Pioneer Press says the GOP could face federal penalties, as well.
Twin Cities restaurateur to replace shuttered Joe Senser’s in Eagan
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Eagan man arrested, says ‘I should be The Joker’
Thomas Michael Casper, 56, was arrested after he made terroristic threats, referencing the Aurora, Colo. shootings that left 12 dead and 58 injured, WCCO reports. Police say Casper said he could relate to shooting suspect James Holmes, who reportedly told Colorado officers that he was The Joker, a Batman comic villain. Police said Casper said, "I wouldn’t own a gun, but if I did I would do what Holmes did. I would blow people away."
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