A Menomonie, Wis., restaurant is having to answer to a federal civil rights suit. A black employee claims he was fired for complaining after managers posted images of nooses and Ku Klux Klan hoods. Managers of Sparx restaurant say the images were part of a joke and the employee was fired because he had a bad attitude.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host
She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.
Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure
The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.
Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility
The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.
Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.
The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.
Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer
Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.
Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M
The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.
Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy
Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.
North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement
Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.
These are the nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Education Minnesota has nominated 131 teachers from across the state.
Cities prepare for release of footage showing Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest by Memphis PD
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara issued a statement on the incident Thursday.
Rosemount bar owners complain about DWI enforcement
WCCO reports bars and restaurants are upset with police pulling over customers and staff. The owners claim the increased patrols are hurting their business. The city council asked the police department to conduct an internal investigation.
St. John's Abbey spokesman won't comment about sex abuse lawsuit
Saying the allegations must first be investigated, a St. John's Abbey spokesman won't comment on the central claim in a new lawsuit that accuses abbey officials of allowing a member to continue teaching long after he was accused of sexual abuse. A St. John's prep student claims in a suit filed in Stearns County that he was abused by the Rev. Allen Tarlton in the 1980s.
Lawyer says lawmakers change mind about firing head of state commission
Her lawyer says Susan Thornton will keep her job leading the panel that assigns lottery proceeds to Minnesota environmental projects. Thornton was fired last week with no notice and no specific reason given. A letter from lawmakers apparently rescinds that decision.
Woman claims she was fired for smelling like cigarette smoke
Stephanie Cannon of Fridley believes she's the victim of discrimination – fired from a hospital receptionist job because she smelled like cigarette smoke, KSTP reports. She said she did all she could to avoid smelling like smoke. She claims her employer suggested she shower at work and also avoid her cigarette-smoking husband before coming to the job.
Governor complains about legislature's push for constitutional amendments
Governor Mark Dayton says legislators should engage in 'give and take' instead of going around him with constitutional amendments. He says he's most concerned about measures that take away people's rights. The legislature approved a measure to let voters decide on same-sex marriage. Both houses have also approved voter I.D. amendment bills. Some lawmakers are pushing for a amendment to ban mandatory union membership.
Hog farm employee accused of videotaping women in shower
A female employee at a Nicollet County hog farm south of the Twin Cities found a hidden video camera recording in a shower facility, where women are often required to shower to lessen the spread of germs and disease, the Mankato Free Press reports. A total of four recordings with three women, one a topless teen, were discovered. A 53-year-old male employee from New Ulm faces felony charges.
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