The panel is meeting after criticism that some top administrators received large payouts despite budget cuts and rising tuition. MPR reports Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester also wants the Legislature to investigate.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
U of M regents panel meets Friday to discuss Sviggum post
Three regents will meet as a committee to discuss whether Steve Sviggum's job at the Legislature represents a conflict of interest. Sviggum says there's no conflict because he has no policy-making authority in his post as communications director for Senate Republicans. The panel will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.
Lawmakers pick insurance executive to fill Sviggum's U of M regents seat
Tom Devine, who co-owns an Edina insurance company, will take Steve Sviggum's former seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. The term runs until 2017. Sviggum resigned amid conflict of interest concerns about his job as communications director for state Senate Republicans.
U of M regents chairwoman asks for legal review in Sviggum case
University of Minnesota Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen is asking two attorneys to review Steve Sviggum's dual roles to determine whether he may have a conflict of interest. Sviggum, who currently serves the university as a regent, also recently took a staff job with the Senate Republican Caucus.
Joel Maturi's compensation package puts U of M's future state funding at risk
Two legislators who serve on higher education committees warn school leaders Maturi's pay could influence future budget decisions. Maturi will transition to his new role as a special assistant to university President Eric Kaler in July. The soon to be former athletic director will still earn more than $468,000 -- his same base salary plus benefits.
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