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Businessman pleads guilty in labor trafficking case

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A businessman accused of exploiting his construction workers has pleaded guilty as his trial was about to start in Minneapolis. Forty-seven-year-old Ricardo Ernesto Batres pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County to labor trafficking and insurance fraud. Prosecutors alleged Batres denied...

Thief steals car with 4-year-old girl inside in Robbinsdale

Nov. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Robbinsdale police say a thief stole a vehicle with a 4-year-old girl in the back seat. The theft occurred Monday at a gas station in the Minneapolis suburb. The girl was able to get out of the car unharmed when the suspect briefly stopped the vehicle a few blocks away....

Man shot dead near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. The Pioneer Press reports police at 10:13 p.m. Saturday received reports of the shooting near the Mississippi River and just southeast of the historic Stone Arch Bridge. Officers found a man outdoors...

County to help fund testing of 1,700 Minneapolis rape kits

Nov. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — County officials in Minneapolis say they will pay for additional help to examine about 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, some of which date back 30 years. The city announced Friday it discovered the untested kits in July when the department was doing an inventory. Deputy...

Minnesota school district may monitor students’ online posts

Nov. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the summer of 2017, Minnetonka Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Peterson attended a conference in Baltimore put on by the Education Research and Development Institute, a for-profit company that connects education technology businesses with school administrators. While in...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Minneapolis officials discover 1,700 untested rape kits

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials say they have discovered the city has roughly 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, with some dating back 30 years. The number revealed Friday is nearly nine times more than the 194 untested kits the city disclosed it had in 2015. Deputy Police Chief Erick...

Police say 3 injured in Minneapolis drive-by shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say three people have been wounded after a reported drive-by shooting. The Star Tribune reports that officers were called about 1:35 p.m. Friday to investigate a shooting at a Minneapolis residence. Witnesses told police that a group of people were gathered at the...

Family of girl scarred by laser procedure files lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl whose face was permanently scarred during a laser procedure is suing the University of Minnesota Physicians doctor who treated the child. A lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court this week alleges Dr. Kristen Hook failed to disclose her...

Audit: US Bank Stadium fund doing better than expected

Nov. 14, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The reserve account used to pay off bonds that funded construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play, is exceeding expectations, according to a financial audit. The audit projects that the 3-year-old, $1.1 billion stadium’s fund could grow from the $44 million...