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Hospitality group raises minimum wage, eliminates tipping

Jun. 21, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Owners of a group of restaurants, hotels and bars in Eau Claire have eliminated tipping and have raised their minimum wage to $16 an hour. The Pablo Group says it's following a trend that aims to improve pay equity for all employees. ...

Defendants unlikely to pay for torching Minneapolis precinct

Jun. 20, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legal experts say it's unlikely that the four men convicted and ordered to pay for setting fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd will meet their financial obligations. Four defendants have been sentenced...

Police ID dismembered human remains found in Minneapolis

Jun. 19, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have identified the dismembered human remains found on Thursday in northeast Minneapolis. Police spokesman John Elder said Friday evening that they’ve identified the victim as 36-year-old Adam Richard Johnson, who is believed to have...

UM dental school group looks to promote diversity, inclusion

Jun. 19, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new student group in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is looking to continue the effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the school. The group, Better Together, hosted its first event on May 25, exactly one year after...

Trucker who drove into Floyd protest could have charges drop

Jun. 18, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd's death will have criminal charges dropped if he remains law-abiding for the next year. Hennepin County prosecutors...

Minnesota House GOP filibusters in contentious budget debate

Jun. 17, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota House launched into a long, contentious debate Thursday that delayed its first floor votes on the big budget bills that lawmakers were unable to pass before time ran out on the year's regular session last month. The House had four bills...

Man charged in protester death to be examined for competency

Jun. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of killing a woman in Minneapolis by driving into protesters while he was drunk will be examined to determine if he is competent for trial. Nicholas Kraus, 35, made his initial court appearance Thursday on...

Minneapolis police treating body parts discovery as homicide

Jun. 17, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are treating the discovery of body parts along a road near the Mississippi River as a homicide, Minneapolis police said Thursday. “We are treating this as a homicide as the loss of these parts would likely not be survivable,” police...

Gun evidence detailed in Minneapolis task force shooting

Jun. 17, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly filed court documents detail gun evidence recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting of a driver during an arrest attempt by members of a federal task force in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said evidence...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...