Star Tribune: MNsure interim CEO faces DWI charge
Scott Leitz was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 17 near S. Sixth Street and Portland Avenue S. on suspicion of speeding and careless driving, according to Lt. Eric Roeske, a State Patrol spokesman. Leitz’s breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent — more than double the legal intoxication limit in Minnesota.
Star Tribune: ACLU wins settlement for sixth-grader's Facebook posting
In this latest free-speech legal clash between schools and students over murky rules governing social media privacy, Minnewaska Area Schools agreed to pay $70,000 in damages and rewrite its policies to limit how intrusive the school can be when searching a student’s e-mails and social media accounts created off school grounds.
Star Tribune: Wisconsin mayor faces felony for ballot photo
Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zach Vruwink, 26, faces a possible felony after posting online a picture of his ballot in the primary for his re-election. A City Council candidate saw the post and filed a complaint with the district attorney, who was debating moving forward with charges as of Thursday.
Star Tribune: Police say no danger from tiny explosive devices left on Waseca playground
Waseca police are reassuring parents that three tiny explosive devices found on a school playground have not posed a hazard to the public and that it’s safe for kids to return to school Monday.
AP: Minnesota boy rescued from septic tank
Noah Laehn was playing with his cousin in the yard of his home near Blue Earth this week and jumped on the lid of an underground septic tank. The lid popped off and Noah tumbled into the dark 10 feet below.
Star Tribune: Authorities warn of grandparents scam, Shawano County couple loses $2,000
Gordon and Agnes Schlender got a phone call recently telling them their grandson was in jail and that they needed to wire $2,000 to Florida. Agnes Schlender says they thought they were helping their grandson, but that wasn't the case.
Star Tribune: Dakota County warns of impostor posing as deputy on phone
Authorities said the impostor, who commonly uses the name Lt. John Martin but may also use others, usually tells residents that they have failed to serve jury duty and a that warrant will be issued for their arrest unless they pay a fee — usually several hundred dollars in the form of a prepaid card, according to a news release from Chief Deputy Tim Leslie.
Star Tribune: Driver survives after semi hit broadside by train near Cass Lake
The driver of semitrailer survived after his rig was hit broadside by a train in Cass County. The 43-year-old truck driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sanford Health in Bemidji late Sunday afternoon.
Pioneer Press: Sam's Club robber dressed as worker, tried to carjack a getaway vehicle, police say
Henderson drew the homicide charge, police said, for trying to shoot at a Sam's Club employee while exiting the store with a bag of cash. The employee told police that he heard the handgun "click," though it did not fire.
Star Tribune: St. Paul man charged with attempted murder for firing at cops
Cory A. Lee faces two counts of 2nd-degree attempted murder. Police were shot at while trying to search home.
Star Tribune: The most dangerous places to walk in Minneapolis
Cars hit pedestrians more than 900 times between 2010 and 2013, according to the city records. Almost all recorded crashes resulted in injuries — nine were fatalities. About 24 percent were classified as hit-and-runs.
Star Tribune: Twins to be 1st pro team in Minnesota to use walk-through metal detectors
Twins spokesman Chris Iles said fans can be assured that what they will encounter at Target Field will be nothing like what travelers experience at airports.
Star Tribune: In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'
Some Minnesota residents of Asian descent object to calling the fish "Asian carp." They say it casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.
Star Tribune: Angry parents want answers for custodian's misbehavior with children
Walter J. Happel, 62, of Newport, was charged last week in Ramsey County District Court with one count of surreptitious interference with privacy for allegedly peeking and smiling at a half-clothed 11-year-old boy in a bathroom stall at Linwood Monroe on Feb. 19.