Minnesota lawmakers are expected to sign off on nearly $1.8 million in total payouts to three men who were wrongfully convicted of crimes and later cleared. A legislative committee on Tuesday unanimously approved payments to Michael Hansen, Roger Lee Olsen and Koua Fong Lee.
A former Mrs. America and home shopping network host is charged in Minnesota with swindling a department store out of more than $5,000 in merchandise. Hennepin County prosecutors say 50-year-old Jennifer Kline, of Wayzata, charged nearly $5,800 in designer clothing at Macy's in Edina last November.
A Minnesota judge has dismissed criminal charges against a man accused in a high-profile poaching case because of a tracking device used by authorities. District Judge Thomas Van Hon ruled the GPS device that conservation officers attached to Joshua Liebl's truck was illegal because they didn't have a search warrant.
Authorities say a driver was cited after he was clocked driving 171 mph in northern Minnesota. Deputy Chief Shawn Padden of the Hermantown Police Department stopped a Chevrolet Camaro that was clocked at 171 mph and later 148 mph north of Duluth.
Two lawsuits accuse the former prior of St. John's Abbey of abusing two former prep school students in the 1970s and early 80s. The lawsuits come after the abbey and its review board earlier this year cleared the Rev. Tom Andert, saying the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.
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