The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities. Savers uses charities' names to solicit clothing and household goods that it sells through its retail stores.
The rush to Monday's budget-setting deadline has a price. A budget bill for jobs and energy programs left out funding for state employees who review health insurance rates. Those staff members have been paid with federal funds that expire in September, leaving the state with the tab.
An Owatonna man is rescued from a grain bin after he was buried up to his neck in corn. Freeborn County sheriff's officials say 65-year-old Christopher Johnson was clearing a crust layer of corn that was plugging the bin Wednesday when that layer gave way and he sank into the corn at the rural Ellendale farm.
Prosecutors say a former priest violated the trust of an altar boy 20 years ago in Hastings. But his defense attorney is urging jurors to be wary of one person's recollection in light of the years that have passed. Sixty-four-year-old Francis Hoefgen is one of a few priests to face criminal charges for allegations of sexual abuse dating back decades, although many others have been accused.
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