The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement.
A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday.
Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. Mankato and Fargo both made a significant leap on the list this year.
A Somali member of parliament killed in Mogadishu on Wednesday spent several years in Minnesota. Saddo Ali Warsame, who also was a popular folk singer, was killed in a drive-by shooting for which the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its new stadium. The team recently told the society it wouldn't use glazing techniques and lighting that could warn birds away from the building.
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