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Former WACOSA Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Adult

An investigation by the Minnesota Department of Human Services says a former staffer with WACOSA in Waite Park allegedly sexually abused a vulnerable adult. WACOSA provides training and employment support for those with disabilities.

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Union That Fought Sunday Beer Growler Sales Lifts Objection

A labor union is lifting its objection to Sunday takeaway sales of 64-ounce beer growlers from craft breweries. Ed Reynoso of the Teamsters Joint Council 32 told a Senate committee on Monday that "at this point" the union won't oppose a bill legalizing those growler sales on Sunday

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Toyota Asks Court to Reduce Jury Award

Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal court to reduce the amount of money it was ordered to pay plaintiffs who successfully sued the automaker over a fatal crash in St. Paul.

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Senate Hearing on Body Camera Bill Stirs Call to Action

A debate over police body cameras is stirring a call to action by a group that previously shut down Minnesota freeways while protesting law enforcement tactics.

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Minnesota Volunteer Firefighter Hospitalized After Injury

A volunteer firefighter from south-central Minnesota is hospitalized after he was injured at a fire earlier this week.

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After Minimum Wage Boost, Some DFLers Turn to Paid Leave

After a successful push to raise the minimum wage, some Minnesota Democrats want to establish a statewide paid family leave program.

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Leb Meak (Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office)
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Bail Set at $1.5 Million in Toddler’s Death

A Maplewood man is being held on $1.5 million bail in the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter. Thirty-five-year-old Leb Mike Meak appeared in Ramsey County District Court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.

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Plymouth Police Seize 200 pounds of Marijuana, Arrest 2 Men

Authorities have seized a shipment of marijuana worth about $750,000 following a surveillance operation in Plymouth.

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Coroner: Princeton Man Suffered Fatal Burns in Shed Fire

Authorities say a 61-year-old rural Princeton man died last week from fatal burns he received during a shed fire.

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St. Paul Sex-Victim Housing Shelter to Close in March

A St. Paul housing shelter for teen victims of sex trafficking and exploitation is closing, just months after opening. The nonprofit Breaking Free is shutting down Jerry's Place in mid-March. It opened in October.

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