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WOODBURY — Five current and former Globe University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the for-profit school and its affiliated partner, Minnesota School of Business. The plaintiffs, who are seeking class-action status, represent students who attended Globe since 2007, according to court documents filed in Hennepin County District Court. The suit alleges that Globe, which is based in Woodbury, misled students about its accreditation standards, job placement rates and transfer opportunities to other institutions. “Most of the people
Updated 10-02-2013 (11:36 am) FARGO – A 1-year-old Hitterdal, Minn., boy is being treated at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo after chewing on a laundry detergent packet that his family believes had insufficient packaging to protect children. Alexander Rohde remained in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Tuesday, where he had been since Saturday, the day he chewed on a Tide Pod, a small, individual detergent packet. His mother, Michelle Klienschmidt, said after eating just part of the packet, her son quickly began suffering from nausea and diarr
ST. PAUL – A group of St. Paul bars is trying to help federal employees cope with the government shutdown by serving up free beer. Four downtown bars said Tuesday that workers with proper government ID would have their first round paid for on the first day of the shutdown. The city’s convention bureau, Visit Saint Paul, set up the happy-hour event as a way to show appreciation for workers being idled by a political impasse in Washington.
DULUTH, Minn. - Members of an encampment of homeless people who have taken shelter in makeshift tents pitched under the freeway overpass in downtown Duluth organized an impromptu news conference Monday afternoon, calling on authorities to refrain from threatened plans to break up their settlement. “We’re like family,” said Nate Briese, a 38-year-old man living in the colorfully painted gathering spot that locals call Graffiti Graveyard.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - The attorney for an 18-year-old Alexandria man charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide has filed motions to suppress evidence. The attorney, John Leunig, told the court that Jacob John Dale was not advised of his Miranda rights when he was questioned by a state trooper at the St.
MINNEAPOLIS - Jurors in the trial of a Duluth business owner accused of misbranding and selling synthetic drugs have now heard all of the evidence they will consider, but they will have to wait awhile to begin deliberations. The defense rested its case Tuesday morning without any of the defendants taking the stand, one day after the government rested. Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson, 56, is charged with 55 federal crimes for allegedly selling drugs under labeled as incense or bath salts at the store, as well as money laundering.
FARGO – American Crystal Sugar will default on a government loan of $71.2 million under a program that provides relief when a glut of sugar depresses prices. David Berg, president and chief executive officer of American Crystal Sugar, said forfeiting the sugar put up as collateral for the loan was the best option given very low sugar prices. “Everything we have under loan we do intend to forfeit,” Berg said.
DASSEL, Minn. — A driver was killed in a Monday morning crashing with a tractor-trailer near Dassel, about 50 miles west of Minneapolis. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash was reported about 7:10 a.m. along U.S. Highway 12 in Meeker County. The driver of the car was not identified Monday. The driver of the 2007 Peterbilt semi-truck, Bruce F. Resch, 50, of Royalton, was not injured.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A bar and grill sustained more than $30,000 in damage from a kitchen fire reported Sunday morning. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the popular Cattails Bar & Grill just after 7:30 a.m. Employees detected a fire in a broiler, and when firefighters arrived, the fire was spreading to the roof. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire, according to a press release from the department. No injuries were reported. The fire caused an estimated $32,500 in damage to structure and contents, officials said.
FARGO – Cass County authorities are investigating a report of a woman who said someone posted her phone number to multiple websites along with a message promising sexual favors. The woman’s complaint, detailed in a search warrant affidavit, echoes cases of “revenge porn” that have spurred a law in California prohibiting posting graphic images of a person online without their consent. The search warrant filed on Friday in Cass County District Court states the woman contacted the Cass County Sheriff’s Department Sept.