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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office created a new unit to investigate wage theft, according to a statement released Monday, July 15. Gov. Tim Walz signed a new law that invested $3.1 million in the Department of Labor and Industry to enforce wage and hour laws. The new law is designed to protect workers from exploitative employers who do not pay them for their work. The legislation adds criminal penalties for employers.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Longtime Rochester Post Bulletin reporter and editor Jeff Pieters has been named to the newspaper’s newly created editor position, overseeing its news-gathering and reporting operations.
ST. PAUL — Law enforcement in Minnesota will put extra attention on speeders through July 21. More than 300 agencies will add extra shifts to combat speeding, which between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2018 accounted for 30 fatalities across the state, the Department of Public Safety said. Last year, 113 motorists died on Minnesota roads — the most in a decade — in speed-related crashes. In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 23% of single-vehicle crashes.
The man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs after killing her parents last fall is
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 and Police Week , May 12-18, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Governors are directing government agencies to fly the United States and state flags at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15. Citizens are encouraged to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the capture of a silver carp on the St. Croix River. A commercial fisherman caught the invasive carp near Prescott, Wis., during routine spring netting.
Minnesota State 4, Alabama Huntsville 1 Reggie Lutz helped the top-seeded Mavericks blast their way into the WCHA semifinals, playing fast and physical and hammering home a pair of power-play goals in a 4-1 series-clinching victory over Alabama Huntsville. Read the full story here . Minnesota 4, Michigan 1
Minnesota 3, Michigan 2, OT Playing before what is believed to be the smallest paid audience in the 25-year history of 3M Arena at Mariucci, the Gophers rallied from a two-goal deficit and won their postseason opener 3-2 over Michigan on a Brannon McManus’ power play goal in overtime. Read more here. Lake Superior State 4, Bemidji State 2
North Dakota 2, Colorado College 1 Goaltender Peter Thome stopped 24 of 25 shots, including a two-on-one and a clean breakaway in the game’s opening two minutes, allowing the Fighting Hawks to grab a series split. Read more here. Minnesota Duluth 6, Miami 5