>>SLP Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Providing Material Support to ISIS

(Minneapolis, MN) — A St. Louis Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for fighting for and helping the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham). Court documents say that in June 2015, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Al-Madioum left the U.S. with his family to visit extended family in Casablanca, Morocco. Once there, Al-Madioum fled to Syria to join and fight for ISIS as a soldier until late 2015, when he was injured during military activities. He continued to be a member of ISIS and assisted a personnel database administrator until he was captured by Syrian Democratic Forces in March 2019. Al-Madioum pleaded guilty on January 13, 2021, to one count of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

>>Woodbury Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud After Stealing $144K from Employer

(St. Paul, MN) — A Woodbury man has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $144,000 from his employer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Court documents say between September 2022 and October 2023, 36-year-old Timothy Hill Jr., a manager at a fast-food franchise, collected the company’s daily cash receipts and pocketed some or all of the cash instead of depositing it in the safe box. Hill Jr. tried to hide his theft by using future cash receipts to create the false impression that the cash deposits were late rather than stolen. He spent the stolen cash on jewelry, online sports betting, and the adult website Only Fans. In exchange for personal photos and videos, he also transferred thousands of dollars through Cash App to various individuals, including several female colleagues. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.

>>New Hope Nursing Home Workers Reach TA Days Before Strike to Begin

(St. Paul, MN) — Nearly 200 nursing home workers at Saint Therese in New Hope reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with their employers just before their five-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike would have begun Saturday. The full details are not available yet, but highlights include St. Therese codifying the $5 raises workers have received, locking in the wage increase that workers pushed for during the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the impending change of ownership. There are no bargaining sessions scheduled before the strike, but the union team is ready to bargain if “the employer is ready actually to address the critical issues they are facing.”

>>Man Dies in Tractor Rollover Near Fergus Falls

(Fergus Falls, MN) — On Wednesday afternoon, there was a fatal farm accident west of the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department responded to a tractor rollover and found 73-year-old Gerald Peterson pinned under the back of the machine. He died at the scene. It is believed that Peterson was exiting the highway and went into a steep ditch, causing the tractor to roll and partially eject him. The incident is currently under investigation.




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