>>U of M Student Missing

(Minneapolis, MN) — University of Minnesota Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing student. The U posted to X that 20-year-old Margot Langford, also known as River, was last spotted around midnight on March 10th at Bailey Hall on the St. Paul campus. Campus police shared no other details. Anyone with information is asked to call 612-624-COPS.

>>Suspect Who Fired Shots at Police Is in Custody In Oakdale

(Oakdale, MN) — A suspect who fired shots at police during a standoff in Oakdale is in custody.  The incident started late last night when officers responded to a domestic situation.  Police tried to stop a vehicle, but the suspect did not comply and jumped out of the car and fired at officers as he ran into a residence.  A mother and her baby, who were in the vehicle with the alleged offender, were rescued and unharmed.

>>Willmar Woman Accused of Forcing Prostitution

(Willmar, MN) — A Willmar woman is in the Kandiyohi County Jail, accused of imprisoning another woman and forcing her to engage in prostitution.  The victim told police she came to Willmar from out-of-state, looking for work, and said when she got there, the suspect confined her inside the suspect’s business on South First Street and instructed her to perform sex acts on customers.  The victim said when she refused, the suspect assaulted her on Saturday.  The 55-year-old suspect now faces charges including domestic assault, false imprisonment, and inducing someone to practice prostitution.

>>Cold Spring Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting a Minor

(St. Cloud, MN) — A Cold Spring man accused of sexually assaulting a girl when she was as young as ten years old has pleaded guilty. Court records show Forty-two-year-old Hector Medina Acosta assaulted the girl between 2013 and 2015 when they lived together. The girl said Medina Acosta touched her inappropriately several times during that time. Investigators spoke with Medina Acosta, who allegedly admitted to groping the girl and that he moved out because of issues with his wife and to remove himself from the victim so nothing further would happen. He will be sentenced on June 17th.

>>3M Names New CEO to Begin May 1st

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota-based 3M has named William Brown its new CEO, effective May 1st. This comes a year after two significant legal settlements involving PFAs, known as “forever chemicals,” found in water supplies and faulty combat earplugs for the military, which led to injuries. Current CEO Michael Roman will become an executive chairman, effective May 1st.

>>MN Court Of Appeals Affirms Teacher License Ruling in Jeronimo Yanez Case

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the former police officer who killed Philando Castile should not be allowed to have a teaching license.  Jeronimo Yanez was working for the St. Anthony Village Police Department when he shot Castile in 2016.  He was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges in 2017, prompting protests around the Twin Cities.  He was denied a substitute teaching license by a state board in 2020, a ruling he appealed twice.  Yesterday’s ruling by the Court of Appeals held that Castile’s disagreement with the board does not give him proper grounds for a reversal.

>>Dickerman Named MSU-Mankato Women’s Hockey Coach

(Mankato, MN) — Minnesota State University-Mankato is welcoming a new women’s hockey coach.   On Monday, long-time assistant Shari Dickerman was named the fifth head coach in program history.  Dickerman succeeds retiring Mavericks’ head coach John Harrington.    The former Minnesota State All-American goaltender has been on the coaching staff since 2009.  Dickerman says she’s honored to be named head coach and is excited about the future of Maverick women’s hockey.

>>Chance The Rapper Performing at Minnesota State Fair

(Falcon Heights, MN) — Chance the Rapper is coming to the Minnesota State Fair this summer.  The Chicago-based hip-hop artist performs on the State Fair grandstand on Friday, August 23rd.  The multi-Grammy award winner is an independent artist and has never signed a record deal.  Chance The Rapper is also a judge on the N-B-C T-V show “The Voice.”  Tickets go on sale this Friday, ranging from 48 to 148 dollars.

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