CANCEL AMBER ALERT: Statewide Minnesota – Cottage Grove

Suspect in custody. Children found safe.

CANCEL AMBER ALERT. SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. CHILDREN FOUND SAFE. (Original) COTTAGE GROVE, MN — Amber Alert issued out of Cottage Grove, Minnesota and distributed statewide. At approximately 06:34 AM Jeffrey Lo assaulted the mother of his two children and left the scene in the mother’s mini-van with the children. The mini-van is a 2004 Toyota Sienna MN license plate 708XEM…

Minnesota Lawmakers Want $40 Million For Disaster Fund Ahead of Spring Melting

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are pushing to replenish the empty Disaster Assistance Contingency Account ahead of anticipated spring flooding. The fund is in the red after the state responded with $11 million in relief to flooding last year in Brainerd and Duluth. Republican State Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks and State Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove…

3M Avoids Trial, Agrees to Settle with Minnesota For Nearly $1 Billion

The state was looking for $5 billion in damages in court

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 3M has reached a settlement with Minnesota on the same day its trial was expected to start. 3M will provide a grant of $850 million to the state, with funds used to finance projects involving drinking water and water sustainability in the east metro area. This all stems from alleged contamination in Cottage Grove and Lake Elmo….

Gov. Dayton Calling on State Senator, Police Officer to Resign Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Political leaders from both sides of the aisle are calling on Schoen to resign

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a state senator who works as a police officer and is accused of sexual harassment should resign. State Sen. Dan Schoen, like Dayton a Democrat, is accused of behavior ranging from unwanted attention to women to physically grabbing a woman from behind. He says the allegations are false. Political leaders…