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Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

UPDATE: Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday. The firings come a day after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man…

Minnesota Wild Fire Coach Bruce Boudreau

He is the eighth NHL coach to lose his job this season.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Bruce Boudreau. He is the eighth NHL coach to lose his job this season and the sixth fired for performance reasons. Assistant Dean Evason was named the Wild’s interim coach. Minnesota is 27-23-7 and three points out of a playoff position in the Western Conference with 25 games left to play. Boudreau…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

Ex-Devils Lake Officer Sues City for Wrongful Termination

Potts was fired in February, and sued the city earlier this month.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D.–A former Devils Lake police officer who was fired after he killed an unarmed man during an arrest is suing the city and the police department for wrongful termination. Prosecutors declined to charge Brandon Potts for the July 2018 killing of Daniel Fuller. Investigators said the 26-year-old Fuller died after Potts’ gun went off during a struggle. Potts…

New Information on Amber Simonson’s Abduction: How Police Caught Her Alleged Kidnapper

The Otter Tail Sheriff confirmed 39 year old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids entered Amber Simonson's house armed from a unlocked basement door around 2 pm Sunday

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — New information about the Fergus Falls woman abducted from her home shows the man police say took her led officer on a chase before his arrest. The Otter Tail Sheriff confirmed 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids entered Amber Simonson’s house armed from a unlocked basement door around 2 pm Sunday. Authorities say he forcibly took…

Keillor Says MPR Fired Him Without a “Fair Investigation”

It says they alleged "multiple incidents,'' though only one claimed the behavior was directed at her

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Public Radio insists it “carefully investigated” complaints from two people of “inappropriate behavior” by Garrison Keillor before it terminated its contracts with the creator of “A Prairie Home Companion.” MPR said the complaints came from two people formerly associated with the show. It says they alleged “multiple incidents,” though only one claimed the behavior was…

Former City Worker Claims Self Defense Towards Boss, Wants Job Back

Cockfield insists he acted in defense to an angry supervisor

  FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo will decide if a fired city worker can get his job back after allegedly assaulting his boss. Reports say Aaron Cockfield was terminated from his job at a Fargo solid waste facility on August 22nd. Officials say Cockfield was clearly the aggressor during a fight with his boss in the break room. Cockfield…

Sharing Tips in Minnesota Now Just an Option

Todd Burt was told he needed to give more of his tips to table bussers

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for refusing to share tips. In a divided opinion, the court ruled in favor of a bartender fired from Bunny’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park. Todd Burt was told he needed to give more of his tips to table bussers. He refused…

West Fargo Police Asking for Help After Vandalism of Officer’s Vehicle

The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of 3rd Street East

  WEST FARGO, ND — A West Fargo officer’s personal vehicle was shot up late Tuesday night. The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of 3rd Street East. Police were called Wednesday and they determined that a gun was fired at the vehicle at least four times causing damage to the rear and front windshield. It was unoccupied at…

Boelke to Get Decision on Fargo Police Appeal Wednesday

The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty

  FARGO, ND — Fired Fargo Police Officer David Boelke will get a ruling on his appeal on Wednesday. The Civil Service Commission has scheduled a meeting for September 13 at 5:30 p.m. to make its decision. The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty. The commission held a hearing Friday on his appeal and heard…