Embattled Maple Grove City Council Member LeAnn Sargent returned to her seat for the first time since leaving the Hennepin County workhouse. Sargent served time for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was found guilty of taking more than $100,000 from her father while she cared for him before his death.
About 301 people were newly infected with HIV in Minnesota in 2013, a 4 percent drop compared to 314 a year earlier, but a worrying trend persists among racial minority groups, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Parts of St. Paul’s Lilydale Regional Park are still closed one year after a landslide there killed two children.
St. Louis Park students 9-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana died during a school field trip at Lilydale exactly one year ago Thursday. Devin Meldahl, who is now 11, was also seriously injured.