Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf. The university released a statement noting Leaf was placed on administrative leave June 22, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.
From Trans-Siberian Orchestra to CBS Late Night to plus size clothing, here’s a look at the top four stories for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler retreated Friday from comments he made right after athletic director Norwood Teague’s surprise resignation over sexual harassment allegations late last week, when he suggested it all happened because Teague had been served too much alcohol.
University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague announced his resign following reports of sexual harassment. The University of Minnesota released a statement saying university president Eric W. Kaler accepted Teague’s resignation effective immediately.
Mike Pendino’s team forfeited the conference and section titles it won the past two years, for using an ineligible player.
Target says that its chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathryn Tesija, is exiting her post. The retailer said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Tesija, who also serves as executive vice president, will move temporarily to a strategic adviser role on July 6. The company She plans to leave the company in April 2016.
Treasurer of the Viking stadium board, Duane Benson, has resigned, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Benson announced his resignation at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday.
Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is stepping down. In a statement, posted to the Archdiocese’s website, Nienstedt said he has submitted his resignation in order to give the Archdiocese a “new beginning amidst the many challenges we face.”
Minnesota’s Legislature will be down a member starting in July. Democratic Rep. Ryan Winkler has submitted his formal resignation that is effective on July 1. The fifth-term lawmaker previously said he would step down as his family relocates to Europe for his wife’s career move.
The first Senate-confirmed director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving the post after less than two years, the agency announced Friday.
The St. Louis County medical examiner has resigned shortly after stirring up controversy over his decision to perform autopsies on Native Americans killed in car accidents. A letter sent to county commissioners on Tuesday said Thomas Uncini is no longer interested in the position he’s held since 1998. The county board decided to temporarily extend his contract through June 30, so the county can find a replacement.
A popular Twin Cities high school hockey coach has resigned just days before his team heads to the playoffs. Coach Bill Owens submitted his resignation to St. Paul Academy on Thursday. He was the head coach of the boys varsity hockey team.
Embattled Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson has abruptly resigned. The Minneapolis School Board accepted Johnson’s resignation at its meeting Tuesday. Johnson, who did not attend the meeting, plans to stay in her position through the end of January.
A Minnesota principal accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend has resigned from Cambridge Primary School.
The mayor of Stillwater stepped down Friday afternoon. Former mayor Ken Harycki posted on his Facebook page that he did not intend to run for a third term as mayor back in May.
Some parishioners spent their mass in tears at St. Victoria Catholic Church Sunday. It was the first official Sunday without the church’s music director of 18 years, Jamie Moore. Moore says he chose to resign after marrying his longtime partner, because Archbishop John Nienstedt asked him to.
A church music director in Victoria who lost his job after marrying his long-time partner, is speaking out. “I had held out hope that this would not have to become an issue,” Jamie Manzi-Moore said.
A priest and full-time faculty member of the University of St. Thomas has announced he will resign from his position in the school’s department of Catholic studies. The university announced Father Michael Keating’s resignation Thursday morning.
Newly released records show the man who was second in charge to Archbishop John Nienstedt had urged him to step down during the investigation of sexual abuse in the church.
Dozens of members of the Catholic Church are calling for a change in local leadership. Nearly 100 people gathered outside the St. Paul Cathedral on Saturday, calling for Archbishop John Nienstedt’s resignation. They’re angry about past accusations of sexual abuse by clergy members that became public within the last few weeks. Eric Fought of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform says he’s looking for renewed faith in church leadership.“It’s up to us as the laity to step forward and say ‘enough is enough,’” Fought said.
Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska resigned Tuesday amid a labor impasse that has dragged on for more than a year as management pushed for deep cuts to musicians’ salaries.
The former president of Totino-Grace, who resigned after acknowledging he was in a same-sex relationship, is speaking out. In his first TV interview, Bill Hudson says it’s an “enormous relief” not having to hide his relationship with his partner of 18 years.
The man who resigned as president of Totino-Grace High School after informing the school that he was in a committed same-sex relationship has found a new job. William Hudson was appointed to serve as Mounds Park Academy’s director of institutional advancement.
Totino-Grace High School President Bill Hudson resigned from that position Tuesday after telling the board he’s gay. At least one former student is responding with a petition, and some alumni are upset and taking action.
After a county attorney’s admission he got too close to a teenager, a small Minnesota town’s cries for him to step down are only getting louder.