Vikings Stadium Board Treasurer Duane Benson ResignsTreasurer 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.
Archbishop Nienstedt Resigns Following Cover-Up ChargesTwin 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."
Winkler's Resignation From Legislature Effective July 1Minnesota'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.
Fmr. US Attorney For Minn. Resigns As ATF's DirectorThe 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.
St. Louis County Medical Examiner Resigns From PositionThe 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.
St. Paul Academy Hockey Coach Resigns Days Before PlayoffsA 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.
Bernadeia Johnson Resigns As MPS SuperintendentEmbattled 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.
Cambridge Principal Resigns After Stalking ChargesA Minnesota principal accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend has resigned from Cambridge Primary School.
Harycki Resigns As Stillwater MayorThe 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.
St. Victoria Church Pastor Speaks Out On Music Director's ResignationSome 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.
Gay Music Director Asked To Resign Speaks OutA 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.
Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns From St. ThomasA 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.
Former Church Official Suggested Archbishop Should ResignNewly 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.
Catholics Gather At Cathedral To Protest Archbishop NienstedtDozens 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.
Conductor Osmo Vanska Resigns From Minnesota OrchestraMinnesota 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.