Lawsuit Alleges MN Agency Data Breach Revealed Fraud Tipster's IdentityA tipster who alerted a Minnesota government agency to potential fraud involving unemployment benefits sued Thursday after her identity was mistakenly revealed to the man she turned in, leaving her fearful for her safety. Michele Meier's lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development alleges a data breach put her and her child at risk of retaliation.
'U' Email Reveals Investigation Into Possible Football Player MisconductThe University of Minnesota has investigated a series of sexual misconduct allegations against Gopher football players that it says did not result in criminal charges. An internal university email does not identify the players involved in the incidents, or when they happened.
EEOC: Superior's Stack Bros. Will Pay $140K SettlementThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors of Superior has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. Stack Bros. is a major hearing and plumbing contractor in northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota.
Rochester Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting At Mobile Home ParkA 19-year-old Rochester man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home park that killed one man and injured two others. The man was arrested Tuesday morning after several hours of a standoff that ended only after officers fired a chemical irritant into a home.
Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning MoraleA deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.
Man Accused Of Tweeting Threats Over ISIS Arrests To Remain In JailThe Minneapolis man charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS will remain in jail.
Man Charged With Threatening Att'y General Over Terror ChargesA man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS. Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would "whack" the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would "kill for those guys."
Good Question: Can You Be Fired For Off-The-Job Comments?Whatever the real reason the Vikings had for cutting punter Chris Kluwe, every employee and employer struggles with the line between at-work conduct and off-hour behavior. Can you be fired for what you say outside of work?