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A Stillwater prison corrections officer was found carrying drugs on April 20 when a Wisconsin state trooper approached him on Interstate 90/94, authorities said, Star Tribune reported.

Randy S. Anderson, 52, a lieutenant since 1991, made his first appearance before Juneau County District Judge John Roemer in Mauston, Wis. and posted $10,000 bond after court, Stillwater Gazette reported.

Anderson was on charges of possession of cocaine, THC (ingredient that makes marijuana illegal), drug paraphernalia and with the intention of delivering the cocaine, Stillwater Gazette reported.

John Schadl, spokesman for Minnesota Department of Corrections, could not comment on Anderson's case since it's a personal matter. "These are certainly some very serious charges, and this is something we'll be cooperating with authorities on," he said, Star Tribune reported.

Anderson could also face disciplinary investigation from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Star Tribune reported.

Currently, Anderson could face more than 40 years in prison with his felony cocaine charge, Stillwater Gazette reported.

A Brooklyn Park triple murder suspect identified

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A woman identified the accused suspect Eddie Mosley to be the man outside the murder scene.

Kamiel Houston-Zizi, said in court she was "98 percent sure" that Mosley was the man she saw after she dropped off her son at the day care the morning of April 9, 2012., Pioneer Press reported.

Prosecutors alleged Mosley's motive for the killing of Brown, 59, and her parents, James Bolden Sr., 83, and Clover Bolden, 81, was a sexual assault charge of his teenage relative, Star Tribune reported.

Mosley's trial was opened Monday.

"I said, 'There's a suspicious man outside your door' and she said, 'Hey, you.... Stop!' and then the phone went dead," Houston-Zizi testified, Pioneer Press reported.

"I knew he'd done something bad." Houston-Zizi said. She saw Mosley circling around on a bike and later ran out of the house, rode off on his bike.

However, Defense attorney Travis Keil pointed out authorities never found the weapon and bicycle nor is Mosley's DNA present at the crime scene, Star Tribune reported.

The trial continues Tuesday afternoon.

Minnesota couple was accused of starving their adopted son, 8, and a judge has terminated their parental rights, KARE 11 reported.

Last October, the boy vomited blood and was brought to a Mankato hospital by his mother, Kare 11 reported.

The boy weighted less than 35 pounds and was diagnosed to be severely malnourished, Star Tribune reported.

Nicollet County District Judge Todd Westphal wrote Wednesday saying he did not think the parents purposely starved the boy but they were unable to give proper medical care to the boy, Star Tribune reported.

However, the judge did not decide Hauers' parental rights to their other three children but required further proceeding to meet the children's need.

Hauer's attorney Jason Kohlmeyer said he was devastated by the rulling and will consider appealing within the next 20 days, Star Tribune reported.

Since the boy got out of the Mayo Clinic last November, he has been with foster parents who were willing to adopt him, the judge said.

Failed to withdraw guilty plea, Kong Meng Vang was sentenced eight years in prison Wednesday, April 17, for involving in the gang rape of a St. Paul girl, 15, in November 2011, Pioneer Press reported.

Vang, 39, was one of nine suspects accused of conspiring and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a vacant house he once owned, Star Tribune reported.

Defense attorney Gary Wol argued Vang "has no memory" of the plea hearing and requested to withdraw guilty plea, Pioneer Press reported.

The request was declined by Judge Gregg Johnson, Pioneer Press reported.

"This defendant knew he pled guilty," Prosecutor Heidi Westby said after she asked investigators to listen Vang's phone call from jail.

Vang Vue, who was sentenced to 21 years in prison, said all the defendants were associated or members of "Blood" gangs, Pioneer Press reported.

Vang did not sexually assaulted the girl; however, he admitted he knew the gang members raped the girl and done it for the benefit of a gang after Prosecutor Westby's interrogation, Star Tribune reported.

Five other defendants also pleaded guilty, Pioneer Press reported.

The prosecutors is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to review the decision on the youngest defendant, 17, to be tried as adult rather than in juvenile court, Star Tribune reported.

Sanford Health has decided not to pursuit in the ownership of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Service on Wednesday because of the issue with University of Minnesota's association with Fairview, Pioneer Press reported.

Kelby Krabbenhoft, the CEO of South Dakota-based Sanford, ended the discussion because he said his health care have a policy of "only going where we are invited," Star Tribune reported.

The Fairview board declined University President Eric Kaler's proposal made for the U in January, and two sides will have to work on an agreement, Star Tribune reported.

Sandord found "unwelcome by some interested parties and key stakeholders of our proposed merger partner," Krabbenhoft wrote in a statement. "It is inconceivable and unacceptable to me that we would ever propose a merger without the affirmation of these parties."

There is bill that would block all out of state eneity from taking over the university's hospital in troduced by Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul, and Rep. Joe Akins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights.

"Another non-Minnesota-based entity could still try to acquire Fairview and we would once again be in the same potential situation where the University of Minnesota Medical Center would be not under Minnesota control. The bottom line is that the University of Minnesota Hospitals ought to always be controlled by folks based right here in Minnesota."

Schoen said this bill did not exclude Sanford particularly from pursuing a Minnesota-based health system and needs to be discussed further, Pioneer Press reported.

Caribou to close 80 stores and rebrand 88

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Caribou Coffee, Based in Minnesota, confirmed its status to close 80 locations and rebrand another 88 to improve performance, KARE 11 reported.

"Over the past few months, we at Caribou have revisited our business strategy, including closely evaluating our performance by market to make decisions that best position us for long-term growth," according to Caribou's written statement.

Douglas Kwiecinski, a manager of the store on Aurora Road in Naperville, got a call Friday that 80 locations that were "underperforming" will be closed, effective Sunday, WGN-TV reported.

88 stores are to be converted into to Peet's Coffee & Tea locations over the next year or so, KARE 11 reported.

According to Huffington Post, German investment firm Joh. A Benckiser Group GmbH, who is a big stakeholder of Peet's, bought Caribou last year, and a representative for Peet's could not be reached for comment.

"Going forward, Caribou Coffee will be made up of 468 locations across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Denver, and ten international markets," according to a statement Caribou released.

Stearn County, the Boy Scouts of America were sued for a former county deputy's sexual conduct on three former Boy Scout members, Pioneer Press reported.

Ex-deputy Phil Meemken, 42, reached a plea agreement Monday in his criminal sexual conduct case, St. Cloud News reported.

Meemken was charged with 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct, including three of providing alcohol to minors, and one of child-endangerment in April 2010, Pioneer Press reported.

Three members of the Explorer Post #250 claimed Meemken sexually abused them between July 2008 and September 2009, Pioneer Press reported.

Former boy scouts members suit Stearns County officials for neglecting Meemken's "inappropriate activities," Pioneer Press reported.

He pleaded guilty to Anoka County prosecutors Monday for one count of criminal sexual conduct, two of providing alcohol to a minor, and the remaining counts were dropped, St. Cloud News reported.

The county "acted with deliberate indifference to a known risk," Michael Bryant, the Waite Park attorney who filed the suit, said.

Bryant seeks a total of $5.5 million compensation in "noneconomic damages," counseling and medical expenses, and "lost earning capacity," Pioneer Press reported.

Two children were drowned and their mother ruled probable suicide in Zimmerman Sunday, sheriff's officials in eastern Minnesota said Tuesday, April 2, Pioneer Press reported.

Stephanie Shields, 35, Josephine, 7, and Nolan,6, were found dead on Easter Sunday in their house by a family member, KARE 11 reported.

Stephanie Shields' toxicology tests is not yet completed, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, which conducted the autopsies, Pioneer Press reported.

Sheriff Joel Brott said Shield's husband, Mark Shields, had just moved out last week.

A 911 call was received Sunday morning after a neighbor found Stephanie Shields and her two children's bodies, the sheriff's department said, Pioneer Press reported.

Counselors will be available at an eastern Minnesota elementary school for students to grief their lost classmates, KARE 11 reported.

Schaffhausen changed his mind to plead guilty

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Aaron Schaffhausen's attorney refused to reach a plea agreement Wednesday in the first trial phase, KARE 11 reported.

Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, was on a charge of homicide July 10 for killing his three daughters, Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5, with a sharp object in River Falls, KARE 11 reported.

He plead not guilty in January by the reason of mental disease or defect, and this claim will be addressed in court on Thursday, Pioneer Press reported.

Another hearing will be held Thursday, St. Croix County Circuit Judge Howard Cameron said, KARE 11 reported.

Defense attorney John Kucinksi argued to exclude evidence from the second phase because "At the time of the crimes, was Aaron suffering from a mental illness and because of that mental illness he lacked substantial capacity to conform his conduct to the requirements of the law," Pioneer Press reported.

The second phase of the trial will be left to defenders and a 10 out of 12 jury votes to decide whether Schaffhausen is responsible for the crimes, Pioneer Press reported.

St. Paul Mayor pushes City development

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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman urged equal investments on the transit development east of the Mississippi River and the refurbishment of vacant buildings in downtown St. Paul during his State of the City address Monday, Pioneer Press reported.

Coleman was committed to focus on connecting of trails, the second T, as a important transportation infrastructure, to make St. Paul not only a residential city but a tourism destination, as well as providing easier business investment opportunities, he said during his 2013 State of the City speech.

St. Paul Macy's had closed and moved out of downtown St. Paul last month, and the mayor hope to create more opportunities in the core of downtown St. Paul, according to MPR News.

"Technological excellence is no longer a choice; it is a necessity," Coleman said. "In this digital age, we must meet residents where they are -- and they're on their smartphones."

Coleman promised to simplify permit process for investments into businesses and construct St. Paul to be the "most livable city in America," 5 ABC News reported.

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