5 Things You Might Have Missed Thursday

May 11, 2017 09:35 PM

Here is a look at some news you might have missed on Thursday:

1. REPORT: U of M Athletics Official Violated Sexual Harassment Policy


It was a busy day on the University of Minnesota campus. The Board of Regents held an emergency meeting Thursday morning regarding a sexual harassment investigation of a top fundraiser in the university's athletics office who violated the school's policy. And Board Of Regents Chair Dean Johnson announced the board is launching an investigation into the source of KSTP's report on the sexual harassment investigation. The board is asking each of its 12 members, as well as university employees who had access to the information, to sign affidavits that they did not share it.

2. Chaska Parks and Rec Director, Assistant Director on Paid Administrative Leave

The city did not give specifics when it came to the cause. But it did confirm Chaska's parks and recreation director and assistant director are on administrative leave. Director Tom Redman and Assistant Director Kathy Skinner were escorted out of their offices Tuesday by Chaska police, which the city said is standard procedure for these types of situations.

3. Meth, Mushrooms and Pills Seized in Brainerd Raid

A 52-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after a search warrant executed in Brainerd yielded a plethora of drugs and cash. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that officers seized prescription pills, psilocybin mushrooms and 40 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $3,200 from an address in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue Northeast. The report said $2,800 in cash was also seized. 

4. 36 Years Later, Former Gopher Football Star Marion Barber Jr. Graduates

He set records at the University of Minnesota and went on to the NFL. But the running back never got his diploma. Until now. After what he jokingly calls "my 36-year Spring Break", the 57-year-old grandfather walked with the rest of the Class of 2016 at graduation ceremonies Thursday night at Mariucci Arena.

5. Kitty Care: St. Paul Firefighters Revive 2 Cats After Apartment Fire

Call them the purr patrol. St. Paul firefighters revived two cats after an apartment fire Thursday. Firefighters had discovered two cats unconscious.


Frank Rajkowski

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