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ST. PAUL -- A longtime political staffer is being promoted to lead the Minnesota State Lottery. Adam Prock was appointed as executive director of the program by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, April 10. Prock has held the post of Director of Communications and Government Relations for the Minnesota State Lottery since 2017. His previous positions in more than 20 years of government work includes Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Mark Dayton, and Prock served on the Government Relations team for the City of St. Paul.
WADENA, Minn. — When Max Phillips first laced up a pair of hockey skates, he hated it. But watching his older brother, Dylan, the game continued to draw him back to the ice. Click here to keep reading the story on The Rink Live.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A handful of stores in Upper Midwestern states are slated to close after general merchandise retailer Shopko announced it has filed voluntary petitions for financial restructuring under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code.
GORDON, Wis. — A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 10, authorities said.
ST. PAUL - More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota combined to make 2,757 arrests for drunken driving during a holiday enforcement campaign, an increase of nearly 4 percent from 2,656 a year ago. During the Nov. 21-Dec. 29 campaign, 15 drivers were reported to have a blood-alcohol content level of .30 or higher, the highest being .424 reported by University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) police, the Department of Public Safety said. Among the arrests:
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday, Dec. 11 brought a lawsuit against a Virginia-based tax settlement company, alleging the group broke state consumer protection laws. The company, Wall and Associates, Inc., didn't register in the state and collected from customers before fully delivering services, the lawsuit alleges. Minnesota law requires tax debt settlement groups to file with the state and to fully deliver services before collecting payment.
ST. PAUL - Three Minnesota State Patrol troopers followed the agency's pursuit procedures during a high-speed chase last June that resulted in two children being struck by the suspect's vehicle, a review board said Tuesday, Dec. 4. The chase through residential areas of north Minneapolis lasted 6 minutes and 45 seconds, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph. The suspect, Kabaar Powell, caught the attention of Trooper Albert Kuehne for speeding, seat belt violation and a possible registration violation, the State Patrol's Critical Incident Review Board said.
HAGER CITY, Wis. - Authorities on Monday identified the Red Wing, Minn., man killed in a two-vehicle crash in rural Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Matthew Parker died in the crash, reported at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Pierce County medical examiner.