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Ralphie May has announced a new performance date here after his show was postponed last month because of a controversial clip of the comedian telling a joke about American Indians.
ST. PAUL -- What party ballot a voter picks in a presidential primary would be public under a bill advancing through the Minnesota Legislature. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, on Monday tried to make the information private, but he lost the attempt on a 13-10 vote in the House Ways and Means Committee. Garofalo said the proposed primary, which would begin in 2020, would be a state-run election, and it is not proper to gather a list of voters for the political parties.
ST. PAUL -- Crimes based on bias would receive 25 percent longer prison terms under a bill Minnesota senators approved Monday 40-19. Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said the bill came after an African immigrant was struck with a beer mug from someone who objected to her talking in her native language in a Twin Cities restaurant.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators unanimously approved increasing the statute of limitations for people charged with identify theft Monday, a week after representatives did the same. Minnesotans now must be charged with identify theft within three years of the crime. The legislation approved that was written by Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, extends the statute of limitations to five years when the crimes involve at least eight victims and more than $35,000.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota tax-related legislation that generally contains minor law change proposals also folds in a controversial measure to require most businesses to carry parental and family leave insurance for workers. It was announced Monday that the provision by Sen. Katie Sieben, D-Cottage Grove, would require the employees and employers each to pay a new tax to provide up to 12 weeks' benefits. House Republicans oppose the measure, which is a Senate Democratic priority.
Officials says alcohol was a factor in an ATV crash that killed 24-year-old Cook man and injured another man injured late Sunday near Britt in northeastern Minnesota. Jason Triska was found underneath the ATV, which overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in a news release Monday. Donald Roderick, 23, of Cook, was ejected from the ATV and taken to the Essentia Health-Virginia Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said the news release.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that was reported at US Bank, 701 Broadway, in Alexandria on Monday. The robbery was reported at about 10:50 a.m., according to Police Chief Rick Wyffels. No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing and the police department is expected to release more details later Monday.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A Brainerd man who was at-large after an alleged assault and arson was arrested Sunday night by police in Onamia, about 40 miles from Brainerd. According to Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston, Enoch Harrison Stapleton III, 38, was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Stapleton was transported to the Crow Wing County Jail, where he was awaiting formal charges.
CROOKSTON -- A Crookston sunflower seed producer is voluntarily recalling some packaged sunflower kernels after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration linked potential listeria monocytogenes to the Crookston plant. The products are:
BAUDETTE, Minn. - A man has died after an incident on Rapid River in northern Minnesota. Authorities were called to the stretch of the river near Clementson Rapids just after 5 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office. Crews pulled Inpong Douangmala, 64 of Warroad, from the river. He was taken to LakeWood Health Center in Baudette, where he was pronounced dead. Foul play is not suspected. The incident remains under investigation.