MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Amy Senser will leave prison six months early. State officials say the wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser has been approved for a transfer from the Shakopee prison next month and could go to a halfway house for work release. She's serving time for killing a man in a 2011 hit-and-run.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says former Minnesota Vikings player Darren Sharper can't be held without bail indefinitely in a sex assault case in Los Angeles. But she is giving Louisiana prosecutors more time to indict Sharper before allowing his release in California. The former NFL All-Pro safety has not been charged in New Orleans but faces charges in Los Angeles of drugging and raping two women.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board has released a final draft of model standards for regulating the silica sand mining industry. The board is expected to approve the document when it meets March 19th in Rochester. The industry is booming because the sand is used in the oil and gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing.
GREENBUSH, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota wildlife managers will discuss the state's elk management plan at a meeting on Thursday at Greenbush High School. The DNR updates its management plan periodically, trying to maintain a healthy population while limiting crop damage. There are three small elk herds in Kittson and Marshall counties with about 100 animals.
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