MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt will not face criminal charges after being accused of touching a boy inappropriately several years ago. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute the case. Nienstedt revealed the accusation in December. He says he will now return to public ministry.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The sponsor of a Minnesota medical marijuana bill says she can't get any law enforcement support for it and doesn't see a way to break the stalemate. Representative Carly Melin postponed a House committee hearing Tuesday that would have been lawmakers' second look at the issue. Police chiefs worry that a medical marijuana law would be abused and result in more kids getting their hands on pot.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A day after Republican Dennis Nguyen (win) quit the race for Minnesota secretary of state, another Republican jumped in. Former state Senator John Howe of Red Wing is the GOP's only candidate right now but others may run. Two Democrats are seeking the office.
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) - A Brooklyn Park coffee shop where employees apparently passed the norovirus to customers has been scrubbed clean and is open again. Members of a high school cheer squad who bought drinks at the shop last week say they came down with flu-like symptoms. At least seven workers were sick, too.
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