MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The director of the University of Minnesota's Human Rights Program is calling for the immediate released of a Minnesota man who has been held for months in the United Arab Emirates. Barbara Frey and other leaders of the Human Rights center say they're concerned about Shezanne Cassim's unwarranted and lengthy detention. Cassim's family says he was arrested in April after uploading a satirical video on YouTube.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) - A pastor in central Minnesota says he's hoping for a miracle after several figures disappeared from the congregation's outdoor nativity display. Church of St. Joseph Rev. Jerome Tupa says he hopes that whoever took the items will have a change of heart and return them. Tupa says the figures have been with the church for several decades.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota senators are hoping to learn more about campus crime and security in the wake of several high-profile incidents. The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee is holding a hearing today. Law enforcement officials and representatives from private and public colleges in the Twin Cities are scheduled to testify.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Governor Mark Dayton has extended an executive order that loosens some restrictions on transporting propane in Minnesota because of a shortage of the gas. The order eases regulation of the hours that propane can be transported. Dayton's order says the state's main source of propane, the Cochin pipeline, is shut down for repairs until December 17th.
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