MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Organizers of this weekend's gay pride parade in Minneapolis say they are talking with police and other affected groups about their request to not have uniformed officers at the event. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, who is a lesbian, criticized Twin Cities Pride on Thursday for not consulting her before going public with its request for the department to minimize its presence at Sunday's parade.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The investigation into a leak of confidential information about allegations of sexual harassment by a University of Minnesota athletic department employee could become costly. Documents released to The Associated Press as part of a public records request show Stroz Friedberg LLC has been hired to investigate last month's leak of information to KSTP-TV. One document shows two managing directors who will likely be involved charge $860 an hour.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) - A Meeker County patrol sergeant accused of stalking a man has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Under terms of a sentencing agreement, Joel Engler will serve 10 days of his three months jail term. . A charge of stalking was dismissed. The complaint says Engler had become "obsessed" with the man for several years and would drive by his house multiple times a day and send dozens of text messages a day.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins say fans with tickets to Thursday's rain-delayed game against the Chicago White Sox can exchange those tickets for a future Twins home game later this season. The tickets can be exchanged for games from Aug. 29 through the end of the season, depending on availability. Tickets may be exchanged at the Target Field Ticket Office located on Target Plaza off 7th Street. Tickets may be exchanged for any seat of equal or lesser value. There are no refunds.
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