News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associat - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST


EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 workers from its ground service operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Eagan-based company told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc. Executives say the move will make Sun County more efficient. Layoffs begin immediately, with workers able to reapply for positions with Global Aviation as soon as Wednesday. The decision will trim nearly 20 percent of Sun Country's workforce of about 1,830.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A jury has acquitted a Minneapolis police officer who shot at a car full of club-goers nearly two years ago. The Hennepin County jury deliberated over two days before finding officer Efrem Hamilton not guilty of all charges Tuesday. Hamilton was charged with second-degree assault and intentional discharge of a firearm. Hamilton was off-duty when he responded to a shots fired call in November 2016. His squad car collided with a BMW driving in reverse to get away from the chaotic scene.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota says the number of people without health insurance has jumped 116,000 in the past two years. The Minnesota Department of Health says the uninsured rate rose to 6.3 percent last year, up from 4.3 percent in 2015. The department cites a decline in residents with coverage offered by employers and shrinking enrollment in the individual market.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 3M Co. says it is settling a lawsuit by the state of Minnesota over chemical disposal without admitting a public health issue. 3M agreed to pay $850 million just as the lawsuit was about to go to trial. It revolves around 3M's disposal of perfluorochemicals, used for years in products like Scotchgard.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly