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Fraternal twins LouAnne and Seretta's days of serving ghastly glop to ungrateful high school students are numbered when their recipe lands them a job as personal chefs for the object of their adoration, Johnny Depp. The sisters' road out of their hellish circumstances, however, is wrought with obstacles: travel expenses, a stingy school principal with impossible expectations and torment at the hands of an instantly insufferable head cheerleader.
One of four men accused of stealing guns from a town of Springfield home last fall will serve one year of probation. A St. Croix County Circuit court handed down the sentence to Robert E. Block, a 20-year-old Newport resident who reportedly entered a pole shed on the property with another man, 19-year-old Michael Annis of Maplewood, Minnesota, and took a .22-caliber rifle and 12-gauge shotgun June 5, 2016.
Farmington native Philip Aurich remains in critical condition following the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. He was among the hundreds injured when a gunman opened fire into a 22,000-person crowd at the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Resort and Casino. At least 50 people were killed during the shooting.
How do you incentivize potential employees to sign join a company that already offers competitive pay, health benefits and employee stock options but still struggles to maintain a qualified workforce? David Muelken, production manager at SDS Elevator Co. in Red Wing, said one route could be making manufacturing "sexy." Although southeastern Minnesota serves as a hub for industries that boast attractive pay and benefits, manufacturing businesses throughout the area struggle to fill positions.
For a trained vocalist like Linda Mealey-Lohmann, a tonal language like Chinese make perfect sense: different inflections evoke different meanings. She studied different languages through diction courses as a vocal major in college and took four years of Spanish classes, but few other languages "clicked" with her quite like Chinese. During a 10-week course she took over the summer, she said her background as a singer helped her detect and mimic tonal differences her classmates would miss.
A former East Ridge High School principal will serve 240 hours of community service and pay South Washington County Schools $7,500 for misusing district funds. Aaron Harper, 42, of Cottage Grove, was sentenced in Washington County District Court Thursday, Aug. 24, for one felony theft by swindle charge after pleading guilty in May. Two other felony theft charges were dismissed in the plea.
A Hastings farmer known for trailblazing Minnesota's industrial hemp industry is urging lawmakers to lift some limitations on how his crop can be used and marketed. Towers of spindly, green leaves swayed gently in the breeze as researchers, hemp industry stakeholders and members of the Minnesota House Agriculture Committees enjoyed an entirely hemp-fueled breakfast on John Strohfus' industrial hemp field Friday, Aug. 11.
A fake ID can be hard to spot. Sophisticated systems used to produce fraudulent identification cards can recreate the black bar on the backs of cards that cashiers typically scan to verify someone's age before ringing up booze or cigarettes. But a second bar on the back made up of nearly microscopic text appears blotchy on fakes. This subtle gaff is usually what alerts employees at Top Ten Liquors in Woodbury of a fake ID.
More than 500 National Guard soldiers will start training for a yearlong deployment to southwest Asia starting fall 2018 following a preliminary announcement Monday, Aug. 14. Among the soldiers are 14 from Rosemount, 12 from Farmington, nine from Woodbury and two from Red Wing. Lt. Col. Jeff Ulrick, a Farmington resident who commands the Rosemount-based 34th Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, broke the news to soldiers assigned there Sunday, Aug. 13.
The first phase in a Woodbury redevelopment will introduce a new dining-cinema experience to Minnesota. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is scheduled to open its first Minnesota location at Woodbury Lakes development early next summer. Styled as a "lifestyle entertainment brand," Drafthouse combines dining and drinking with the traditional movie-going experience.