(St. Paul, MN) -- Over 85 percent of Minnesota schools will get extra money to test students for COVID-19. The funding also will cover the cost of additional staffers who will administer the tests. The state designated 55 million dollars to go to schools that applied for the grant. The funds will provide test kits, protective equipment, and other needed supplies for testing.
(Duluth, MN) -- A St. Louis County woman is going to prison for stealing over 300 thousand dollars from her employer, Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Jennifer Boutto has been sentenced to eight months behind bars. The 33-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of tribal funds. Boutto was the former front desk supervisor, which allowed her to issue cash refunds without direct supervision.
(Proctor, MN) -- The police investigation into the Proctor football team student misconduct is over. Authorities are preparing to send their report to prosecutors in St. Louis County. The nature of the allegations has yet to be released. Football activities for Proctor players were canceled in September.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines is adding 11 non-stop flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this spring. Some of the destinations include Buffalo, New York; Jacksonville, Florida; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sun Country will continue non-stop service from MSP Airport to New Orleans, Milwaukee, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Ashville, North Carolina.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Target is ramping up tech presence in its stores ahead of the holiday season. The nationwide retailer announced plans to expand its shop-in-shop experience with Apple. That would roughly double the stores with this feature from 17 to 36, though most are in Florida and Texas. The shop-in-shop experiences function like miniature Apple stores within participating Targets, with dedicated sections for Apple gear. The news follows closely on the heels of Apple's latest event where the company showcased a new generation of AirPods and new MacBook products.
(Brooklyn Park, MN) -- Several houses and a daycare are hit by gunfire in Brooklyn Park. Police say they heard gunshots late Tuesday afternoon and officers later found several damaged buildings near the 76-hundred block of Unity Avenue North. Police say witnesses told them two groups of people were shooting at each other, but no injuries have been reported. No arrest have been made.
(St. Michael, MN) -- A 62-year-old Maple Grove man dies in a semi truck crash just northwest of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi truck rear-ended an SUV, hit an off-ramp barrier, and flipped on Interstate-94 in Saint Michael Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the semi died in the crash and the driver of the SUV wasn't hurt.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A teenager's seriously hurt after a shooting on Minneapolis' south side. Police say the 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach near 40th Street East and Columbus Avenue South near Phelps Park Tuesday evening. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. No arrests have been made.
(Hopkins, MN) -- Hopkins Police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment building. Officers say they were called to the three-hundred block of Blake Road North on Sunday night for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, deputies found the victim shot to death. No arrests have been made but authorities believe the shooting is an isolated incident.
(Duluth, MN) -- Police in Duluth are investigating after they say vandals targeted a soup kitchen and transitional housing site over the weekend. DPD says Union Gospel Mission was hit sometime between six p.m. Saturday and ten a.m. Sunday. According to reports, the building's exterior was defaced with graffiti, tore down signs and damaged siding. Authorities say they are looking for the suspects responsible and ask anyone with information to call 9-1-1.