Minnesota's immigration court has received 285 deportation cases of unaccompanied children since the August launch of a special priority docket (out of 29,500 such cases nationally). Most were closed temporarily as attorneys applied for asylum or for other relief. The Chicago Asylum office, which covers 15 states, has one of the lowest approval rates for unaccompanied minors nationwide.
The Justice Department cited bribes and kickbacks involving media rights deals for soccer games across the Americas. A dozen schemes were detailed in the indictment, including a 2013 agreement that promised $110 million in kickbacks.
Geronimo Energy has won state approval to build solar arrays across Minnesota to serve Xcel Energy electric customers. The $250 million Aurora Solar Project will be, by far, the largest solar generating effort in the state.
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To encourage the birds to nest at Park Point, the tip of a 7-mile-long sand spit that juts into the lake, volunteers are asking residents and visitors — especially those with unleashed dogs — to steer clear of a mile-long stretch of beach near Sky Harbor Airport through mid-June.
A plantation of red pine trees north of Crosslake, Minn., is one of many sites destined for clear-cutting under a DNR plan to accelerate timber harvest on School Trust Lands. The shift in management has raised questions about DNR forestry values.
About a handful of St. Paul and Metro Transit police officers have started to "walk the beat" in the area of Payne Avenue and Arcade Street on the East Side of St. Paul to proactively have positive contacts with kids, adults and business owners in an effort to build community.