Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson accused of creating hostile work environment


Tom Lyden reports to FOX 9. Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson seeks permanent disability for PTSD, even though members of his command staff made a complaint about him creating a hostile work environment. FOX 9 learned. FOX 9 Investigators obtained the personal texts and emails of members of the sheriff’s staff that were provided to an Hennepin County investigator in April. After leaving an Alexandria law enforcement conference, Sheriff Hutchinson drove his county-issued SUV along I-94 at 126 mph. Hutchinson made derogatory remarks about race and homophobia in text messages he sent to his command staff over the following weeks and months.

Tim Harlow writes for the Star Tribune that ” Minneapolis City Council member Michael Rainville is under fire after he blamed mostly Somali youth for violence on July 4. This included a shooting at Boom Island Park, and fireworks being launched at cars and buildings by others driving along downtown streets. Rainville later apologized after backlash erupted on social media. This was a day after Rainville said that he intended to speak to Somali elders to tell them that their children cannot continue to behave like that.

WCCO TV reports that one person was killed and the other was injured in a shooting on Sunday evening in southwestern Apple Valley. Officers were dispatched to the 900 block Oriole Drive in response to a 911 call reporting that’multiple gunmen were shooting at each others’. Police have not released the condition of the second victim, who was said to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses claimed that a vehicle fled from the scene right after the shooting. Police are still investigating.

Kristi Belcamino, Pioneer Press writer writes . According to the Minnesota chapter, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Lino Lakes residents found white rice bags with racist messages on Saturday morning. CAIR-Minnesota issued a statement condemning the actions in a Sunday news release. Leaders said that they were pleased to see a statement by state Senator Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes), condemning the action. This follows a similar incident last Wednesday in Cottage Grove, where residents found racist flyers in rice bags. Police are still investigating.

Also in Star Tribune, Randy Furst reported: ” According to court documents, a University of Minnesota official was accused of aiding the legal defense of a Chinese billionaire who was being sued by a U student for rape. Jingyao Liu is now 25 and the attorney for her are suing Richard Liu (no relationship) and JD.com for the alleged rape in 2018. In court documents, Haitao “Tony” Cui, a dean and marketing professor at Carlson School of Management, assisted Liu in securing Jill Brisbois, a Minneapolis attorney. Cui was alleged to have sat down with Brisbois, listened to her as she called the student, who didn’t have an attorney at the time. Her lawyers claim that this call was meant to convince her to get a financial payment.

This at the MPR will mark a long-awaited reunion when Juan Carlos Oliva, Minnesota Twins legend, travels from Cuba in order to witness his brother Tony Oliva being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame later in the month . Along with Twins officials, the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, D.Minn., helped to secure a visa. Minnesota Twins, I appreciate you very much. Amy, I know you’ve been through this for us and how much [[work]] it took…for my little brother,’ Oliva stated during a Target Field news conference. After the Cuban embassy was closed in 2017, the United States has recently restored limited consular services.

This is Kavita from the Star Tribube. ” Downtown Minneapolis workers returning to work this summer have discovered that the cost of lunch has gone up. The Twin Cities metro saw a 8.5% increase in food outside of home, which is to say, food at restaurants, in the last year. This is roughly in line with the general level of price rises residents are experiencing on a variety of prices.

Shelby Lidrund wrote for the Forum News Service. Nearly eighty years after his death in Normandy Beach, France on June 6, 1944 at the beach landings, Benson, Minn. was hit by the D-Day bombings, the native Army Air Forces Second Lieutenant William J. McGowan will be finally laid to rest in Colleville-sur-Mer’s Normandy American Cemetery, France. It overlooks Omaha Beach. According to the American Battle Monuments Commission that manages the cemetery, McGowan will receive full military honors and his family members will also be present during his burial.

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