BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man suspected of altering an Arby’s sign to include racial and sexist slurs is facing misdemeanor charges. The charges filed Friday stem from a Sept. 1 incident in which someone changed letters on Arby’s “now hiring” sign to include derogatory terms. A detective who spoke with the suspect says he acknowledged changing the letters because he was bored while waiting for the bus.
JACKSON, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges against a 28-year-old man suspected of strangling his mother in the home they shared in southwestern Minnesota. Prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday after an autopsy indicated 51-year-old Rebecca G. Thompson likely died of strangulation. Nicholas S. Thompson is facing one count of second-degree intentional homicide and two counts of second-degree unintentional murder.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Contract workers are suing Husky Energy for injuries they received in an explosion at the company’s oil refinery in Superior this year. The civil lawsuit is separate from a class action lawsuit filed earlier against Husky by Superior residents. Seven men from Texas and Louisiana filed the civil suit in Douglas County Circuit Court. The April 26th explosion and fire injured 36 people and caused a mandatory evacuation of some residents.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A suspect accused of fatally shooting a man as he stood on a Duluth sidewalk in a group of people is charged with his death. Authorities say Jamal Jackson approached 31-year-old Scott Pennington and shot him in the face last Saturday. Prosecutors say there was no evidence of a dispute between the two and that Jackson was cold and calculated in his actions.