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ST. PAUL — The last of four suspects involved in an international sex trafficking ring that preyed on foreign-born women in Minnesota and stretched as far as North Dakota has been sentenced for her role in the operation. Sophia Wang Navas, 50, was sentenced in Washington County District Court Friday, Nov. 9, to more than 12 years in prison on one count of racketeering and a second count of aiding and abetting sex-trafficking.
MINNEAPOLIS—Barbara Carlson conducted interviews in hot tubs, wrote unapologetically about her messy marriage to former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, and was unflinching and unabashed in her approach to politics and the issues and people that mattered to her, those who knew her say. The former Minneapolis City Council member and flamboyant KSTP Radio talk show host died Monday, July 9, after a long battle with lung cancer, surrounded by her two children as well as other relatives, according to a post on her CaringBridge site from her daughter. She was 80.
ST. PAUL — Michael Weigel's former partner woke up last December to a stunning email from her ex. "You will never live in peace. You will live in shame and embarrassment for the rest of your life," the email said, according to the excerpt the woman read in Ramsey County District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 3. It went on to detail how Weigel had plastered naked pictures of her that the two took while they were still a couple on her new boyfriend's Facebook page. The photos were attached in the email.
MINNEAPOLIS — The volunteer headquarters that will help orchestrate the Super Bowl when it comes to town next winter opens its doors this weekend. Crew 52 Volunteer Headquarters will officially open at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, according to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Located at 40 Seventh St. S. inside the Minneapolis City Center, the site will serve as the screening grounds for those interested in joining the hordes of volunteers needed to pull off the sporting extravaganza.