MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials say a former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver who is now athletic director at a Minneapolis high school is the subject of an internal school investigation. The Star Tribune reports that Minneapolis North athletic director Leo Lewis has been placed on administrative leave. A school district spokesman says government statutes prevent him from saying anything more about the investigation.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he and his next lieutenant governor, Michelle Fischbach, had a cordial lunch as they discussed working together despite party differences. Fischbach will assume the job by law to replace Tina Smith, whom Dayton appointed to the U.S. Senate in Al Franken's place. Fischbach is a Republican, and Dayton _ a Democrat _ says the pair agreed to try to work cooperatively even though they are sure to disagree at times.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have declined to file charges against police officers who shot and killed a black man in St. Paul after he pointed a gun at them. Twenty-nine-year-old Cordale Quinn Handy was killed on March 15 after police responded to a disturbance in which several shots were fired. Handy refused officers' demands to drop his gun. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office said Friday that it determined that use of deadly force was justified.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota adopted a new policy that will require all employees to report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault against students. The mandate was approved Friday by the Board of Regents. Past policy required only supervisors and employees in advisory roles to report incidents of sexual misconduct. The goal is to provide resources to victims.
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