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Minnesota News Roundup: Minnesota mayor charged with raping female acquaintance

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HALSTAD, Minn. - The mayor of Halstad was charged Wednesday with two counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Court documents allege 44-year-old Steve Sortland raped a female acquaintance, the woman was injured and went to the emergency room at the hospital in Ada. Prosecutors say the victim also told investigators that Sortland made a comment about killing her. Bond is set at $75,000 dollars. If convicted, Sortland faces up to 45 years in prison.

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