Minnesota News Roundup: Storms caused roads in SE Minnesota to be closedMinnesota News
-- Last night's heavy rains have pushed up rivers in southeastern Minnesota once again, causing some roads to be closed.
Last night's heavy rains have pushed up rivers in southeastern Minnesota once again, causing some roads to be closed. Mn-DOT has shut down a portion of Highway-20 near Cannon Falls around the same area which flooded last week due to torrential downpours. Minor flooding is also reported around Northfield, but observers say it isn't as bad as it was on Friday. To the west of the Twin Cities in Mcleod County, there was quite a scene late last night as a section of Highway-22 was blocked by floodwaters. People in the town of Biscay reported seeing as much as five-feet of water covering the roadway.
Charges could be filed today in a cold case involving a brutal murder of a woman in northeastern Minnesota. On Friday, St. Louis County authorities arrested a 41-year old man for the 2000 killing of 33-year Trina Langenbrenner of Brookston. The mother of three was found dead along the side of a road near the Fond Du Lac Reservation. Murder and sexual assault among the charges expected in Langenbrenner's death 12 years ago.
A couple weeks into their vacation, many Minnesota teens are finding their hopes for a summer job dwindling. Monte Hanson with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says while the job market overall is improving, teens and young adults are still feeling the impact of the recession. Nationally, fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs, putting employment for 16- to 19-year-olds in the U-S at its lowest level since World War-Two.
There's a ceremony scheduled this afternoon (12:45pm) in Prior Lake as Governor Dayton proclaims this "Minnesota Women Veterans Day." More than 23-thousand women statewide who have served will be recognized. Today's events also include a golf tournament called "Teeing It Up For Our Women Veterans."
The new boss of the University of Minnesota athletic department takes over today. Norwood Teague's first day on the job as Golden Gopher athletic director is today. Teague replaces the outgoing Joel Maturi, who's last day on the job was Friday. Teague comes to Minnesota from Virginia Commonwealth, where he was the athletic director for six years. Prior to his time at VCU, Teague was in associate roles within the athletic departments at North Carolina, Arizona State, and Virginia. Teague has said in the past that one of his main functions as A-D will be to raise funds to help maintain and grow the department.