Sandra Grazzini-Rucki sentenced to probation, jail time

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki
Osceola County Jail
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki

Grazzini-Rucki sentenced. The Star Tribune’s Brandon Stahl reports: “A Lakeville mother will serve six years’ probation and jail time for hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years in a divorce and custody battle-turned-missing persons case. … Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s sentence, which also includes one year of stayed prison time, comes after she was found guilty in July of six counts of deprivation of parental rights. She was also ordered to serve 34 days in jail and was immediately arrested. She must also serve 15 days in jail each year until 2022, and must report to jail each year on Nov. 18 — the anniversary of the day her daughters were found last year.”

A vote of confidence? The Duluth News Tribune reports: “PolyMet Mining Corp. on Tuesday announced it will sell $10 million of stock in a “private placement” to raise money for ongoing efforts to develop its copper mine near Hoyt Lakes. … While the buyer wasn’t disclosed in U.S. securities releases it was identified in the Canadian securities filing as Toronto-based Paradigm Capital Inc.”

Sorting out the treasures inside Paisley Park. For Rolling Stone, David Browne reports: “On October 6th, nearly six months after Prince’s death from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, his fabled Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open its doors for public tours. In preparation, workers digging through its rooms have found an array of treasures: from vintage outfits (including the one he wore at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007) to a book with 40 to 50 pages of handwritten lyrics and a secret room that hid unreleased video footage.”

Ick. The Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh reports: “The labor union representing paramedics and emergency medical technicians working for Hennepin County Medical Center is suing the hospital over what it alleges are filthy and crowded conditions in the women’s locker room. … The Hennepin County Association of Paramedics and EMTs has acknowledged in a court filing that ‘there has been some improvement’ in the locker room, which is used by 26 women. … ‘However,’ the filing continued, ‘the toilets have remained stained, unsanitary and inadequate. The drain near the toilets is inadequate, and [it] is infested with sewer bugs and flies that invade the entire locker room.’ ”

In other news…

How about a stadium? Architects, designers urged to get creative with St. Paul’s Ford plant site” [Star Tribune]

The power of music:Neil Young protests Dakota Access Pipeline with new song” [KFGO]

Didn’t even need a half-billion dollar subsidy: “Airbnb Says Biggest Twin Cities Spike Is During Pride” [WCCO]

They could use a break: “In settlement, Vikings allow Wells Fargo to keep elevated signs on roofs near stadium” [Star Tribune]

Not that things are going great for the Vikings, either: “MN Vikings’ Adrian Peterson could be out for season” [Pioneer Press]

Tiny Toasts can only do so much: “General Mills Profit Falls” [Wall Street Journal]

The dirtiest-sounding place in Minesota? Kiester:Look At This Map, America Is The Greatest Country In The World” [Deadspin]

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