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Former U of Minnesota Duluth cross-country coach accused of sexual misconduct in report

Joanna Warmington
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Joanna Warmington

Not good. The Duluth News Tribune’s Louie St. George reports:Joanna Warmington, who announced her resignation as women’s cross country and track and field coach at Minnesota Duluth in a fiery statement Monday alleging NCAA and Title IX violations by the school, had displayed a pattern of sexual misconduct, according to a University of Minnesota investigative report obtained by the News Tribune. … Warmington missed last spring’s outdoor track season while on a leave of absence. At the time, a UMD official, who requested anonymity, told the News Tribune that Warmington was being investigated following complaints lodged against her regarding the well-being of athletes.”

Tough invasion to fight. MPR’s Dan Gunderson report: “Minnesota spends millions of dollars every year to fight invasive species — like zebra mussels and starry stonewort — in the state’s lakes and waterways. But the damaging plants and animals continue to spread. … In 2014, the Legislature took the unusual step of setting aside $10 million each year to distribute to the counties fighting invasives. The money came with very few strings: No detailed financial reporting is required. Counties must submit a spending plan, but it can be as simple as a county board’s resolution saying it will use the money for aquatic invasive species programs. The low overhead was intended to avoid bureaucracy and spur innovation.”

Hey, if  you see something, say something. The Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh writes: “A federal air marshal was mistaken by a flight attendant on a United Airlines flight for a gun-toting civilian passenger on a flight to the Twin Cities and apprehended along with a second person, officials said Tuesday. … The off-the-mark apprehensions occurred Monday night after the nonstop Flight 3531 reached the gate at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to a statement from the federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).”

Remember Lowry Grove? The Star Tribune’s Hannah Covington reports:St. Anthony’s only mobile home park is returning to its former use, more than a year after nearly 100 families were forced off the property for redevelopment. … That’s because the much-debated high-density project slated to replace it is on hold indefinitely after the city indicated it likely would not be providing tax-increment financing (TIF), developer Brad Hoyt said Tuesday. … The Village, the company that bought and closed Lowry Grove mobile home park, is now suing the city of St. Anthony for fraud and civil conspiracy, alleging that city officials induced the company ‘to close the mobile home park in order to rid the City of low-income, multicultural citizens that the City deemed undesirable.’ … City Manager Mark Casey said in a statement Monday that the city plans to fight the ‘ridiculous lawsuit.’”

In other news…

More on Ellison allegations:Keith Ellison’s Daughter Responds to Domestic Violence Allegations Against Her Father” [Splinter]

Beats cutting grass:Fortnite app doubles as summer job for Minnesota teen” [USA Today]

Congratulations to the happy couple:Sisqó sang ‘The Thong Song’ at his wedding reception in St. Paul’s Landmark Center” [The Current]

Are your kids RoundUp Ready™?General Mills hit with lawsuit over ‘glyphosate-containing’ Cheerios” [REUTERS]

Trout fail to see the problem:Millions of mayflies — insect swarms blanket pavement, fill night skies” [Duluth News Tribune]

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