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City Council member asked to resign over alleged racist phone call

Plus: St. Paul staff, families want consequences for misbehaving students; Rice County landfill fire is ongoing; water being mixed with fuel at gas stations; and more.

Columbia Heights City council member KT Jacobs
Columbia Heights City council member KT Jacobs
City of Columbia Heights

The Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports that the Columbia Heights City Council is once again asking one of its members to resign over an alleged racist phone call to a biracial candidate.

 A St. Paul Public Schools survey shows parents, staff and students are all in favor of tougher consequences for students who misbehave, Josh Verges of the Pioneer Press reports.

WCCO’s Marielle Mohs reports that there have been several reports of water mixed with fuel at gas stations in Minnesota. 

FOX9’s Nick Longworth reports that a landfill fire in Rice County is ongoing and officials are warning of potential air pollution.

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