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Source: 'Drivers License Records Accessed 7k Times'; Metro Transit Confirms Investigation

Metro Transit confirms it is investigating an employee who is accused of gaining access to private information on Minnesotans. Transit officials say the worker allegedly gained access to private data on a website operated by the Department of Public Safety. Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the dispatcher looked up names and photos on driver's license data more than 7,000 times...



  • FBI Raids Laboratory Near Twin Cities

    The FBI out of Milwaukee confirms they executed a search warrant of a laboratory near the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Officials stopped short of telling KSTP why they were there. There were signs of the raid just outside the NeuroScience campus as Polk County Sheriff's Deputies closed off access to the company, which is in Osceola, Wis., located about 40 miles northeast of the Twin Cities...

  • Metro Transit Employees Accused of Distributing Pain Pills on the Job

    Six Metro Transit employees have been disciplined for their roles in handing out prescription pain medication while on the job. Metro Transit officials say two employees, including a supervisor, handed out the pain pills to at least one employee over the course of several months...

  • St. Paul Elem. School Temporarily Shuts Down after Student Discovered with Dummy Grenade

    An incident involving a dummy grenade forced a St. Paul elementary school to temporarily evacuate Friday morning. A student at the Heights Community School had brought a hollowed out grenade in his backpack, according to St. Paul Public Schools District Spokesperson Toya Stewart Downey. The school was made aware of the situation around 10:30 a.m...

  • Minn. Lawmakers Reconsider Newborn Screening Test for Rare Disorders

    A familiar fight over newborn screening returned to the State Capitol. This time, it's doctors on the offense. They, along with researchers and non-profits, are pushing to repeal a law just two years old. That law requires the Minnesota Department of Health to destroy blood tests run on newborns, rather than store and use the results for research...

  • The body was discovered at 914 Hillwind Drive near the intersection of County Road 65 and Interstate 694. Anoka County Sheriff: Woman Found in Fridley Died of Exposure

    Authorities are ruling the death of woman found lying next to the dumpster in Fridley on Monday an accident. According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, preliminary autopsy results indicted 36-year-old Lesean Taylor, of St. Paul, more than likely died from exposure to the cold. Officials are still waiting on results of a toxicology report...








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