MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says the body of Kara Blevins was discovered about 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Chippewa National Forest, not far from her hometown of Akeley. Blevins was last seen on Feb. 2 walking along a road in Akeley. Authorities say she left without a phone, car, money or extra clothing.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers' prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users. Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new tentative contract agreement between a Minnesota school district and its teachers would increase support staffing for some students and boost teacher wages, but it leaves many of the demands union leaders pushed for at the bargaining table unfulfilled. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the two-year tentative agreement gives St. Paul teachers a one percent pay increase each year on top of scheduled raises for years of experience and education.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota woman accused of setting small fires on a college campus in a self-professed act of jihad had been on the FBI's radar for at least four months. No one was hurt in the Jan. 17 fires blamed on 19-year-old Tnuza Jamal Hassan, who has pleaded not guilty to terrorism and other charges. But her arrest raises questions about the FBI's handling of her case after she allegedly told agents in September that she was trying to go to Afghanistan to join al-Qaeda.
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