RED LAKE (AP) -- Gerald "Butch" Brun, the newly elected chairman of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, is recovering from a stroke, the band said Thursday.
Brun suffered the stroke last week during a visit to the Palace Casino in Cass Lake. Two days earlier, Brun was elected chairman of the state's second-largest American Indian band.
In a statement, the band said Brun's stroke was mild and it was proceeding with plans for a swearing-in ceremony in mid-August. He was hospitalized earlier this week.
Services set for Rocky Nelson, baseball tournament organizer
MOUND (AP) -- Services were Thursday for Ronald (Rocky) Nelson, the president of the Minnesota Baseball Foundation and owner of Ball Diamond Newspaper.
Nelson died July 19 of cancer. He was 51.
"Rocky would do anything for a kid to play baseball," said Kim Eul, director of Minnesota baseball tournaments. "He is Minnesota baseball."
Nelson took his fervor for the sport to a new level last spring when he moved his second Rocky Nelson Diamond Classic high school baseball tournament into the Metrodome.
Minneapolis nursing assistant charged with rape
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 23-year-old nursing assistant at a Minneapolis long-term care facility was charged with raping a 50-year-old woman in his care.
Tarnue Kongor Jarboi worked at City of Lakes Care Center for a little more than a year. He was being held in Hennepin County jail after being charged Wednesday with felony criminal sexual conduct.
The victim had suffered a brain aneurysm in 1996 that left her in a wheelchair, according to a criminal complaint. She recently had broken her ankle and had been transferred to City of Lakes for rehabilitation after surgery.
Former Twin Cities gang leader sentenced in 4-year-old's death
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A former gang leader who ordered a shooting that left a 4-year-old girl dead at a St. Paul gas station was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
Terron "Rico" Williams, 33, avoided a possible life sentence Thursday because his testimony helped convict three fellow gang members in the death of Davisha Brantley-Gillium.
Davisha was shot July 20, 1996, after members of the Rolling 60s Crips gang thought the car the girl was riding in belonged to members of a rival gang, prosecutors said. The girl's mother and another woman were wounded.
Williams, a former leader of the Rolling 60s Crips, testified that he ordered more than 100 of his gang members to shoot rival Bogus Boyz gang members on sight.
Moten Brown follows Yudof to UT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tonya Moten Brown, who Mark Yudof brought from Texas to work in his administration at the University of Minnesota, is following him back to Texas.
Moten Brown will be the University of Texas system's vice chancellor for administration, reporting to Yudof, the new chancellor for the system.
When Yudof became president of the University of Minnesota five years ago, he recruited Moten Brown away from her job as assistant dean of admissions at the University of Texas law school.
As chief of staff and vice president at Minnesota, her duties included oversight of the school's athletic programs. She presided over an investigation of academic in the men's basketball program and, most recently, the merger of the separate men's and women's athletic departments.
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