ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) -- The Robbinsdale School district reached a tentative agreement with its striking bus drivers and custodians about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Robbinsdale schools spokesman Steve Browender said negotiators agreed on a 12.7 percent pay raise over two years. Further details were not released.
The agreement follows a weeklong strike of about 260 members of the Service Employees International Union Local 284 that closed schools for a day.
29 E-coli cases in state now
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Health officials confirmed an additional case of E. coli, raising the number of Minnesotans sickened in the latest outbreak to at least 29.
A 56-year-old Twin Cities woman is the latest confirmed case of E-coli involving ground beef, health officials said Monday. The woman was hospitalized and released.
Two more indicted in murder
GLENCOE (AP) -- Two more men were indicted in the murder of a Hutchinson man whose body was found in a duffel bag in the Clearwater River.
When Isaac Leroy Engstrom, 22, of Hutchinson was sentenced in June to 30 years in prison for his role in the death of 31-year-old Randy Pool, it was believed that the sixth and final defendant had been prosecuted. Engstrom pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder.
Boyfriend charged in toddler's death
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- A 19-year-old man was charged in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.
Ramsey County prosecutors on Monday charged Kyle Kelbel for second-degree murder.
Kelbel was babysitting the girl at a home here last Monday when he called authorities saying the toddler had been hit in the head with a cup and wasn't breathing, authorities said. The girl died a short time later at a hospital.
Plant site chosen
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Fibrominn announced its plans Monday to build a proposed power plant that runs on turkey manure in the west central Minnesota town of Benson.
Fibrominn runs a plant similar to the one planned for Minnesota in Thetford, England.
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