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DULUTH - A judge has increased the damages to be received by former University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller in her discrimination suit against the school. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz on Wednesday, Feb. 13, awarded Miller $461,278 in front pay and future benefits, while denying her motion to be reinstated to her former position. A federal jury last spring awarded Miller $3.74 million in past lost wages and benefits and past emotional distress, but the remaining damages could only be determined by the judge.
BARRON, Wis. — The Douglas County man accused of killing a Barron couple and abducting their 13-year-old daughter for nearly three months waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, appeared briefly Feb. 6 in Barron County Circuit Court. He is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, kidnapping and armed burglary.
BARRON, Wis. - A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County on Thursday, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Jayme Closs was found in the town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. and a suspect was taken into custody there just minutes later, at 4:54.