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Former caregiver gets 6 months

ELK RIVER (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a resident of a St. Cloud senior living facility has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail and faces deportation.

Jesus Manzanilla Alvarado of Big Lake was sentenced earlier this month in Sherburne County. The 23-year-old Alvarado pleaded guilty May 1 to criminal sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult by a caregiver, a gross misdemeanor.

Manzanilla Alvarado worked at St. Benedict’s Senior Community. The Mexico native was in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from being deported.

Man’s body recovered from ake

LONGVILLE (AP) — Cass County sheriff’s officials say the body of a man has been pulled from Louise Lake near Longville.

Deputies and first responders were called to the lake about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a possible drowning. They found the man’s body near a fishing boat. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified. An autopsy is scheduled at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police chase ends in crash

MAPLEWOOD (AP) — Police have made an arrest following a chase involving a stolen vehicle that ended when the driver crashed into a house in Maplewood.

Authorities negotiated with the armed suspect for several hours after he refused to come out of the vehicle. The 48-year-old man was eventually arrested early Wednesday morning.

Police say the chase began about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when officers tried to stop the stolen vehicle in St. Paul. Several residents near the scene of the standoff were evacuated.

Veggie trays linked to salmonella

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been linked to salmonella bacteria. So far, it has sickened three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. Symptoms of salmonellosis are similar to the flu.

The same product sold at Kwik Trip stores last June sickened more than a dozen people in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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