Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents show that Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince’s musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar’s death. The documents stem from a dispute between Prince’s record company and Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service that’s playing out in both state and federal court in Minnesota. A closed hearing is set for Thursday.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract for the first phase of a Red River diversion project around Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota. North Dakota’s senators say the $46 million deal with Ames Construction will include construction of an inlet south of Fargo. It’s a concrete structure with three gates to regulate flows into the diversion channel. It’s not clear when construction on the inlet will begin, but the structure is slated to be completed in 2020.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota United plans to break ground on a new soccer stadium in St. Paul next week. The team has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for Monday at 2 p.m. in the Snelling-Midway area. United is making the jump from the second-tier North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer. The team will begin play in 2017 on the University of Minnesota’s campus while construction of the new stadium is completed.
WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business will no longer be allowed to participate in federal student aid programs. The move could jeopardize the ability of the Woodbury-based for-profit schools to continue to operate. The Education Department says the schools committed fraud by misrepresenting their criminal justice programs and the transferability of credits to other institutions. The schools say the program was discontinued in 2014.