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Amy Senser has been approved to begin a work release program--shaving about six months off the time she must serve in prison. According to the Star Tribune, Senser will be transferring from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee to a work release program on April 24th. Senser, the wife of former Viking Joe Senser, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the August 2011 fatal hit-and-run of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong on a Minneapolis exit ramp. If Senser complies with the work release program rules, she would be freed from the program in October and subject to supervised release until her sentence runs out in December 2015.
Efforts are under way in Minnesota to replace propane supplies when a major pipeline is converted to a different use, the head of the Minnesota Propane Association told state lawmakers this week. Roger Leider says a terminal in Benson is being converted to rail...C-H-S is increasing storage in Rockville and Glenwood, as is Solar Gas/Hess in underground caverns in Mentor. Leider says there's no "silver bullet" to solving the issue of having the pipeline go away, but it will take a lot of little actions by many people. A House committee did not vote on a bill sponsored by Elbow Lake Democrat Jay McNamar that would prohibit price-gouging by propane suppliers. Leider says it's still unclear what will happen at a propane terminal in Eagle Lake.