Minnesota News

7-year sentence in St. Paul gas station stabbing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing another teenage girl in the neck during a fight at a St. Paul gas station last June. Nyla Murrell-French was sentenced on one count of first-degree assault Wednesday in Ramsey County District ...

Researchers: Virus linked to polio-like illness

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say a virus appears to be the cause of a polio-like illness that caused paralyzing symptoms in some Minnesota children last fall, including one girl who remains hospitalized ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

By AMANDA SEITZ and BEATRICE DUPUY Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real ...

Embattled US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets ‘happy Passover’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is wishing "happy Passover" to Jews commemorating the holiday in her home state of Minnesota and around the world. Omar is a Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. She's been criticized for remarks in recent months on Israel, ...

Family: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony recovering

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week says he's "showing real signs of recovery" but remains in intensive care. The boy's family posted the update Friday on a GoFundMe page that has raised nearly $900,000 for ...

Charges at Minnesota cop’s trial offer jury range of options

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911, it was catastrophic. But was it murder? Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against Mohamed Noor multiple ...

Big issues in dispute as Legislature approaches homestretch

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the homestretch of the 2019 session on Tuesday, with no agreements yet on any of the big issues involving taxes and spending, while the deadline looms just four weeks away. Nevertheless, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and legislative ...

Economic agency’s hiring of DFL operative raises questions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he'll tighten hiring rules after a prominent Iron Range Democrat was hired for a civil service job without going through the normal hiring process. Walz's move comes after Joe Radinovich, a former state legislator, was fast-tracked for a job at ...

Minnesota professor pleads guilty to domestic assault charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor accused of assaulting his girlfriend in their apartment has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday that 47-year-old Aaron Doering pleaded guilty to domestic assault by ...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization ...

Man accused duping Vikings for $70,000 in luxury suite scam

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A San Francisco man is accused of bilking the Minnesota Vikings out of about $70,000 in a luxury suite scam. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Daniel Escamilla signed a contract to rent a suite for the Sept. 9 game against the San Francisco 49ers, ...

Man pleads guilty to attack on 2 Minnesota college teachers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A student accused of beating two teachers at Normandale Community College in Bloomington has pleaded guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Gavin Hutson, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty to felony assault, two counts of misdemeanor assault and carrying a gun without a permit. ...

Eden Prairie dad pleads guilty to whipping teenage daughter

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — An Eden Prairie man accused of locking his teenage daughter in a bedroom and whipping her with a tree branch and a belt has pleaded guilty. The Star Tribune reports that 38-year-old Craig Underwood II pleaded guilty to malicious punishment of a child for his ...

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the first to venture onto Fox this week. His Monday town hall reached 2.55 ...

Minnesota cop’s trial raises questions about code of silence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home has shined a light on officers' actions at the scene and raised questions about whether they were trying ...

Suspect in attack on boy at Mall of America held on $2M bail

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court's directions. Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, is charged with attempted ...

Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives coerced her to drink during a dinner in the hours before she was attacked. Jingyao Liu, a student ...

Minnesota governor, first lady release returns on Tax Day

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and first lady Gwen Walz have marked Tax Day by releasing their 2018 federal and state tax returns. The Democratic governor and his wife reported total income of just over $212,000 in 2018, mostly from his salary as a congressman. They paid ...

Trump seeks mileage for tax cuts at truck company appearance

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump played up the benefits of his tax cuts on Monday's tax filing day in a state where he's aiming to turn a narrow defeat in the 2016 presidential race into a victory in his re-election bid next year. "We promised these tax cuts would be rocket ...

Complaint: Man went to Mall of America intending to kill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he was angry at being rejected by women at the Minnesota mall and was "looking for someone to kill" when he went there last week, according to a criminal complaint ...