Minnesota News

Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

AIRDRIE, Alberta (AP) — The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash ...

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that Austin, Texas, ...

Minnesota residents reflect on tornado 50 years later

TRACY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents are remembering the state's first recorded F5 tornado with 300 mph winds that caused widespread destruction in the southwestern part of the state. The tornado hit the city of Tracy on June 13, 1968. It destroyed dozens of homes, injured 150 and killed ...

University of Minnesota helps teens share their stories

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota are helping graduating middle school students document their uniqueness and desires for social change. Northeast Middle School eighth grade students created digital stories that highlight their identities through the Minnesota ...

2 killed, 2 injured in north Minneapolis alley crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and two were injured when the driver of a van struck a parked vehicle in a north Minneapolis alley. Police spokesman John Elder says the accident happened just before 8 p.m. Friday, after the van entered the alley at a high rate of ...

Minneapolis hospital seeks review of EMS sedation cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin Healthcare officials will ask an independent panel to review cases of its medical responders sedating people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. The action announced Friday is in response to a draft report obtained by the Star Tribune that says the drug ...

Minnesota man becomes brand voice of brewing company

By ALYSSA ZACZEK, St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Jan. 29, 2018, will go down in Minnesota history as the night Stu Neuman broke the internet. As Super Bowl LII approached, businesses all throughout the Twin Cities were brainstorming ways to stand out to visitors in a sea of ...

Minnesota athletes making girls soccer more diverse

By LAURA YUEN, Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — They gather in hardscrabble parks, organize their own soccer tournaments and trade high-fives after every goal scored. But as the daughters of immigrants and refugees, they play on a field that is largely invisible to college ...

Woman struck by drunken driver 9 months ago has died

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A mother of four has died nine months after she was struck by a drunken driver in St. Paul and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Fifty-two-year-old Joy Hundley underwent nine surgeries since she was struck while crossing a street after leaving work at Comcast last ...

Illness tied to produce worsening in Minnesota and Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota and Wisconsin health officials say a growing number of people are falling ill to infections linked to fresh produce. Both states are investigating an outbreak in infections caused by Cyclospora, a parasite commonly found in developing countries. Officials have ...

Party favorites trail competitors in cash race for governor

By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and Republicans have picked their favorites to run for governor this fall, but campaign finance reports released Friday show both endorsed candidates trailed their competitors heavily as they head toward an August ...

Police unveil new plan after Philando Castile shooting

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police department has announced new goals to help rebuild community trust following the 2016 death of Philando Castile, a black man who was shot inside his car during a traffic stop streamed live on Facebook. St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth ...

Insurers seek lower premiums in Minnesota individual market

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurers in Minnesota's individual market are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019, with average proposed decreases ranging from 3 percent to more than 12 percent for consumers, according to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of ...

Minnesota Renaissance fair manager accused of sexual assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A manager at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival faces two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct after a woman alleged he raped her on the fairgrounds last fall. Scott County prosecutors filed charges this week against Carr Hagermann, the 59-year-old artistic director of ...

Father arrested after allegedly kidnapping 4 boys

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped and threatened four of his children from St. Paul. The boys — ages 6, 7, 8, and 9 — were found safe shortly after an Amber Alert had been issued Friday. St. Paul police say the boys appear to be ...

Justices strike down Minnesota voter clothing restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places ...

Bail set for driver accused of hitting kids on playground

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bail has been set for an unlicensed driver accused of running over two children on a Minneapolis playground as he was chased by state troopers. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Kabaar Powell had been driving faster than 80 mph (130 kph) Monday before he plowed through a park ...

Audit: Inadequate oversight of Minnesota adult day centers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota agency responsible for protecting vulnerable adults in the state has failed to provide adequate oversight for 20 adult day centers, according to a federal audit. The Office of Inspector General for the federal Department of Health and Human Services ...

Report: Minneapolis cops urged EMS to sedate subjects

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A city report shows Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people with ketamine, a powerful tranquilizer known as a "date rape drug." The draft report obtained by the Star Tribune says that in multiple ...

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild. The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but healthy after it was caught before dawn atop the UBS Plaza. Technicians ...