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Relatives demand answers as IDs in police shooting emerge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives of a man shot to death by St. Paul police officers have joined calls for the immediate release of the officers' body camera videos and the 911 call that preceded his death. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement Tuesday that William James Hughes, ...

Minnesota professor sues over union representation

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud State University professor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her rights are being violated because she doesn't agree with the union that represents her. Political science professor Kathleen Uradnik is suing St. Cloud State, the Inter Faculty ...

Duluth diocese adds 2 priests to list of credibly accused

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of Duluth has added two priests to its list of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing a child. The Roman Catholic diocese serving northeastern Minnesota added the names of the Revs. William C. Graham and Roland Antus to the list . In Graham's case, the ...

Settlement reached in suit alleging Wells Fargo outed victim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging that Wells Fargo and one of its mortgage bankers in Mankato mistakenly outed a family under victim protection. Plaintiffs' attorney Randy Knutson told the Star Tribune on Monday that the sides came to a ...

ACLU seeks details on officer-involved shooting in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged authorities Monday to speed up the release of information in a fatal officer-involved shooting in St. Paul. Police said two officers opened fire and killed a man who was armed with a handgun while they ...

As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.S., some two dozen people crowded around a table to hear her make the case for sending her to ...

Minneapolis oral history project to feature elders’ stories

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An oral history project is looking to work with University of Minnesota students to interview elders in the area and create personal historical accounts of life in southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods. The Southeast Seniors group is organizing the Neighborhood Memories ...

Police: Man armed with handgun killed by St. Paul officers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he'll work with investigators to release police body camera video "as soon as possible" following a fatal officer-involved shooting. Police say officers shot an armed man while responding to a 911 call early Sunday about shots fired at ...

Motorcyclist dies in collision with moose in north Minnesota

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says a motorcyclist has died in a collision with a moose in northern Minnesota. The patrol says 66-year-old Gary Allan Vansickle of Milaca was riding a Harley-Davidson on Highway 6 in Koochiching County when he struck a moose that was ...

Company creates badges to track hospital staff hand-washing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul company has developed a device that assures doctors, nurses and other health care providers are washing their hands to prevent the spread of infections. North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale has been testing Ecolab's hand sanitation monitoring system, ...

University of Minnesota launches new summer camp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new summer camp at the University of Minnesota is aiming to bridge the college attendance gap for Native American high school students in the state. The camp is hosted by the University's American's Indian Studies department with the purpose of helping students to ...

Man dies after being thrown from pickup; son survives

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man was killed after being thrown from his pickup truck in a single-vehicle crash in Eagan. The Pioneer Press reports Thomas Robert Niederer of Apple Valley died at the scene of the wreck Thursday. The patrol says Niederer's pickup ran off the ...

St. Paul mattress factory to shutter in September

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc. says it will close its St. Paul manufacturing plant in September, affecting about 100 workers. The Star Tribune reports Tempur Sealy notified the state on Friday of the layoffs with a notice required by the federal Worker ...

Minnesota joins lawsuit challenging 3D-printed plastic guns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is joining a lawsuit against the federal government to block the release of blueprints that show how to make 3D-printed plastic guns. Attorney General Lori Swanson said Friday she is joining other attorneys generals challenging the recent settlement between ...

Minnesota man injured in South Dakota motorcycle crash dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has died of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in eastern South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Paul Carver of St. Paul, Minnesota, was injured July 28 when he lost control of his bike on Interstate 90 west of Sioux Falls and it ...

Dish soap helps free girl wedged in rock formation

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Rescuers used dish soap to help free a 13-year-old girl who became wedged in a rock formation at a quarry in Pine County. St. Louis County Rescue Squad Capt. Rick Slatten says the girl was trapped in a crack in the rock for about 4 hours Wednesday while crews worked ...

Minnesota law aims to protect accounts of vulnerable seniors

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new Minnesota law gives bankers and financial advisers new tools to report suspicious activity tied to the accounts of potentially vulnerable seniors. The Safe Seniors Financial Protection Act took effect Wednesday, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. It gives ...

Former Minneapolis FBI agent to be sentenced in October

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sentencing date has been set for a former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who was caught leaking classified documents to a news outlet. Thirty-nine-year-old Terry James Albury pleaded guilty in April to two counts of unauthorized disclosure or retention of national ...

More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect. Mostly Democratic attorneys general ...

Minnesota governor candidates spar over Trump in GOP debate

By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson spent their first public debate Friday arguing over Pawlenty's two previous terms as Minnesota governor and who insulted President Donald Trump worse in the run-up to the ...