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Investigation: Few Minnesota schools test for radon

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota television station's investigation has found that most schools in the state don't test school buildings for radon. While state law doesn't require radon testing, state and federal guidelines suggest schools test for radon every five years, KARE-TV ...

North Dakota woman sentenced in slaying of Minnesota woman

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman charged as an accomplice in the slaying of a Minnesota woman three years ago has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. WDAY-TV reports that 38-year-old Crystal Herman, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in January in the 2015 death of 36-year-old ...

Capitol rally Saturday to focus on high cost of insulin

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Saturday rally planned at the state Capitol aims to call attention to the soaring cost of diabetes drugs. The American Diabetes Association says nearly 7 1/2 million Americans who use insulin to control diabetes saw the price triple from 2002 to 2013. Nicole ...

Becker community meeting held on scrap metal company’s plans

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Some residents of Becker aren't happy that a Minneapolis scrap metal company with a history of air pollution problems is eyeing that community. Northern Metal Recycling in March 2017 agreed to move a metal shredder out of north Minneapolis to settle air pollution ...

Republican activists to hold convention at Minnesota mosque

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A small group of Republican activists is holding an annual convention at a Minnesota mosque, an unusual setting for a party with an uneasy relationship with Islam. It started with two guys talking to each other. Abdulahi Farah runs programs at Dar al-Farooq mosque, ...

City of Minneapolis shuts down indoor food market

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis indoor market has been temporarily shut down by the city for not having the required food license. The city served a search warrant at Uptown Locavore last week over concerns it was distributing raw, unpasteurized milk and uninspected beef. Health ...

Motorist gets 8 years for hitting, killing officer with SUV

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A motorist who struck and killed a Minnesota police officer as he removed debris from a highway last September has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. Fifty-four-year-old Beth Freeman pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 47-year-old ...

Minneapolis pays $193K to settle TV anchor’s lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is paying $193,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a TV anchor whose personal information was repeatedly looked up by police officers. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Alix Kendall's case is among many involving officers who clicked on the state's Driver ...

Companies propose immigration detention centers for Midwest

By ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer Companies and local governments have proposed building new immigration detention centers in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, responding to a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials stepping up arrests in the center of the ...

60 dead cats among 100 animals discovered at Minnesota home

FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota woman has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after investigators found about 100 animals at her home, including 60 dead cats. The Star Tribune reports that authorities removed more than 40 live cats, five dogs, one farm pig, a ...

Unreleased Prince music to be streamed on Tidal in 2019

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new album of previously unreleased music from Prince's storied Vault will debut on Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service, likely sometime in 2019. The Prince estate and Tidal announced details of the agreement Friday, two days after a ...

APNewsBreak: Top executive out at medical marijuana company

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chief executive of one of Minnesota's two medical marijuana manufacturers has left the company after years of financial losses. Andrew Bachman, LeafLine Labs' co-founder and its chief executive since 2016, is no longer with the company "in any official capacity," ...

Twins Cities drug dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities drug dealer described by authorities as one of the biggest methamphetamine traffickers in the state has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Star Tribune reports that 24-year-old Alejandro Llamas-Delgado, of Brooklyn Center, was convicted of conspiracy ...

Beekeepers head to Minnesota for Bee Day

HACKENSACK, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of amateur beekeepers from across the country recently traveled to a Minnesota city to pick up boxes of bees in what's become a popular annual spring celebration. Mann Lake Bees in Hackensack distributed bee starter kits to more than 600 beekeepers during ...

Police: Bicyclist dies in crash with school bus in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say a bicyclist is dead after colliding with a school bus. Police say no students on the bus were hurt. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Snelling and Summit avenues near Macalester College. Police say the bicyclist was a ...

Man whose body was pulled from river in St. Cloud was at ER

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man whose body was recovered from the Mississippi River in St. Cloud was a military veteran who had been discharged from a hospital emergency room and later seen walking into the water, his wife and authorities said. Police said witnesses told them they saw ...

Ex-officer who killed Australian woman appears in court

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman last summer after she called 911 to report a possible assault didn't speak in a brief court appearance. Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in ...

Anonymous benefactor buys sacred pipe at auction for Sioux

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A clay pipe linked to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and considered sacred by Native Americans in Minnesota is being returned to the Sioux people after being sold at auction. The Lower Sioux Indian Community unsuccessfully tried to stop the sale. Minnesota Public Radio ...

Bill toughening penalties for protesters clears House

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican-backed effort to increase penalties to a maximum of a year in jail for protesters convicted of blocking freeways, transit and airports cleared the House Tuesday, the latest attempt by the GOP-controlled Legislature to crack down on disruptive ...

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak spreads to Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has reached Minnesota. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that 10 cases of E. coli infection in Minnesota residents are linked to the multi-state outbreak. People got sick from April 20 through May ...