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Bodycam footage shows attempts to save woman shot by officer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fiance of a woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after she called 911 to report a possible crime cradled his head in his hands Thursday as body camera footage of attempts to save her was played at the officer's trial. Don Damond declined to watch ...

Medical examiner: Woman shot in key artery by cop’s bullet

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was shot by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call about a possible sexual assault near her home lost so much blood from her single wound that she might not have been saved even if she had gotten quicker medical help, a medical examiner ...

Woman killed by Minneapolis officer ‘yearned to help people’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Justine Ruszczyk Damond heard someone cry out in the alley behind her home in July 2017, she did what she had spent a lifetime doing: She immediately tried to help. Damond called 911 not once but twice to report what she thought was a sexual assault. When officers ...

2 found dead at prominent Minnesota businessman’s home

ORONO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people found at the Lake Minnetonka mansion of Irwin Jacobs, a prominent Minnesota businessman who once owned a minority share in the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. Orono, Minnesota, police say the bodies of a man and woman ...

Walz touts clean energy jobs amid uncertain nuclear future

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley said Monday that economics suggest nuclear power won't be part of Minnesota's energy mix if the state adopts the governor's goal of getting 100 percent of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2050. Walz and Kelley ...

Minnesota state agency breach may have put thousands at risk

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Department of Human Services officials say a data breach at the agency may have exposed the personal information of about 11,000 people. The Star Tribune reports that the agency, which oversees the state's health and welfare programs, notified lawmakers Tuesday ...

Minnesota man’s family sues Boeing over deadly plane crash

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft that was involved in the crash and is now being investigated by U.S. prosecutors. The suit was ...

Police arrest Minnesota men suspected of stealing statues

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota authorities arrested two men suspected of stealing a bald eagle statue from an Army veteran's home and two lion statutes from the city of Anoka. KMSP-TV reports Monday that Coon Rapids police say they received tips on social media last week that led them ...

Walz administration renews challenge to Line 3 oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration has renewed its challenge to a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, saying he wants to let the legal process play out. Walz told ...

Minnesota Senate backs crackdown on texting while driving

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate has approved tougher penalties for people who text while driving, especially if they kill or injure someone. Sen. David Osmek says his bill "puts some teeth" into existing state law by raising fines for texting while driving, and by treating ...

Judge OKs some work on Fargo flood control project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for some work to resume on a massive flood control project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. District Judge John Tunheim on Monday ruled work could resume on certain portions of a $2.2 billion diversion aimed at steering the Red River safely ...

Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a ...

Inventors seek support through Minnesota startup incubator

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new startup incubator at the University of Minnesota is helping researchers bring their inventions to market. Discovery Launchpad at the university's Venture Center is working with a dozen startups to commercialize publicly funded research, the Minnesota Daily reported. ...

Missing Brooklyn Park man with Alzheimer’s found dead

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — An 89-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who went missing from his Brooklyn Park home has been found dead. Authorities say Sylvester Smith apparently walked away from his home in the Minneapolis suburb Saturday morning, prompting searches. His body was found ...

Some Minnesota farmers brace for Red River flooding

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers and rural residents in the Red River Valley are preparing for floodwaters that could cover roads and leave them isolated for days. Noreen Thomas is constantly monitoring the Buffalo River's flow from her farm near Moorhead. Thomas told Minnesota ...

Regents decry calls to rename Minnesota university buildings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's yearlong debate over whether to rename buildings with ties to administrators who promoted racist policies has reached a standoff as several Board of Regents members push back against the efforts. Some regents are criticizing a task force's ...

Minnesota teen hurt when boulder rolls off bluff, hits car

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was injured when a boulder tumbled off the side of a bluff in southeastern Minnesota and hit her car. The Minnesota State Patrol says Sydney Fleck, of Red Wing, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the ...

CAIR warns of increasing Islamophobia after New York arrests

NEW YORK (AP) — An advocacy group is warning of increased Islamophobia after a New York man was charged with threatening the life of a Muslim Congresswoman. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday it welcomes the FBI's arrest this week of Patrick Carlineo Jr. but warned of ...

FBI: NY man threatened to kill Minn. Congresswoman

NEW YORK (AP) — A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington D.C. last month. Authorities did ...

Man sentenced in fatal beating in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for beating a man and causing his death seven months after the attack. Thirty-year-old Terry Williams pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder and was sentenced Thursday for punching and stomping ...