Minnesota News

Trump tweets endorsement for congressional candidate Hughes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Minnesota congressional candidate Dave Hughes. Trump tweeted Saturday that Hughes "will help us accomplish our America First policies." Hughes is trying to unseat 14-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota's 7th ...

Catholic faithful demand change after sex abuse scandals

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day after a grand jury report revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children over decades, Adrienne Alexander went to Mass at a Chicago church and waited for the priest to say something about the ...

Defendant in fatal Duluth shooting held on $750,000 bond

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A suspect accused of fatally shooting a man as he stood on a Duluth sidewalk in a group of people is charged with his death. Authorities say Jamal Jackson approached 31-year-old Scott Pennington and shot him in the face last Saturday. WDIO-TV reports witnesses told ...

New Housley campaign ad features NHL Hall of Fame husband

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Karin Housley launched a campaign ad Friday that invokes her husband's hockey celebrity as she tries to close the gap in her race with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. The ad, which is set in a hockey rink, features Housley ...

Minnesota man accused of vandalizing Arby’s sign with slurs

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man suspected of altering an Arby's sign to include racial and sexist slurs is facing misdemeanor charges. The charges stem from a Sept. 1 incident in which someone changed letters on Arby's "now hiring" sign to include derogatory terms. The Star ...

Minnesota State Fair expects growth amid record attendance

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair will soon be able to welcome bigger crowds after setting an attendance record this year, according to event organizers. Attendance this year topped 2 million for the first time in fair history. The record came as the fair in St. Paul's Falcon ...

Garnett sues accountant over $77M lost to wealth manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star. The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs ...

Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A pair of ruby slippers used in "The Wizard of Oz" and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes' insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday. The slippers were on loan to the ...

SE Minnesota man charged in fatal hit-and-run buggy crash

LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash with an Amish buggy in southeastern Minnesota that killed one man and injured two others. Connor Keene of Canton was charged Tuesday with four felony counts, including causing a ...

Potential 2020 Democrats seize on Kavanaugh Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spoiling for a fight, a trio of Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential campaigns seized upon the opening moments of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday in a show of force aimed at countering President Donald Trump. One by ...

China’s JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after his arrest in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Zhang Shuhan, a JD.com official, said Monday by phone that "Liu Qiangdong has been released without charges and ...

Minnesota post office closed to due to health concerns

BOWLUS, Minn. (AP) — A post office in central Minnesota has been shut down due to health and safety concerns from water damage and possible bacterial growth. Spokeswoman Kristy Anderson says the building in Bowlus shows damage to the walls, ceiling, building materials and floor coverings. ...

Indian horse relay showcases sport’s 500-year history

By NINA MOINI, Minnesota Public Radio News SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — By many accounts, the sport of Indian horse relay has a 500-year history on the Great Plains. And for the past six years, the high-speed bareback relay-style horse racing has been drawing crowds to Canterbury Park in ...

Former Mayo Clinic employees reunite after 50 years

By LYDIA HANSEN, The Post-Bulletin ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — "Do you remember...?" It's hard to say how many times that question was asked when five former Mayo Clinic employees recently sat down together to swap stories and memories for the first time in 50 years. They met in the 1960s when ...

Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ...

Chinese billionaire Liu of JD.com arrested in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show. Liu, 45, was arrested late Friday night and released Saturday ...

8 rescuers honored for saving boys from Mississippi River

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eight workers have been honored for saving the lives of two young cousins who fell into the Mississippi River in St. Paul and were swept downstream by the rough current. The U.S. Coast Guard awarded certificates of merit to four Union Pacific Railroad ironworkers and ...

Environmental, corporate prairie partnership going strong

KASOTA, Minn. (AP) — Environmentalists and a mining company will be hosting an open house at the Kasota Prairie in Minnesota with the hopes of introducing more people to the nature area. Environmentalists and Unimin management, now Covia Corporation, jostled for years over the stretch of ...

Man killed, 2 injured in Amish buggy crash

LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man has died following a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and an Amish buggy in southeast Minnesota. KSTP-TV reports the crash happened Friday afternoon near Lanesboro. Authorities say the man, whose name has not been released, was ...

Woman convicted of murder in Iowa rest stop slaying

MARENGO, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been found guilty of killing a truck driver at an Iowa rest stop along Interstate 80. Iowa County District Court documents say 44-year-old Mariana Lesnic was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder. Authorities say she shot 60-year-old Ernest Kummer four ...