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Family of girl scarred by laser procedure files lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 6-year-old girl whose face was permanently scarred during a laser procedure is suing the University of Minnesota Physicians doctor who treated the child. A lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court this week alleges Dr. Kristen Hook failed to disclose ...

Man wanted for kidnapping, assault arrested in Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man wanted for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her St. Louis Park home has been arrested following a police chase that ended in Wisconsin. Law enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old Jeffrey Groves on Wednesday after he led them ...

Rabid kitten bites three people in Otter Tail County

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last ...

Minnesota man accused of using Porsche as battering ram

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a Minnesota man of using a Porsche as a battering ram to get his Nissan Altima out of an Onalaska impound lot. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Benjamin Gjere of Lanesboro was charged Thursday with operating a motor vehicle without the ...

Police say 3 injured in Minneapolis drive-by shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say three people have been wounded after a reported drive-by shooting. The Star Tribune reports that officers were called about 1:35 p.m. Friday to investigate a shooting at a Minneapolis residence. Witnesses told police that a group of people were ...

Upper Midwest sugar beet farmers endure difficult harvest

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — It's been a bitter harvest for many Minnesota and North Dakota sugar beet farmers. Nearly a third of the crop in some parts of the two states is frozen into the fields — where it'll be left to rot — after a wet October delayed the harvest until the weather turned ...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February ...

Minneapolis officials discover 1,700 untested rape kits

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials say they have discovered the city has roughly 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, with some dating back 30 years. The number revealed Friday is nearly nine times more than the 194 untested kits the city disclosed it had in 2015. Deputy ...

College president wants founder’s name removed from building

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of a private liberal arts college in Minnesota is asking his board of trustees to remove the school founder’s name from a campus building over concerns about his racist and sexist views in the 1800s. The Star Tribune reports that Macalester College leader ...

Audit: US Bank Stadium fund doing better than expected

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The reserve account used to pay off bonds that funded construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play, is exceeding expectations, according to a financial audit. The audit projects that the 3-year-old, $1.1 billion stadium’s fund could grow from the ...

St. Paul cop testifies fellow officer’s kicks unnecessary

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer testified Thursday that he believed a fellow officer’s three kicks to a suspect who was being bitten by a police dog were unnecessary. Officer Brian Ficcadenti testified during the federal trial of Officer Brett Palkowitsch, who is charged ...

Part of St. Croix River makes Minnesota impaired waters list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A scenic stretch of the St. Croix River was one of 581 waterways Minnesota has added to its list of waters that don’t meet state pollution standards, according to a report released Wednesday. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency added the lakes, rivers and streams to ...

Bicyclist struck and killed by school bus in Brooklyn Park

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist has been struck and killed by a school bus in a Twin Cities suburb. The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. Authorities say an adult male was hit at an intersection and died at the scene. The driver of the school ...

No charges for officers who shot man with gun in Eagan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota police officers were legally justified in using deadly force when they fatally shot a 23-year-old Somali-American man who raised his gun and fired as authorities were trying to end an hours-long standoff in suburban St. Paul, a prosecutor said ...

Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner, dies at 27

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The life of Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner and president Mike Veeck, will be celebrated next month in Charleston, South Carolina. Rebecca Veeck died Sept. 30 in Charleston after being diagnosed years ago with Batten disease, a rare genetic condition. ...

Senate Democrats assail Trump’s $16B bailout for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in a report released Tuesday. The report, one ...

Man charged with murder after bus assault on 75-year-old

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of assaulting a 75-year-old man as he got off a Metro Transit bus is now charged with murder after the victim died. Hennepin County prosecutors amended the charge against 23-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles to second-degree unintentional murder on ...

Redevelopment deal reached for former St. Paul Ford plant

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A redevelopment deal has been reached for the former Ford Motor Co. plant in St. Paul that would feature thousands of new homes powered by renewable energy, officials announced Tuesday. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials praised ...

3 young girls burned in Rushford house fire remain critical

RUSHFORD, Minn. (AP) — Three young girls remain hospitalized in critical condition following a fire at their home in Rushford last month. The girls, their parents and a foster son were burned in the fire early on Oct. 31. KTTC-TV reports Regions Hospital in St. Paul says the father, Jared ...

Man killed crossing Morrison County highway

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a man walking across a highway in Morrison County has been struck and killed. The patrol says 59-year-old Keith Larson was hit by a pickup truck on Highway 10 near Little Falls Sunday shortly before 6 p.m. He was taken to St. Cloud ...