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FBI: Woman kidnapped, sex assaulted girl she met online

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a South Carolina woman kidnapped a girl from Minnesota and sexually assaulted her. Citing an FBI affidavit, news outlets report 23-year-old Katrina Marie Aliff was arrested last month on charges including aggravated child sexual abuse. The ...

Emergency plan activated in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state's emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. "The ...

Death of St. Louis County man ruled homicide

MAKINEN, Minn. (AP) — The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a man in St. Louis County is a homicide. The sheriff's office has identified the victim as 47-year-old Frank Gerald Meyer. Deputies found his body was found Tuesday afternoon at a residence where they were ...

Trump seeks to turn impeachment probe into campaign weapon

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe Thursday as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Facing an ...

Red Lake man pleads guilty to killing wife

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A Red Lake man has pleaded guilty to fatally beating and strangling his wife and leaving her on the side of a road in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Jeremiah Kingbird entered the plea to second-degree murder in federal court in Bemidji ...

Man charged in politically motivated road rage incident

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been charged in Minnesota with allegedly showing a handgun to another driver during a road rage fit over a political bumper sticker on her vehicle. KFGO radio reports that 27-year-old Joseph Schumacher, of Bismarck, North Dakota, was charged ...

Police allege cameras hid at Mall of America dressing rooms

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating a Minnesota man who allegedly hid cameras inside dressing rooms at the Mall of America in Bloomington and another Minneapolis area shopping mall. The 41-year-old Elk River man has not been charged. The Star Tribune reports details were contained in ...

‘Welcome to Minneapolis’: Trump rally roils liberal bastion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump's touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday's rally at a downtown arena. ...

St. Paul officer’s vest prevents stabbing injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say an officer's body armor prevented serious injuries when a suspected shoplifter tried to stab him in the chest with a screwdriver. Police were called to Lund & Byerlys grocery store in downtown St. Paul Monday night where employees reported a ...

Trump’s Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said a rally in Minneapolis will go ahead as planned on Thursday after it threatened a lawsuit over the city's effort to recover $530,000 in security costs. The dispute erupted late Monday when the campaign accused Mayor Jacob Frey, a ...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married ...

Democrat Amy Klobuchar raises $4.8M for presidential bid

Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total that places the Minnesota senator in the middle of the Democratic field in fundraising for the third straight quarter. Klobuchar has raised more than some rivals but less ...

Police: Man shows gun after political bumper sticker dispute

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man faces charges after police say he displayed a handgun after a dispute over political bumper stickers with another driver in Minnesota. Moorhead, Minnesota, police say a woman reported she was driving Monday when the 27-year-old West Fargo man pulled ...

Pedestrian standing on interstate dies when struck by 2 cars

WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man who was standing in the middle of Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minnesota was struck and killed by two cars. The Star Tribune reports that the incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. The Minnesota State Patrol says in its report ...

3 charged after Minnesota man’s remains found in WVa

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police have charged three people after the remains of a Minnesota man were found. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County Magistrate Court records show the body found in the Skygusty area was identified as John Thomas McGuire. Sgt. C.K. ...

Sounders take 2nd in West with 1-0 win over Minnesota

SEATTLE (AP) — Welcome back, Roman Torres. Torres scored in the 29th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to finish second in the Western Conference. The Sounders (16-10-8) will host a first-round playoff game against FC Dallas. ...

Man who shot himself claims an assailant wounded him

WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Wyoming man who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg lied to officers about the shooting. Authorities say the 20-year-old man claimed an assailant shot him Thursday, but they later learned his wound was actually self-inflicted. Police say the man ...

Trump administration says plan would restore ethanol demand

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries. The proposal follows months of complaints by ...

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in death of foster child

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Park woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her gravely malnourished foster daughter. Thirty-four-year-old Sherrie Dirk pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree unintentional murder in the death of the 3-year-old girl. The Hennepin County Attorney's office says ...

Mother: Daughter treated like ‘animal’ in Minnesota arrest

By JEFF BAENEN and AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Minnesota girl whose videotaped arrest sparked an angry backlash on social media says her 13-year-old daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. Prosecutors filed ...