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Minneapolis VA cited after 2018 suicide of veteran

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis VA Health Care Center has been cited for failures in connection with the 2018 suicide of a veteran in its care. It's the second time in 16 months that a federal watchdog has cited the medical center after a suicide. In a report this week, the VA Office of ...

Infected Douglas County deer traced to Pine County farm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have traced a deer on a Douglas County farm that was infected with chronic wasting disease to a farm in Pine County that supplied the animal, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Friday. A doe on the Pine County farm that tested positive has been put ...

Walz goes downs sewer to highlight need for water projects

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz went into a storm sewer Friday to call attention to his proposal for Minnesota to borrow $300 million to protect its water supplies by replacing aging infrastructure and upgrading treatment facilities. The package was the second of four installments of his ...

Minnesota mulls removing wild turkeys after locals protest

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota city might consider requesting a state permit to remove aggressive wild turkeys after some residents complained about the birds, a police official said. Moorhead Deputy Police Chief Tory Jacobson said the police department doesn't have the skills or ...

Third body buried by Idaho avalanche identified

KELLOGG, Idaho. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the third person found buried by an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said searchers in a helicopter spotted the body of 33-year-old Molly Hubbard of Minneapolis at Silver Mountain Resort on ...

Minnesota flu deaths double to 16 so far this season

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of flu deaths in Minnesota this season has double, health officials said Thursday. According to the Minnesota Department of Health's weekly influenza report , as of last week 16 people have died of flu so far this season. That's double the total of eight ...

Minnesota high court allows Trump-only GOP primary ballot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to join President Donald Trump on the state's primary election ballot, clearing the way for early voting to begin as scheduled late next week. The Republican Party of Minnesota is listing ...

Man charged with shooting at officers trying to search home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man was charged Thursday with shooting at police officers trying to search his home in Dayton northwest of Minneapolis — a shooting that left bullet holes in one officer's clothing. Hennepin County prosecutors charged Faris Hussien, 26, with three counts of ...

Man charged with shooting, injuring Minnesota officer

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Minnesota charged a man with attempted murder on Wednesday, alleging he shot and gravely injured a police officer who was responding to a report of a suspicious person. Tyler Robert Janovsky, 37, was charged in Waseca County District Court with ...

Lawmaker’s job with St. Paul mayor raises ethics questions

St. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state representative who works for St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is under fire over what some have called a potential conflict of interest because she wrote a bill to fund his proposal for a college savings plan for newborns. Democratic Rep. Kaohly Vang Her was ...

Company fires worker who criticized holiday gift via Twitter

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A man who complained on social media about his company's holiday gift — barbecue sauce and a grill scraper — wound up getting fired for it. The man, a Canadian branch manager for Minnesota company Fastenal, was dismissed just before New Year's Day after he posted a ...

Man gets 20 years in shootings of 2 South St. Paul officers

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A South St. Paul man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in custody in connection with the 2018 shooting of two police officers. Dustin Bilderback, 34, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of attempted first-degree murder. His sentence was the maximum allowed ...

Remains found in Wisconsin in ’82 ID’ed as Minnesota man

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Remains found in western Wisconsin in 1982 have been identified as those of a Minnesota man, authorities said Tuesday. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said the remains are those of Kraig King from White Bear Lake, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. On Sept. 21, ...

Southern Minnesota officer shot in head, ‘gravely injured’

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in southern Minnesota was gravely injured when he was shot in the head while responding to a report of a suspicious person, officials said Tuesday. Officer Arik Matson, 32, was shot at about 8 p.m. Monday in Waseca, and was taken by air to a hospital in ...

Corn spill forms smooth path on Minnesota railroad tracks

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Bushels and bushels of corn spilled from a freight train and formed a smooth, yellow path for more than a third of a mile on railroad tracks in a northern Minneapolis suburb. The spill happened in Crystal, Minnesota, on the Canadian Pacific line. The Star Tribune ...

Northern Minnesota county bans refugee resettlements

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota county on Tuesday night banned the resettlement of refugees within its boundaries, becoming the first in the state and the second in the nation to do so. By a 3-2 vote, the Beltrami County board of commissioners voted to deny consent to refugee ...

Man found incompetent in killing of St. Paul Good Samaritan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A court has found a man incompetent to stand trial in the shooting death of a St. Paul man who ran out of his home to respond to a multi-vehicle crash last September. According to court documents, Lionel Eaton, 27, was found incompetent due to mental illness. Eaton ...

Vet wants to be paid for long-term care of seized horses

SHERBURN, Minn. (AP) — A rural Minnesota veterinarian who has taken in dozens of miniature horses since they were seized because of maltreatment says she wants to be paid for caring for them for a year and a half. Shirley Kittleson says the bill for their care has topped $325,000. Kittleson ...

2 teens arrested, suspected of setting Walmart fire

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys are suspected of setting a fire at a Walmart store in Hutchinson that caused an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage, according to officials. Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson tells the Star Tribune detectives used the store's ...

Minneapolis to host Ski World Cup, prepares stockpiling snow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is hosting this year's Cross Country Ski World Cup race and organizers are working to stockpile snow in case March weather doesn't provide its own. The world's top cross-country skiers will be competing on American snow for the first time since 2001, according ...