Minnesota News

Remains found in Boundary Waters wilderness are human

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human. The remains were found in late April at a campsite belonging to a New Mexico man who planned to spend the winter in the woods. Jordan Grider of Moriarty, New ...

St. Paul man pleads guilty in death of girlfriend’s son

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Wednesday to unintentionally killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son and causing life-threatening injuries to her 2-year-old daughter while punishing the children in January. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 25-year-old Alontae Butts ...

Man sentenced for killing girlfriend, dumping body in pond

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The boyfriend of a woman whose body was found encased in an icy pond in Dakota County has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that 41-year-old Uriah Schulz, of Apple Valley, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to ...

Have accessory dwellings eased the Twin Cities housing gap?

By JESSICA LEE and GRETA KAUL of MinnPost. undefined MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As homeowners in Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood, Stephanie and Ross knew they needed to tear down their detached garage when they were expecting their first child about two years ago. The old structure was in bad ...

Gender equity, violence bills get debate amid budget battle

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several initiatives to promote gender equity and reduce gender-based violence are in play as Minnesota's legislative session nears an end, ranging from a potential overhaul of the state's sexual assault laws to making it easier to ...

After high-profile verdict, Minnesota prosecutor takes leave

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than a week after his office got a murder conviction in the high-profile case of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he's taking a medical leave. Freeman says in a statement Friday that after ...

Minnesota GOP leader has family stake in gay conversion vote

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate, who helped defeat a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, sent his daughter to a therapist opposed to gay relationships after suspecting she had a same-sex attraction when she was a teenager, the Star ...

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in eastern Minnesota

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of the pilot in the wreckage of a small plane that went missing in eastern Minnesota. Searchers found the Mooney M20J single-engine plane partially submerged in a river near the runway of the Moose Lake Carlton County Airport around 7 ...

US military veteran sues after twice being denied a passport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man and military veteran whose request for a passport was denied twice is now asking a federal court to intervene and declare that he is a U.S. citizen, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of ...

Pence says US working ‘hour by hour’ on China trade deal

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working "literally hour by hour" to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed on a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. Flanked by farmers and ranchers invited to a ...

7 deer test positive for CWD at central Minnesota deer farm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials say seven deer tested positive for a fatal brain disease at a central Minnesota farm where a herd of whitetails was euthanized. But the Minnesota Board of Animal Health says officials found 13 decomposed deer at the Crow Wing County farm when they arrived to ...

Minneapolis leaders agree to mediation in police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will work with a court-appointed mediator to try to resolve the lawsuit over the death of a black man who was shot by police in 2015, city leaders said Wednesday after a federal judge demanded answers about settlement negotiations. U.S. District ...

Disorderly conduct charge added against Minnesota lawmaker

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have added a disorderly conduct charge against a Minnesota lawmaker who allegedly scuffled with a guard at a hotel bar near the state Capitol before he was cited for trespassing for refusing to leave a nearby hospital. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ...

FBI: Material found in Minneapolis apartment could be ricin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin, the FBI said Wednesday. The bureau said that a preliminary test by the Minnesota Department of Health lab of the ...

Hopeful talk hits brick wall of reality in Capitol talks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hopeful talk about bipartisan cooperation at the Minnesota Legislature hit the brick wall of reality when Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and leaders for House Democrats and Senate Republicans broke off budget negotiations, leaving the two sides blaming each other Tuesday for ...

Deputy shoots, wounds man after altercation in Kensington

KENSINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man after an altercation with deputies. Three Douglas County deputies and a Grant County deputy were at the scene of the officer-involved shooting that happened just before 1 ...

Hazmat concern prompts evacuation near U of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if the deadly toxin ricin is the hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people from an apartment complex near the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted that the evacuation Tuesday in the ...

Officers shoot, kill motorcyclist in Minnesota after chase

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — A motorcyclist who allegedly fled from police in northern Minnesota was shot and killed by officers who also struck him with a squad car. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office says 37-year-old Timothy Majchrzak was shot ...

Minnesota boy left in car for hours, dies; father charged

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Minnesota boy died after his father left him in a hot SUV for hours while he worked. The father, 26-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. The boy died Saturday in St. Paul. Authorities say ...

Governor, legislative leaders work to set budget targets

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and the top House and Senate leaders gathered Monday in hopes of agreeing on budget targets to guide negotiations for ending Minnesota's legislative session, saying their talks had been positive and respectful but that education and health and human ...