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Man charged with kidnapping, killing woman on New Year’s Eve

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis man on Monday with kidnapping and killing a real estate agent on New Year's Eve in what police suspect was a drug rivalry between the suspect and the woman's boyfriend. Cedric Berry, 41, was charged in Hennepin County with kidnapping and ...

Power restored to East Grand Forks after substation problem

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — An outage that left half the city of East Grand Forks without power for a couple of hours when a substation exploded has been fixed. The outage began at about 9 p.m. Thursday and ended around 11:30 p.m., but not before disrupting a high school hockey game when ...

Organizers cancel International Eelpout Festival in Walker

WALKER, Minn. (AP) — Organizers have canceled the International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake in Walker, saying the economics and other restrictions on the celebration of Minnesota's ugliest fish no longer work. The organizers said Thursday they could not reach an agreement on a number of ...

Man gets 60 years for 2016 double-murder in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man who killed a man and an infant in Minneapolis in 2016 has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Jquan McInnis, who was 17 at the time of the homicides, was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder and received his sentence Thursday. He was charged ...

Report: Minnesota sees impaired driving arrests rise in 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of people in Minnesota arrested for driving while impaired grew by nearly 5% last year, partly due to people driving with cannabis, opioids and methamphetamine in their system, according to a state agency's report. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety ...

Warren, Klobuchar, Booker recent fundraising lags top rivals

By SARA BURNETT and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she raised $21.2 million from October through December, with more than $1.5 million coming on the last day of the year. But the Massachusetts senator still ...

Man suspected in Minneapolis New Year’s Eve killing arrested

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing a Minneapolis woman after abducting her on New Year's Eve, police said Friday. The Star Tribune reports that search warrant affidavits allege that Monique Baugh, 28, was found in an alley with duct tape wrapped around ...

Ellison seeks review of public defender’s suspension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorney General Keith Ellison on Thursday called for the Minnesota Board of Public Defense to examine the process that led to the suspension of Hennepin County's chief public defender, saying he believes Mary Moriarty was targeted for speaking out against racial bias in ...

Snow plow drivers threaten strike in Minnesota county

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The union that represents snow plow drivers in Minnesota's St. Louis County has filed a notice to strike with the state if negotiations for a new labor agreement continue to break down. The Star Tribune reported Thursday that plow drivers and other public works employees ...

Cause of Christmas Day fire at Minneapolis shelter unknown

Investigators don't know what caused a Christmas Day fire at a downtown Minneapolis homeless shelter that displaced hundreds of people, fire investigators said Thursday. The cause of the fire at the Francis Drake Hotel remains undetermined after an investigation. Fire investigators said the ...

Official takes aim at Minnesota Constitution slavery mention

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police chief said he wants to change state constitution to remove a pre-Civil War reference to slavery being an acceptable form of punishment. Even though slavery has been illegal throughout the country for more than a century, St. Paul police Chief Todd ...

Minnesota reports 8th flu death of season

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has reported another flu death, bringing the total to eight so far this season, the state Department of Health said Thursday. The death is one more than the previous week. But no child deaths due to influenza have been reported since the flu season began, the ...

Authorities identify women killed in Wisconsin crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in a highway crash involving a semitrailer truck and a car in northwestern Wisconsin. The two people who died Saturday afternoon in the collision east of Grantsburg were the car's driver, 22-year-old Micaela E. Schneider, of ...

1 man killed, another injured in north Minneapolis stabbing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say one man is dead and another injured after a stabbing in north Minneapolis. The Star Tribune reports police found the two stabbing victims in a car near Broadway and N. Fremont Avenue about 5 a.m. Wednesday. One died at the scene, and the other was taken to ...

1 man dead, 2 others injured following altercation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An altercation in downtown Minneapolis has left one man dead and two other people with injuries. Police say a fight between two men resulted in one of them stabbing the other Sunday morning. The man who was stabbed got in an SUV and intentionally ran over the other man ...

Client punches attorney in Minneapolis courtroom

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney suffered a concussion when his client punched him in a Hennepin County courtroom and he fell to the floor. Attorney Justin Braulick was standing next to his client on Monday morning when authorities say the 39-year-old man punched the attorney once. Braulick ...

Winter storm closes much of Interstate 90 in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials closed much of Interstate 90 as a winter storm pushes across the state Eastbound I-90 was closed from Rapid City to Mitchell while westbound I-90 from Mitchell to Wall was closed Saturday night. Transportation and public safety officials say ...

Police: Man fatally stabbed at St. Cloud bar

A 29-year-old man was fatally stabbed in a downtown bar in St. Cloud early Sunday, police said. Police said the stabbing happened inside the Red Carpet Nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers tried to revive the man, but he died at St. Cloud Hospital, the St. Cloud Times reported. Police ...

Bears edge Vikings 21-19 on Piñeiro FG with 10 seconds left

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Already sunk by midseason, the Chicago Bears were happy to wrap up a frustrating year with a late-game push for the win. As far as feeling good for the Minnesota Vikings, body was the easy pick over mind. Eddy Piñeiro's fourth field goal of the game came from 22 yards ...

Security firm at last year’s Super Bowl to pay $10,000 fine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A private security firm that was banned from working Super Bowl related events in Minneapolis last year over qualifications of its workers has agreed to pay a $10,000 penalty to the state. A settlement deal finalized this month with the Minnesota Board of Private Detective ...