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‘I was wrong’: Officer who shot 911 caller gets 12½ years

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he "knew in an instant that I was wrong" and apologized to her family, just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for ...

Minnesota agencies warn of spike in heroin overdoses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two law enforcement agencies in eastern Minnesota are warning residents after a series of overdoses they say may be linked to a potent batch of heroin mixed with other drugs. The Washington County Sheriff's Office and the St. Paul Police Department issued alerts ...

Attorneys for cop who shot 911 caller seek creative sentence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 are asking a judge not to send him to prison, proposing instead that he report to jail for a week each year on the woman's birthday and the ...

Board: Omar violated Minnesota campaign finance rules

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel and help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday. The Minnesota ...

Minnesota medical marijuana providers hopeful despite losses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's two medical marijuana providers lost a combined $2.4 million in 2018, continuing the losses that have marked the state's program since it began. But top executives of both companies told the St. Paul Pioneer Press for a story published Tuesday that they see ...

Minneapolis cancels meetings segregated by race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials have canceled meetings of city employees segregated by race to mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in North America. Fliers promoting three sessions through July have been taken down at City Hall. The lunch-hour meetings were to be segregated by ...

Minnesota teen sentenced to 32 years for fatal SUV crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis teenager was sentenced to more than 32 years in prison for killing three people when he crashed a stolen SUV into their pickup. Eighteen-year-old Dayquan Hodge was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide. The ...

Charges: Hookah smoking caused Minneapolis pavilion fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis man with carelessly disposing of embers from a hookah and accidentally causing the fire that destroyed a historic pavilion on a city lake. Twenty-three-year-old Nouh Elmi is charged by summons with negligent fires, a ...

Charges: Minnesota man sprays Somali children, yells slurs

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is accused of a bias crime for allegedly spraying a Somali American teenager and her siblings with a garden hose while he yelled racial slurs. Eighteen-year-old Zachariah Manahan of Faribault, Minnesota, was charged Monday with felony stalking ...

Metro Transit officer hurt in blast preparing for training

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Metro Transit police officer was hurt when an explosive device he was preparing for a training exercise went off. The explosion happened Wednesday afternoon at a Metro Transit facility in St. Paul used for overhauling buses. Metro Transmit spokesman Howie Padilla ...

Handcuffed man beaten in Minnesota jail to receive $525,000

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota county agreed to pay $525,000 to a handcuffed man who was shown in a video being punched and kneed by a jailer. Ramsey County Board Chair Jim McDonough announced the settlement with Terrell Isaiah Wilson on Tuesday. The settlement was announced after a ...

Duluth man accused of killing wife

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man is accused of killing his wife. Forty-year-old Ryan Jazdzewski was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his 41-year-old wife, Nicole, on Sunday night. According to the criminal complaint, Jazdzewski told police he had a ...

Sherburne County proposes housing more immigrant detainees

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A county with the second largest jail in Minnesota has responded to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's request for more space to hold an estimated 500 immigration detainees. The federal agency sought proposals in March for additional detention space within 100 ...

Storms sweep across Minnesota with high winds, hail

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Severe thunderstorms have rolled across central and southern Minnesota, bringing winds gusting up to 80 mph, multiple reports of hail and cutting power to more than 4,000 people. The storms prompted tornado warnings in the southern Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota, ...

Parents decry actions of man who threw boy from mall balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America decried the assailant's actions as "evil" while saying they forgive him at a hearing Monday where a judge handed down a 19-year prison sentence. Emmanuel ...

Court reverses regulators’ decision on pipeline’s impact

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said state regulators must conduct a further review for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline because the project's environmental impact statement doesn't address the possibility of an oil ...

Firefighters rescue worker from Minneapolis building site

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a worker who fell at a construction site in downtown Minneapolis. Crews were called late Monday morning to the site of the new Minneapolis Public Service Center that is under construction. The Star Tribune reports dozens of people watched from ...

Man charged in brother’s death in NW Minnesota

FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota have charged a 28-year-old man with murder in the fatal weekend assault of his brother on a street in Fosston. Prosecutors charged Nicholas Hauge of Fergus Falls with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old ...

Buttigieg: I wouldn’t have urged Franken to quit when he did

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did. Buttigieg was asked about Franken at an MSNBC town hall Monday. Several of his ...

Minnesota college student involved in climate change lawsuit

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota college student is among 21 youth plaintiffs in a lawsuit that accuses the federal government of destabilizing the climate system for present and future generations. Nathan Baring is an environmental student activist on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus ...