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Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign worker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Thursday said they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate. The man was arrested in Plymouth after trying to elude police, they said. His identity wasn't ...

Health care patient, donor data may have been breached

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patients and donors to at least four different health care providers in Minnesota are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised. The potential data breach involves hundreds of thousands of patients and donors at Children's Minnesota, Allina ...

St. Paul City Council OKs guaranteed income pilot project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul City Council has voted unanimously to approve Mayor Melvin Carter's proposal to guarantee $500 in monthly income to 150 low-income families affected by COVID-19. The council was poised last week to approve using $300,000 in federal CARES Act funding to ...

Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign worker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Thursday said they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate. The man was arrested in Plymouth after trying to elude police, they said. His identity wasn't ...

Minnesota man faces terror charge for allegedly joining IS

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of joining the Islamic State group has been returned to the United States and faces a terrorism charge after spending more than a year in Syrian custody with alleged IS fighters, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 23, ...

Kansas court hears arguments over “wrongful birth” law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on ...

Exam ordered for Pakistani doctor charged with terrorism

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A psychological exam was ordered Wednesday for a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher accusing of telling paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S. Muhammad Masood has been ...

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction. Moore and Irons appeared together on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to discuss their social justice efforts — and ...

Minnesota calls on Trump, Biden to follow virus guidelines

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz urged the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday to abide by the state's guidelines for slowing the spread of the coronavirus when the candidates visit Minnesota on Friday. "Partner with us in the fight ...

More protections denied for moose in 4 upper Midwest states

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday denied extending protections under the Endangered Species Act to a subspecies of moose that historically appeared in four upper Midwestern states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled "the northwestern subspecies" of moose historically ...

Deaths of mother, toddler in Rochester investigated

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a young mother and her 2-year-old daughter as homicides. Family members hadn't heard from the 23-year-old woman for several days and called police to check on her, according to authorities. Officers found both mother and child ...

Fire breaks out at house where homicide just occurred

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police were called back to a house that was on fire shortly after they had investigated a homicide at the residence. An adult male had suffered a gunshot wound at the house in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood Saturday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the ...

Crews locate missing plane in water-filled quarry

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Recovery crews have located a missing airplane in a water-filled quarry near the Mississippi River on Grey Cloud Island in south Washington County, the local sheriff said Monday. Three people were in the small single-engine Cessna aircraft when it ...

MPR reporter quits over handling of sex misconduct reporting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An arts reporter at Minnesota Public Radio News announced her resignation Monday, accusing management of dragging their feet on a potential story about a male employee at a sister station accused of sexual misconduct. "My editors have failed to move forward on the ...

Minnesota confirms 741 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday confirmed 741 new cases of the coronavirus and 13 deaths resulting from COVID-19, Nine of the people who died were residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported. A total of 1,919 ...

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 games. The Twins ...

Man given 25 years for fatal shooting in West St. Paul HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a West St. Paul father while the victim's 2-year-old son slept beside him has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison. Terrell Theo Payne pleaded guilty to second-degree ...

Resort owners accused of illegally catching prized bait

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three family members who run a northern Minnesota resort are accused of illegally catching and selling a prized bait fish which generated thousands of dollars in profits over the years. Robert LaTourell Jr., 50, Melinda LaTourell and Melissa LaTourell, both 45, are charged ...

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th ...

No cameras allowed at Floyd criminal proceedings — for now

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death appeared for an omnibus hearing Friday, no cameras were allowed — just as at all other hearings so far in the case. In Minnesota, unlike many other states, cameras are not allowed before the ...