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Nonprofit groups raise issues with Minnesota ‘equity grants’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At a December stop in north Minneapolis before his inauguration as governor, Tim Walz got an earful from Alfred Babington-Johnson. Babington-Johnson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Stairstep Foundation, told Walz that state officials were putting unnecessary stress on ...

CO poisoning suspected in deaths of man, dog near Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the death of a man in a home near Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reports that a friend found 54-year-old Michael Steen unresponsive at the home northwest of Duluth. Deputies were called to the home just ...

Vikings backup S Jayron Kearse arrested on suspicion of DWI

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings backup safety Jayron Kearse has been arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of driving while impaired and with a loaded gun. The Minnesota State Patrol says a trooper stopped Kearse just before 4 a.m. Sunday after seeing a Mercedes drive around a barricade ...

1 dead, 1 hurt in St. Paul motor home fire

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul fire officials say one person is dead and another injured after a motor home fire. According to the St. Paul Fire Department, crews arrived around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found fire and smoke pouring from the front of the vehicle. The St. Paul Pioneer Press ...

Wiggins leads Wolves past Heat 116-109 with late 3 barrage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins made four 3-pointers in the final six minutes, finishing with 25 points to propel the undefeated Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-109 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves (3-0), who ...

Hillary Clinton says presidential race will be close

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton is imploring Minnesota Democrats to get out and vote in the 2020 election because the presidential race is shaping up to be "very, very close." The former secretary of state and presidential candidate and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, made a stop in ...

Sheriff’s deputy burned in crash that killed girl

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A Waseca County sheriff's deputy has suffered burns after he stepped on a downed power line while responding to a crash that killed a teenage girl. Sheriff Brad Milbrath says Deputy Josh Langr suffered third-degree burns Wednesday night in Waseca where a pickup truck ...

Minnesota professor accused of embezzlement reaches deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A University of Minnesota law professor accused of stealing millions of dollars from his father-in-law's company has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors. Edward Adams entered the plea Thursday to a misdemeanor charge related to federal income taxes. ...

North Dakota Democrats urge resignation over fake Omar photo

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Senate Democrats have joined the call for a state senator to resign his leadership position in the wake of his Facebook posts targeting a Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota. The Bismarck Tribune reported that Democratic senators wrote a letter Thursday to ...

Sanders to hold campaign rally in Minnesota with Omar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to hold a campaign rally next month at the University of Minnesota. The Nov. 3 rally at Northrup Auditorium will mark Sanders' second campaign stop in the state since he announced his 2020 bid. The U.S. senator from ...

Appeals court: PolyMet mine permits to stay on hold for now

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals is maintaining its suspension of two key permits for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. A three-judge panel said in an order Thursday that a stay the court imposed last month on the project's permit to mine and its dam safety permit ...

Man killed, woman injured in western Minnesota house fire

MADISON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a man was killed and a woman was injured in a house fire. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office was called about the fire in Madison on Wednesday morning. The Star Tribune reports the woman was taken to a hospital with symptoms ...

Project to restart after American Indian graves disturbed

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a bridge project in Minnesota will get a do-over after an American Indian burial site was disturbed. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials spoke at a community meeting Wednesday night about the state road project on the western edge of Duluth. ...

Hundreds protest Washington NFL team name in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters chanting "We are not your mascot" have marched in Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins team name. Demonstrators rallied Thursday ahead of the Minnesota Vikings' game against Washington. The protesters called the team's name racist and ...

PolyMet opponents ask appeals court to overturn mine permits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine urged the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Wednesday to cancel two of the project's most important permits and order further proceedings to determine whether the mine's environmental and financial safeguards are ...

Minnesota mayor target of racist threats in trash dispute

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The black mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota's capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a ...

2nd mistrial called in Minnesota traffic crash killing case

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Minnesota man accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after a traffic accident. Judge Joseph Chase declared the mistrial Wednesday in the case against Alexander Weiss of Rochester, Minnesota, after jurors said ...

Iraqi man’s request for release dismissed as removal looms

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iraqi man's petition to be released from immigration custody has been dismissed after his order for deportation became final this summer. Thirty-five-year-old Farass Adnan Ali has been in immigration detention for more than two years. In July, U.S. District Judge David ...

Man charged with assault for punch outside Trump rally

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching another man outside President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Minneapolis earlier this month. Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Dwight Pierre Lewis of Richfield with third-degree assault on Wednesday. A ...

Wall falls in downtown Virginia causing gas leak, evacuation

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Parts of downtown Virginia in northern Minnesota were evacuated after part of a brick wall collapsed during demolition, causing a gas leak and power outage. Crews were tearing down a former St. Louis County government building when the wall fell around the lunch hour ...