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Virus cancels annual Dakota ride, but some headed to Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — An annual trek to Mankato to remember tribal members who were executed following the U.S.-Dakota war has been officially canceled due to the coronavirus, although a small group of horseback riders is making the journey anyway. The annual Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride ...

New tower to bring cell service to remote Minnesota region

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — An off-the-grid area of northern Minnesota will soon host a new tower to bring cell service to the region, though some locals and visitors want the area to remain remote. The Cook County Board voted on Tuesday to allow AT&T to build the tower to bring cellphone ...

Some shipments of Moderna vaccine to Minnesota delayed

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials said Wednesday that a national delay in some shipments of the Moderna vaccine will hit some Minnesota providers, and blizzard conditions could further complicate the shipping glitch. Minnesota ...

Winter storm in Dakotas, Minnesota make travel frightful

By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A storm that began with snow, strong winds and bitter cold into the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota early Wednesday and began moving east was making travel treacherous and grounded flights on one of the most anticipated air travel ...

More than 4K Minnesota health care workers get vaccine

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 4,000 frontline health care workers in Minnesota have already received their first coronavirus vaccinations, and the state expects to have received nearly 250,000 doses from the two approved manufacturers by the end of the ...

Contractor at Enbridge Line 3 pipeline site dies in accident

HILL CITY, Minn. (AP) — A contractor working on the Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota has died in a fatal accident. Enbridge Energy spokeswoman Juli Kellner said the accident happened Friday at a construction yard in Hill City. Kellner said work in the area was ...

Minneapolis police officers cleared in shooting of armed man

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight Minneapolis police officers who fired their guns that killed an armed man outside a home during a domestic disturbance and one officer who fired a non-lethal round have been cleared of wrongdoing, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Monday. Freeman said in a ...

Minnesota urges teens made jobless by pandemic to seek aid

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials are encouraging high school students who lost their jobs due to the pandemic to apply for unemployment assistance, hoping to get the help to more people who may not be aware of a recent ...

Video allowed in trial of officers charged in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge upheld his decision to livestream the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill said in his order Friday that he would allow video coverage due to immense global interest in the case and limited ...

Minnesota state lawmaker dies of coronavirus complications

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator from St. Cloud has died of complications related to COVID-19. The Star Tribune reports 76-year-old Jerry Relph was the first Minnesota lawmaker to succumb to the virus. Relph was among a number of Republican legislators who contracted COVID-19 after ...

AP: Tight supplies for virus gear cost US states billions

By DAVID A. LIEB and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized in protective gear for police. Then he got a call from a buyer with the state of ...

Larsh’s FG lifts Wisconsin past Minnesota 20-17 in OT

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Garrett Groshek picked the perfect time to have the biggest game of his career. Collin Larsh kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime to give the Badgers a 20-17 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan's ...

Regulators cite three more eateries for violating Walz order

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Saturday told three more establishments to close indoor in-person dining or face 60-day suspensions of their liquor licenses. The Interchange in Albert Lea, Cornerstone in Monticello and The Pour House in Clarks Grove have joined a growing list of ...

Teen shot, killed after confrontation in north Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in north Minneapolis Sunday morning. Minneapolis police said in a release that officers were in the area about 2:25 a.m. when they heard the sound of multiple gunshots. Officers eventually found the teen suffering from ...

Family believes fatal shooting of driver was random act

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot while driving in St. Paul believes the shooting was a random act. Jeff Mintz, 55, called 911 Wednesday about 10 p.m. to report that he had been shot. Mintz died about two hours later at Regions Hospital. "There's nothing else that it ...

Family believes fatal shooting of driver was random act

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot while driving in St. Paul believes the shooting was a random act. Jeff Mintz, 55, called 911 Wednesday about 10 p.m. to report that he had been shot. Mintz died about two hours later at Regions Hospital. "There's nothing else that it ...

Teen stops domestic attack on mom, then is fatally stabbed

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — A teenage boy stepped in to save his mother from an attack by her husband, only to end up being fatally stabbed by the man, authorities said. Authorities are calling the teen a hero, noting that five younger children were hiding upstairs during the attack Tuesday and ...

Myon Burrell enjoys 1st days of freedom after prison release

By ROBIN MCDOWELL and MARGIE MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For nearly two decades, Myon Burrell had nothing but time. Locked up for life at 16 for a high-profile murder he swore he had nothing to do with, he was stuck in a tiny cell without even a window to watch the seasons ...

Minnesota’s 2nd vaccine shipment smaller than expected

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials said Friday that the state's second shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine next week will be thousands of doses fewer than initially anticipated. Several states were notified by ...

Driver dies after calling 911 to say he had been shot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man died early Thursday after calling 911 to report that he had been shot while driving down a main thoroughfare in St. Paul, according to police. The man made the call for help just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after driving down University Avenue and being struck in ...