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Remains found in Wisconsin in ’82 ID’ed as Minnesota man

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Remains found in western Wisconsin in 1982 have been identified as those of a Minnesota man, authorities said Tuesday. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said the remains are those of Kraig King from White Bear Lake, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. On Sept. 21, ...

Southern Minnesota officer shot in head, ‘gravely injured’

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in southern Minnesota was gravely injured when he was shot in the head while responding to a report of a suspicious person, officials said Tuesday. Officer Arik Matson, 32, was shot at about 8 p.m. Monday in Waseca, and was taken by air to a hospital in ...

Corn spill forms smooth path on Minnesota railroad tracks

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Bushels and bushels of corn spilled from a freight train and formed a smooth, yellow path for more than a third of a mile on railroad tracks in a northern Minneapolis suburb. The spill happened in Crystal, Minnesota, on the Canadian Pacific line. The Star Tribune ...

Northern Minnesota county bans refugee resettlements

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota county on Tuesday night banned the resettlement of refugees within its boundaries, becoming the first in the state and the second in the nation to do so. By a 3-2 vote, the Beltrami County board of commissioners voted to deny consent to refugee ...

Man found incompetent in killing of St. Paul Good Samaritan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A court has found a man incompetent to stand trial in the shooting death of a St. Paul man who ran out of his home to respond to a multi-vehicle crash last September. According to court documents, Lionel Eaton, 27, was found incompetent due to mental illness. Eaton ...

Vet wants to be paid for long-term care of seized horses

SHERBURN, Minn. (AP) — A rural Minnesota veterinarian who has taken in dozens of miniature horses since they were seized because of maltreatment says she wants to be paid for caring for them for a year and a half. Shirley Kittleson says the bill for their care has topped $325,000. Kittleson ...

2 teens arrested, suspected of setting Walmart fire

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys are suspected of setting a fire at a Walmart store in Hutchinson that caused an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage, according to officials. Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson tells the Star Tribune detectives used the store's ...

Minneapolis to host Ski World Cup, prepares stockpiling snow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis is hosting this year's Cross Country Ski World Cup race and organizers are working to stockpile snow in case March weather doesn't provide its own. The world's top cross-country skiers will be competing on American snow for the first time since 2001, according ...

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 ...