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U’s School of Architecture works to address racial justice

By KATELYN VUE Minnesota Daily MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Less than two weeks into her position as a new professor and head of the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture, Jennifer Yoos released a statement with a list of action items to address racial and spatial justice. This came after ...

Crowds attend rodeo, despite orders limiting spectators

EFFIE, Minn. (AP) — Thousands showed up for what is known as Minnesota's largest outdoor rodeo, packing the stands for the three-day event despite orders to limit crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Department of Health and the state Attorney General's Office imposed a ...

Businesses burned in Floyd upheaval weigh next steps

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charred piles of rubble remain in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood where rioters torched businesses following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Buildings that were set on fire have been razed by the city using emergency funds. Now, the owners of the burned ...

Minnesota virus cases up; other metrics level

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reported another 650 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, continuing a swing upward in the rolling average even as hospitalizations and deaths have remained lower than prior levels. The state reported two deaths, both people age 70 or older and both ...

Minnesota woman creates life-sized Monopoly game board

By ANGIE RIEBE Mesabi Tribune VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — You could say Diana Brennan is a Monopoly fanatic. Childhood board games lasted neither hours nor days but a month at time, she said on a recent afternoon at her Virginia home. Today Brennan has a collection of Monopoly boards, including ...

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking this year's Black Friday ...

Prosecutors want no audio-visual coverage of cops’ trials

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the cases against four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd said Monday that they do not want audio or visual coverage of the trials, but they did not provide a reason. Derek Chauvin and three other former officers are ...

Son of Big Lake city councilwoman charged with killing her

BIG LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of a Big Lake city councilwoman is charged with killing her. Eric Jordahl of Big Lake was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Rose Johnson. A judge set Jordahl's bail at $1 million, with ...

3-year-old child dies after being pulled from Minnesota lake

ASHBY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child has died after being pulled from a lake last week. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office got a report Friday that the child had been pulled from the water unconscious at the Eagle Lake public swimming area. People ...

Feds launch Minnesota office on missing Indigenous cases

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visited a Minneapolis suburb on Monday to open an office dedicated to investigating cold cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous peoples. The new office in ...

Storm dumps up to 8 inches of rain in southern Minnesota

HENDERSON, Minn. (AP) — A storm has dumped up to 8 inches of rain in southern Minnesota and flooded some roads. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports Highway 93 near the Minnesota River was closed Sunday morning between Henderson and Highway 169. The Star Tribune reports flash ...

Minnesota reports 871 new confirmed COVID cases, 3 deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 871 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the fourth straight day the state has reported more than 700 new cases. The spike in new daily cases was one of the largest in Minnesota since May, the Star Tribune reported. But the ...

Couple wears swastika masks in Minnesota Walmart

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — A couple in Minnesota wore red face masks emblazoned with swastikas to a Walmart in a video posted on social media. Police were called Saturday to the Walmart in Marshall, in the southwest part of the state, on a report that two shoppers were wearing the mask with the ...

Man accused of killing his mother in Sherburne County

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — The adult son of a woman found dead in Sherburne County has been arrested in her death. The 20-year-old man has been booked into the county jail on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder, according to officials. The Big Lake man is accused of killing his ...

Body of boy recovered from Mississippi River in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County sheriff's deputies have recovered the body of a missing child from the Mississippi River. Searchers have been looking for the 11-year-old boy since Tuesday when he went under water in the river and failed to surface at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. ...

South Dakota man charged in 1974 slaying in Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar ...

Minnesota sees return of vaping-related lung injuries

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials warned Friday of a possible resurgence of lung injuries related to vaping, saying they've had 11 reported cases in the past two months. The state Health Department asked medical providers to watch for additional cases. Officials also said the ...

Testing supply chain in Minnesota re-emerges as concern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are concerned about renewed pressure on the testing supply chain, which could affect the state's response to a recent growth in cases and plans to continue to ramp up testing. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said during a press call Friday that ...

Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to shift police media duties from the Police Department to city staff in what one council member called a move to improve trust, amid calls for changes in policing after George Floyd's death. The ...

BCA identifies Crystal officer injured after pursuit

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified a Crystal police officer who fired her weapon while she was being injured during a vehicle chase last week. The BCA said Wednesday that Jessica Donahue is a 19-year veteran of Crystal Police Department. ...