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US military veteran sues after twice being denied a passport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man and military veteran whose request for a passport was denied twice is now asking a federal court to intervene and declare that he is a U.S. citizen, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The complaint, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of ...

Pence says US working ‘hour by hour’ on China trade deal

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working "literally hour by hour" to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed on a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. Flanked by farmers and ranchers invited to a ...

7 deer test positive for CWD at central Minnesota deer farm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials say seven deer tested positive for a fatal brain disease at a central Minnesota farm where a herd of whitetails was euthanized. But the Minnesota Board of Animal Health says officials found 13 decomposed deer at the Crow Wing County farm when they arrived to ...

Minneapolis leaders agree to mediation in police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis will work with a court-appointed mediator to try to resolve the lawsuit over the death of a black man who was shot by police in 2015, city leaders said Wednesday after a federal judge demanded answers about settlement negotiations. U.S. District ...

Disorderly conduct charge added against Minnesota lawmaker

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have added a disorderly conduct charge against a Minnesota lawmaker who allegedly scuffled with a guard at a hotel bar near the state Capitol before he was cited for trespassing for refusing to leave a nearby hospital. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ...

FBI: Material found in Minneapolis apartment could be ricin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A possible hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of a Minneapolis apartment complex and injured a University of Minnesota student could be ricin, the FBI said Wednesday. The bureau said that a preliminary test by the Minnesota Department of Health lab of the ...

Hopeful talk hits brick wall of reality in Capitol talks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hopeful talk about bipartisan cooperation at the Minnesota Legislature hit the brick wall of reality when Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and leaders for House Democrats and Senate Republicans broke off budget negotiations, leaving the two sides blaming each other Tuesday for ...

Deputy shoots, wounds man after altercation in Kensington

KENSINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man after an altercation with deputies. Three Douglas County deputies and a Grant County deputy were at the scene of the officer-involved shooting that happened just before 1 ...

Hazmat concern prompts evacuation near U of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if the deadly toxin ricin is the hazardous material that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people from an apartment complex near the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted that the evacuation Tuesday in the ...

Officers shoot, kill motorcyclist in Minnesota after chase

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — A motorcyclist who allegedly fled from police in northern Minnesota was shot and killed by officers who also struck him with a squad car. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office says 37-year-old Timothy Majchrzak was shot ...

Minnesota boy left in car for hours, dies; father charged

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Minnesota boy died after his father left him in a hot SUV for hours while he worked. The father, 26-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. The boy died Saturday in St. Paul. Authorities say ...

Governor, legislative leaders work to set budget targets

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and the top House and Senate leaders gathered Monday in hopes of agreeing on budget targets to guide negotiations for ending Minnesota's legislative session, saying their talks had been positive and respectful but that education and health and human ...

2019 brings a new mix to Minnesota’s big conference table

ST.PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's a new mix at Minnesota's big conference table for the always-contentious negotiations at the end of the legislative session over the big questions of taxes and spending. It's the first budget for Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, and Speaker Melissa Hortman's first as ...

St. Cloud prison fair helps inmates plan for their release

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Some St. Cloud inmates recently met with community groups to begin planning for their future outside of prison. The Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud held its release planning fair this week, the St. Cloud Times reported. It's the 10th year that the prison has ...

Minnesota lawmaker booked after clashes at hotel, hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state lawmaker Matt Grossell was arrested after he refused to leave a St. Paul hospital where he was taken after allegedly causing a ruckus at a hotel bar, police said Sunday. A release from police Sgt. Mike Ernster said that officers were called to the Best ...

Minnesota’s presidential primary may impact 2020 election

By GRETA KAUL of MinnPost. undefined MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Excitement over wide-open Republican and Democratic presidential primaries brought 320,000 Minnesotans, or about 8% of eligible voters, out to pick presidential candidates on a cold March night in 2016. Such a showing would be ...

Police in Minneapolis, St. Paul seek suspects in 2 killings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in St. Paul and Minneapolis are looking for suspects in separate shooting deaths in the last two days. St. Paul police say a man was killed in the parking lot of Johnny Baby's bar early Saturday, but only one person at the scene agreed to speak to officers. ...

Nonprofits see boarding house as affordable housing solution

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minnesota nonprofits are embracing communal housing as a way to address affordable housing shortages despite the model being long rejected as contributing to urban blight. Alliance Housing has been trying to get Minneapolis officials to rethink rooming houses as a ...

Hmong American nonprofit to bring more resources to St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The largest Hmong American nonprofit in the country is trying to bring job training, youth classrooms, childcare and even assisted living to St. Paul. The Hmong American Partnership plans to develop the projects at three sites in St. Paul around next year, the Pioneer ...

Some states seek to close loopholes in marital rape laws

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because ...