Minnesota News

Duluth officer rescues 2-year-old girl from runaway van

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth police officer on his way to work has rescued a 2-year-old girl from a van that rolled down a hill and got stuck in trees. Officer Todd Simmons came upon the crash late Thursday afternoon. A mother was removing her twin girls from the van after a trip to the ...

Police shoot man in Woodbury after he tells 911 to kill him

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him. The Washington County sheriff's office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb. According to a news release, the man ...

Man, woman wounded in Minneapolis restaurant shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. The Star Tribune reports the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday on the rooftop of Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar. Police say a man and a woman suffered with noncritical ...

Authorities: 5 officers fired rifles in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say five police officers fired rifles following a standoff that left a 23-year-old man dead in a St. Paul suburb. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says in a statement Saturday that Isak Aden of Columbia Heights died July 2 of "multiple gunshot ...

Klobuchar’s plan would help Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It's an issue that's personal for the Minnesota senator, whose 91-year-old father is in a ...

2 top officials are leaving Minnesota’s largest state agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two of the top officials at Minnesota's largest state agency are leaving their jobs, and the department isn't saying why. Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey announced Thursday that Deputy Commissioners Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson are resigning in the coming ...

Brewery hits limit on growlers, spotlighting liquor law

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular North Shore brewery will soon have to stop selling growlers, and it's shining a light on Minnesota liquor laws. Castle Danger Brewery will have to stop selling the refillable jugs known as growlers in October. That's because state law blocks breweries that ...

Doughnuts with filling syringes nixed from Minnesota fair

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doughnuts with a side of syringes have been nixed from the Minnesota State Fair after the offering was roundly criticized. Last month fair officials announced the new foods that would be available at this year's event, including doughnut holes that came with three syringes ...

‘Endangered’ children from Tennessee located in Minnesota

WALKER, Minn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says three young children who were the subject of an Endangered Child Alert have been found in northern Minnesota. The bureau said Friday the children were found in Cass County with their non-custodial parents, who have been ...

Farmer in western Minnesota gets pinned under ATV, dies

MADISON, Minn. (AP) — A farmer in western Minnesota is dead after authorities say he became pinned under an ATV. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office says authorities were notified at 3 a.m. Friday that a farmer had been out spraying on an ATV and had not returned home. A search effort ...

Red Wing firefighters announce no confidence vote for chief

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — The union representing firefighters in Red Wing has announced a vote of no confidence in the city's fire chief. The union says Chief Shannon Draper was suspended after an April staff meeting in which he allegedly threatened employees and used profanity. Draper had ...

More than 170 ill after boating on Lake Minnetonka

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County officials say they still don't know why more than 170 people got sick after boating near Big Island in Lake Minnetonka last weekend. Officials have interviewed 225 people and have confirmed that 172 of them were near Big Island over the July Fourth holiday ...

Minnesota trooper charged with sexually assaulting girl

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state trooper is charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. The Dakota County Attorney's Office has charged 36-year-old Shawn Barta with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving the girl who authorities say is ...

Survivor describes Minnesota fatal medical helicopter crash

BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground. But the ...

Lottery ticket sold in Ramsey worth $21 million

RAMSEY, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a lottery ticket sold in Anoka County is worth more than $21 million. The Minnesota Lottery says the Lotto America ticket hit the jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. It was sold at a Holiday convenience store in Ramsey. If the winner chooses the $21.6 ...

Michigan man gets nearly 4 years for stalking in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Michigan man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for repeatedly stalking his ex-girlfriend in Minnesota. Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Shawn Thomason of Hazel Park, Michigan, devised a plan to digitally stalk, harm, and abduct his ...

Pilot dies in plane crash at airport in western Minnesota

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot has died in an ultra-light plane crash at a municipal airport in western Minnesota. The plane crashed after noon Thursday at Hawley Municipal Airport. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the pilot was the only person aboard and died at the ...

Taxpayers helped fund ‘Tonight Show’ broadcast in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers helped foot the bill when Jimmy Fallon broadcast "The Tonight Show" from Minneapolis as part of last year's Super Bowl festivities. The state paid $267,000 to the show through a rebate program, according to information Minnesota Public Radio News ...

West St. Paul man fatally shot, toddler OK

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Relatives say the man who was fatally shot at his apartment in West St. Paul was the father of a toddler who was not harmed in the shooting. Police say the man was shot Tuesday at the Oakdale Terrace apartment complex. Authorities say the man was found dead by a ...

In DWI case, lawyer is not a right if police have warrant

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suspected impaired driver does not have a limited right to get legal advice before deciding whether to submit to a blood test if police have a search warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But the decision was met with ...