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Court rejects Minnesota’s renewal of US Steel mine permit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision by state regulators to renew a wastewater discharge permit for U.S. Steel's giant Minntac iron ore mine in the northeast of the state. The court sent the dispute back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for ...

No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy's aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the ...

Minnesota deputy says man aimed gun at him before shooting

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy who faces trial in the April 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man says he had no choice but to shoot because he saw the man aim a gun at him and another deputy. Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Krook is charged with second-degree ...

Woman, boy hurt in car-train crash in northeast Minnesota

ESKO, Minn. (AP) — A woman and a boy were hurt in a collision between a car and a train in northeastern Minnesota. Carlton County dispatchers got a report of the crash at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Thomson Township. A 41-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy from Thomson Township were injured. ...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in ...

60-year-old St. Paul man dies in crash in northern Minnesota

BENA, Minn. (AP) — A 60-year-old St. Paul man was killed when his pickup rolled in northern Minnesota. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said the crash was reported early Saturday on a county road a mile south of Bena. Deputies arrived and found that a Chevrolet Silverado had left the roadway, ...

Pedestrian struck, killed in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in St. Paul at dusk Thursday, police said. The woman was killed just after 5 p.m. near an intersection in the city's Greater East Side neighborhood. Several people called 911 to report the crash. First ...

Woman: Drugs found in Nebraska traffic were birthday gift

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A pair from Minnesota face felony drugs charges after a traffic stop in Nebraska turned up more than 2 pounds (0.91 kilograms) of marijuana, several packages of THC concentrate wax, vape pen cartridges and concentrated marijuana edibles. The Nebraska State Patrol says a ...

Duluth man sentenced to 6 1/2 years in fatal hit-run

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash. Stanley Brown was sentenced on Thursday for the death of an Esko man, Peter Seppanen. He was riding his motorcycle in Duluth last May when he was struck and killed. Stanley originally ...

Charges considered in apparent overdose death of 10-year-old

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is reviewing possible charges in the apparent overdose death of a 10-year-old girl in Minneapolis. Officers were dispatched to a south side home Nov. 21 on a report of a child who was choking, according to a police report. Firefighters ...

Brainerd man charged after killing bear in Red Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brainerd man was charged Friday with federal misdemeanor counts of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after he allegedly shot and killed a bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, sawed off the bear's head, and left most of the carcass behind. The U.S. ...

Klobuchar gaining traction in Iowa with Midwest sensibility

By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Quick with a joke and unsparing in her mockery of President Donald Trump, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Midwest sensibility show signs of gaining traction in Iowa, her neighboring state and where her presidential ambitions ...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the work of determining why the Black Hawk ...

Central Minnesota man dies when grain wagon overturns

ALBANY, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota man has died in a farm accident. Stearns County authorities said the man was found unresponsive under an overturned gravity box grain wagon on Wednesday night. A family member found Daniel Wielenberg, 52, of Albany under the gravity box. A skid steer ...

Truck driver dies in collision with train in NE Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A commercial truck driver has died in a collision with a freight train in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Adam Newton, 40, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, died Wednesday at the scene of the crash in McDavitt Township, northwest of ...

Projected $1.3B surplus sets up Minnesota budget debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota budget officials projected a $1.332 billion surplus in the current two-year budget period on Thursday, setting up contentious debates for the 2020 legislative session on whether to save the extra money or spend it, possibly to cover tax cuts. Budget ...

‘Devastated’: 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were ...

Florida Republican: ‘We should hang’ treasonous Democrats

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Local and national GOP leaders distanced themselves Wednesday from a Florida congressional candidate who sent a fundraising letter stating that "anti-American radical Democrats" should be hung for treason. George Buck, one of six Republican primary candidates for ...

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis ...

ACLU sues St. Paul, saying police refused to provide data

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of St. Paul on Wednesday, saying the police department has improperly withheld public data about its policing activities in the community. The lawsuit says that although Mayor Melvin Carter and ...