MN State News

Truck driver charged in deaths of 2 women killed by boulder

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — Investigators say a man has been charged in the deaths of a mother and daughter who were killed when a boulder fell from the man's truck and smashed into their car in suburban St. Paul. Thirty-three-year-old Joseph Czeck (sek) was charged Friday with four felony counts ...

University of Minnesota Eric Kaler: ‘It’s time to go’

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said Friday he plans to step down next summer after eight years at the school's helm, a run that included holding down tuition increases and spending while raising billions of ...

Judge: No class-action status for ex-NHLer concussion case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her 46-page order on Friday, the first significant victory for the league in ...

Snyder wants to sue 3M to recoup costs of contamination

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota-based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing "significant costs" that will only rise ...

Teen fatally shot by deputies outside Minnesota home

By YOUSSEF RDDAD, Associated Press CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was reportedly suicidal and threatening his mother with knives and a baseball bat was fatally shot Friday by sheriff's deputies who were called to the family's home in suburban Minneapolis, investigators ...

It’s legal: Prison inmate vying for US Senate in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prison inmate serving a life term for two murders is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. And it's legal. Minnesota law bars inmates from running for state-level offices, but they can run for federal office. Leonard Richards is keenly aware of the loophole, and ...

Charges: Drunken Minnesota man let 1-year-old drive

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is accused of driving drunk and putting a 1-year-old boy behind the wheel of his SUV in a Minneapolis suburb. Thirty-one-year-old Domonic Green of Hopkins is charged with child endangerment and DWI in connection with the Saturday night incident. Both ...

Powerful storms cause floods and wash out Minnesota roads

MORA, Minn. (AP) — Powerful overnight storms dumped significant amounts of rain in northeast and east-central Minnesota, leading to floods and washed-out roads in some areas. The National Weather Service says 4 to 7 inches of rain fell by Thursday morning from the Lake Mille Lacs area ...

Meeting about Minneapolis police shooting ends abruptly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A community meeting to discuss the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police ended abruptly after his family members became angry. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans planned to speak Thursday about the death of 31-year-old Thurman ...

Body of Minneapolis man recovered in Boundary Waters

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The body of a Minneapolis man has been recovered from a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says 75-year-old Niles Richard Schulz was paddling on Sawbill Lake Tuesday when his canoe overturned. Officials say Schulz was not ...

Police ID suspected burglar, shop owner in deadly shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a suspected burglar, as well as the business owner who shot and killed him outside the business in southern Des Moines. Police say 37-year-old Amund Benjamin Haarstad, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was killed Wednesday morning at Kraft 5 Star ...

Woman dies in ATV crash in northern Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A woman has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Minnesota. Beltrami County authorities say the crash was reported Monday night northwest of Bemidji. Sheriff's deputies and a Minnesota state trooper arrived and found the woman dead. She is identified as ...

Minneapolis Park Police investigate after teens detained

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Park Police said Wednesday they are investigating after an apparently unfounded 911 call about an assault led officers to detain four unarmed black teenagers, and led one officer to point his gun at the boys. Park authorities said they were investigating the ...

Man pleads guilty in chase that ended in playground crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An unlicensed driver has pleaded guilty to fleeing police in a chase that ended with the man plowing into a Minneapolis playground and injuring three young siblings last month. Twenty-seven-year-old Kabaar Powell, of Richfield, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of ...

State agency head meets with community after police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Minnesota agency investigating the police shooting of a black man in Minneapolis is planning to speak at a community meeting. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans is expected to attend a Thursday night meeting and plans to ...

Searchers find body of St. Paul man in Crow Wing County lake

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 60-year-old St. Paul man from a lake in north-central Minnesota. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says the man was swimming near a pontoon with others on Adney Lake when he went under the water Sunday afternoon. Searchers ...

BCA head to meet with Minneapolis community after shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the state agency investigating the recent police shooting of a black man in north Minneapolis plans to speak at a community meeting this week. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans is expected to talk about how his agency ...

Talk show host, politician Barbara Carlson dies at 80

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Barbara Carlson, a former radio talk show host with a bold, unfiltered personality, has died at the age of 80. Carlson's daughter, Anne Carlson, said her mother died Monday surrounded by family and friends. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Anne Carlson told the ...

Minnesota starts seeking federal aid for storm response

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are seeking federal assistance to survey damage from flooding in hopes of getting federal aid. The state requested a damage assessment Monday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The request stems from heavy rain and storms in 36 Minnesota ...

Minnesota farm must stop interstate sales of medicated meat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal court has ordered the owners of a Minnesota farm to stop distributing adulterated meat in interstate commerce. According to a consent decree filed Monday, the Meech Dairy Farm in Sebeka is permanently barred from distributing meat that has been medicated with new ...