MN State News

911 caller felt unsafe before Minneapolis police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 911 caller who reported a man firing a gun in a north Minneapolis neighborhood urged a dispatcher to hurry officers to the scene minutes before the man was killed by police, a transcript released Monday showed. The unidentified caller told the dispatcher that the man, ...

University of Minnesota to open new history museum facility

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota will soon open its new $79 million facility for its natural history museum. The Bell Museum of Natural History has more than 100 displays at its new facility on the university's St. Paul campus, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The ...

University of Minnesota to get new $2M MRI machine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will receive a third magnetic resonance imaging machine to meet high demand and reduce wait times. The Board of Regents approved the $2 million MRI machine this month, Minnesota Daily reported . Construction will begin this summer and the ...

Minnesota DNR blames illegal goldfish release for dead carp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota conservation officials are blaming the illegal introduction of nonnative ornamental goldfish for large numbers of dead carp washing up on a lakeshore south of the Minneapolis area. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a virus from the koi goldfish ...

New Wild GM Fenton opens free agency with expected tweaks

When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed general managers this spring, he was adamant about the strength of a roster he believed only needed some tweaking and not a total overhaul. New GM Paul Fenton took the Wild into the first day of free agency by making several of those minor ...

Minnesota humane society tests group habitat for dogs

By NANCY YANG, Minnesota Public Radio GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Picture an animal shelter — any animal shelter. Chances are you're imagining a room full of animals, each housed individually in their own kennels. It's loud — dogs are barking — and there are a lot of people coming in ...

Minnesota man selling collection of 70,000 golf balls

By BOYD HUPPERT, KARE-TV ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — If you've ever wanted to own one of the world's largest collections of golf balls, start teeing up. A Rochester man who's amassed roughly 70,000 unique golf balls, is ready to part with them. "I don't want any of the money," 90-year-old RJ ...

UMN faculty attend German energy sustainability seminar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota faculty members recently went to Germany as part of a sustainable energy partnership between the university's Institute on the Environment and the German government. Faculty went to participate on a seminar regarding Germany's plan for transitioning ...

Volunteers work to recycle wheelchairs

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The World Health Organization has estimated that there are 65 million people worldwide that need a wheelchair because of a disability but don't have one. Gregg Olson of Mankato is one of a couple dozen volunteers in Minnesota working to change that need, The Free Press ...

Minnesota man dies after reported electrocution accident

ORR, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a Minnesota man has died after reportedly being electrocuted in an industrial accident. Officials say the agency received a report Friday evening that the 33-year-old man had been electrocuted while trying to fix a power outage ...

Thousands in Minneapolis protest Trump immigration policies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people are rallying in downtown Minneapolis to protest U.S. immigration policies as demonstrations are held nationwide. The Star Tribune reports that marchers poured into the Minneapolis Convention Center area Saturday afternoon with signs protesting the Trump ...

Married couple killed in hit-and-run in Eagan; man arrested

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A married couple out for an evening walk were struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Eagan. Authorities say a 36-year-old man was arrested early Friday. The crash happened Thursday night, near a strip mall. Authorities arrived to find the 74-year-old man and ...

Enbridge: On track to put new Line 3 into service next year

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fresh off approval by Minnesota regulators, officials with Enbridge Energy said Friday they're on track to finish construction and put the company's disputed Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline into service in the second half of next ...

Duluth resists taking back officer with history of force

By YOUSSEF RDDAD, Associated Press Officials in the northeastern Minnesota city of Duluth said Friday they want to block a police officer with a history excessive force complaints from returning to his job after releasing body camera video showed him dragging a handcuffed man "like a dog" ...

Plan to save algae-plagued lake draws contrasting opinions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plan to save an algae-plagued lake near St. Cloud has drawn both optimism and opposition. The agency plans to drop Little Rock Lake's level by 3 feet (0.91 meters) over three days on Aug. 1, Minnesota Public Radio News ...

8, including state senator, arrested at immigration protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight protesters, including a Minnesota state senator, were arrested after demonstrating against a company they say is profiting off of migrant detention centers. Minneapolis Democratic Sen. Patricia Torres Ray was among about 100 protesters who demonstrated in front of ...

Another motorcycle maker considers moving output overseas

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota-based company said on Friday that it is considering moving production of some motorcycles out of the country because of European tariffs, just days after Harley-Davidson announced a similar move A spokeswoman for Polaris Industries acknowledged that the ...

Minneapolis cops involved in shooting had prior awards

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man in Minneapolis both served in the military and have been recognized numerous times for their work as police officers, according to redacted personnel files released Friday by ...

Questions and answers on Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 proposal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission has approved Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing a deteriorating oil pipeline despite strong opposition from Native American and climate change activists. But the fight is still likely to end up in court. Here are some ...

9-year-old Moorhead girl drowns at Buffalo River State Park

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a 9-year-old girl who was participating in a police summer youth program has drowned in a swimming area at Buffalo River State Park in Clay County. Emergency responders were called to park about 4 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a child who had been pulled ...