MN State News

Ex-Minneapolis officer sentenced to workhouse for assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who kicked a man in the face while on duty will serve six months in the workhouse. Christopher Reiter also was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation, stripped of his officer's license and ordered to take anger management ...

Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota announced restrictions Tuesday on how farmers can use the herbicide dicamba in 2018, responding to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture set a June 20 cutoff date for ...

2 men rescued after falling through ice in NE Minnesota

EVELETH, Minn. (AP) — Crews have rescued two men who fell through the ice on a lake south of Eveleth on northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range. First responders arrived Monday to find the men clinging onto the ice in a large area of open water. The men, both from the town of Iron, were taken by ...

Charges: Minnesota suspect fired fatal shot during robbery

WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a St. Cloud man jailed in North Dakota with murder in a fatal shooting at an apartment in central Minnesota. Twenty-year-old Desmond Ormandy Barzey was charged Monday in Stearns County with unintentional second-degree murder as well as ...

Survey finds medications accumulating in Minnesota lakes

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Scientists have found that medications are making their way through Minnesota's wastewater systems and accumulating in lake bottoms. University of Minnesota professor Bill Arnold said a survey of Lake Pepin, Lake Winona in Alexandria and the Duluth harbor found 10 of 19 ...

Suspect arrested in ND after fatal Minnesota shooting

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in North Dakota are holding a 20-year-old man after another man was fatally shot at an apartment in central Minnesota. Police say the shooting happened in Waite Park near St. Cloud. The victim was shot in the upper body. Friends brought the unconscious man ...

Head-on crash kills 3 in SW Minnesota, including 1-year-old

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says a head-on crash in southwestern Minnesota has killed three people, including a toddler. Authorities say 34-year-old Shaunna Kraft of Lakefield was trying to pass another vehicle on a bridge on Highway 71 when she collided head-on with a ...

Chicago police: Minnesota couple made false robbery report

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a man and woman from suburban Minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items. Authorities said Saturday 27-year-old Katie Mager of Apple Valley and 27-year-old Ryan Reiersgaard of Burnsville each face ...

Towns scores 28, Timberwolves hold off Mavericks 97-92

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, Jimmy Butler scored 10 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 97-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Towns added 12 rebounds, including four on the offensive end, for his NBA-leading ...

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jonathan Stewart seems determined that nobody is going to write the epitaph on his NFL career just yet. The Panthers 30-year-old running back and all-time leading rusher has played 129 games in his NFL career, but had never run for more than two touchdowns in a ...

Minnesota researchers create Alzheimer’s detection device

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers have created new technology aimed at making it easier to detect the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the Center for Drug Design used a camera to gather images of light interacting with the retina, which can catch ...

Remains of Minnesota WWII sailor to be laid to rest in May

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The remains of a southern Minnesota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than seven decades after his death. Radioman 2nd Class Quentin Gifford, 22, was on the USS Oklahoma when it was capsized by torpedoes in December 1941, The Mankato Free Press ...

Minnesota school official suspended for handcuffing student

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul Public Schools assistant principal who had a middle school student handcuffed for being disruptive received a three-day suspension without pay. The disciplinary letter signed by the assistant school superintendent says Gene Ward Jr. showed "extremely poor ...

Dems mourn Franken’s demise but see a 2018 election benefit

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week of resignations on Capitol Hill. But Democrats say the way they're handling the sexual misconduct issue will give them a valuable weapon for next year's congressional ...

Minnesota parolee convicted of killing woman in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man released on parole for a Minnesota slaying has been convicted of fatally shooting an Omaha woman and injuring her fiance. On Thursday a Douglas County jury found 32-year-old Tyeric Lessley guilty of first-degree murder and four other crimes. Prosecutors say he killed ...

Woman attacked by police dog files lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a police dog is suing a St. Paul officer who handles the canine. A lawsuit filed by Desiree Collins alleges Officer Thaddeus Schmidt had the dog on a 20-foot leash as he searched for two burglary suspects. Collins was taking out her trash in ...

Students suing Minnesota high school over free speech rights

EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Five Minnesota high school students who are members of a conservative club say their free speech rights were violated when the school ended its sponsorship over the group's criticism of a student protest. Members of the Edina High School Young Conservatives Club and their ...

Officials have more work ahead on Enbridge pipeline review

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials need to do more work on the environmental review of Enbridge Energy's proposed replacement for its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmental and tribal groups. The Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 ...

Husband of day care provider charged with sexual assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say the husband of a Twin Cities-based home day care provider is accused of sexually assaulting three children. Forty-four-year-old Edgar Noe Lopez-Monter, of Roseville, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Court documents show that police ...

Dems mourn Franken’s demise but see a 2018 election benefit

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week of resignations on Capitol Hill. But Democrats say the way they're handling the sexual misconduct issue will give them a valuable weapon for next year's congressional ...