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Minnesota halts COVID-19 study after reports of intimidation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out ...

Minnesota man sentenced for crash that killed two women

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced in connection with a July 4 crash that killed two women in western Montana. Mason David Drake received a 40-year sentence with 20 years suspended on Thursday for his role in the deaths. Drake entered into a plea deal with ...

Trump to return to Minnesota for Duluth rally on Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign in Duluth on Wednesday, his campaign announced Friday, marking his third visit to the key swing state of Minnesota in recent weeks. The campaign said Trump will speak at a Make America Great Again rally at the Duluth International ...

Pence, Ivanka visit salon damaged by Minneapolis unrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump made an unannounced stop Thursday at a hair salon left in rubble by the violence that followed George Floyd's death, part of a campaign visit aimed at driving home President Donald Trump's law-and-order message in a key swing ...

Minneapolis boy charged in shooting death of campaign worker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Minneapolis teenager in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday. Jomoy Lee, 17, is charged with second degree murder, ...

2 injured by police projectiles during unrest suing city

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men injured by police during violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are suing the city, its police chief and unnamed officers. Soren Stevenson, 25, lost his left eye after he was shot by police with a projectile in the days following Floyd's ...

Walz wonders about ‘more bipartisan approach’ to COVID-19

ST. PAUL, MInn. (AP) — Six months after declaring a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz believes the steps he took saved lives but acknowledges that if he had known earlier in the crisis what he knows now, he would have done some things differently. For ...

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Police in the Twin Cities metro are looking for the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian. The victim was killed Saturday night while walking along a street in Maplewood. Police Lt. Brian Bierdeman said Sunday low lighting and a wooded driveway may have ...

Couple killed when motorcycle rear-ended by pickup truck

CLOVER TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Two people are dead after a teenage driver crashed into the back of their motorcycle in Pine County. The Minnesota State Patrol said 66-year-old Jerry McDowell and 61-year-old Sharon McDowell, of Pine City, died at the scene of the crash on Highway 48 in Clover ...

Authorities identify third victim in Cessna plane crash

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the third victim who died when a single-engine plane crashed into a quarry lake in Washington County on Sept. 13. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Monday said 30-year-old Grace Addae, of Eden Prairie, was aboard the ...

Minneapolis boy charged in shooting death of campaign worker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Minneapolis teenager in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday. Jomoy Lee, 17, is charged with second degree murder, ...

New Minneapolis council member gives voice to diverse ward

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Before he became Minneapolis' newest City Council member, Jamal Osman taught a mental health first aid course designed to help people in crisis. Among his students over 3 1/2 years: police officers. The work gave Osman a unique perspective in a city where many are still ...

Minnesota goes over 90,000 in positive tests for COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported that the state has topped more than 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began. The state confirmed 1,318 new cases in the last day, lifting the total to 90,017, and two new deaths due to complications from the ...

Police arrest man who stole houseboat moored in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a hooded man stole a houseboat moored off an island along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis Sunday morning before he was arrested at shore. The boat was tied up off Nicollet Island along the river across from downtown, where it was stolen around 10:30 ...

Kepler homers and Twins beat Cubs and Darvish 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered, José Berríos threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Sunday night. Kepler had three hits and Josh Donaldson added two for the Twins, who took two of three from the NL Central-leading Cubs. After ...

Bodies of all 3 plane crash victims recovered from quarry

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of all three victims on board a single-engine plane that crashed last weekend have been recovered from a water-filled quarry in Washington County, sheriff's officials said Friday. The third victim was recovered Thursday night, authorities ...

Armed residents confront COVID-19 testing team in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A team of health workers conducting random COVID-19 testing was recently confronted by armed residents in a Minnesota neighborhood, though state officials have not said when or where the incident occurred. Health officials have been doing random testing of households in ...

Minnesota begins early voting as candidates visit the state

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The battleground state of Minnesota began voting in the presidential election on Friday as polling stations opened in every county and local officials began mailing out huge piles of absentee ballots to make voting safer amid the ...

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in ...

Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign worker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Thursday said they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate. The man was arrested in Plymouth after trying to elude police, they said. His identity wasn't ...