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Security change may mean longer lines at Minneapolis airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A security change at the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could mean longer lines for passengers. Starting Monday, travelers who haven't qualified for TSA PreCheck or CLEAR PreCheck will be limited to using the north security checkpoint. The ...

The Latest: Omar disputes Netanyahu’s claims about itinerary

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel banning U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and fellow Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's planned tour, and subsequent reversal allowing Tlaib entry to West Bank for a family visit (all times local): 9:45 p.m. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota disputes Israeli Prime ...

Minnesota Jewish leaders criticize Israel for barring Omar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Jewish leaders are criticizing Israel for barring a visit by Democratic U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan over their support of a Palestinian-led boycott movement. U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, who has been critical of Omar for earlier ...

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US

NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients have likened onset of the illness to a heart ...

Minneapolis man charged in drive-by shooting that hurt girl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is charged in a drive-by shooting that injured a 5-year-old girl sleeping in her home. Twenty-seven-year-old Marquell Johnson was charged Thursday with dangerous weapons-drive by shooting. Johnson also is accused of possessing a firearm, which is he ...

Martial arts fighter injured during bout in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A martial arts fighter faces a long recovery after suffering a brain injury during a Minneapolis bout. Twenty-six-year-old Nate Kosberg was injured during his amateur muay Thai bout Saturday at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The Star Tribune reports he remains in ...

Israel bars US congresswomen – with a nudge from Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump's domestic fight against political rivals at home. The U.S. president ...

Wildlife managers object to Minnesota agency’s timber plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources leadership is mismanaging the upcoming timber harvest, according to state wildlife leaders. In a letter obtained by Minnesota Public Radio News , 28 DNR workers said the mishandling could risk altering state forest lands for ...

Legislators aim for common ground on Minnesota energy future

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota legislators have been talking about how to address the state's energy future after adjourning earlier this year without passing any major energy initiatives. Officials from both parties are trying to find ways to further cut emissions that contribute to ...

Minnesota high court rules against forced body cavity search

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned a man's drug conviction after concluding that a forced body cavity search violated his constitutional rights to dignity, personal privacy and bodily integrity. The court ruled Wednesday the search of Guntallwon Brown's rectum ...

Attorneys general sue over public benefit immigration rule

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys general in 13 states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that'll allow immigration officials to deny green cards to migrants who use public assistance, including food stamps or housing vouchers. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in ...

Sanders plans to bring presidential campaign to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to bring his Democratic presidential campaign to Minnesota this month. Details of Sanders' visit are still being worked out. Sanders won Minnesota's 2016 Democratic caucuses before the state switched to an open primary system. The Star ...

Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Minnesota on Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will visit Minnesota to host a town hall on Monday. Warren will appear at the Leonard Center Fieldhouse at Macalester College in St. Paul. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. and the event begins at 6:15 p.m. Tickets can be ...

Record use of solitary confinement in Minnesota last year

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A record number of Minnesota prison inmates were placed in solitary confinement last year. The Minnesota Department of Corrections housed inmates alone and away from other prisoners more than 8,000 times in 2018, which is an increase over previous years. While the ...

Hearing puts spotlight on troubled Minnesota state agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chair of a Minnesota Senate committee that oversees the Department of Human Services has told the agency's acting head that she or her successor need to figure out how they'll repay the federal government for $25 million in apparent overpayments to two tribes for ...

Man gets 25 years in 3-year-old boy’s beating death in Eagan

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The boyfriend of a Minnesota foster mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal beating of a 3-year-old boy in her care. Twenty-eight-year-old Charles Homich was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier to second-degree murder in the June 2017 ...

Demolition begins at historic church in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Demolition has begun at a historic church in St. Paul. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports an excavator began demolishing the former St. Andrew's Catholic Church in the Como Park neighborhood about noon Tuesday. Neighbors and preservationists had fought the ...

Lutheran Social Service chief to lead troubled state agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz named Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota chief executive Jodi Harpstead to take over the troubled Department of Human Services on Monday, choosing a leader with experience managing large organizations to replace his first choice who abruptly ...

Walz calls for legislative hearings on gun safety, insulin

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says he still wants Senate Republicans to hold hearings on Democratic proposals for gun control and emergency insulin supplies. The governor told reporters Monday he finds it "absolutely unacceptable" that none have been scheduled following the latest ...