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MN State News

Police: Man dies day after being shot in north Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a man has died a day after being shot on the city's north side. The Star Tribune reports officers were called Saturday afternoon about a man who crashed his car after being shot. Police arrived and found a man in his 30s suffering from a gunshot ...

1 person dies in house fire in Red Wing

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — One person is dead after a residential fire in Red Wing. Firefighters were called Sunday morning and were told the home might still be occupied. Crews arrived and were met with fire at the front porch and in the living room with heavy smoke throughout the first and ...

Minneapolis church votes to remove Thanksgiving embroidery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a Minneapolis church have voted to remove an embroidery depicting the first Thanksgiving and a slave ship. Leaders of Plymouth Congregational Church deemed the massive embroidery "disturbing and hurtful." A group of church members had proposed an alternative ...

Minnesota DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Lake of the Woods

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zebra mussel larvae have been detected in Lake of the Woods at the northern tip of Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources says samples from one of three sites contained a substantial number of larvae, which can be a sign that adult zebra mussels are reproducing ...

Layoffs announced at 2 US Steel mines on Iron Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Steel has eliminated several nonunion management jobs at two Iron Range mines as part of cost-cutting efforts, citing "challenging market conditions." The cuts announced Friday affect the Minntac mine in Mountain Iron and the Keetac mine in Keewatin. About 30 ...

Minnesota retail pharmacies to close as industry shrinks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota health care provider's plan to close its mail-order pharmacy business and 30 retail pharmacies underscores a troubling trend for the industry, with one organization predicting more than half the nation's pharmacies could shutter in the next two ...

Student charged with assault in Bloomington school stabbing

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old student at Bloomington Jefferson High School is charged with second-degree assault for stabbing another student multiple times. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says a juvenile petition alleges the girl stabbed another female student six times ...

Rider cited for watercraft jump over road in YouTube stunt

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations — the equivalent of traffic tickets — ...

Walz heads to Fergus Falls for annual Governor’s Deer Opener

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz heads to Fergus Falls for the 17th annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener. Walz will speak at the Big Buck Brunch on Friday to kick off the event. He will meet later with local fourth and fifth graders to talk about the importance of outdoor ...

In New Hampshire, Klobuchar sees hope in election results

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Tuesday's election results across the country give her confidence as she officially signs up for New Hampshire's 2020 presidential primary. Klobuchar told supporters Wednesday that "democracy is really hitting back in a good way" and ...

Records show state agency broke law 200 times over past year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Public records show the Minnesota Department of Human Services violated state law more than 200 times over the past year as it awarded $52 million in contracts and grant commitments without proper documentation, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday. The records obtained by ...

Minnesota researchers to amass spleens as deer season begins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota wildlife researchers will be collecting deer spleens this weekend as the state's main deer hunting season begins. The Department of Natural Resources' researchers are hoping to harvest at least 800 of the organs from whitetail deer killed by hunters for a ...

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crime

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug’s legalization for recreational use. Seven ...

Police: No charges after Minnesota school marked by swastika

EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer photographed the graffiti and ...

1 dead in crash on Minnesota Iron Range mine road

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — One person is dead after a crash on a mine road on northern Minnesota's Iron Range. The city of Virginia Fire Department was called Tuesday morning to the crash on a haul road in ArcelorMittal's Minorca mine. Fire Battalion Chief Erik Jonassen tells the Mesabi Daily ...

Minneapolis man charged with absentee ballot fraud

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Minneapolis man with 13 felony counts of voting fraud. Abdihakim Amin Essa allegedly signed as witness for 13 people casting absentee ballots last year when he was not authorized to do so. A criminal complaint told ...

US Rep. Ilhan Omar divorces husband in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown" in their marriage. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says ...

Minnesota bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota bishop who's the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation said in sworn testimony released Tuesday that he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that ...

Mille Lacs walleye anglers can keep 1 fish this winter

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be allowed to keep one walleye this winter for the fourth season in a row. The Department of Natural Resources announced winter regulations for Mille Lacs on Monday. Similar with last winter, anglers can keep one walleye starting ...

DNR finds more carcass disposal bins as deer season nears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After one hauler backed out, Minnesota wildlife managers said Monday they're close to rounding up enough trash bins to safely dispose of deer carcasses as they try to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. Waste Management recently decided not to accept carcasses that ...