MN State News

Man drowns in Maple Grove lake after police pursuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say man drowned in a Maple Grove lake after ditching his car and entering the water to try to flee police. The Star Tribune reports the man's body was found in Cedar Island Lake around 5 a.m. Friday. His name has not been released. Authorities say officers ...

12 suffer minor injuries when vehicle slams into building

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say 12 people suffered minor injuries when a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building on the city's north side. The Star Tribune reports the crash happened about 9:30 p.m. at a six-unit, two-story brick building at the intersection of N. Lowry and ...

Toddler killed, girl injured in Itasca County crash

NASHWAUK, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says a 2-year-old boy in a stroller was killed and a teenager pushing him was injured when a pickup truck veered onto the shoulder of a highway in northeastern Minnesota and struck them and then fled. The 16-year-old girl was pushing the stroller along ...

Fatal drunken driving crash results in 7½ years in prison

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to 7½ years in prison for driving drunk and causing a fatal crash in northeastern Wisconsin. Twenty-seven-year-old Kelly Crispin, of St. Paul, was behind the wheel when she struck on oncoming vehicle in Oconto County last September, ...

Klobuchar says she has qualified for next Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she has qualified to participate in the third Democratic presidential debate next month in Houston. The Minnesota senator's presidential campaign announced Friday it has amassed 130,000 individual donors, one of the two ...

Marine charged with fatally shooting fellow Marine in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Marine now faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a fellow Marine inside their barracks on Capitol Hill. News outlets report Lance Cpl. Andrew Johnson is accused of shooting 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia in the head on New Year's Day. He's also charged ...

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony moved to rehab

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who survived being thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota in April says he finally has been moved out of intensive care and into a rehabilitation program. The boy, identified only as Landen, has been at ...

Chief: Minneapolis cops shot, killed man after confrontation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police officers fatally shot an armed man on Friday while responding to a reported domestic attack in which a woman had been shot and wounded, authorities said. The officers received a report shortly before 3 a.m. that someone had been shot and was lying in the ...

Minnesota county to be state’s 1st to use 911 video chat

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A county in northwest Minnesota is about to become the first in the state to let cellphone callers stream live video and audio to dispatchers when they call 911 for help. Ray Kuznia, sheriff of Pennington County, said that the technology will be implemented later in ...

Patrol: 6 killed in wrong-way crash on Minnesota interstate

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) — A wrong-way highway crash killed six people in southeastern Minnesota on Friday, including three family members from Wisconsin. A Ford Focus was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 when it collided with a westbound Chrysler Sebring at around 1:30 ...

ACLU concerned about surveillance balloons over Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it's concerned about a report that the U.S. military is using high-altitude balloons to conduct surveillance tests in six Midwestern states. The Guardian reports that up to 25 balloons are being ...

Pickup driver dies in collision with train near Perham

PERHAM, Minn. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has died in a collision with a freight train in western Minnesota. Otter Tail County authorities say the man was driving a pickup that collided Thursday morning with an eastbound train at a crossing controlled by a stop sign west of Perham. The driver ...

Minnesotans question, praise Trump drug import plan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents and lawmakers are praising and questioning the Trump administration's plan to allow the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, signaling a continuing divide over high prices for life-sustaining medications. The proposal announced ...

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on Minneapolis school

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted on a Minneapolis school. The vandalism happened at Lake Harriet Community School's Upper Campus in southwest Minneapolis. Photos posted online showed a swastika spray-painted on a school door along ...

Human Rights takes action in 2 sex assault, harassment cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced developments Thursday in two cases involving the sexual assault or harassment of minors — and those who allegedly failed to protect them. The human rights department said it settled a lawsuit with Ramsey County ...

Report: Minnesota agency overpaid 2 tribes more than $25M

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Human Services overpaid two American Indian tribes more than $25 million for substance abuse treatments covered by Medicaid, bringing more scrutiny to the embattled agency, a newspaper reported Thursday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported ...

About 200 block traffic to protest ICE policies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 200 people protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies blocked traffic near a Twin Cities federal building at Fort Snelling. The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building houses an immigration court sometimes referred to as "deportation court." Demonstrators ...

Ex-leaders of Minnesota city charged in clash with publisher

TOWER, Minn. (AP) — Two former officials in the northern Minnesota city of Tower are charged with criminal misconduct for allegedly trying to oust a newspaper publisher from a city agency. Ex-Mayor Joshua Carlson and former City Clerk-Treasurer Linda Keith allegedly tried to remove Timberjay ...

Pilot suspected of drinking arrested at Minnesota airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of drinking before his flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been arrested. A report by airport police says the pilot had an "alcoholic container" in his possession and was suspected of being impaired. He was scheduled ...

Court dismisses ex-Viking Noga’s concussion claim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has dismissed former Vikings defensive lineman Al Noga's claim that his dementia is related to concussions he suffered during his playing years with the NFL team. In a unanimous decision, the high court on Wednesday threw out Noga's workers' ...