MN State News

Tractor driver dies after landing in pond

COOK, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a man has died after the tractor he was driving fell into a pond in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office got a call Sunday night about a skid steer tractor that landed in a man-made pond. Family members attempted to rescue ...

Man fatally shot near where brother was killed 2 years ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man fatally shot in north Minneapolis over the weekend lost his brother to gun violence just a block away two years ago. Community members held a vigil Sunday afternoon on a corner near where the brothers were killed to pray for an end to gun violence. The latest man to ...

Minnesota prisons resort to video for psychiatric care

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/07/22/prisons-resort-to-video-for-psychiatric-care undefined RUSH CITY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prisons are turning to telepsychiatry to provide inmates with mental health care. Telepsychiatry is the provision of psychiatric services via video conferencing ...

Minnesota deputy indicted in 2018 fatal shooting

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — In a rarity among law officers who kill someone in the line of duty, a grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a sheriff's deputy on a manslaughter charge in a man's fatal shooting last year. Washington County Deputy Brian Krook was indicted Friday on a charge of ...

Franken says he ‘absolutely’ regrets resigning from Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told The New Yorker magazine in a story published Monday that he "absolutely" regrets resigning from the Senate after several women accused him of unwanted kissing or touching. In the same article, seven current or former ...

St. Cloud police investigate shooting death of 24-year-old

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police are investigating the shooting death of a man in an alley following a fight at a party. Police say officers responded to a report of a person with a gun around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, then got a call that a person had been shot in a vehicle in the alley. ...

Angler’s body found in boat washed ashore on Mille Lacs Lake

ONAMIA, Minn. (AP) — Officials are investigating after an angler was found dead in his boat on the shore of Mille Lacs Lake. The Mille Lacs County sheriff's office says 59-year-old Daniel Gable, of Hastings, was reported missing by his wife around 11 p.m. Friday. She told deputies he had ...

Pedestrian who darted into Apple Valley traffic dies

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Police say a man has died after he unexpectedly darted into traffic near a busy intersection in Apple Valley and was struck by a vehicle. Thirty-seven-year-old Ian Micheal Rosch died early Friday at Hennepin County Medical Center. He was struck around 7 p.m. ...

Authorities investigate officer-involved shooting by Frazee

FRAZEE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a potentially suicidal man and a deputy were injured in an officer-involved shooting in northwestern Minnesota. The Becker County sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday that law enforcement responded to a 911 call around 10 p.m. Saturday at a ...

Inspector general says reservation hospital still struggles

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Indian Health Service made "significant improvements" at its hospital on the remote Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota after it abruptly closed its emergency department for several months a few years ago, but it continues to ...

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, ‘Send her back!’

By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born. The Democratic legislator spoke in ...

‘Go back’? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow ...

Man arrested in woman’s death in St. Paul; children unharmed

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police made what they described as a "gut-wrenching discovery" when they found a woman apparently deceased in her home, while two children appeared to be unharmed in another room. A Minneapolis man was arrested Saturday morning and police say he is being held ...

3 people die in Wisconsin crash; officials probe stop sign

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Three people are dead after a crash in western Wisconsin and authorities are investigating whether a fallen stop sign may be a factor. The crash happened Friday night when a Minnesota man who was heading north on County Road T drove into the intersection at state ...

DNR: Noticeable increase in loon deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota conservation officials say there's a small, but noticeable increase in loon deaths and the likely cause is West Nile virus. The Department of Natural Resources says the virus was confirmed as the cause of death in two of three loons from northeastern ...

Top staffer resigns from Corrections Department amid probe

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top administrator has resigned from the Minnesota Department of Corrections amid an investigation into unspecified complaints. Sarah Walker resigned Friday as deputy commissioner of the department. The Star Tribune reported that Republican Rep. Marion O'Neill filed ...

Twin Metals plans dry storage for waste at mine near Ely

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The developers of a proposed copper-nickel mine on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness said Thursday they plan to use a potentially safer dry method of storing mine waste instead of the kind of wet tailings pond more common in the industry. Twin ...

Coleman says lung cancer surgery was a success

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says all visible traces of cancer have been removed from his lung during a seven-hour surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that the cancer "was more invasive than seen in earlier scans." Coleman praised ...

5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy ...

House proposal would force disclosures of terror watchlist

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The House has adopted a proposal from Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar that would force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI's watchlist of more than 1 million individuals ...