MN State News

MPR to sell theater where Keillor’s ‘Prairie Home’ was based

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" was based. MPR President and CEO John McTaggart announced Wednesday that the radio network is selling the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to ...

Death of 5-week-old Duluth boy ruled homicide

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled the death of a 5-week-old Duluth boy this summer a homicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office says Jamal Trey Chaterlays-Simpson died from head trauma. According to the report, the boy was injured in Duluth and died Aug. 10 at a ...

Fargo police: Officer shot at Minnesota man who pointed gun

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man is jailed after police say he pointed a handgun at a Fargo officer who then fired shots at him. Deputy Fargo Police Chief Joe Anderson says the officer was trying to question the 32-year-old Moorhead man about a stolen bicycle late Wednesday morning. ...

Minnesota frozen food company recalls pork, chicken products

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The Agriculture Department said in a release ...

Minnesota woman hopes to solve class ring mystery

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is trying to solve the mystery of a 1955 class ring found along a gravel road near Sargeant in Mower County. Barb Nelson spotted the ring in 1973 while riding a horse over to her neighbor's house, The Post Bulletin reported . "I was walking slow, ...

University of Minnesota exhibit focuses on water

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new, traveling exhibit hosted by the University of Minnesota showcases the stories and relationships Minnesota residents have with water. The We Are Water MN exhibit recently opened at the university's Institute on the Environment on the St. Paul campus, The Minnesota ...

Iowa-based Hy-Vee recalls several products

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hy-Vee has recalled six meat and potato products for possible salmonella and listeria contamination. The company says the potential danger was discovered when McCain Foods, a Hy-Vee supplier, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted ...

Teen found dead at Northern State died of heart defect

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The mother of a Minnesota teen found dead in his dorm room at Northern State University in South Dakota says her son died of an undetected heart defect. Eighteen-year-old Curtis LeMair, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was found unresponsive by a wrestling teammate Wednesday. ...

Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 when Danny Heinrich assaulted him in Minnesota, nine months before 11-year-old Jacob ...

Officer charged with felony assault on suspect FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Moorhead, Minnesota police officer is charged with felony aggravated assault after a suspect was injured at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Lambert is accused of striking Jennifer Thomas in the ...

Duluth estimates Lake Superior storm damage at $18.4 million

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The city of Duluth estimates a storm last week caused $18.4 million in damage along Lake Superior. The city released its estimate Friday from the Oct. 10 storm, which packed winds of more than 60 mph that sent huge waves crashing ashore. The St. Louis County Board meets ...

Nobles County to appeal order in immigrant detainee case

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has issued a temporary restraining order that bars the Nobles County Sheriff's Office from relying on arrest warrants from immigration officials to keep individuals detained. The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued Nobles ...

8-year-old boy injured in fall from cliff at Taylors Falls

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a fall from a cliff at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The Chisago County sheriff's office says the boy was hiking with family members when he fell about 50 feet from a rock ...

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39, pleaded guilty in April to one count each of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information ...

Filing: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says ex-wife abused him

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Divorce records for Keith Ellison, who is fending off an allegation of abuse from an ex-girlfriend, contain no allegations that the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison said in a 2015 filing that Kim Ellison repeatedly hit him during their ...

Gnat-borne disease turns up in Minnesota deer for 1st time

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Animal health officials say a disease carried by gnats has turned up in Minnesota deer for the first time. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease — or EHD — in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in ...

Seventh Minnesota child contracts rare paralyzing illness

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A seventh child has been diagnosed with a rare, paralyzing illness that has seen an uptick in cases this year in the U.S., the Minnesota Department of Health said. The symptoms in the latest case match those of the other children in Minnesota who have been diagnosed ...

Keith Ellison’s ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that divorce records set to be released this week contain sensitive information about her mental health and no indication of physical abuse, but an appeals court denied their bid to keep them private. Kim Ellison has ...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political ...

Housley compared Michelle Obama’s posture to a chimp in 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Minnesota Senate hopeful Karin Housley's campaign said Monday that a 2009 Facebook post in which she compares Michelle Obama's posture to that of a chimpanzee was being taken out of context. Housley's comments about the former first lady were one of a ...

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