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South Dakota flooding to continue into the weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says river flooding in southeastern South Dakota will continue into the weekend after days of heavy rain. The agency says impacted rivers include the Little Sioux, Big Sioux, Vermillion, Rock, Floyd, Redwood and Split Rock Creek. Moderate ...

Transport officer accused of New Mexico inmate sex assault

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A prison transport officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate in New Mexico. The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Mexico said Thursday a grand jury indicted 51-year-old James Baldinger, of Minnesota, on charges he also used a firearm to carry out ...

Activists provide fentanyl tests to help stop overdoses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Activists are encouraging people to use test strips on drugs as the number of fentanyl overdose deaths rises in Minnesota. The strips offer a simple way for people to tell whether there's potentially dangerous fentanyl in the drugs they're about to take, Minnesota ...

St. Croix River likely to peak, sparing cities from floods

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — An eastern Minnesota city will likely be safe from a rising St. Croix River after a powerful rainstorm flooded areas north of it. Torrential rains last weekend saw a northwestern Wisconsin dam fail, washing out roads and causing river levels rise more than 100 miles ...

Human remains found in search for missing North Dakota man

HITTERDAL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say human remains were discovered during a search on a Minnesota farmstead for a missing person from North Dakota. Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Landsem says two people have been detained in the case. The remains have been sent to the Ramsey County ...

Ex-deputy attorney general to lead Minnesota sedation probe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates will lead an independent investigation into a report that Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief ...

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

DULUTH, Minnesota (AP) — Big Lake, Minnesota, resident Pam Tolve believes President Trump was just doing his job when he decided to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally. Billy Inman of Woodstock, Georgia, said he felt sorry for the children but that their parents ...

Teen injured after driver slams into Minnesota bank entrance

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota teenage was hurt when a car smashed through the entrance of a Wells Fargo bank and hit an ATM inside. Police in St. Cloud say the 18-year-old from Waite Park was a passenger in the car and suffered non-life threatening injuries from the Thursday ...

Authorities investigating missing person case in Minnesota

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they are looking into a missing person case northeast of Moorhead. Clay County Chief Deputy Steve Landsem says several agencies are working on the investigation on a farmstead south of Hitterdal. Landsem tells KFGO radio that the missing ...

2 boys rescued from Mississippi River in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Workers have rescued two boys who were caught in strong currents in the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. A 14-year-old boy went into the river to help his 10-year-old cousin after the younger boy slipped in at Raspberry Island on Thursday. Railroad workers ...

3 men face hate crimes charges in Minnesota mosque bombing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury added federal civil rights and hate crimes violations to the charges three Illinois men face in the bombing of a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, prosecutors announced Thursday. The new five-count indictment names Michael Hari, 47, Michael McWhorter, 29, and ...

Teen charged with setting fire to Minnesota church

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in central Minnesota said Wednesday that they've charged a teenager with setting fire to a 118-year-old Roman Catholic church in central Minnesota in 2016, racking up millions of dollars in damage and destroying a 19th-century altar that was built in ...

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall. Forty-three-year-old Frank Runningshield Jr. of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday ...

Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man’s killing still pending

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying. Sheriff Scott Rose in Minnesota's Dodge County said Wednesday ...

At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about ...

Fair food: 27 new foods coming to Minnesota State Fair

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — From giant stuffed tater tots to smoked ice cream, the Minnesota State Fair has unveiled 27 new foods that are hitting the concession stands at this year's festival. The new foods announced Tuesday range widely. They include everything from a Moroccan-inspired ...

Missing girl case reveals troubled family history

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who ran away from her Minnesota home after an argument with her mother has been found safe, but the investigation into her disappearance revealed a family history of abuse and the recent unexplained death of her 8-year-old brother. Court records show ...

Cargill official supports global trade amid US tariffs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota-based agricultural and shipping giant Cargill is emerging as a leading voice in support of global trade as President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on other countries. Global trade can be used to promote the environment, education and equality if organizations ...

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passions ran high Monday as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. A crowd about evenly divided between supporters and opponents lined ...

City plans independent probe of Minneapolis sedation cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials said Monday they plan an independent investigation of a city report that its police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo ...

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