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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 ...

Medical examiner: Cousins died in accidental drowning

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner says two missing teenage cousins whose bodies were pulled from a pond in Chaska died of accidental drowning. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the victims as Bushra Abdi and Zeynab Abdalla, both 19. Family members and friends ...

Health care budget woes await Minnesota’s next governor

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While Democrat Tim Walz pushes for a public health care option and Republican Jeff Johnson aims to pare back parts of the Affordable Care Act, Minnesota's next governor will face a basic math question next year: How will the state keep paying for its programs? On the ...

University of Minnesota sees spike in reports of sex assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota report shows rising numbers of sexual assault reports on campus, but experts say that may be the result of increased awareness and not rising crime. The university's 2018 Safety and Security Report shows 19 reports of rape in 2017, up from 10 ...

Murray, Vikings trample Cardinals on way to 27-17 victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings played a back-to-the-basics game, leaning on Latavius Murray's powerful legs and a smothering defense that was in prime form. The Arizona Cardinals just couldn't keep up on either front. Murray helped the Vikings revive their running attack with a ...

Minnesota college offers Somali language classes

By MARK FISCHENICH, The Free Press NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A diverse set of foreign languages are taught at area colleges, but until last month they didn't include one of the languages most frequently spoken in the region. Students in various courses at Minnesota State University could ...

Minnesota teen recovering after bike accident

By MARY DIVINE, Pioneer Press LAKE ELMO, Minn. (AP) — Rowan Malmberg was biking to her boyfriend's house one morning this summer when she thought she could dash across Lake Elmo Avenue and beat a semitractor-trailer that was headed north. She couldn't. The truck driver slammed on his ...

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