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Father of teen killed by police not surprised by no charges

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The father of a Minnesota teenager fatally shot by police is not surprised the two officers involved won't be charged. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that the officers who killed 16-year-old Archer Amorosi in Chanhassen in July had no choice ...

Attorney behind harassment case defends Phillips

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota attorney involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit now at issue in the 3rd Congressional District race says Democratic challenger Dean Phillips had nothing to do with the case. Phillips was a board member at Allina Health in 2007 when seven nurses sued a ...

Wardlow says he’d fire Democrats in Minnesota AG’s office

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Minnesota Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow told a group of supporters that he would fire "42 Democratic attorneys right off the bat" and replace them with Republicans if he wins in November, according to a recording that Minnesota Public Radio News ...

The Latest: Ellison to appeal order unsealing divorce record

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota's attorney general race (all times local): 2 p.m. An attorney for Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says Ellison will appeal a court referee's order to unseal his divorce record. A Hennepin County family court referee on Friday granted ...

Prince estate to Trump: Stop using music at rallies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's surviving family members are asking President Donald Trump to stop using the late rock star's music at campaign rallies. Prince's "Purple Rain" has frequently been on Trump's playlist at recent rallies, including last week in Southaven, Mississippi. Prince's ...

Southern Minnesota congressional candidates differ on Trump

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Candidates in a southern Minnesota congressional district that represents one of the best opportunities for Republicans to flip a Democratic-held House seat clashed Friday about health care, trade and President Donald Trump. Republican ...

Gov. Mark Dayton undergoes successful back surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's office says his latest back surgery was a success. Dayton underwent a third procedure to fuse several vertebrae in his lower back Friday morning. The operation was meant to improve the 71-year-old governor's leg strength and stability. Spokesman ...

Dozens of cases could be dismissed after police misconduct

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an Eden Prairie police detective falsified a search warrant in a drug case, a revelation that could lead to the dismissal of dozens of cases he was involved in. Prosecutors said Friday that Detective Travis Serafin searched a defendant's house in a ...

Carver County shuts down Scream Town after anti-Somali note

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Carver County officials have shut down the haunted trail experience Scream Town after its owner made an anti-Somali comment. Carver County Administrator David Hemze says he terminated the contract with the landowner in Chaska. Scream Town owner Matt Dunn says he's ...

Republicans launch new attack ad on Phillips in House race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new ad from Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen accuses Democratic challenger Dean Phillips of doing nothing about a sexual harassment case brought by seven female nurses against Allina Health clinic in 2007, when Phillips served on the Allina board. The commercial , which ...

Minnesota judge tosses charges midtrial against 3 activists

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge abruptly dismissed charges against three climate change activists during their trial on Tuesday, saying prosecutors failed to prove that the protesters' attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines caused any damage. Clearwater County District ...

Haunted attraction apologizes for note targeting Somalis

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The owner of a haunted trail experience is apologizing for saying the attraction would have a "zero-tolerance" policy for Somalis. Scream Town is located on 30 acres in Chaska. The note targeting Somalis was posted by owner Matt Dunn in a closed Facebook group for Scream ...

Man dies after being struck by Green Line train in St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man has died after he was hit by a Green Line light rail train in St. Paul. Authorities say the man and his friend were crossing the tracks when he was hit at about 4:30 p.m. He died at a hospital. The Star Tribune reports his friend made it across the tracks ...

Researchers turn Minnesota lake into large laboratory

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Researchers have turned a Minnesota lake into a giant laboratory to study invasive plants. The Koronis Lake Association has spent $500,000 on a pilot project at Lake Koronis to address starry stonewort, KSTP-TV reported. "It grows incredibly fast," said Kevin ...

Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against "left-wing ...

3 hurt when boat runs aground on northern Minnesota island

CRANE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured, including one seriously, when a boat ran aground in the early morning hours on an island on a northern Minnesota lake. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the crash happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Crane Lake in ...

5 corrections officers hurt in assaults at Minnesota prison

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say five corrections officers were injured by inmates at a Minnesota prison during two assaults within 35 minutes, the second of which prompted a temporary lockdown at the maximum-security prison. All personnel were treated at area hospitals and ...

University of Minnesota to test new pothole fix in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers will test out a new road repair recipe in Duluth that uses a waste product from iron ore mines on the state's Iron Range. Researchers at the university's Natural Resources Research Institute have been working on the recipe with ...

Box cutter found at scene of fatal police shooting

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — State investigators say a box cutter blade was found at the scene of a fatal police shooting in Hastings. Twenty-three-year-old Keagan Johnson-Lloyd was killed Monday evening during an encounter with Hastings police. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says ...

No charges filed in St. Paul police shooting of armed man

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors said Friday that they have declined to file charges against two St. Paul police officers who fatally shot an armed man in August. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office said Officers Matthew Jones and Vincent Adams were justified in the Aug. 5 ...

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