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Minnesota organization helps inmates with drug addiction

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota is working to help get inmates access to drug treatment and avoid the danger of overdosing when they leave jail. Faith-based Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge offers short-term and long-term treatment programs, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The ...

St. Paul to pay $520,000 to woman attacked by police dog

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog last year as she was taking out her trash, one of her attorneys said. The decision to pay Desiree Collins for the Sept. 23, 2017, attack comes a month after a federal judge ...

Guilty pleas in crash that killed 2 teens, injured another

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A driver accused of causing a crash that killed two teenagers and severely injuring a third in eastern Minnesota has admitted excessive speed contributed to the accident. Rachel Kayl has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of ...

Early voting off to strong start in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Early voting in Minnesota appears to be off to a strong start. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says Minnesotans requested at least 106,061 no-excuse absentee ballots in the first six days of early voting, nearly three times the number requested during the same ...

Winona school janitor charged with child porn possession

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A Winona school janitor has been charged with possessing child pornography. Winona County sheriff officials say deputies worked with local police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to carry out a search warrant at Todd Schwanke's house this week. KTTC-TV ...

Ex-Minneapolis cop to go on trial April 1 in woman’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors can use a former Minneapolis police officer's psychological records against him when he goes on trial next year for fatally shooting an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911, a judge ruled Thursday. Hennepin County District Judge Kathryn Quaintance set a ...

2 wolves moved from mainland to Isle Royale National Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two gray wolves have been relocated from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multiyear effort to restore the species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service said a 4-year-old female and a ...

Man charged with murder in fatal grocery store fight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 56-year-old man is charged with murder for a fatal fight outside a Minneapolis grocery store. Prosecutors charged Damon Moore on Thursday with two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 54-year-old Jeffrey Miller. According to the complaint, Moore was ...

Minneapolis picks temporary site for hundreds of homeless

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council voted Wednesday to approve a temporary site to house hundreds of homeless people who have been living in tents at an encampment just south of downtown. The unanimous vote to set up a "navigation center" on land that's primarily owned by the Red ...

Ellison seeks House ethics investigation of abuse allegation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison said Wednesday he's requesting a House Ethics Committee investigation into the allegation of physical abuse from an ex-girlfriend that is clouding his bid for attorney general and complicating Democrats' push to investigate ...

University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha presented the school's highest honor, the ...

Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election. A former long-term girlfriend accused Ellison of ...

Report: Some overcharged due to troubled licensing system

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some drivers in Minnesota were overcharged for vehicle licensing transactions because of the troubled licensing and registration system, according to a new report Tuesday. The review by the state Legislative Auditor says its investigators found "significant ...

Bankruptcy court OKs settlement for clergy sex abuse victims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a reorganization plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that will compensate victims of clergy sex abuse. Judge Robert Kressel approved the $210 million settlement Tuesday. Hundreds of victims voted overwhelmingly in ...

Environmental, tribal groups ask PUC to reconsider Line 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Environmental and tribal groups asked Minnesota regulators on Tuesday to reconsider their approval of Enbridge Energy's plans to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The groups, including the Sierra Club, Youth Climate Intervenors, ...

DNR survey shows Minnesota’s wolf population remains stable

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say Minnesota's gray wolf population remains stable and healthy. The Department of Natural Resources released its annual estimate Monday. The midwinter survey put the state's population at 2,655 wolves and 465 packs. Given the survey's margin of ...

Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too. Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next ...

Boy charged as juvenile in older brother’s stabbing death

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy in juvenile court in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old brother in Minnetonka. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Monday the boy's case will be handled in juvenile court. Because of his age, no other information ...

Officer dies after responding to Minnesota prison attack

OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A correctional officer has died after helping respond to an inmate's attack on an officer at Oak Park Heights prison. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says 37-year-old Officer Joseph Parise died after suffering a medical emergency while on duty ...

Authorities discover man’s buried body in western Minnesota

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota have discovered a buried body after a man reported an incident at his home. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says the man come to the sheriff's office Friday afternoon to report the incident at his home north of Pelican ...

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