Minnesota

Teen found injured on Minneapolis

sidewalk stabbed to death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man found injured on a Minneapolis sidewalk was stabbed to death.

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday identified the victim as Ahkeem Deontravaye Robinson of Big Lake.

Officers found Robinson about 2 a.m. Monday after responding to a 911 call. The victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he died a short time later.

According to the medical examiner, Robinson died of a stab wound to the left shoulder and armpit. His death was ruled a homicide.

Minneapolis police are investigating.

Franken’s exit will set stage

for Smith to join Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate.

The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned Tuesday afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after a swirl of sexual misconduct allegations that began in November.

His departure sets the stage for current Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to be sworn in on Wednesday to take over his seat.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton picked his second-in-command last month to replace Franken. Smith is also a Democrat and plans to run for the seat in a special election in November.

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