MN State News

Couple survives crash with half-ton moose

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A young couple remains hospitalized in Duluth after surviving a collision with a half-ton bull moose on a dark northern Minnesota highway. Seventeen-year-old Amaya Nelson was behind the wheel July 7 and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Remington Dellinger, was in the seat ...

Coleman undergoing surgery to remove cancerous part of lung

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung ...

Shooting victim dies a day after being hit in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say the victim of a shooting has died a day after he was wounded. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation Sunday about 2 p.m. and found an adult male who had suffered gunshot wounds. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center. Police say the ...

Minnesota’s human services chief abruptly quits amid turmoil

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey resigned abruptly Monday as head of Minnesota's largest state agency, just days after his two deputy commissioners quit with no public explanation. Lourey said in a resignation letter to Gov. ...

Omar reports big second quarter, nearly $950K in bank

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar raised nearly $614,000 in the second quarter and ended the period with nearly $950,000 in cash on hand. Omar's report Monday to the Federal Election Commission is a sign of financial strength just as the Minneapolis Democrat finds herself in another ...

Charges: Truck driver watched porn before fatal crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver is accused of watching pornographic videos before a crash that killed a highway worker standing along an interstate. Forty-seven-year-old Tate Doom of St. Paul Park was charged last week in Hennepin County court with criminal vehicular homicide and ...

Ex-cop who killed 911 caller now in prison outside Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally shooting a woman who called 911 to report a possible crime has been moved to a prison outside of Minnesota. A representative of the Minnesota Department of Corrections told KSTP-TV that ...

Duluth officer rescues 2-year-old girl from runaway van

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth police officer on his way to work has rescued a 2-year-old girl from a van that rolled down a hill and got stuck in trees. Officer Todd Simmons came upon the crash late Thursday afternoon. A mother was removing her twin girls from the van after a trip to the ...

Police shoot man in Woodbury after he tells 911 to kill him

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded a man in Woodbury after he reportedly called 911 saying he wanted police to kill him. The Washington County sheriff's office says the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the St. Paul suburb. According to a news release, the man ...

Man, woman wounded in Minneapolis restaurant shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. The Star Tribune reports the shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday on the rooftop of Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar. Police say a man and a woman suffered with noncritical ...

Authorities: 5 officers fired rifles in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say five police officers fired rifles following a standoff that left a 23-year-old man dead in a St. Paul suburb. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says in a statement Saturday that Isak Aden of Columbia Heights died July 2 of "multiple gunshot ...

Klobuchar’s plan would help Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It's an issue that's personal for the Minnesota senator, whose 91-year-old father is in a ...

2 top officials are leaving Minnesota’s largest state agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two of the top officials at Minnesota's largest state agency are leaving their jobs, and the department isn't saying why. Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey announced Thursday that Deputy Commissioners Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson are resigning in the coming ...

Brewery hits limit on growlers, spotlighting liquor law

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular North Shore brewery will soon have to stop selling growlers, and it's shining a light on Minnesota liquor laws. Castle Danger Brewery will have to stop selling the refillable jugs known as growlers in October. That's because state law blocks breweries that ...

Doughnuts with filling syringes nixed from Minnesota fair

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doughnuts with a side of syringes have been nixed from the Minnesota State Fair after the offering was roundly criticized. Last month fair officials announced the new foods that would be available at this year's event, including doughnut holes that came with three syringes ...

‘Endangered’ children from Tennessee located in Minnesota

WALKER, Minn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says three young children who were the subject of an Endangered Child Alert have been found in northern Minnesota. The bureau said Friday the children were found in Cass County with their non-custodial parents, who have been ...

Farmer in western Minnesota gets pinned under ATV, dies

MADISON, Minn. (AP) — A farmer in western Minnesota is dead after authorities say he became pinned under an ATV. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office says authorities were notified at 3 a.m. Friday that a farmer had been out spraying on an ATV and had not returned home. A search effort ...

Red Wing firefighters announce no confidence vote for chief

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — The union representing firefighters in Red Wing has announced a vote of no confidence in the city's fire chief. The union says Chief Shannon Draper was suspended after an April staff meeting in which he allegedly threatened employees and used profanity. Draper had ...

More than 170 ill after boating on Lake Minnetonka

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County officials say they still don't know why more than 170 people got sick after boating near Big Island in Lake Minnetonka last weekend. Officials have interviewed 225 people and have confirmed that 172 of them were near Big Island over the July Fourth holiday ...

Minnesota trooper charged with sexually assaulting girl

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state trooper is charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. The Dakota County Attorney's Office has charged 36-year-old Shawn Barta with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving the girl who authorities say is ...