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13-year-old girl detained after shooting sends Minnesota boy to the hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in Minnesota have detained a 13-year-old girl after a shooting that left a boy hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers responded to the shooting just before 9 p.m. Friday and found the badly wounded boy, according to St. Paul police. He is ...

Some small towns in America are disbanding police forces, citing hiring woes

GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — As Goodhue Police Chief Josh Smith struggled this summer to fill vacancies in his small department, he warned the town's City Council that unless pay and benefits improved, finding new officers would never happen. When nothing changed, Smith quit. So did his few ...

Minneapolis advances measure for minimum wage to Uber and Lyft drivers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis City Council members narrowly passed a measure on Thursday that would establish a minimum wage for drivers of Uber, Lyft and other ride-share companies in the city. Many of the drivers are African immigrants who have been pushing for higher wages at the state ...

What to know as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans can legally possess and grow their own marijuana for recreational purposes starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, subject to limits meant to keep a lid on things while the state sets up a full-blown legal cannabis industry. The ...