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St. Paul officer’s vest prevents stabbing injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police say an officer's body armor prevented serious injuries when a suspected shoplifter tried to stab him in the chest with a screwdriver. Police were called to Lund & Byerlys grocery store in downtown St. Paul Monday night where employees reported a ...

Trump’s Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said a rally in Minneapolis will go ahead as planned on Thursday after it threatened a lawsuit over the city's effort to recover $530,000 in security costs. The dispute erupted late Monday when the campaign accused Mayor Jacob Frey, a ...

Minnesota Rep. Omar files for divorce from husband

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown" of her marriage. The freshman Democrat filed for divorce from Ahmed Hirsi on Friday in Minnesota's Hennepin County District Court. Omar and Hirsi have been legally married ...

Democrat Amy Klobuchar raises $4.8M for presidential bid

Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total that places the Minnesota senator in the middle of the Democratic field in fundraising for the third straight quarter. Klobuchar has raised more than some rivals but less ...

Police: Man shows gun after political bumper sticker dispute

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man faces charges after police say he displayed a handgun after a dispute over political bumper stickers with another driver in Minnesota. Moorhead, Minnesota, police say a woman reported she was driving Monday when the 27-year-old West Fargo man pulled ...

Pedestrian standing on interstate dies when struck by 2 cars

WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man who was standing in the middle of Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minnesota was struck and killed by two cars. The Star Tribune reports that the incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. The Minnesota State Patrol says in its report ...

3 charged after Minnesota man’s remains found in WVa

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police have charged three people after the remains of a Minnesota man were found. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County Magistrate Court records show the body found in the Skygusty area was identified as John Thomas McGuire. Sgt. C.K. ...

Sounders take 2nd in West with 1-0 win over Minnesota

SEATTLE (AP) — Welcome back, Roman Torres. Torres scored in the 29th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to finish second in the Western Conference. The Sounders (16-10-8) will host a first-round playoff game against FC Dallas. ...

Man who shot himself claims an assailant wounded him

WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Wyoming man who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg lied to officers about the shooting. Authorities say the 20-year-old man claimed an assailant shot him Thursday, but they later learned his wound was actually self-inflicted. Police say the man ...

Trump administration says plan would restore ethanol demand

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries. The proposal follows months of complaints by ...

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in death of foster child

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Park woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her gravely malnourished foster daughter. Thirty-four-year-old Sherrie Dirk pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree unintentional murder in the death of the 3-year-old girl. The Hennepin County Attorney's office says ...

Mother: Daughter treated like ‘animal’ in Minnesota arrest

By JEFF BAENEN and AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Minnesota girl whose videotaped arrest sparked an angry backlash on social media says her 13-year-old daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. Prosecutors filed ...

Anti-impeachment protest planned at Rep. Peterson’s office

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Trump Victory is organizing a counter-impeachment protest outside the Detroit Lakes office of Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, of Minnesota. The Republican National Committee says Friday’s event is part of a nationwide effort to hold vulnerable Democrats ...

Minnesota mayor calls for probe of 13-year-old girl’s arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter demanded an internal police investigation into the arrest of a 13-year-old black girl, after video showing her shrieking and struggling as two white, male officers try to handcuff her sparked an angry backlash on social media. Carter called the ...

19 students charged in St. Cloud Tech fight

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged 19 students in a large-scale fight at St. Cloud Tech High School last week. The Stearns County Attorney's Office charged 18 male students and one female student _ ages 14 to 17 _ with crimes ranging from third-degree rioting to aiding and ...

New survey shows surge in vaping by Minnesota young people

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new survey says one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days, a 54% increase from the same survey in 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday, prompting a call for action from Gov. Tim Walz. And the jump ...

Man charged in carjacking that hurt 2 teens in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man in a carjacking that critically injured two teenagers as he sped down a Minneapolis street. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office Wednesday charged 48-year-old Steven Ross with two counts of criminal vehicular operation for hitting ...

Minneapolis art museum names Texas museum head new director

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Institute of Art has named the head of a Texas art museum as its next director. Katherine Crawford Luber comes to the Minneapolis museum from the San Antonio Museum of Art, which she has headed since 2011. The Board of Trustees at Mia (MEE’-ah) announced ...

Federal judge rejects challenges to PolyMet land swap

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected challenges by several environmental groups to a land swap needed for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen dismissed the four lawsuits late Monday, ruling that the groups lacked ...

Walz urges House-Senate negotiations on insulin bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals so that he can call a special session to resolve one of the big unfinished issues left over from this ...