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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 ...

MNsure rates to hold steady in 2020, show market stability

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans who buy health plans through the state-run health insurance exchange or directly from health insurers will see average premiums hold steady or decline next year. The Minnesota Department of Commerce also released data Tuesday that shows most people covered ...

Minnesota regulators to revisit Line 3 oil pipeline dispute

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utility regulators are preparing to discuss restarting the approval process for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The project had been on hold because of legal challenges by environmental and ...

Minnesota sheriff’s deputy faces March trial in shooting

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in Minnesota is scheduled to stand trial in March in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Lake Elmo. Washington County Deputy Brian Krook has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 2018 shooting of 23-year-old Benjamin ...

Minnesota allows unlicensed midwifery as home births rise

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Some midwives are warning that Minnesota's unregulated midwifery practices pose a danger to mothers and babies as home births rise. More mothers are choosing home births over hospital deliveries in recent years. Minnesota's heath department recorded 721 home births last ...

Minnesota students find body in woods of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police say a group of elementary school students and teachers in Duluth found a body of a person in the woods near their school. Police say the students found the body Friday morning. The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports that the students were told the body was a ...

Soler hits 48th HR, Royals beat Twins in Yost’s last game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals put a memorable finish on a forgettable 2019 season. Jorge Soler locked up the AL home run crown with his 48th, Brett Phillips drove a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in manager Ned Yost's final ...

Man with 18 DUIs gets prison time for serious injury crash

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A 60-year-old Minnesota man with 18 drunken-driving convictions will serve 20 months in prison for causing a crash that seriously injured two people in 2017. Marshall A. Knoll pleaded guilty to first-degree driving while impaired in exchange for the dismissal of two ...

Cousins, Vikings shut down by banged-up Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Cousins was sacked six times. Dalvin Cook had nowhere to go. It was a noticeably quiet afternoon for Adam Thielen. On the rare occasion the Minnesota Vikings had the ball Sunday, they usually gave it right back to the Chicago Bears. Cousins and Cook were held in check by ...

Court says RJ Reynolds Tobacco owes Minnesota millions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota court says R.J. Reynolds Tobacco has wrongfully failed to pay the state millions of dollars it owes under Minnesota's landmark 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry. The attorney general's office says the court will enter a judgment in the coming months ...

Minnesota union leader resigns amid investigation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of Minnesota's most influential public employee unions will be searching for a new leader after its executive director resigned amid an investigation that officials have declined to detail. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 5 ...

Bias charges filed after Somali businesses were damaged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is charged with damaging property and bias crimes after authorities say he threw rocks through windows of multiple Somali-owned businesses. Multiple charges against 36-year-old Harlin St. John were announced Friday, and prosecutors say more charges are ...

Minnesota coach sentenced to 24 years for abusing skater

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota figure skating coach was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his skaters. Thomas Incantalupo, 48, of St. Louis Park, was arrested last year when he worked with the Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club. He pleaded guilty in June, ...