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Man accused of killing his mother in Sherburne County

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — The adult son of a woman found dead in Sherburne County has been arrested in her death. The 20-year-old man has been booked into the county jail on suspicion of first-degree premeditated murder, according to officials. The Big Lake man is accused of killing his ...

Body of boy recovered from Mississippi River in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County sheriff's deputies have recovered the body of a missing child from the Mississippi River. Searchers have been looking for the 11-year-old boy since Tuesday when he went under water in the river and failed to surface at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. ...

South Dakota man charged in 1974 slaying in Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar ...

Minnesota sees return of vaping-related lung injuries

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials warned Friday of a possible resurgence of lung injuries related to vaping, saying they've had 11 reported cases in the past two months. The state Health Department asked medical providers to watch for additional cases. Officials also said the ...

Testing supply chain in Minnesota re-emerges as concern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are concerned about renewed pressure on the testing supply chain, which could affect the state's response to a recent growth in cases and plans to continue to ramp up testing. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said during a press call Friday that ...

Minneapolis council shifts police media duties to city staff

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to shift police media duties from the Police Department to city staff in what one council member called a move to improve trust, amid calls for changes in policing after George Floyd's death. The ...

BCA identifies Crystal officer injured after pursuit

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified a Crystal police officer who fired her weapon while she was being injured during a vehicle chase last week. The BCA said Wednesday that Jessica Donahue is a 19-year veteran of Crystal Police Department. ...

Family demands charges in shooting during Floyd protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot at a Minneapolis pawn shop during protests over the death of George Floyd demanded charges in his death Tuesday. Saying they want justice, family members of Calvin Horton Jr. held a news conference the same day that Hennepin County Attorney ...

Walz close to announcing face mask decision in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he is close to announcing a decision on whether to require people across the state to wear face masks as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Walz said Tuesday that Minnesotans can expect a decision "in the next day or two." Last ...

Minnesota judge lifts gag order in George Floyd case

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order in the criminal case against four former officers charged in death of George Floyd, but said he would take under advisement a news media coalition's request to make body ...

Walz: Progress in curbing COVID in Minnesota long-term care

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday the state is making progress in stemming coronavirus infections in the state's long-term care facilities. Walz and state health officials cite a dramatic drop in deaths and new cases of COVID-19 at nursing homes and other facilities ...

Body found in Minneapolis pawn shop that burned during riots

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities found a body Monday in the ruins of a Minneapolis pawn shop that burned during the unrest following the death of George Floyd. The body, apparently of a man, was discovered as investigators combed through the burned wreckage of maX it PAWN on East Lake Street. ...

Minnesota lawmakers struggle over details of policing bill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legislative leaders had a tentative agreement Monday on the outlines of a police accountability bill, the top Republican in the Minnesota Senate said, but lawmakers struggled with the details and chances appeared even dimmer for a $1.9 billion public construction projects ...

Twin Cities international airport to require face coverings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Travelers will be required to wear face coverings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved the resolution Monday. The new requirement takes effect next Monday and applies to ...

Minnesota woman struck, killed by train in Wisconsin

ALMA, Wis (AP) — A Minnesota woman walking to the Mississippi River to fish was struck and killed by a train in western Wisconsin. Buffalo County sheriff's authorities said Linda Sanden, 70, of Albert Lea was walking with fishing gear and accompanied by a family member when an eastbound ...

Newly confirmed COVID cases jump in Minnesota; 3 more deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials report the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases jumped by 737 on Sunday. An increase in the number of completed tests accounts for some of the increase, but not all, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The number of newly confirmed ...

5 rescued after boat capsizes on northern Minnesota lake

ELY, Minn. (AP) — All five people aboard a 14-foot boat are safe after their craft capsized Sunday in gusty winds on a lake in northern Minnesota, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and Rescue Squad along with Morse Fire were called around 2:30 p.m. to a water emergency ...

3M files 18 lawsuits over alleged unlawful N95 mask sales

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — The leading manufacturer of N95 masks in the U.S. says it has investigated 4,000 reports of fraud, counterfeiting and price gouging in connection with the product and filed 18 lawsuits as a result. 3M, based in Maplewood, is among the largest global producers of the ...

Thousands of acres of crops destroyed by hail storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Agricultural experts have been tallying the crop damage caused by last weekend's storm that packed 50 mph winds and baseball-sized hail in parts of Minnesota. The storm was a blow for farmers from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County at a time when commodity prices are ...

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don't work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that give reliable results. British researchers on Friday published their research on the only drug shown to improve survival -- a ...