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Minnesota urges teens made jobless by pandemic to seek aid

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials are encouraging high school students who lost their jobs due to the pandemic to apply for unemployment assistance, hoping to get the help to more people who may not be aware of a recent ...

Video allowed in trial of officers charged in Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge upheld his decision to livestream the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill said in his order Friday that he would allow video coverage due to immense global interest in the case and limited ...

Minnesota state lawmaker dies of coronavirus complications

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator from St. Cloud has died of complications related to COVID-19. The Star Tribune reports 76-year-old Jerry Relph was the first Minnesota lawmaker to succumb to the virus. Relph was among a number of Republican legislators who contracted COVID-19 after ...

AP: Tight supplies for virus gear cost US states billions

By DAVID A. LIEB and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press Ray Bellia had a good business before the coronavirus pandemic. He topped $4 million in annual sales from his New Hampshire store that specialized in protective gear for police. Then he got a call from a buyer with the state of ...

Larsh’s FG lifts Wisconsin past Minnesota 20-17 in OT

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Garrett Groshek picked the perfect time to have the biggest game of his career. Collin Larsh kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime to give the Badgers a 20-17 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan's ...

Regulators cite three more eateries for violating Walz order

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Saturday told three more establishments to close indoor in-person dining or face 60-day suspensions of their liquor licenses. The Interchange in Albert Lea, Cornerstone in Monticello and The Pour House in Clarks Grove have joined a growing list of ...

Teen shot, killed after confrontation in north Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in north Minneapolis Sunday morning. Minneapolis police said in a release that officers were in the area about 2:25 a.m. when they heard the sound of multiple gunshots. Officers eventually found the teen suffering from ...

Family believes fatal shooting of driver was random act

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot while driving in St. Paul believes the shooting was a random act. Jeff Mintz, 55, called 911 Wednesday about 10 p.m. to report that he had been shot. Mintz died about two hours later at Regions Hospital. "There's nothing else that it ...

Family believes fatal shooting of driver was random act

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot while driving in St. Paul believes the shooting was a random act. Jeff Mintz, 55, called 911 Wednesday about 10 p.m. to report that he had been shot. Mintz died about two hours later at Regions Hospital. "There's nothing else that it ...

Teen stops domestic attack on mom, then is fatally stabbed

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — A teenage boy stepped in to save his mother from an attack by her husband, only to end up being fatally stabbed by the man, authorities said. Authorities are calling the teen a hero, noting that five younger children were hiding upstairs during the attack Tuesday and ...

Myon Burrell enjoys 1st days of freedom after prison release

By ROBIN MCDOWELL and MARGIE MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For nearly two decades, Myon Burrell had nothing but time. Locked up for life at 16 for a high-profile murder he swore he had nothing to do with, he was stuck in a tiny cell without even a window to watch the seasons ...

Minnesota’s 2nd vaccine shipment smaller than expected

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials said Friday that the state's second shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine next week will be thousands of doses fewer than initially anticipated. Several states were notified by ...

Driver dies after calling 911 to say he had been shot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man died early Thursday after calling 911 to report that he had been shot while driving down a main thoroughfare in St. Paul, according to police. The man made the call for help just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after driving down University Avenue and being struck in ...

Police: Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Minnesota

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man was arrested on on suspicion of killing his wife as she was preparing to move out of their house in Kent in November following ongoing alleged abuse, authorities said. Paul Dervin III, 38, was charged on Friday with murder domestic violence, assault ...

Alleged Boogaloo member pleads guilty to terrorism charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A North Carolina man and self-described member of an anti-government extremist group who authorities say traveled to Minnesota during protests following the death of George Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday to a terrorism charge. Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, North ...

Bankers say economy is improving in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy is improving in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the region continues to lag behind where it was before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a new monthly survey of bankers. The overall index for the region improved to 51.6 in December ...

Environmental group sues Minnesota DNR over trapping of lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A national environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Thursday alleging that the agency isn't doing enough to protect endangered lynx from trapping. The Center for Biological Diversity argues that hunters and trappers ...

Dozens of states file anti-trust lawsuit against Google

By COLLEEN SLEVIN and MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Dozens of more states are joining an escalating effort to prove Google has been methodically abusing its power as the internet's main gateway in a way that hurts consumers habitually feeding personal information into its ...

Minnesota’s top attorney sues bars that defied restrictions

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minnesota bars are facing lawsuits from the state attorney general's office and suspensions of their liquor licenses after serving customers indoors in defiance of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's executive order banning ...

Minnesota juvenile lifer walks free after 18 years in prison

By ROBIN McDOWELL and MARGIE MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Black man who was sent to prison for life as a teenager took his first steps of freedom to the sound of ringing bells and cheering family members and supporters, hours after a pardons board commuted his sentence in a ...