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State: 98% occupancy rate in hospital intensive care units

Dec. 07, 2021 08:26 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of people hospitalized in intensive care in Minnesota has reached the highest level yet during the coronavirus pandemic. The state is reporting a 98% occupancy rate in adult ICU beds when COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients are included. Nearly 350...

Shadow of Floyd, Chauvin case hangs over Kim Potter's trial

Dec. 07, 2021 07:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright, but the trial in the same courtroom earlier this year of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is casting a shadow over the proceedings. During jury selection last...

Minnesota budget forecast expected to show more improvement

Dec. 07, 2021 07:17 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials will release an updated budget forecast on Tuesday that's expected to show further improvements and set the stage for the 2022 legislative session. This will be the first major revenue-and-spending forecast since projections from Minnesota...

Hawks use season-high 3s to beat Timberwolves 121-110

Dec. 06, 2021 23:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trae Young had 29 points and 11 assists, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 23 points and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110 Monday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points off the bench for Atlanta, which was without injured wings...

Gophers re-hire Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator

Dec. 06, 2021 22:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota re-hired Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Monday, after sagging production during the two seasons he was elsewhere. Coach P.J. Fleck's reunion with Ciarrocca was initiated after Mike Sanford was dismissed following the...

Passive defense yields demise for Vikes, puts season on edge

Dec. 06, 2021 19:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The aggressive, clever and confident defense that became a hallmark of the Minnesota Vikings under coach Mike Zimmer has been mostly missing for two years, and this vanishing act was never more pronounced than the last drive in Detroit on Sunday. Pass by pass,...

Last-play touchdown ends Campbell's lengthy victory drought

Dec. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell had been waiting for 2,160 days to celebrate another win as an NFL coach. When it finally arrived, he was ready to celebrate. Jared Goff's touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown on the final play of Sunday's game gave the Detroit Lions a...

Walz names long-term care sites to get Guard staffing help

Dec. 06, 2021 16:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday sent the first three Minnesota National Guard skilled nursing teams to care facilities statewide on Monday as part of an effort to fix staffing woes amid the current wave of COVID-19 infections. Fifty Guard members were to begin...

Arradondo, Minneapolis chief amid Floyd fallout, to retire

Dec. 06, 2021 15:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Monday that he won't accept a third term as chief, a blow to a department that has been reeling since four officers were charged in George Floyd's death. Arradondo, 54, said he would retire in January after 32...

Jury instructions sewn up in trial over Daunte Wright death

Dec. 06, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys and a judge hammered out jury instructions Monday for the trial of a white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, with the judge denying defense requests that would have made the instructions more expansive for the former officer's...