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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Sep. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. Their...

Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters before speaking at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Zanesville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Pence returns to upper Midwest after Trump, Biden visits

Sep. 17, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence returns to the upper Midwest next week following visits this week by President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the Trump campaign announced Thursday. Pence will start a bus tour next Thursday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he will speak...

Unarmed man alone in apartment shot by Duluth police officer

Sep. 16, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth police officer fired through a door and hit an unarmed man in his apartment on Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance call, state investigators said. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday that the 23-year-old man was alone in his apartment when the...

Trump, Biden surrogates bring campaign messages to Minnesota

Sep. 9, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is getting extra attention from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden this week. Donald Trump Jr. will lead a “Make America Great Again” rally at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Wednesday night. Jill Biden was set to visit an...

Priest tapped as Duluth, Minnesota bishop resigns amid probe

Sep. 7, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A priest recently tapped by Pope Francis to become a bishop for a northern Minnesota diocese has resigned after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1980s surfaced before he could take up his post. The Vatican announced Monday that Francis had accepted the resignation of...

Jumping worms lean onto Minnesota's invasive species list

Sep. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Zebra mussels. Emerald Ash borers. Buckthorn. Eurasian milfoil. These are some of the most well-known and destructive non-native species that have invaded Minnesota’s lakes and forests, threatening ecosystems both in water and on land. Now add the jumping worm to that...

University announces plan to return students to campuses

Sep. 1, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota on Tuesday announced a plan for students to return to three of its campuses after the school's decision to delay move-ins and in-person classes. According to the plan, sent via email to students, faculty and staff from University President Joan Gabel, students...

UM regents to delay move-in at 3 campuses due to virus fears

Aug. 24, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Monday agreed to delay move-in at the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses and teach classes completely online for at least two weeks because of the coronavirus. The board voted 8-3 to approve the proposal laid out Friday by...

UM president wants to delay campus openings by 2 weeks

Aug. 22, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel wants to delay re-opening campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester for two weeks in the wake of COVID-19 outbreaks at other U.S. colleges. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Gabel announced her proposal Friday. The Board of...

Boundary Waters remains identified as New Mexico man

Aug. 21, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Human remains discovered at a bloody Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness campsite last year are those of a missing New Mexico man, authorities said Friday. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying investigators have positively identified the remains as those...