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Last day: Minneapolis' 1st Black police chief leaves quietly

Jan. 16, 2022 14:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' first Black police chief served his last day in office on Saturday. Medaria Arradondo, 54, who announced last month he was retiring, had a variety of positions with the department for 30 years. He started as a patrol officer in north Minneapolis in...

Airport snow plow drivers reached tentative deal on contract

Jan. 16, 2022 10:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers who clear snow from runways, streets and sidewalks at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have reached agreement on a tentative contract, union leaders said Saturday. Teamsters 320 union representatives will present the contract to its members for...

Panel weighs expanding use of cameras in Minnesota courts

Jan. 14, 2022 19:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota court advisory committee met again Friday to examine whether to allow more video coverage of criminal trial proceedings, with some members expressing hesitation toward expanding the use of cameras in courts. The state Supreme Court's Advisory...

Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...

Border agents seize bushmeat at Minneapolis airport

Jan. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. customs agents say they’ve confiscated bushmeat multiple times at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport since December. WCCO-TV reported Friday that Customs and Border Patrol officers seized more than 100 pounds of bushmeat from U.S. citizens...

Minneapolis schools move instruction online as virus surges

Jan. 13, 2022 08:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Public Schools will pivot to online instruction for two weeks because the coronavirus has significantly reduced the number of school staff available for in-person learning. Virtual education will begin Friday with students returning to the classroom...

Walz seeks $40M for hospital staffing amid COVID-19 surge

Jan. 12, 2022 17:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he wants to use $40 million in federal funding to support emergency staffing at hospitals that are straining to cope with a surge in COVID-19 cases that is expected to get worse. Walz said he asked to use the money to...

Trial scheduled in fatal health clinic shooting in Minnesota

Jan. 12, 2022 14:09 PM EST

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A jury trial has been scheduled for a Minnesota man accused of walking into a medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year. Gregory Ulrich, 68, will stand trial beginning May 16 on charges of murder, attempted...

Judge agrees to delay state trial for 3 cops in Floyd death

Jan. 12, 2022 12:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge agreed to delay a state court trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death, though he didn't immediately set a date. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill in an order Monday told attorneys to agree on a new date that is...

Judge in federal trial in Floyd death urges quick proceeding

Jan. 11, 2022 18:32 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The judge handling the federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights urged attorneys Tuesday to “move the case along” to reduce chances that the proceeding will be disrupted by COVID-19. Jury...