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Minnesota voter group sues Minneapolis over election grant

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota voter advocacy group is suing Minneapolis to block it from accepting money to help cover a shortfall in funding to carry out the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Minnesota Voters Alliance filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota this week,...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) congratulates wide receiver John Brown (15) after Brown scored a touchdown, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 31-28. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Matchup of unbeatens in Buffalo, of all places

Sep. 26, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Not since the days of Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly and Marv Levy has there been this much optimism about football in Western New York. Can't blame the folks in Buffalo, either. Through two weeks, the Bills have been dynamic on offense and defense. “It’s super early,” says receiver...

Black artist pulls exhibit from HistoryMiami to protest

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To the late songstress and civil rights activist Nina Simone, the role of an artist was quite clear: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times,” she once told an interviewer. Although filmed decades ago, Simone’s words feel...

Cincinnati Reds' Mike Moustakas (9) is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Edwar Colina during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

Sep. 26, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark. They're playing like they won't leave quietly, either. Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a...

St. Paul officers take special training in Floyd aftermath

Sep. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Todd Axtell can’t forget the time, as a young St. Paul police officer, when he and his partner responded to a call about a drunk man who wasn’t welcome on the front porch of a home. “It looked like he had his worldly possessions packed into a backpack and a thick...

Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) and cornerback Mike Hughes (21) break up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings rule starting CBs Hughes, Dantzler out vs. Titans

Sep. 25, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The struggling Minnesota Vikings defense will be further depleted this weekend, with two more starters sidelined by injuries. Cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Cameron Dantzler (rib) were declared out on Friday for the winless Vikings when they host Tennessee on Sunday. Dantzler missed...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Trump to return to Minnesota for Duluth rally on Wednesday

Sep. 25, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign in Duluth on Wednesday, his campaign announced Friday, marking his third visit to the key swing state of Minnesota in recent weeks. The campaign said Trump will speak at a Make America Great Again rally at the Duluth International Airport at 5 p.m....

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US Rep. Craig asks supporters to vote despite snag in race

Sep. 25, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota congresswoman whose race has been roiled by the death of a third-party candidate urged supporters Friday to vote for her and the rest of the Democratic ticket on the November ballot, even though votes in her race won't count under current circumstances. In a statement,...

Minnesota man sentenced for crash that killed two women

Sep. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A 24-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced in connection with a July 4 crash that killed two women in western Montana. Mason David Drake received a 40-year sentence with 20 years suspended on Thursday for his role in the deaths. Drake entered into a plea deal with prosecutors in...

Minnesota halts COVID-19 study after reports of intimidation

Sep. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota...