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Moorhead man charged in connection with boy's shooting death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A Moorhead man was arrested and charged with a firearms violation in connection with the March death of a 6-year-old boy who was unintentionally shot with a handgun. Phillip Jones Jr., 33, is charged in federal court with felon in charge of a...

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

Back from neck injury, grateful Hunter excited about Vikes D

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Neck injuries are no joke for an NFL player, and Danielle Hunter's was serious enough to sideline him for the entire 2020 season. Wincing while the Minnesota Vikings struggled badly without their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who became the...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...

Minnesota reaches vaccination mark of 3 million residents

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has reached 3 million residents who've had at least one COVID-19 shot, health officials said Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health said 3,005,706 Minnesotans had received at least their first dose as of Monday, while 2,774,889...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

Teen killed by hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis

Jun. 16, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a teenager was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis. The 16-year-old boy was either on foot or skateboarding when he was struck in north Minneapolis about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police and fire...

Vandersloot becomes 4th in WNBA history with 2,000 assists

Jun. 15, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Allie Quigley scored a season-high 23 points, Courtney Vandersloot became the fourth player in WNBA history with 2,000 career assists and the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 105-89 on Tuesday night. Vandersloot joined Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro...

Man jailed in fatal crash at Minneapolis rally has past DWIs

Jun. 15, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police on Tuesday identified the man suspected of driving into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others as a 35-year-old from St. Paul with multiple convictions for driving while impaired. Police say Nicholas Kraus...

Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Sheldon Richardson

Jun. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have stretched their offseason renovation of the defense into the summer, making one more big splash by bringing back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. Richardson signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract Tuesday with the team...