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ND high court asked to lift injunction against abortion ban

Nov. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for North Dakota asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down an injunction blocking the state’s abortion ban, saying a lower court judge was wrong to grant it. Matthew Sagsveen, an attorney for the state, told justices that Burleigh...

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

Nov. 29, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine. Opponents of PolyMet Mining Corp.′s project say state regulators should have included...

Minnesota star Towns helped off with right leg injury

Nov. 28, 2022 23:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An uneven start to the season for the Minnesota Timberwolves turned even worse when Karl-Anthony Towns had to be helped off the court in the third quarter at Washington. He wasn't putting any weight on his right leg. The team now hopes the injury isn't too...

Porzingis scores 41, Wizards beat Wolves after Towns hurt

Nov. 28, 2022 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 41 points, including 29 in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat Minnesota 142-127 on Monday night after Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony-Towns was helped off the court in the third quarter with a right leg injury. ...

Pedulla, Mutts power Virginia Tech past Minnesota, 67-57

Nov. 28, 2022 21:58 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 17 points and Justyn Mutts scored 16 and Virginia Tech beat Minnesota 67-57 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game Monday night. Pharrel Payne dunked to pull the Golden Gophers into a 22-all tie with more than six minutes left in the first half,...

Vikings rookie CB Andrew Booth Jr. has knee surgery

Nov. 28, 2022 19:57 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Rookie Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. had knee surgery to repair meniscus damage and will be sidelined indefinitely, coach Kevin O'Connell announced on Monday. Booth was held out of Minnesota's win over New England last week because of his injury....

Twins appoint Joe Pohlad executive chair to oversee club

Nov. 28, 2022 19:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad has handed day-to-day operations of the club to his nephew Joe Pohlad, the third generation of family leadership of the franchise. Jim Pohlad announced the transition in a letter to staff on Monday and made public by the Twins. He...

About 200 people rescued from ice chunk on Minnesota lake

Nov. 28, 2022 17:34 PM EST

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Officials in northern Minnesota said roughly 200 people were rescued Monday after they became trapped when an ice chunk broke free on Upper Red Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that it got a 911 call about midday Monday...

Court: Cop who shot Castile wrongly denied teaching license

Nov. 28, 2022 16:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state board must reconsider its rejection of a substitute teaching license for the former police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in 2016. Jeronimo Yanez applied to be a substitute teacher in 2020,...

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

Nov. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence,...