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USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for service

May. 23, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul has been activated for service in the U.S. Navy. A weekend commissioning ceremony was held in Duluth for the Freedom class-littoral combat ship. It measures nearly 400 feet (121.9 meters) and can travel at speeds greater than 40...

Co-pilot injured when duck smashes into helicopter

May. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter co-pilot was hurt after he was struck by a duck that went through the windshield of the aircraft returning from a law enforcement call. The pilot was able to land the aircraft safely. The...

Minnesota Capitol temporarily locked down due to pursuit

May. 19, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police pursuit that ended outside the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul caused officials to temporarily lock down the complex Wednesday night. Legislators and staff attending a House floor session were asked to stay in chambers until the police activity...

Lod sparks Minnesota United to 1-1 draw with Galaxy

May. 18, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored in the 87th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday. Lod scored the equalizer for United (4-5-3) with an assist from DJ Taylor. Sacha Kljestan broke a scoreless tie with a penalty-kick...

Minnesota to pay $1.5M to man arrested during Floyd protest

May. 17, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a man who said police used excessive force when he was arrested during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Jaleel Stallings, 29, also alleged in his...

Minnesota lawmakers consider loosening state's liquor laws

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering a lifting a cap on growler sales, a high priority for the state's craft brewers, and letting local distilleries sell normal-sized bottles of their spirits direct to drinkers. The bill slated for debate in the House on...

MN Senate passes bill to distribute $300M from opioid suit

May. 05, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to create a framework for distributing about $300 million that the state is receiving as part of a settlement with opioid distributors and manufacturers. Counties and cities across Minnesota will be receiving...

Next battle over access to abortion will focus on pills

May. 05, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It took two trips over state lines, navigating icy roads and a patchwork of state laws, for a 32-year-old South Dakota woman to get abortion pills last year. For abortion-seekers like her, such journeys, along with pills sent through the mail, will grow in...

Suit challenging Minnesota's abortion restrictions delayed

May. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Minnesota's restrictions on abortions that was set to go to trial next month has been delayed indefinitely, under an order from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The appeals court said late Tuesday that the lawsuit, filed by Gender Justice...

St. Paul mayor names interim police chief

May. 04, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mayor of St. Paul has picked a new interim police chief. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Mayor Melvin Carter announced Wednesday that Deputy Chief Jeremy Ellison will take over as interim chief after Todd Axtell steps down on June 1. ...