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Search warrant: Man cut oxygen to Minneapolis-area hospital

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A man scaled a fence at a Minneapolis-area hospital last month and shut off oxygen to the entire facility, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Hennepin County. No charges have been filed in the Dec. 27 incident at North Memorial Hospital, and the search warrant...

Minnesota State Fair to add metal detectors at gates

Jan. 19, 2020 3:54 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair's governing board decided Sunday to add metal detectors at all 11 of its gates beginning this year. General manager Jerry Hammer said the process will be similar to what people experience at other big venues, such as the Xcel Energy Center and US Bank...

Killorn, Johnson lead Lightning in 6-4 win over Sabres

Dec. 31, 2019 11:12 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored two goals, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Ondrej Palat and Anthony Cirelli each added a goal and an assist, Kevin...

Minnesota Wild left wing Jordan Greenway (18) controls the puck in front of Toronto Maple Leafs center Jason Spezza (19) and Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Wild

Dec. 31, 2019 9:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the first time in four games, the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t have to play catch-up. Auston Matthews and William Nylander each had a goal and an assist and Toronto beat Minnesota 4-1 Tuesday night. Alexander Kerfoot also scored, and John Tavares added an empty-net goal for...

Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14), New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) and Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier vie for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Islanders get three goals in 3rd period, beat Wild 3-1

Dec. 29, 2019 9:57 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Reinforcing fundamentals paid off for the New York Islanders. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the third period and the Islanders rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Sunday. Tom Kuhnhackl scored late and Semyon Varlamov stopped 25 shots for New...

Minnesota Wild's Luke Kunin high fives teammates on the bench after he scored a goal against the Calgary Flames in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday Dec. 23, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Dubnyk records shutout as Wild blank Flames 3-0

Dec. 23, 2019 8:27 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s been a tough month personally for Devan Dubnyk, who took time off to attend to a family issue. Now the Wild goalie is back and starting to feel like himself again. Dubnyk recorded his first shutout of the season and Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin each scored for...

Minnesota court rules against planned power plant Wisconsin

Dec. 23, 2019 3:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ordered state regulators to reconsider whether an environmental review is necessary for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant that would be built by Minnesota and Wisconsin utilities. Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative are seeking...

Xcel to begin construction on $900M wind farm in New Mexico

Dec. 16, 2019 10:02 AM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy is set to begin construction Monday on a $900 million wind farm in eastern New Mexico. The utility said officials, landowners and other stakeholders will gather around 10 a.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site located near Portales. The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind...

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux and Minnesota Wild's Victor Rask skate after the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday Dec. 14, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Flyers lose 2 more players, fall 4-1 in Minnesota

Dec. 14, 2019 10:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coming off an emotional announcement a day earlier, things didn’t get any easier for the Philadelphia Flyers. Already down their top two scorers, Philadelphia lost two centers early. And it was playing one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Eric Staal scored twice and the...

Minnesota Wild's Ryan Hartman, left, and Anaheim Ducks' Derek Grant fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Ducks top Wild 3-2 in shootout

Dec. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — During an awfully sluggish start by Minnesota, the Anaheim Ducks took full advantage. They capitalized on a finish by the Wild that left plenty to be desired, too. Rickard Rickell and Max Comtois scored in the shootout, and the Ducks fended off the Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night for their...