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No charges filed in fatal stabbing on Minnesota light rail

Jan. 24, 2020 6:21 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors say no charges will be filed in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred on a light rail in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Friday that after reviewing the case, prosecutors determined they would not be...

Edina student boarding bus struck by hit-and-run driver

Jan. 23, 2020 7:36 PM EST

EDINA, Minn. (AP) — A student boarding a school bus was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Edina on Thursday, police said. The Edina High School student was hit while boarding the bus around 8:10 a.m. Thursday. The injured student was taken to a hospital. The Star Tribune reports a statement issued by the...

Argument on Minneapolis-area light rail train turns deadly

Jan. 23, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A man riding on a light rail train in a Minneapolis suburb fatally stabbed a fellow passenger early Thursday following an argument, transit officials said. The argument between two men turned into a physical fight after the northbound Blue Line train left the Mall of America...

Minneapolis parks board settles with detained Somali teens

Jan. 22, 2020 5:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Families of four Somali-American teenagers who said they feared for their lives when they were detained by Minneapolis Park Police officers in July 2018 have reached a $170,000 settlement with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, a civil rights group announced Wednesday. The...

Minnesota county asked to be a 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Jan. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EST

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota state lawmakers have asked a county to declare itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary" to block enforcement of proposed gun laws that they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution. The lawmakers made the request in a letter sent to Sherburne County...

Supreme Court upholds Minneapolis minimum wage

Jan. 22, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the City of Minneapolis' authority to impose a minimum wage that's higher than the state's. The ruling follows three years of legal fighting over the $15 minimum wage as is seen as a victory for laborers and the city. The manufacturing and supplies...

Sydney Jordan wins primary for NE Minneapolis House seat

Jan. 22, 2020 9:54 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Labor and environmental activist Sydney Jordan has won a Democratic primary election for a Minnesota House seat in northeast Minneapolis. Jordan got nearly 29% of the vote Tuesday in a crowded field of 11 candidates to advance to the Feb. 4 special election. Given that Republicans did...

FILE - In this May 2014 file photo, Michael Karkoc works in his yard in Minneapolis. Karkoc, a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander of a Nazi-led unit accused of war atrocities, died Dec. 14, 2019, according to cemetery and public records. He was 100. His family maintained that he was never a Nazi or committed any war crimes. (Richard Sennott/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota man exposed as commander of Nazi-led unit dies

Jan. 21, 2020 6:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander of a Nazi-led unit accused of war atrocities has died. Michael Karkoc, whose family maintained that he was never a Nazi or committed any war crimes, lived quietly in Minneapolis for decades until AP's...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

Jan. 20, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, three Mueller brothers who have dedicated their lives to law enforcement pose at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center in Stillwater, Minn. They are, from left, Kevin, Assistant Washington County Attorney; Brian, Chief Deputy of the Washington County Sheriff's Department; and Scott, special agent in charge for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

Law enforcement runs in the family for Mueller brothers

Jan. 20, 2020 1:01 AM EST

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — If you ask about a Mueller who’s investigating or prosecuting a criminal case in Washington County, chances are the response will be: “Which one?” That’s because there are three of them. Brian Mueller, 46, the eldest, is the chief deputy of the...