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Fort Snelling State Park to stay closed through June

May. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A popular Minnesota state park will remain closed through Memorial Day weekend and the month of June. The Department of Natural Resources says Fort Snelling State Park will remain closed because of flooding and damage from a hefty winter snowpack and heavy spring rains. The park is...

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

May. 23, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop. Brian Oman contends former Officer Mohamed Noor and another officer wrongfully pulled him over in May 2017. Oman says Noor pointed his gun at the...

Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 calls

May. 23, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer in July 2017 was breathless and sounded concerned when she called 911 minutes before she was killed. Audio recordings of Justine Ruszczyk Damond's two 911 calls were made public Thursday, as a judge began granting access to the...

Most exhibits from Minneapolis cop's trial can be copied

May. 22, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge is granting access to most of the exhibits from the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman in 2017. Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia who was killed after...

Jamar Clark's advocates call for $20M death settlement

May. 21, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by police in 2015, are demanding that the city of Minneapolis settles a lawsuit brought by his family for $20 million, the same amount awarded in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Clark's father, James Clark, and about two dozen...

Xcel Energy plans to end coal use in Upper Midwest by 2030

May. 20, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy said Monday the Minneapolis-based utility plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled, bringing praise from environmental groups. The company also announced plans to expand wind and solar energy, use cleaner...

2 seriously injured in late night Minneapolis shooting

May. 19, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say two people suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after a late night shooting in Minneapolis. WCCO-TV reports officers were dispatched to the area of 2100 block of Cedar Avenue South around 10:26 p.m Saturday after receiving a report of shots fired. Police found...

Construction begins for $2B Southwest light rail line

May. 18, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Construction is getting underway for the $2 billion Southwest light rail line that will connect downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie. Steel rails were delivered near a future station along the route in St. Louis Park on Monday, signaling the start of the project's construction process,...

Report: Price of housing in Twin Cities region skyrocketing

May. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The price of housing in the seven-county Twin Cities region is more expensive than cities such as Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, according to a newly released report using U.S. Census Bureau data. The Family Housing Fund study indicated the region is on a...

Minnesota's solar program sees opposition despite popularity

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On an overcast day, a small crowd gathered at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in North Minneapolis to extol the virtues of Minnesota's community solar gardens program. Since the Legislature approved it in 2013, the solar garden initiative has created a vast market of the renewable...