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Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Mar. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross-country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots on the Vasaloppet's route often meant braving the freezing temperatures and frigid winds that have always defined this state....

Woman killed in crash days before husband's funeral

Mar. 21, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

DEERWOOD, Minn. (AP) — A woman has died in a crash in Crow Wing County just days before her husband's funeral. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Crosby man crossed the centerline on Highway 6 near Deerwood Wednesday and hit the woman's car head on. Seventy-year-old Barbara Jo Blood died at the scene. The...

4 years after Tyus, Tre Jones looks to lead a Duke title run

Mar. 20, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tre Jones considers himself the classic tagalong little brother, always wanting a piece of whatever his big brother had. So when Tyus Jones won a national championship for Duke — well, Tre wanted one, too. Four years after Tyus Jones ran the point as a freshman for a...

General Mills fiscal 3Q results top forecasts

Mar. 20, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills Inc. shares rallied in early trading Wednesday after the food company posted better-than-expected results and raised its guidance. The company reported a fiscal third-quarter profit of $446.8 million, or 74 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs,...

Blaine's Bryce Brodzinski is AP boys hockey player of year

Mar. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blaine forward Bryce Brodzinski is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys hockey. The award, voted on by a statewide panel of preps reporters and broadcasters, was announced Monday. Joining Brodzinski on the AP's all-state team are Eden Prairie forward...

UMN recyclables have fewer places to go due to Chinese ban

Mar. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Recycling Program recycled more than 3.2 million pounds of material in 2018. But with China's ban on most imported recyclables, some of the University's recycled material has no place to go. More than one year after the Chinese government banned most...

Nelson scores early in OT, Islanders beat Wild 3-2

Mar. 17, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A pair of guys who played high school hockey in Minnesota helped the New York Islanders pick up an important two points on the road Sunday night. They also did no favors for the home team. Brock Nelson scored 1:04 into overtime and the Islanders beat the Wild 3-2 to move into a tie...

Police: Body in Minnesota appears to be missing 2-year-old

Mar. 16, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A child's body found wrapped in a blanket along a Minnesota highway is believed to be that of a missing 2-year-old girl whose mom police have said was fatally shot by her former pimp, authorities announced Saturday. The discovery of the child's body came hours after officials had put out a...

Parents say child medical marijuana has been 'life-changing'

Mar. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrea Devora can still hear the loud thud on her front door. A Minneapolis police officer and workers from Child Protective Services stood outside. They heard that Devora had given marijuana to her 10-year-old son, who has autism. She had shared the success of her son's legal...

Phil Mickelson commits to new Minnesota tour stop, 3M Open

Mar. 13, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson will play this summer in the 3M Open, the new PGA Tour stop in Minnesota. Mickelson's commitment was announced Wednesday by tournament officials, giving the July 4-7 event a five-time major championship winner as a premier attraction. Mickelson is currently 20th in the...