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Minnesota woman accused in scam to obtain visas

Nov. 20, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman is accused of swindling money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Yuridia Hernandez Linares, of Eden Prairie, used a box cutter or sharp object to cut the four, who then filed false police...

Day care death investigated in Brainerd

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in central Minnesota are investigating the death of an infant at a home day care. Emergency responders found the baby boy unresponsive after they were called to the home Nov. 12. The infant died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical...

Parise scores 2 goals, Wild beat Sabres 4-1

Nov. 19, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have been striving for stronger starts during an opening stretch in which they’ve played more road games than any team in the NHL. They did just that Tuesday night. Parise scored twice in the first period, Alex Stalock made 30 saves, and the...

Minnesota QB Morgan uncertain for next game with concussion

Nov. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The status of quarterback Tanner Morgan is uncertain for 11th-ranked Minnesota’s game at Northwestern after back-to-back sacks in the last game put the sophomore in the concussion protocol. Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday that Morgan has made progress this week, but the Big...

Shooting deaths rattle small, tight-knit US Hmong community

Nov. 19, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Fresno has been the heart of California’s Hmong community for decades, drawing refugees from war-torn Southeast Asia who built a tight-knit population in the farm town. Now, they’re reeling from the shooting deaths of four Hmong American men at a weekend party. The central California city has the...

Torah scrolls damaged in synagogue fire burned in garage

Nov. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Damaged Torah scrolls and prayer books that were salvaged from a Duluth synagogue fire in September have burned again in a garage fire. Officials of Adas Israel Synagogue say the items were being kept in the garage and were to be buried in keeping with Jewish tradition. The garage fire...

Ellison: Agreement will help districts afford school milk

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office has reached an agreement to help more than 40 school districts afford to buy milk for students through 2030. Ellison said Tuesday the agreement with Kansas-based Dairy Farmers of America will make it easier for those districts...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Judge orders search of agency computers in PolyMet challenge

Nov. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators about pollution risks from the proposed PolyMet...

Macalester College pulls founder’s name from campus building

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Minnesota is removing its founder's name from a campus building after students brought attention to his racist views in the 1800s. The board of trustees for Macalester College in St. Paul announced Monday that Edward Duffield Neill's name will be...