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Protesters disrupt 1st meeting on Minnesota police shootings

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Protesters are calling for more family representation on a new state panel examining police use of force in Minnesota. Demonstrators disrupted the start of the working group's first public meeting Saturday at the state Capitol. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public...

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Aug. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New...

Cron's HR caps 6-run first as Twins beat Rangers 12-7

Aug. 18, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Duffey's season win total increased before the game while he was sitting in the clubhouse and again Saturday night after he was back out on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Duffey got the decision in the Twins' latest win by retiring the last two batters of the fifth inning...

Danladi scores in 92nd minute, Minnesota ties Orlando 1-1

Aug. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abu Danladi smashed home a close-range putback in second-half stoppage time and Minnesota United salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando City on Saturday night. Ike Opara header-flicked Romain Métanire's long throw-in and it bounced off a pair of Orlando defenders before falling to...

Jason Line tops NHRA Pro Stock qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Line's Friday run of 6.606 seconds at 207.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro help up through the final two...

Twins' Duffey awarded victory day later

Aug. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey was awarded a win on Saturday, a day after pitching in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Duffey entered Friday night's game with two outs and a runner at second base in the sixth inning, Texas having taken a 3-2 lead on the last batter...

Rap battle turned stabbing leads to murder conviction

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been found guilty fatally stabbing a man earlier this year after they offended each other during a rap battle. The Star Tribune reports 29-year-old Quinten Osgood was convicted Friday of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree manslaughter for...

Native American teen's identity omitted in adoption records

Aug. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Calonna Carlisle's bright blue bedroom in the Twin Cities suburb of Lakeville is draped in gymnastics medals and pageant sashes, including one from the time she was in the Miss Black Minnesota competition. On display is a porcelain Native American doll from a trip to South Dakota....

SCSU receiver takes wildlife research trip to South Africa

Aug. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State senior wide receiver John Solberg is confident he will be a teacher for the rest of his life. When the chance came to work with students from his hometown on a study-abroad trip in his field of biology, it was something he couldn't pass on. Solberg spent two weeks...

Dropped popup was key to Twins' 4-3 win over Rangers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning...