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Wolves turn to Saunders to help lead franchise modernization

May. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three decades after their entry into the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves have deployed an aggressive plan to modernize their operation. What better way, they concluded, than to hire the youngest head coach in the league? Ryan Saunders, at the ripe old age of 33, has been tasked with...

After session ends in whimper, lawmakers await instructions

May. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As veteran Sen. Tom Bakk put it, the 2019 regular session of the Minnesota Legislature ended with a whimper. It also ended without firm word on how lawmakers will bring their unfinished bills to completion to meet their leaders' goal of holding and completing a special session this...

The Latest: OT tentative after session ends in whimper

May. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature (all times local): 3:30 p.m. As veteran Sen. Tom Bakk puts it, the 2019 regular session of the Minnesota ended with a whimper. It also ended with no firm word on how lawmakers will complete their unfinished bills to meet the goal of holding and...

Apparent drowning in Leech Lake investigated

May. 21, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

WALKER, Minn. (AP) — Cass County sheriff officials are investigating an apparent drowning in Leech Lake. Sheriff Tom Burch says deputies were called to Woodland Resort on the lake's Kabekona Bay in Shingobee Township Monday afternoon. An adult female was found unresponsive in the water near a dock....

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...

Sano's 2-run homer propels Twins over Angels 3-1

May. 21, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is quickly getting back into the swing of things. Sano, who missed the first 41 games due to a right heel laceration, hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night....

The Latest: Legislative negotiators agree on opioid bill

May. 20, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the Minnesota Legislature's 2019 regular session (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A House-Senate conference committee has reached a bipartisan agreement on compromise legislation aimed at stopping Minnesota's opioid crisis. The bill imposes sharply higher...

Minnesota Legislature approves protections for the elderly

May. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A major package of protections for Minnesota's elderly has cleared the Legislature and awaits Gov. Tim Walz's signature. The House and Senate passed the final version of the bill late Sunday night. The most important component is a framework for licensing assisted living facilities...

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

May. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA. The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this...

Minnesota in need of more community paramedics

May. 20, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota needs more community paramedics to assist residents leaving the hospital in managing chronic health conditions at home, according to state health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health said there are 127 certified community paramedics, nearly half working in the Twin...