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Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, stands for a photograph at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. A growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists are concerned that Burrell may have been wrongly convicted, as there was no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence to implicate him. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Did Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?

Jan. 28, 2020 11:56 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. “That’s not my...

Officer shot in the head undergoes reconstructive surgery

Jan. 28, 2020 11:49 AM EST

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — The southern Minnesota police officer gravely wounded in a shooting has undergone reconstructive surgery for broken bones in his face and skull. A family post on Arik Matson's CaringBridge web page said the surgery Monday at North Memorial Health Hospital left him dealing with some...

Death of Twin Cities rapper attributed to fentanyl, alcohol

Jan. 28, 2020 7:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The death of a rising Twin Cities rapper was the result of an overdose of fentanyl and alcohol, according to a medical examiner's report. Lexii Alijai was found unconscious and possibly suffering cardiac arrest at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel on New Year's Day. The Hennepin County...

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins sets the ball down in tribute to NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant in their first position against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The result was a violation and a loss of position then the Sacramento Kings did the same. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Hield rallies Kings to 133-129 OT win over Timberwolves

Jan. 28, 2020 12:21 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a night full of tributes to Kobe Bryant, Buddy Hield's stole the show. Channeling the memories of his childhood hero, Hield poured in a career-high 42 points to rally the Sacramento Kings from a 27-point deficit to a 133-129 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday...

Berger scores 25, No. 20 Indiana women top Minnesota 65-52

Jan. 27, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grace Berger scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and the No. 20 Indiana women beat Minnesota 65-52 on Monday night. Jaelynn Penn added 15 points and Ali Patberg had 11 with six rebounds and three assists for the Hoosiers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten),...

Minnesota lawmakers worry local sales taxes would be unfair

Jan. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota cities are imposing local sales taxes more than ever before, and state lawmakers are concerned it could give communities with more retailers an unfair advantage. Legislators allowed 18 cities in 2019 to add or extend a sales tax and 14 in 2017, which is a dramatic jump from...

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference after the Vikings were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings name Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer as co-DCs

Jan. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer promoted his son on Monday to help fill a key vacancy on his staff, appointing Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson as co-defensive coordinators. The Vikings announced their revamped lineup of assistant coaches, which includes two new hires and four...

Fond du Lac Band to require permits to access its land

Jan. 27, 2020 4:33 PM EST

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will now require permits for most people to access its lands in northeastern Minnesota. The band said Monday the policy is a way to “better manage and conserve” resources on about 41,000 acres (16,592 hectares) of land on...

Minnesota Senate GOP renews push for voter photo ID

Jan. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate plan to renew a push for a photo ID requirement for voters in the legislative session that convenes next month. Minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment in 2012 to require a photo ID to vote. But Senate Majority...

Duluth man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing wife

Jan. 27, 2020 12:52 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his wife after she planned to divorce him. Ryan Jazdzewski, 40, entered the plea to intentional second-degree murder in the June death of 41-year-old Nicole Ann Jazdzewski at their home. Jazdzewski admitted he "lost it" and "just...