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Minnesota United players celebrate after a goal by Bakaye Dibassy during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting Kansas City on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Minnesota advances to Western final, beating Sporting KC 3-0

Dec. 3, 2020 11:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored twice in the first half and Minnesota United advanced to the MLS Western Conference finals, beating Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Thursday night. Fourth-seeded Minnesota will play at No. 2 seed Seattle on Monday night for a spot in the MLS Cup finals. Bakaye...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Taylor Rogers throws to a Kansas City Royals batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins and closer Rogers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

AP source: Twins, closer Rogers agree to $6 million contract

Dec. 3, 2020 10:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. Rogers compiled...

Minneapolis mayor: Private fund will transform public safety

Dec. 3, 2020 6:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and local business owners announced plans Thursday to create a private fund for new programs designed to change public safety. There have been numerous calls to transform the Minneapolis Police Department since the May 25 death of George Floyd. Frey said...

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates with tight end Tyler Conklin (83) after he ran a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins in for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Minneapolis, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Vikings still committed to core, as Jaguars starting over

Dec. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars, just short of three years ago, were leading New England with less than three minutes to go in the AFC championship game. Further down the coast, the Minnesota Vikings were warming up in Philadelphia for the NFC championship game that stood in front of their...

A single-engine plane is seen after making an emergency landing on northbound Interstate 35W, just north of County Road E2, in Arden Hills, Minn., late Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Plane on Minnesota interstate landed by award-winning pilot

Dec. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Minnesota interstate Wednesday has been identified as an award-winning member of the U.S. aerobatics flying team. The single-engine Bellanca Viking plane landed and hit a vehicle, temporarily closing part of the highway...

Vikings rising as Jaguars visit with 10-game losing streak

Dec. 3, 2020 12:49 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE (1-10) at MINNESOTA (5-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Vikings by 9 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jaguars 5-6; Vikings 6-5 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 5-1 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Jaguars 25-16 on Dec. 11, 2016, in Jacksonville LAST WEEK — Jaguars lost to...

A crowd gathers on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, along Rice Street near the scene where St. Paul Police shot a man earlier in the night in St. Paul, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Attorney: St. Paul officer shot Black man to protect others

Dec. 3, 2020 9:18 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul officer who shot and wounded a Black man who was being sought by police when the man emerged naked from a dumpster was trying to protect his fellow officers and himself, according to his attorney. Anthony Dean's lawyer, Robert Paule, said the man, identified by state...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario jogs in during the baseball team's game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins declined Wednesday, Dec. 2, to offer a 2021 contract to Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Twins non-tender Rosario, Wisler; reach deals with 5 players

Dec. 2, 2020 10:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined Wednesday to offer a 2021 contract to Eddie Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons. The Twins also decided to non-tender reliever Matt Wisler prior to MLB's deadline. They reached one-year deals with five of their arbitration-eligible...

FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. A family friend says Benton-Banai died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at a care center in Hayward, Wis., where he had been staying for months. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)

American Indian Movement co-founder Benton-Banai dies at 89

Dec. 2, 2020 9:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, according to family...