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Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy. “Peggy and I asked Minnesotans to come...

Monday's Scores

Oct. 19, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Avail Academy def. Chesterton Academy, 25-11, 25-14, 25-21 BOLD def. Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop, 25-18, 25-14, 25-10 Badger-Greenbush-Middle River def. Roseau, 25-17, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22 Barnum...

Derek Chauvin hires lawyer to represent him on appeal

Oct. 18, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin has hired an attorney to represent him as he appeals his murder conviction in the death of George Floyd, according to court documents made public Monday. Attorney William Mohrman filed a document with the court Friday saying he would...

More women _ and girls _ set sights on owning the farm

Oct. 18, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s an industry that’s been seeing rapid advancements in technology, and new numbers also indicate that more and more women are taking ownership in family farms. Women are the fastest growing demographic in farming, and according to the 2019 Ag...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def. Thief River Falls, 25-16, 25-14, 25-10 Apple Valley Tournament= Brown= Burnsville def. Albert Lea, 25-15, 25-23 Burnsville def. Grand Meadow,...

Worker killed at paper recycling facility in Minneapolis

Oct. 16, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery, authorities said. Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, was injured about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Industries International, the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Cristo Rey Jesuit def. Academy for Science and Agriculture, 25-18, 25-16, 25-12 Luverne def. Adrian, 25-16, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24 Nova Classical Academy def. St. Paul Johnson, 25-10, 25-9, 25-19 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada-Borup 34, Underwood 0 Albany 28, Foley 14 Andover 49, Monticello 14 Annandale 35, Princeton 17 Barnesville 42, Staples-Motley 7 Becker 23, St. Cloud...

Family of man killed by Minnesota deputies demands new probe

Oct. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Black man a federal task force shot to death this summer wants a new, independent investigation into the shooting after prosecutors decided not to file any charges. Winston Smith Jr.’s family said at a news conference Friday that...

Chicago man indicted for 1st-degree murder in highway death

Oct. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Chicago man accused of fatally shooting another man in the head on a Minnesota highway after an apparent road-rage incident has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge, prosecutors said Friday. Jamal Smith, 33, had already been charged with...