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Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

Teen killed by hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis

Jun. 16, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a teenager was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis. The 16-year-old boy was either on foot or skateboarding when he was struck in north Minneapolis about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police and fire...

Man jailed in fatal crash at Minneapolis rally has past DWIs

Jun. 15, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police on Tuesday identified the man suspected of driving into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others as a 35-year-old from St. Paul with multiple convictions for driving while impaired. Police say Nicholas Kraus...

Assets recovered from large Ponzi scheme reach $722 million

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bankruptcy trustee's search to recover assets linked to one of the largest financial crimes in Minnesota's history has netted $722 million. Doug Kelley says his work to collect assets from Tom Petters' $1.9 billion Ponzi scheme is nearly done 13...

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

Jun. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said...

Man cleared after 6 years in prison fights for compensation

Jun. 14, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Javon Davis spent nearly six years behind bars for attempted murder before he was cleared of the crime. In March 2020, a Hennepin County judge overturned Davis’ conviction based on ineffective counsel. Prosecutors could have decided to retry him,...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

2 dead, 1 hospitalized in separate Minnesota water incidents

Jun. 13, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say two people drowned and a child who was found unresponsive in a pool was hospitalized in three separate incidents in Minnesota on Saturday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 46-year-old Chandra Mohan Laghuvaram, of Plymouth,...