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Minnesota gives 2 million adults at least one vaccine dose

Apr. 11, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hit the 2 million mark for people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state's Department of Health reported Sunday. “Getting vaccinated will allow us to get back to the people we love and the things we have...

Arbitrator upholds firing of Minneapolis police officer

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the Minneapolis Police Department's decision to fire an officer in July after it deemed his Facebook posts to be racist. However, the arbitrator said on Friday he sided with the police department based on the “awkward...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 11, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...

Collins, Klobuchar propose support for dementia caregivers

Apr. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of...

O'Reilly scores with 2 seconds left in OT, Blues beat Wild

Apr. 10, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored with two seconds left in overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Mike Hoffman scored twice for the Blues, tying it with 41.6 seconds left in regulation after the Blues pulled...

T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club

Apr. 10, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA team in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx,...

UMass beats St. Cloud State 5-0, wins first NCAA title

Apr. 10, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal, and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 on Saturday night to win the program's first NCAA title. After St. Cloud State turnover, Bohlinger led a breakaway and dropped the...

Haniger, Mariners win 4-3 as Twins' trouble in 10th persists

Apr. 10, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball's speed-up-the-game rule that starts each extra inning with a runner on second base has not been user-friendly for the Minnesota Twins. The 10th has been nothing but trouble, this time caused by the Seattle Mariners. ...

Ex-officer's trial in Floyd's death shows courtroom tactics

Apr. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death has introduced viewers from around the world to a vast array of defense and prosecution tactics aimed at swaying the jury. Some strategies and terms that have...

Minnesota HS students walk out amid racist threats

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media. The threats originated from an anonymous Instagram account but screenshots posted online indicate...