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Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games following police shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin Cities on Monday. The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old...

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...

EXPLAINER: Trial highlights Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Apr. 07, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death are hearing from investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, an agency that could be viewed as the state’s equivalent of the FBI. The BCA...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 07, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

Minnesota Star Tribune. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Emergency powers strengthened Minnesota Resolve differences with good-faith negotiations, not Wisconsin-style court fights. Last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a...

Minnesota hospitalizations climb as virus cases trend upward

Apr. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Tuesday reported nearly 500 Minnesotans are hospitalized due to the coronavirus as case numbers continue to rise despite the state's vaccination campaign. The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,014 new...

Minnesota House Democrats unveil package of budget bills

Apr. 05, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats unveiled legislation on Monday that calls for more spending on education and recovery for those most affected by the pandemic while increasing taxes on wealthy residents and large companies. The package of bills follows the...

Minnesota to host FEMA vaccination site at state fairgrounds

Apr. 05, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced plans for a mass vaccination site at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul next week that will have the capacity to vaccinate 100,000 Minnesotans against the coronavirus over eight weeks. ...

EXPLAINER: Legion of Chauvin prosecutors, each with own role

Apr. 04, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Viewers watching the trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in George Floyd 's death may be struck by the array of prosecutors taking turns presenting their case. The choice of who does what is no accident. While Derek Chauvin ’s attorney, Eric...

Minnesota reports record daily vaccines, over 2,000 cases

Apr. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported over 2,000 virus cases in a single day on Saturday for the first time since January, while also reporting a daily record for vaccines administered. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased...

Lawsuit over correction's handling of COVID-19 will proceed

Apr. 02, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Ramsey County judge has ruled a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota can proceed against the Minnesota Department of Corrections over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Sara Grewing ruled this week that all...