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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

Olympic luge champion Johannes Ludwig of Germany retires

May. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Johannes Ludwig had the best luge season of his life, then decided that would be the perfect way to end his career. The German veteran has announced his retirement from competitive sliding, doing so after winning two gold medals — one in...

US attorney orders entire staff to work on violent crime

May. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s top federal attorney says he’s ordering his entire staff to work on violent crime cases. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that U.S. Attorney Andy Luger announced Tuesday that he’s directed all 42 prosecutors in his office to work on violent...

A luge stunner: Hackl leaves Germany for Austrian team

Apr. 21, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

Three-time Olympic champion Georg Hackl has left the German luge program for a job with rival Austria, announcing Thursday he has agreed to a four-year contract that runs through the 2026 Olympics. Hackl is one of Germany’s luge legends, a major part of the country's dominance in...

USA Bobsled coach Mike Kohn resigns, citing family reasons

Apr. 08, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

USA Bobsled coach Mike Kohn has stepped down after four seasons, though he may remain with the national team in a different capacity. Kohn, an Olympic medalist in bobsled at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, said Friday that he made the decision to leave the coaching role because of a...

Fegg resigns as coach of USA Luge national team

Mar. 24, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Luge coach Robert Fegg has resigned after two seasons with the national team, which failed to medal at the Beijing Olympics last month. Fegg spent four years with USA Luge in all, the first two of those years with the junior national team. The former...