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Minnesotan contracts state's first case of monkeypox

Jun. 27, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say a Twin Cities adult has contracted the state's first presumed case of monkeypox, a disease that has emerged in more than 50 countries and 26 U.S. states. The state public health lab identified the infection, a case which has been...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller leaves prison

Jun. 27, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home was released from prison on parole Monday, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser...

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson makes midseason move to LSU

Jun. 27, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

The Minnesota Twins must make a midseason change to a vital role on their field staff, with the sudden departure of pitching coach Wes Johnson for a lucrative college job at LSU. Before opening a five-game set at AL Central rival Cleveland on Monday, the Twins announced that Johnson...

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

Jun. 26, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled...

Vandersloot's buzzer-beater gives Sky 88-85 win over Lynx

Jun. 26, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday. Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and...

Buxton's RBI triple sparks Twins in 6-3 win vs. Rockies

Jun. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton raced around the bases all afternoon Sunday, his worth-the-price-of-admission speed on full display for the Minnesota Twins. The right knee trouble he's been fighting all season sure looked like an afterthought. “It’s a very fun...

Four people wounded in Minneapolis shooting Saturday night

Jun. 26, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four people were injured when shots were fired in a large gathering near downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Minneapolis police said officers arrived to find multiple fights breaking out within a large group gathered near the Stone Arch Bridge near Main Street and 6th...

Archer, Twins bullpen combine on 1-hitter vs Rockies

Jun. 25, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Archer kept his strong June going with five scoreless innings, and three Minnesota Twins relievers closed out a one-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. A day after being shut out themselves, Luis Arraez and the Twins had 10...

Vassilev lifts Inter Miami to 2-1 win over Minnesota United

Jun. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Indiana Vassilev came off the bench and scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to rally Inter Miami CF to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday. Vassilev took a pass from Bryce Duke and scored the equalizer for Inter Miami...

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Jun. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials...