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Woman fatally shot in Lakeville, man in custody

Jun. 23, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A woman fatally shot in a Twin Cities suburb knew the man who has been arrested in the case, according to police. The victim was found shot to death early Tuesday in the parking lot of the New Horizons Academy day care center in Lakeville. ...

State board to pay $300,000 to Hennepin public defender

Jun. 22, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Public Defense on Tuesday agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement to former Chief Hennepin County Defender Mary Moriarty, less than a year after the board voted against renewing her contract after she clashed with the state's top public defender. ...

Naquin's 3-run homer in 9th gives Reds 10-7 win over Twins

Jun. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't look drained to manager David Bell, despite this recent slide. The boss was right, because the Reds had plenty of energy left for a late surge against Minnesota after the Twins took a game of back-and-forth rallies the night...

Minnesota regulators fine company for Line 3 pipeline death

Jun. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The employer of a man who was run over by a large forklift while working on a northern Minnesota oil pipeline project has been cited by state regulators and fined $25,000. Jorge Villafuerte III was checking a list of materials at the Enbridge Energy...

Brooklyn Center man charged with murder in death of ex-wife

Jun. 22, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Center man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife who had remarried four days earlier was charged Tuesday in Hennepin County. Robert McCloud, 64, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in last week's death of 48-year-old...

Duluth man charged in fatal shooting of St. Cloud professor

Jun. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth man was charged Tuesday in the killing of a St. Cloud professor who was fatally shot at the door of his home in what police say was a random attack. Jason Beckman, 45, is accused of killing 68-year-old Ed Ward about 6 a.m. Sunday. Ward...

Deals on most budget bills take shape Minnesota Legislature

Jun. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature moved forward on several major budget bills Tuesday after leaders broke a standoff on environment funding that could have shut down state parks before the Independence Day holiday weekend. The House Ways and Means committee...

Buxton's bad luck: Twins star shelved again, has broken hand

Jun. 22, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The glimpses of Byron Buxton's game-changing, worth-the-admission skills have grown broader over the last three years as the Minnesota Twins center fielder has blossomed with the bat to match his long-superior work with the glove. Those bursts of...

Reds' Votto serves 1-game suspension after ump argument

Jun. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto served a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Tuesday, three days after he was ejected for arguing with an umpire. Votto was already slated to rest in the finale of a two-game series at Minnesota,...

Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

Jun. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since...