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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jake Cave celebrate after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Twins won 12-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

Aug. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home....

File-Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates a sack during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason.  (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher Griffen

Aug. 12, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. Griffen is the latest addition of a pass rusher with a pedigree for the Cowboys, who signed former San Francisco end Aldon Smith during the offseason. Griffen is...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors want joint trial for 4 ex-cops in Floyd death

Aug. 12, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to try four fired Minneapolis police officers jointly in George Floyd’s death. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a memo arguing that evidence against the four is similar and that a single trial would spare witnesses and family...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, center, D-Minn., talks with Dulce Sanchez, whose family owns Dulceria La Piñata at Mercado Central in Minneapolis, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary day in the state. Omar faces Antone Melton-Meaux in the Democratic primary, (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Omar vows to keep fighting as she savors decisive victory

Aug. 12, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar savored a decisive primary victory Wednesday, saying she plans to use her organization to keep President Donald Trump from carrying Minnesota and to keep fighting for deep structural change in America during her second term in Congress. Omar must still get past another...

Firefighters battle a fire in downtown St. Paul, Minn., that has engulfed a building that was under construction on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. There were no reports of injuries and there was no immediate word about the possible cause of the fire. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

ATF: Fire that destroyed St. Paul hotel project was arson

Aug. 12, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A massive blaze that destroyed a hotel project under construction in downtown St. Paul was arson, authorities said. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that determination Tuesday, along with the St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul Police...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 12, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers. Omar, seeking her second term...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jedd Gyorko hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Gyorko's blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

Aug. 11, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday. The Brewers started their winning rally when Christian Yelich beat the Twins’ shift with a one-out double. With the Twins moving...

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses media after lunch at the Mercado Central in Minneapolis Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, primary Election Day in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Latest: Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Aug. 11, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity. Omar defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator who...

Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota defeats well-funded Democratic primary challenger who made issue of her high profile

Aug. 11, 2020 10:25 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota defeats well-funded Democratic primary challenger who made issue of her high profile.

Jason Lewis wins Republican Senate primary in Minnesota

Aug. 11, 2020 9:35 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jason Lewis wins Republican Senate primary in Minnesota.