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Minnesota violence project aims to understand mass shootings

Nov. 20, 2019 12:12 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota researchers have created a new database that seeks to help understand circumstances that contribute to mass shootings in the United States. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the nonpartisan Violence Project’s database went online Tuesday. The project’s...

Minnesota woman accused in scam to obtain crime victim visas

Nov. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman swindled money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police that involved cutting them, according to criminal charges filed against her. Yuridia Hernandez Linares, 36, of Eden Prairie, used a box cutter or sharp object to cut the...

Parise scores 2 goals, Wild beat Sabres 4-1

Nov. 19, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have been striving for stronger starts during an opening stretch in which they’ve played more road games than any team in the NHL. They did just that Tuesday night. Parise scored twice in the first period, Alex Stalock made 30 saves, and the...

Minnesota QB Morgan uncertain for next game with concussion

Nov. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The status of quarterback Tanner Morgan is uncertain for 11th-ranked Minnesota’s game at Northwestern after back-to-back sacks in the last game put the sophomore in the concussion protocol. Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday that Morgan has made progress this week, but the Big...

Shooting deaths rattle small, tight-knit US Hmong community

Nov. 19, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Fresno has been the heart of California’s Hmong community for decades, drawing refugees from war-torn Southeast Asia who built a tight-knit population in the farm town. Now, they’re reeling from the shooting deaths of four Hmong American men at a weekend party. The central California city has the...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Judge orders search of agency computers in PolyMet challenge

Nov. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators about pollution risks from the proposed PolyMet...

Macalester College pulls founder’s name from campus building

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Minnesota is removing its founder's name from a campus building after students brought attention to his racist views in the 1800s. The board of trustees for Macalester College in St. Paul announced Monday that Edward Duffield Neill's name will be...

Omar: No gain in harsh sentence for man who threatened her

Nov. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her. Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She...

Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early in the second half, Karl-Anthony Towns went to the hoop and was rejected by Rudy Gobert. After that, Towns didn't even try to shoot inside the 3-point arc. Worked out pretty well. Towns tied a career high with seven 3s and scored 29 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hand...