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Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May. 23, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. From 2019 up until that point in 2022, Braun had cared for Steven at their Mankato home. A traumatic brain injury in February 2019, followed by his...

New Big Ten schools will make at least 1 appearance on Fox's Friday night college football package

May. 22, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Each of the Big Ten Conference's new West Coast schools will make at least one appearance this coming season on Fox Sports' “College Football Friday” package. The 12-game schedule includes nine Big Ten matchups. Oregon, Southern California, UCLA and...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 22, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Minnesota’s legislative session: All that acrimony, so little action Leaders should work to fix a broken political process, starting with a special session on a bonding bill. The 2024 legislative...

Lawsuit says ex-Officer Chauvin kneeled on woman's neck, just as he did when he killed George Floyd

May. 21, 2024 23:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee sued the city of Minneapolis on Tuesday, alleging ex-police Officer Derek Chauvin hauled her from her minivan and pinned her to the ground with his knee in January 2020, just as he did four months later when he killed George Floyd. Patty Day,...

Jaques scores twice and Hensley posts a shutout as Minnesota tops Boston 3-0 to even PWHL finals

May. 21, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Michela Cava and Sophie Jaques scored less than two minutes apart late in the first period and Minnesota beat Boston 3-0 on Tuesday night to even the PWHL championship series at a game apiece. Nicole Hensley made 20 saves in relief of Maddie Rooney, who was in...

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

Bad weather hampers search for 2 who went over waterfall in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area

May. 21, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Bad weather Tuesday was hampering the search for two men who went over a waterfall while fishing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota over the weekend. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Nate Skelton told the Star Tribune of...

Uber and Lyft say they won't leave Minnesota after all — and drivers are getting a raise

May. 20, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new...

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

May. 20, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution as the 2024 legislative session came to an acrimonious end. The Minnesota ERA was the one of the...

Minnesota Uber and Lyft driver pay package beats deadline to win approval in Legislature

May. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to boost pay for Uber and Lyft drivers in Minnesota that lawmakers believe would prevent the companies from leaving the market advanced in the state Legislature on Sunday before the midnight deadline. The House passed the compensation bill but the...