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Somali-American candidate: Wants to 'instill hope in people'

Aug. 18, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Ilhan Omar, who suddenly went from being famous for becoming the country's first Somali-American state legislator to being a likely shoo-in for the first Somali-American congresswoman. "It's been a really interesting rush," Omar said in an...

Mauer pinch-hit homer helps Twins to 5-4 win over Tigers

Aug. 18, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer disagreed with two called strikes by Laz Diaz and offered as much objection as the mild-mannered veteran will provide by looking back at the plate umpire following the second one that forced a full count. Mauer, pinch-hitting in the seventh inning, shook off the frustration and...

Jonquel Jones hits 5 3s, Sun ease by Lynx 96-79

Aug. 17, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones made five 3-points and scored 26 points, Alyssa Thomas had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 96-79 on Friday night. Connecticut (20-13), winners of eight of nine, secured a first-round bye with the victory and...

Antron Brown leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 17, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Antron Brown led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Coming off his first victory of the season two weeks ago outside Seattle, Brown had a 3.789-second run at 325.45 mph. He has 49th career No. 1 qualifiers. "We have been...

Footage shows Minnesota man raised gun before police fired

Aug. 17, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police in St. Paul released body camera footage Friday that shows a man was armed with a gun before officers shot and killed him during an early morning confrontation. Officers Matthew Jones and Vincent Adams shot William James Hughes, 43, on an apartment building porch Aug. 5....

Ellison: Ex-girlfriend should produce video of alleged abuse

Aug. 17, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon his campaign for attorney general amid allegations that he once physically abused an ex-girlfriend and said if she claims to have a video of the incident she should produce it. Normally a constant and visible presence on the...

The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

Aug. 17, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't abandon his run for Minnesota attorney general amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her,...

Forsythe gets 5 hits, Twins outslug Tigers in 15-8 win

Aug. 17, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe's 14th game in a Minnesota uniform,...

Defenses steal the show in Jaguars-Vikings practices

Aug. 16, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Jacksonville and Minnesota each fell one game short of the Super Bowl last season, and they had another important trait in common, too. Dominant defense. The Vikings finished first in the NFL last season with both the fewest yards and points allowed, and that didn't go unnoticed by the...

QB competition marks Fleck's follow-up season at Minnesota

Aug. 16, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following P.J. Fleck's whirlwind takeover of the program at Minnesota and a forgettable first year under the fast-talking, fun-loving, full-of-energy head coach, the newness is finally out of the way for the Gophers. Well, except for the quarterbacks. Regardless of whether redshirt...