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Minnesota state lawmaker's wife accused of assaulting him

Sep. 20, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

CHISHOLM, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state lawmaker's wife is accused of hitting him with a broom handle and threatening him with a knife at their home on the Iron Range over the weekend. Charlotte A. Tomassoni, 69, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and booked...

EXPLAINER: New charge unlikely for ex-cops in Floyd death

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer likely won’t change the cases against the three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death. ...

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Sep. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court...

Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death

Sep. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court OKs ballot question on future of Minneapolis Police Department in wake of George Floyd’s death.

Minnesota Supreme Court says pardon votes must be unanimous

Sep. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that unanimous votes are required for the state Board of Pardons to grant clemency. Justices overruled a lower court that had declared the 124-year-old standard to be unconstitutional. The order by...

Ex-cop's murder conviction reversed in 911 caller's death

Sep. 15, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home. In its ruling in the case of Mohamed...

Supreme Court fast tracks Minneapolis ballot issue on police

Sep. 15, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up a dispute over whether Minneapolis residents will decide a ballot question on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd died in police custody. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea put the case...

Minnesota judge rejects attempt to force school mask mandate

Sep. 15, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a statewide mask mandate in all schools. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan said the court was “gravely concerned” about the risks of COVID-19 for Minnesota...

Minnesota Supreme Court reverses 3rd-degree murder conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop who killed Australian woman in 2017

Sep. 15, 2021 11:25 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court reverses 3rd-degree murder conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop who killed Australian woman in 2017.

House Democrats oust embattled lawmaker from caucus

Sep. 15, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats voted Tuesday night to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus following allegations of domestic violence and questions about his residency. “Rep. Thompson’s actions, credible reports of abuse and misconduct, and...