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'Boogaloo' member sentenced to 2 years on machine gun charge

Jan. 18, 2022 19:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who authorities say is a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had discussed a willingness to kill police was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. Michael Dahlager, 27, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty last...

Guard members embrace job that can make surprising demands

Jan. 10, 2022 01:04 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — From assisting at COVID-19 testing sites to protecting the U.S. Capitol, it’s been a busy two years for the Minnesota National Guard. Lt. Alexander Brown said there’s been some surprises in the National Guard when it comes to expectations versus...

Immigrants use weekly English poetry class to learn language

Dec. 13, 2021 01:07 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A group of writers gathered in a room at the Great River Regional Library Thursday evening, sipping cups of Somali tea and enjoying slices of pie as they perused poetry displayed in little glass centerpieces at the front of the room. The event celebrated the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 08, 2021 13:19 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Biden brings good news to Minnesota Infrastructure investments will yield generational benefits. Minnesota stands to benefit from the recently passed, bipartisan infrastructure bill in a way that...

Woman charged in 2nd shooting death; bail set at $1 million

Dec. 03, 2021 17:04 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman accused in the killing of a woman whose body was discovered on June 3 has now been charged in the shooting death of a woman who was found dead on June 3. A grand jury on Thursday indicted Angela Renee Jones, 33, for first- and...

3rd federal team to assist Minnesota hospitals with COVID-19

Dec. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third federal medical team will arrive in Minnesota to support hospitals dealing with the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday. A team of 14 doctors, nurses, and hospital staff from the federal Department of...

St. Cloud woman charged in stabbing death of infant child

Nov. 30, 2021 18:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud mother was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of her infant child. Fardoussa Abdillahi, 26, is accused of stabbing her 3-month-old son, wrapping him in a plastic garbage bag and putting him in a dumpster outside...

St. Cloud woman suspected of causing her infant's death

Nov. 29, 2021 09:00 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman is suspected of causing the death of her three-month-old baby and is being held in the Stearns County Jail. Police said they were called to a home Sunday to check on the welfare of the 26-year-old mother and her infant....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Closing St. Paul schools is painful, necessary SPPS’ smallest-enrollment schools are not equitable or sustainable. It’s rarely easy to shutter a school and force...

Minnesota National Guard to reinforce nursing home staffs

Nov. 22, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard will deploy 400 members to reinforce nursing staffs at long-term care facilities that have been struggling with severe personnel shortages amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. The governor also...