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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...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner, dies at 27

Nov. 13, 2019 10:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The life of Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner and president Mike Veeck, will be celebrated next month in Charleston, South Carolina. Rebecca Veeck died Sept. 30 in Charleston after being diagnosed years ago with Batten disease, a rare genetic condition. She was 27. Her...

Minnesota authorities: Gunman killed self in police shootout

Nov. 6, 2019 7:33 AM EST

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman who carjacked several vehicles, sexually assaulted a woman and briefly held a family of four hostage in their suburban St. Paul home died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, not by police gunfire. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday...

Minnesota bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

Nov. 5, 2019 7:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota bishop who's the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation said in sworn testimony released Tuesday that he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was...

Minnesota officers fatally shoot man who held family hostage

Nov. 4, 2019 5:50 PM EST

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — A man armed with a gun carjacked two vehicles, sexually assaulted a woman and briefly held a family of four hostage in their suburban St. Paul home Monday morning before officers fatally shot him trying to escape, police said. The family escaped from the house in Cottage Grove,...

Abortion rights groups fight 13 Minnesota laws at once

Oct. 31, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abortion rights groups are challenging more than a dozen Minnesota laws in one legal effort, arguing that the state's restrictions are medically unnecessary and legally flawed. A coalition of groups on Wednesday urged Ramsey County District Court Judge Thomas Gilligan to let its case...

Minnesota mayor target of racist threats in trash dispute

Oct. 23, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The black mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota's capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a citywide vote on...

Mom: Arrested 13-year-old girl 'no angel' but was mistreated

Oct. 5, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old black girl whose videotaped arrest in Minnesota has provoked an outcry on social media says her daughter is "no angel" but was treated unfairly by police. Davida Conover told The Associated Press on Saturday that her daughter has a mental illness. The mother...

Mother: Daughter treated like 'animal' in Minnesota arrest

Oct. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Minnesota girl whose videotaped arrest sparked an angry backlash on social media says her 13-year-old daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. Prosecutors filed a juvenile delinquency petition on Friday charging the girl with...