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In this Jan. 24, 2020 photo, people in Aztec clothing take part in a dance at the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus church in Minneapolis for a two-day celebration of St. Paul, the patron saint of their Mexican hometown of Axochiapan and nearby villages in the state of Morelos. The celebration is a way to recognize their roots and feel closer to the families and home they left behind. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Moving faith: Mexican town's saint feast lives in Minnesota

Feb. 4, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In Midwestern boots or bare feet in sandals, the faithful walked in procession down a snow-covered street here, keeping the rhythm of festive music and carrying paintings of St. Paul, the patron saint of their hometown of Axochiapan, Mexico. For the thousands of migrants from the south...

Catholic Church orders more inquiry into Minnesota bishop

Feb. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EST

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — Roman Catholic Church leaders in Rome authorized more investigation into claims that a northern Minnesota bishop interfered with past investigations into clerical sexual misconduct with children, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday. The investigation into...

Woman sees missing dog on beer cans promoting shelter dogs

Feb. 3, 2020 2:02 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida brewery that recently began placing shelter dogs' faces on beer cans helped reunite a Minnesota woman with her dog, Hazel, who went missing three years ago. Earlier this month, Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton teamed up with the Manatee County Animal Shelter to turn beer...

Cheryl and William Gackstetter, center, listen during a congregation meeting to discuss impending changes to the membership of The Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, Minn. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The church, seeking to attract more young families, will close for several months later this year. Current members, most of them over 60 years old, will be invited to worship somewhere else when the church reopens. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

Controversial Minnesota church one of many hitting restart

Jan. 31, 2020 4:52 PM EST

(RNS) — Two years ago, Vineyard United Methodist Church was in trouble. Attendance had been dropping steadily for years, and the handful of members keeping things running was growing exhausted. While the church was still making its budget, the writing was on the wall for the aging congregation of about...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2016 file photo shows a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected two of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota in a major victory for environmentalists. A three-judge panel ruled Monday, Jan. 13, 2019, that the state Department of Natural Resources erred when it declined to order a proceeding known as a

Minnesota court rejects major permits for PolyMet mine

Jan. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday rejected some of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, giving a major victory to environmentalists. A three-judge panel ruled that the state Department of Natural Resources erred when...

Official takes aim at Minnesota Constitution slavery mention

Jan. 2, 2020 5:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police chief said he wants to change state constitution to remove a pre-Civil War reference to slavery being an acceptable form of punishment. Even though slavery has been illegal throughout the country for more than a century, St. Paul police Chief Todd Axtell wrote in a...