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The Latest: Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

Jul. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar says she isn't backing down in her criticism of President Donald Trump. The freshman Democrat says she's going to "continue to be a nightmare to this president because...

Domestic assault suspect dead after police standoff

Jul. 3, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A domestic assault suspect has been fatally shot following a standoff with police in a St. Paul suburb. The Star Tribune reports the man fled on foot after assaulting a woman in a car in Eagan about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Eagan police spokesman Aaron Machtemes says officers tracked the man...

Swiss-based Glencore takes controlling stake in PolyMet mine

Jun. 27, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Swiss-based global commodities giant Glencore AG says it's taking a 72% stake in PolyMet Mining, gaining majority control over what's slated to become Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine. PolyMet announced Thursday that Glencore's stake will rise from 29 percent after the completion...

US using same starters for game against Trinidad and Tobago

Jun. 22, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is starting the same lineup in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Trinidad and Tobago as he used in the opening 4-0 victory over Guyana. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen captained the U.S. for the first time Saturday night as Berhalter rotated the armband. Midfielder...

Jury awards $585K to Minnesota officer over license lookups

Jun. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded $585,000 to a police officer who alleged that 58 fellow officers from the Minneapolis Police Department broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver's license data without a lawful purpose. The jury returned its verdict Wednesday in...

Twins hang Joe Mauer's No. 7 with other franchise greats

Jun. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise's all-time greats. As Mauer's jersey number formally joined the seven...

Police union: Chief violated law in case of 5 fired officers

Jun. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The president of the St. Paul police union says the city's police chief broke a state law by revealing details about a case that cost five officers their jobs. St. Paul Police Federation head Paul Kuntz said Friday that police Chief Todd Axtell gave "an incomplete and false...

5 St. Paul officers fired; accused of not stopping assault

Jun. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five St. Paul police officers were fired Thursday for allegedly failing to intervene in an assault that reportedly was carried out by a former officer. Chief Todd Axtell announced the firings at an emotional news conference, calling the officers' actions "a violation of trust." But...

Handcuffed man beaten in Minnesota jail to receive $525,000

Jun. 4, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota county agreed to pay $525,000 to a handcuffed man who was shown in a video being punched and kneed by a jailer. Ramsey County Board Chair Jim McDonough announced the settlement with Terrell Isaiah Wilson on Tuesday. The settlement was announced after a closed-door board...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Minnesota abortion restrictions

May. 29, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn Minnesota's restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements. The lawsuit, filed by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues that the restrictions...