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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...

Charges upgraded to murder, manslaughter in death of infant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Charges against a Minnesota man accused of killing his 2-month-old child have been upgraded to murder and manslaughter, according to court documents. Kristopher Henderson, 39, of Mankato, is accused of causing fatal injuries to his daughter in...

Olivia police officer cleared in fatal shooting from July

Nov. 19, 2021 18:26 PM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in the western Minnesota town of Olivia won't face criminal charges over a fatal shooting in July. Blue Earth County Attorney Patrick McDermott said in a letter dated Thursday that Officer Aaron Clouse acted within the law when he...

Charlie Kirk exploits racial divide to reach Gen Z

Nov. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EST

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Charlie Kirk stood 80 miles from where George Floyd was murdered, faced an overwhelmingly white audience, and declared he was going to say things “no one dares say out loud.” What followed was an avalanche of aspersions and debunked claims...

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

Nov. 17, 2021 21:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply. Overdose deaths have been rising for more than two decades,...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 7, 2021. Editorial: Act now for deals on 2022 health care Individual-market consumers should take advantage of expanded aid on MNsure to discount monthly premiums. A “godsend.” That’s how...

Mankato father could face new charges in baby girl's death

Nov. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Mankato are awaiting autopsy results before deciding whether to file more serious charges against a father who allegedly assaulted his 2-month-old child, who died weeks later. The child died Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...

Wednesday's Scores

Oct. 21, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Academy Force 26, Minneapolis Edison 14 Ada-Borup 47, Red Lake County 20 Aitkin 54, Hibbing 20 Albany 40, Zimmerman 8 Alexandria 35, St. Cloud Tech 6 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada-Borup 34, Underwood 0 Albany 28, Foley 14 Andover 49, Monticello 14 Annandale 35, Princeton 17 Barnesville 42, Staples-Motley 7 Becker 23, St. Cloud...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 15, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Ada-Borup def. NCEUH, 25-16, 28-26, 25-20 Albany def. Pierz, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 Andover def. Coon Rapids, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22 Avail Academy def. St. Agnes, 25-17, 25-20, 25-14 ...