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Late Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins Spink Award

Dec. 10, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, 10 months after he collapsed and died while covering the Red Sox during spring training. Cafardo received...

Duluth to consider banning conversion therapy

Dec. 10, 2019 7:53 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth is the latest city to consider banning conversion therapy aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation. A proposal to ban the practice was introduced at the City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Gary Anderson said he introduced the measure because of a lack of...

U of M program pairs Chinese learners with Chinese students

Dec. 9, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Clare Murphy mentioned the phrase “hit the hay” in her Chinese language exchange class, some were confused and others were amused. But Murphy thought what better way to teach American English to her fellow classmates — Chinese international students —...

Impeachment another hurdle for Democrat on GOP turf

Dec. 9, 2019 12:39 AM EST

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — In the midst of a difficult harvest slowed by muddy fields, Jeff Ampe wasn’t thinking much about elections or impeachment. When prodded on his congressman, he’s all positive: Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, he says, has done “a good job for agriculture,...

Charges considered in apparent overdose death of 10-year-old

Dec. 6, 2019 12:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is reviewing possible charges in the apparent overdose death of a 10-year-old girl in Minneapolis. Officers were dispatched to a south side home Nov. 21 on a report of a child who was choking, according to a police report. Firefighters and...

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Dec. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force...

Man who killed ex-wife, sons, self left suicide note

Dec. 4, 2019 9:10 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court records show a man who killed his ex-wife and two young sons before fatally shooting himself in Minneapolis on Sunday left a suicide note at the scene. The Star Tribune reports a search warrant unsealed Tuesday does not reveal the contents of the note. A medical examiner...

NTSB: Poor training led to 2017 Minneapolis school explosion

Dec. 3, 2019 6:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal investigators have concluded that a deadly explosion at a Minneapolis school in 2017 happened because a pipefitting crew lacked proper training and wasn’t fully authorized to move a gas meter. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Monday on the...

Autopsy: 2 boys, mom shot multiple times; dad shot self

Dec. 3, 2019 4:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical examiner says two Minneapolis boys and their mother were shot multiple times — and the woman was also stabbed in the chest — before the boys’ father shot himself in the head. All four died in Sunday’s shooting, which authorities described as a...

Minneapolis man charged with killing his child’s mother

Dec. 3, 2019 8:49 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his child’s mother on Thanksgiving. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says 41-year-old Randall Watkins could make an appearance in court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree intentional murder in the death...