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Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 24, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

Feds want 25 years for Chauvin for violating Floyd's rights

Jun. 22, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Wednesday to sentence a former Minneapolis officer to 25 years for violating the rights of George Floyd, saying Derek Chauvin's actions were cold-blooded and needless as he knelt on the Black man's neck while Floyd repeatedly said he...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Congrats to state’s graduates And special kudos to Minnesota’s National Merit scholars. Students and families across Minnesota are cheering on teens at cap-and-gown ceremonies that celebrate high...

$3.2M settlement reached in police killing of Daunte Wright

Jun. 22, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis city has agreed to pay $3.2 million to the family of Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer who said she confused her gun for her Taser. The tentative settlement also includes changes in police...

Guardians beat wins 6-5 in 11 innings, take AL Central lead

Jun. 22, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 Tuesday night to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division. Bryan Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan each tossed a scoreless inning...

Court rules Minneapolis mayor failed to hire more police

Jun. 21, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the mayor of Minneapolis hasn't met a legal duty to hire more police officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so. In a Monday ruling, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said Mayor Jacob Frey has a “clear legal duty” under...

Judge resets trial to Oct. 24 for 2 ex-cops in Floyd killing

Jun. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rescheduled the state trial for two former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s killing to Oct. 24 to resolve dueling requests for a new trial date after the state sought to start it as soon as this summer while a defense lawyer asked to delay it...

Judge to hear requests to reset trial for 2 in Floyd killing

Jun. 20, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors and a defense attorney for one of two former Minneapolis police officers who still face a state trial in George Floyd’s killing have made dueling requests for a new trial date, with the state hoping to have a trial as soon as this summer, while a defense...

Judge: Attack that led to life sentence 'simply unthinkable'

Jun. 17, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A judge handed down a mandatory life sentence Friday to a man who stormed a medical clinic in Minnesota, fatally shot one person and wounded four others, saying the act was unfathomable. Gregory Ulrich opened fire Feb. 9, 2021, at the Allina Crossroads Clinic...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 17, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Research shows medication abortions...