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Minneapolis approves officer pay raise years after calls to defund the police

Jul. 18, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Years after a movement to defund the Minneapolis Police Department and a severe officer shortage in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the city approved a contract Thursday that would make Minneapolis officers among the highest-paid in the region. The...

Winmark: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Winmark Corp. (WINA) on Wednesday reported net income of $10.4 million in its second quarter. The Minneapolis-based company said it had net income of $2.85 per share. The store concept franchisor posted revenue of $20.1 million...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

Family vows during funeral to push for charges after Black man pinned to ground outside hotel

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

With chants of “Justice for D'Vontaye,” family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of a Black man who died after being pinned to the ground by security guards outside a Milwaukee hotel. And while remembering D'Vontaye Mitchell as a son, husband and brother, they vowed...

Calls for justice grow in death of Black man outside Milwaukee hotel as GOP convention approaches

Jul. 10, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

Calls for justice in the death of a Black man who was pinned to the ground during a struggle with security guards at a Milwaukee hotel are growing as thousands of GOP supporters and protesters are expected to gather in the city for the Republican National Convention. D'Vontaye...

Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy for Black man who died after being held down by Milwaukee hotel guards

Jul. 10, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled deliver a eulogy for a Black man who died last month after being pinned to the ground by hotel security guards in Milwaukee, his office said Tuesday. The death of D'Vontaye Mitchell has drawn comparisons to the murder of George...

Judge cites 'hyper-religious' belief in ruling man incompetent for trial in Minnesota killings

Jul. 10, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that a man accused in the deaths of three relatives is incompetent to stand trial, citing the man's “hyper-religious” belief that God is telling him to plead guilty. David Ekers, 38, was charged with three counts of second-degree...

Target will stop accepting personal checks next week. Are the days of the payment method numbered?

Jul. 09, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will no longer accept personal checks from shoppers as of July 15, another sign of how a once ubiquitous payment method is going the way of outmoded objects like floppy disks and the Rolodex. The Minneapolis-based discounter confirmed the move in a statement...

2 more people charged with conspiring to bribe Minnesota juror with a bag of cash plead not guilty

Jul. 03, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two of five people charged with conspiring to bribe a Minnesota juror with a bag of $120,000 in cash in exchange for the acquittal of defendants in one of the country’s largest COVID-19-related fraud cases pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Said Shafii Farah and...

Minnesota prosecutor provides most detailed account yet of shooting deaths of 3 first responders

Jul. 02, 2024 20:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police investigating a potential sexual abuse case in a Minneapolis suburb found themselves in a gunbattle against a well-armed resident in a darkened home while trying to protect seven children inside, a prosecutor said Tuesday in a report on the shootings that left two...