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FILE - This May 31, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd. As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck, dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,

Officer to Floyd: 'It takes ... a lot of oxygen to talk'

Jul. 8, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 7, 2020, file photo, Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during

Minneapolis council members pledge thoughtful police revamp

Jul. 8, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minneapolis City Council are pledging a thoughtful approach to their proposal to dismantle the city's police department following the killing of George Floyd. Council members sought Wednesday to reassure the Minneapolis Charter Commission, with some commissioners...

Two men sit Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at a memorial for a pregnant woman who was shot in south Minneapolis Sunday and died after being rushed to a hospital. Doctors at the Hennepin County Medical Center delivered the baby of the shooting victim who was in a vehicle when she was shot and later pronounced dead, according to authorities.The baby girl was placed in intensive care. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minneapolis man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant woman

Jul. 8, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis man with fatally shooting a pregnant woman whose baby was delivered at a hospital. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday that Zachary Robinson, 27, was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and being a felon in...

Minnesota health officials warn against 'COVID parties'

Jul. 8, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are warning against people holding or attending “COVID parties” as a way to share exposure to the coronavirus. “This is a really, really bad idea,” state infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said Wednesday during a media...

1 killed, at least 5 others wounded in Minneapolis shootings

Jul. 8, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another night of gun violence in Minneapolis has left one man dead and at least five others wounded in four shootings across the city. Homicide detectives worked late into the night Tuesday to find the person who fired multiple shots into a car outside River of Life Lutheran Church on...

Two men sit Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at a memorial for a pregnant woman who was shot in south Minneapolis Sunday and died after being rushed to a hospital. Doctors at the Hennepin County Medical Center delivered the baby of the shooting victim who was in a vehicle when she was shot and later pronounced dead, according to authorities.The baby girl was placed in intensive care. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Pregnant Minneapolis woman who died after delivery ID'ed

Jul. 7, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minneapolis have released the name of a pregnant shooting victim who was pronounced dead after her baby was delivered. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday identified the victim as Leneesha Columbus, 27, of Minneapolis. The medical...

Minnesota reports 569 new cases, 3 deaths from virus

Jul. 7, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported 569 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, along with three deaths. The cases were identified from 5,936 tests, a positive rate of almost 10 percent. The Department of Health said two of the deaths came in people in their 50s, with the third a person in their 70s....

FILE - In this June, 29, 2020 file photo, George Floyd's uncle, Selwyn Jones, right, and his aunt, Angela Harrelson, center, address the media in Minneapolis. Local residents say a South Dakota police department has removed a decal from its squad cars that featured a Confederate battle flag next to an American flag. Dave Mogard, the police chief in Gettysburg, declined to confirm that the decal had been removed, saying Thursday, July 2, 2020, that the City Council would discuss the issue at a meeting next week. Several locals, including Selwyn Jones, an uncle of George Floyd, say the decal had been removed from the department's squad cars and station doors. (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community

Jul. 7, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — Officials have confirmed that a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches in a small South Dakota community named for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Mayor Bill Wuttke and the City Council issued a joint statement Monday...

Shooting victim pronounced dead after her baby is delivered

Jul. 6, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors at a Minneapolis hospital delivered the baby of a pregnant shooting victim who was later pronounced dead, according to authorities. The woman was in a vehicle when she was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in south Minneapolis, police said. Paramedics rushed the woman to Hennepin County...

Thousands in Minneapolis march for racial justice

Jul. 5, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people dressed in black took to the streets of Minneapolis on Saturday night for an Independence Day protest for racial justice and an end to police brutality. People gathered in downtown Minneapolis for a rally and march, called The Black 4th by organizers, the Minneapolis...