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Art museum criticized for keeping Native American objects

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Mimbres Collection at the Weisman Art Museum has a long and complicated past. First excavated by anthropology professors and students in the 1920s, the collection of human remains and burial belongings was housed at the University of Minnesota before being transferred to the...

Maryland celebrate after defeating Minnesota during overtime of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 45-44 in overtime. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed conversion

Oct. 31, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A back-and-forth game that featured comebacks by both teams, a dozen touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in offense seemed destined to reach a second overtime before ending abruptly on — of all things — a botched conversion kick. Minnesota's Brock Walker sent an...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

Oct. 30, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe...

Tim McVean, 38, poses for a photo at a ballot drop-off location in Minneapolis after handing his ballot to election officials on Friday Oct. 30, 2020. McVean said he decided to drop off his ballot in-person after learning of an appeals court ruling Thursday evening that indicated mail-in ballots received after Election Day may not be counted. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ibrahim)

Minnesota Democrats ramp up push for absentee ballot turnout

Oct. 30, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrats and election officials on Friday urged people with absentee ballots not yet mailed to drop them off by hand or vote in person, a day after an appellate court’s ruling raised questions about whether ballots that arrive up to seven days beyond Election Day would...

Minnesota virus cases, hospitalizations at single-day record

Oct. 30, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials Friday reported a single-day high of 3,165 new coronavirus infections, with 18 deaths. The state also reported 738 hospitalizations, another single-day high, with 176 people in intensive care. States around the country are struggling with rising cases of the...

President Donald Trump gestures as he is introduced by first lady Melania Trump during a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

Oct. 30, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled. But it's a different story in Trumpland. Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters regularly cram...

Suspect wounded when gun fires during police pat down

Oct. 30, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A suspect was wounded when his handgun fired during a pat down search by police in St. Paul, according to authorities. The incident happened about 1:15 a.m. Friday when patrol officers saw two men acting suspiciously, police said. One of the men was detained and when officers were...

Judge won't stop Minneapolis homeless encampment sweeps

Oct. 30, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an attempt to stop the evictions of homeless people from encampments in Minneapolis parks. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed a federal lawsuit this month on behalf of seven people who are living, or were living...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Lisa Finander, right, checks that each ballot has the voter's name on the ballot and mailing envelope and Laurie Mattila, left, checked that it was correct at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services in Minneapolis. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 that Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court.(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota SOS: Too late to mail ballots -- but not to vote

Oct. 29, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's secretary of state said Thursday it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count, after an appeals court ruling indicated that mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day are at risk of being invalidated. A three-judge...