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Mitchell, Jazz hand Wolves 6th straight loss, 127-116

Dec. 11, 2019 11:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With energy on defense and ample shot sharing on the other end, the Utah Jazz discovered the pick-me-up they needed in Minnesota. The Timberwolves would be wise to take notes. Donovan Mitchell had 30 points and six assists, Joe Ingles pitched in a season-high 23 points and the Jazz won...

Sack Hunter: Vikings defensive end sets relentless example

Dec. 11, 2019 8:00 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the Minnesota Vikings knocked down passes on Detroit's first two plays, Danielle Hunter crouched down in his three-point stance on third-and-10 with a tight end lined up to try to block him. The Lions could hardly have found a faster track to punt. Jesse James had little hope of...

DNA leads to murder charge in 1992 stabbing in St. Paul

Dec. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EST

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. John Robert Capers, 65, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. He's charged in the death...

Wild defenseman Spurgeon 10 seasons into size-defying career

Dec. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon's hockey career came when he was just 13: His peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenseman. There was no going back for Spurgeon, even though he hasn't grown much bigger since then. Minnesota's 5-foot-9, 167-pound stalwart on the...

Longest-serving Minnesota legislator ever says he'll retire

Dec. 11, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The all-time longest serving member of the Minnesota Legislature announced Wednesday that he'll retire instead of seeking a 25th two-year term. Democratic Rep. Lyndon Carlson, who took office in 1973, said in a statement that he looks forward to being an active participant in the...

Democrat Angie Craig of Minnesota undecided on impeachment

Dec. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota said Wednesday that she remains undecided on whether to support the articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump. Angie Craig, who represents a suburban Twin Cities district that Trump narrowly carried in 2016, said she plans...

3 teens charged in series of assaults on Twin Cities trains

Dec. 11, 2019 7:38 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged and a fourth has been arrested in a series of violent assaults on light rail trains in St. Paul. Authorities believe the three were part of a group of six teens who attacked passengers on a Green Line train on Dec. 4. One victim told investigators...

Ducks top Wild 3-2 in shootout

Dec. 11, 2019 12:48 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — During an awfully sluggish start by Minnesota, the Anaheim Ducks took full advantage. They capitalized on a finish by the Wild that left plenty to be desired, too. Rickard Rickell and Max Comtois scored in the shootout, and the Ducks fended off the Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night for their...

Minnesota wants to bring new, minority farmers to the field

Dec. 10, 2019 6:29 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Rachel Sannerud of Pluck Flower Farm sees agriculture as more than a profession. "You are tending to something that is larger than yourself," Sannerud said at a gathering in St. Cloud on a recent Wednesday about emerging farmers. She's the president of the Central Minnesota Young...

U of Minn-Crookston ends football program, cites costs

Dec. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Officials at the University of Minnesota-Crookston said Tuesday the northwestern Minnesota school is eliminating its football program because of costs. UMN-Crookston said the recently completed 2019 season is the last as a varsity sport. Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause said the decision to discontinue any program is...