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In this Jan. 9, 2020 photo, a sign points the way to the early voting station that has already been set up at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis in preparation for the start of early voting on Friday, Jan. 17, in Minnesota's March 3 presidential primary. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Minnesota opens early voting in March 3 presidential primary

Jan. 17, 2020 10:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters on Friday became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as early voting began for the state's Super Tuesday contest. Eligible Minnesota voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some...

Snow begins to move in ahead of blizzard-like conditions

Jan. 17, 2020 8:49 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Upper Midwest as a winter storm began to gather steam. Blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions were expected to move in overnight Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. In South Dakota and Minnesota, dozens of...

Body found in highway median in Shakopee

Jan. 17, 2020 6:51 AM EST

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — State authorities are leading an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in a highway median in Shakopee. A passerby called 911 Thursday about 3 p.m. after spotting the body in the median of Highway 169. Police and State Patrol troopers arrived at the scene and...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) and Ryan Suter (20) congratulate Zach Parise (11) on his goal as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Parise, Suter score as Wild beat Lightning 3-2 to snap skid

Jan. 17, 2020 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild knew the importance of starting their seven-game homestand with a strong performance. Minnesota had lost four in a row and was coming off a particularly deflating 7-3 defeat at Pittsburgh that included a lineup-card snafu that put them down a...

Czinano, Doyle help No. 22 Iowa women rally, beat Minnesota

Jan. 16, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and No. 22 Iowa hit five of its 10 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to rally from a 13-point deficit with eight minutes left and beat Minnesota 76-75 on Thursday night. Kathleen Doyle had 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists, and...

Top Minnesota teacher takes knee at LSU-Clemson game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year staged a protest at the College Football Playoff championship attended by President Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem. Kelly Holstine was among top teachers from around the country attending Monday night's game at the Superdome in New Orleans in which...

In this Dec. 31, 2019, photo, Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen cheers after guard Destiny Pitts hit a 3-pointer during the second half against Ohio State in an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis. Pitts said Thursday, jan. 16, she is transferring after the Gophers suspended her for unspecified “conduct unbecoming a member of the team.” (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota's Pitts says she's transferring amid suspension

Jan. 16, 2020 7:10 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota leading scorer Destiny Pitts said Thursday she is transferring after the Gophers suspended her for unspecified “conduct unbecoming a member of the team.” Pitts tweeted that she is leaving "to further my academic and athletic journey in an environment that will...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. Sano and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $30 million, three-year contract on Friday, Jan. 10, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Sanó's deal with Twins could be worth $44.25M over 4 years

Jan. 16, 2020 6:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó's contract with the Minnesota Twins could be worth $44.25 million over four seasons. Sanó is guaranteed $30 million over three seasons under the deal announced Tuesday. He gets a $4 million signing bonus payable by Feb. 15 and salaries of $3 million this year, $11...

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders, right, talks with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague during a break in the action against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Wolves, Hawks swap guards Teague, Crabbe on expiring deals

Jan. 16, 2020 6:06 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Timberwolves committed to a new style of play, Jeff Teague didn't fit the trend. The Timberwolves traded the 11th-year veteran point guard to his original team Thursday in a three-player swap of backups with the Atlanta Hawks, who sent shooting guard Allen Crabbe in...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2016 file photo shows a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected two of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota in a major victory for environmentalists. A three-judge panel ruled Monday, Jan. 13, 2019, that the state Department of Natural Resources erred when it declined to order a proceeding known as a

PolyMet will appeal permit ruling to Minnesota Supreme Court

Jan. 16, 2020 11:39 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — PolyMet Mining Inc. said Thursday it will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that canceled three permits needed for its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. PolyMet President and CEO Jon Cherry said in a statement that Monday's decision from the...