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Hurtado scores in 88th minute, Sporting KC beats Minnesota

Aug. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 Thursday night. Hurtado ran past his defender to get to Johnny Russell's through ball, took one touch to elude keeper Vito Mannone and tapped it into the empty...

Collier's 19 points, 4 steals lead Lynx past Wings 86-70

Aug. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 19 points, Damiris Dantas had 17 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 86-70 on Thursday night. Minnesota scored the first five points of the game, never trailed and led by as many as 23 points to end a three-game...

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Aug. 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an...

Getting another chance: Wild, Guerin good match a year later

Aug. 22, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Interviewing for the same job twice in as many years is a rare occurrence in any profession, yet there was Bill Guerin going to Minnesota once again this summer as a candidate for the general manager vacancy. As the Wild delved deeper this time, burned by their previous pick, Guerin...

2 tour buses crash near Minnesota State Fair, 8 injured

Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight people were sent to the hospital with injuries after two tour buses collided near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds just as the event was getting underway. The Minnesota State Patrol says one of the buses was heading to the State Fair with 50 passengers and a driver Thursday. The...

Suit says Minnesota company fired worker over using crutches

Aug. 22, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota-based payroll servicing company is being sued by a federal agency for allegedly firing an employee because she needed crutches after surgery. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in a release it filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Employer Solutions...

Prohibited invasive species found in Ramsey County lake

Aug. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it has found zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County. The DNR says six zebra mussels were detected by an invasive species expert near the public access and a department survey found an additional half-dozen of the mollusks north...

Police search for suspect in deaths of 2 in Todd County

Aug. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man in what they are calling the suspicious deaths of two people in Todd County. Sheriff Todd Och says his office received a call about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from someone reporting a death at a residence in rural Long Prairie, about two hours...

Republican launches Minnesota Senate bid, slams 'resistance'

Aug. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Republican Jason Lewis jumped into Minnesota's Senate race Thursday, using a YouTube video and State Fair appearance to make it clear that he'll try to tie Democratic incumbent Tina Smith to the state's freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar and the so-called resistance to President Donald...

Father pleads guilty to manslaughter in son's death

Aug. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A father could spend a year in jail for the death of his 4-year-old son who was left in in an SUV while he worked for nearly 6 hours at a St. Paul event. Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Taylor pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter this week in an agreement with prosecutors in...