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Minnesota primary expected to set Walz, Jensen matchup

Aug. 09, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen, already jousting for months in Minnesota's marquee race for governor, headed into Tuesday's primary expecting easy victories to formalize their fall matchup. Walz was seeking his second term under...

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

Aug. 09, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a centrist challenger in her Minnesota congressional primary on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open House seat who will likely make history as the first woman representing the state...

Police ID man accused of firing shots inside Mall of America

Aug. 08, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police on Monday identified a fugitive accused of firing shots inside the Mall of America last week before fleeing the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex with the help of several accomplices. Bloomington police say Shamar Alon Lark, 21, of Minneapolis, fired...

Walz votes early; defends Minnesota's election integrity

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz took advantage of the chance to vote early in Tuesday's primary, then joined a fellow Democrat, Secretary of State Steve Simon, on Monday to defend the integrity of Minnesota's election system. Walz, accompanied by his wife, Gwen, and his...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Officials: Armed man fatally shot in Minneapolis suburb

Aug. 08, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

OTSEGO, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man armed with a knife who was having a mental health crisis in a Minneapolis suburb, according to authorities. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said the man was having mental health challenges early Sunday morning and...

Man who threatened deputies with knife is shot and killed

Aug. 07, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

OSTEGO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man who threatened them with a knife early Sunday in Ostego, which is about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The Wright County Sheriff's office said the man had threatened to harm his family and himself...

Hourly workers still have leverage as US hiring booms

Aug. 05, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Chelsie Church was working as a manager at a Colorado Taco Bell when she found out workers at a nearby Pizza Hut were earning more than $1 an hour more than she was. Her attempts to negotiate a raise were unsuccessful, so she kept hunting for another job, eventually...

Mall of America reopens following shooting and lockdown

Aug. 05, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America reopened Friday as police search for two people involved in a shooting inside the suburban Minneapolis shopping complex that sent some shoppers running for cover. Bloomington police say no one was struck by the gunfire Thursday...

NASCAR's Kyle Busch, family escape Mall of America shooting

Aug. 04, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Kyle Busch, a two-time NASCAR champion, and his family safely escaped the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis after someone fired shots. Bloomington police, which said no one appeared to be injured, was still searching for a suspect after securing the...