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Minneapolis voters line up to vote a day ahead of Minnesota's Tuesday primary election on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at the Minneapolis Election and Voters Services offices. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Voters judge Omar's mix of progressive politics, celebrity

Aug. 11, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the mix of confrontational, anti-Trump progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job. Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecution rejects rookie argument by ex-cop in Floyd death

Aug. 11, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Minneapolis (AP) — State prosecutors have rejected an argument by a fired Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death that he was just a rookie overridden by a senior officer at the scene. Prosecutors on Monday opposed the fired officer’s motion to be dismissed from the case....

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police body camera video of Floyd arrest released to public

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police camera video of Minneapolis officers arresting George Floyd was released to the public Monday and is available for publication. The footage became available Monday after a Hennepin County judge ordered it released. News organizations including The Associated Press had already...

Minneapolis voters line up to vote a day ahead of Minnesota's Tuesday primary election on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at the Minneapolis Election and Voters Services offices. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Absentee and early voting surges for Minnesota primary

Aug. 10, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota experienced a surge in absentee and early voting ahead of Tuesday’s primary, and the results of some races may not be immediately known because officials must count mail-in ballots that trickle in later under safety rules imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On top...

UConn's Bueckers marches for her little brother's future

Aug. 10, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn freshman Paige Bueckers marched for racial justice in her home state of Minnesota after the death of George Floyd and says she plans to continue using her voice for social change now that she's at Connecticut. The 5-foot-11 guard, last year's national high school player of the...

Sgt. Alex Tokar says goodbye to his wife Brittney and son Nolan, 2, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 before a year-long deployment to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo to provide base security. Colonel Brian Pfarr, far right addressed the approximately 150 soldiers from the Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company who will deploy (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

Back-to-back deployments for Minnesota National Guard unit

Aug. 10, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The 34th Military Police Company, based in Stillwater, is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval...

Lemiley Lane, a Bountiful junior who grew up in the Navajo Nation in Arizona, poses for a photograph at Bountiful High School, July 21, 2020, in Bountiful, Utah. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

Aug. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight...

One dead after overnight shooting in Minneapolis

Aug. 9, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man has died after a shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Police responding to a report of a shooting shortly after 2 a.m. found a man suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. He was taken to Hennepin...

Judge: Prosecutor will stay on ex-cop's case in Floyd death

Aug. 7, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge overseeing the cases against the four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd has denied a request to have a local prosecutor removed. J. Kueng's attorney filed a motion Thursday arguing that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, the county’s top prosecutor,...

Study: Most Minneapolis police stops involved Black drivers

Aug. 7, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Black drivers accounted for nearly 80% of police searches and routine traffic stops in predominantly white Minneapolis, according to a public defender's study using city policy data. From June 2019 to May 2020, the study found Black and East African drivers were more often searched when...