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Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario celebrates his grand slam with third base coach Tony Diaz during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Rosario's slam helps Twins beat Brewers 4-2 to end skid

Aug. 11, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins needed one big hack to get back in the swing of things. Rosario hit a grand slam in the third inning, Randy Dobnak turned in another solid outing and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night to snap a four-game skid. That slide matched...

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)

Voters will judge Omar's mix of progressivism and celebrity

Aug. 10, 2020 11:51 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 - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back T.J. Logan (22) runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith (59) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Minneapolis. Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition. It was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

Aug. 10, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a...

Minnesota to open nursing home visitation during pandemic

Aug. 10, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long-term care facilities in Minnesota soon will be allowed to open up more to visitors during the coronavirus pandemic but will have to follow the state's strict guidance. The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday outlined the new visitation guidelines, which take effect Aug....

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...

Tim Hatlestad works on one of his pieces in his garage shop, May 29, 2020, in North Mankato, Minn. The third grade teacher turned his woodworking hobby into a lucrative side business. When Hatlestad began woodworking, he was the same age as the third-grade students he teaches at Bridges Community School in North Mankato. A lesson that he often tells his students is this: If you want to get better at something, start small and work your way up. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Hatlestad’s outdoor furniture popular at Farmers’ Market

Aug. 10, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — When Tim Hatlestad began woodworking, he was the same age as the third-grade students he teaches at Bridges Community School in North Mankato. His first project was assembling a birdhouse kit. Now he makes entire furniture sets. A lesson that he often tells his students is this: If...

Hudda Ibrahim talks about her new children's book

Children's book on the hijab puts Muslim girls in spotlight

Aug. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Children want to see characters who look like them, said Hudda Ibrahim. Last year, her niece Fatima asked why books don’t have characters like her. “I said, ‘I’ll do it. I’ll fix it,’” Ibrahim said. In April her children’s...