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Snowfall temporarily stalls fall harvest in Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The October snowfall has temporarily stalled Minnesota's fall harvest. Combines are quiet and corn is in limbo for now as farmers wait for dry, warmer temperatures. University of Minnesota Extension crop scientist Tom Hoverstad says that in his 40 years of work he doesn't remember a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century. Trump drew...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his face mask at the conclusion of a press conference Thursday, July 30, 2020 announcing the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.  (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Walz calls for 'goal line stand' against coronavirus spread

Oct. 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and health officials delivered a stark warning Monday that Minnesota's fight against the coronavirus is at a critical stage and that residents need to step up their compliance with masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds if the state is going to avoid the rapid...

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son's drowning death

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for nearly two hours will not have to serve prison time. Eddy Louis, 55, and Sabina Lewis, 26, of Bloomington, pleaded guilty in August to second-degree...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Martinsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as he campaigns in Pennsylvania during his third rally of the day. Trump asked a crowd of thousands that...

Maryland running back Peny Boone (13) is tackled by Northwestern defensive line Devin O'Rourke, left, and linebacker Troy Hudetz during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Maryland looking past Northwestern debacle toward Minnesota

Oct. 26, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

For Maryland, the best part about a short week that features a matchup with Minnesota on Friday night is that the Terrapins didn't have to dwell too long on their miserable season-opening performance at Northwestern. The team arrived home around 4 a.m. Sunday after a 43-3 defeat on Saturday night. Quarterback...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. Lewis has been rushed into emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia. The Lewis campaign said in a statement Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that the condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

Oct. 26, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced. The campaign said the condition could have been life-threatening if not treated quickly....

Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota.

Campaign: Republican US Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota in emergency surgery for severe internal hernia

Oct. 26, 2020 12:22 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Campaign: Republican US Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota in emergency surgery for severe internal hernia.

Law enforcement cracks down on Minneapolis street racing

Oct. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officers pulled over more than 100 vehicles in a crackdown on drag racing in downtown Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs this past weekend. Authorities issued 29 citations and booked 22 people as area law enforcement agencies partnered to stop drag racers. A dozen...