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Upper Midwest residents wait out blizzard at end of storm

Jan. 18, 2020 11:30 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Most residents in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota were spending Saturday indoors while high winds at the back of a powerful winter storm created blowing snow that shut down highways, closed businesses and postponed events. A blizzard warning was in effect until Saturday evening...

Darren Neal points to a wall of photographs of deceased community members, many of whom he knew, inside of the Truce Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Truce Center works to prevent violent acts in St. Paul

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There have been a lot of stories about the concerning spike in gun violence and homicides in St. Paul last year. This story is about a potential act of violence that was prevented — thanks to a St. Paul nonprofit, the 8218 Truce Center. The nonprofit effort launched last...

Ahmed Abdi smiles while showing visitors around his future home during a Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity dedication Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in St. Cloud, Minn. The home is the 100th built by the organization over the past 30 years. (Dave Schwarz/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity dedicates 100th home

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Ahmed Abdi and Ubah Kahlif welcomed visitors this month into their brand-new East Side home for food, socializing and prayer — and to dedicate its completion as Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity's 100th home. Dozens of people — friends, family, neighbors and...

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) shoots in front of Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Brogdon's tiebreaking basket sends Pacers past Timberwolves

Jan. 17, 2020 11:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon just wanted one more chance to make things right. When the opportunity came, Brogdon delivered. He drove toward the basket, flicked the ball on the run and made a tiebreaking 16-footer with 18 seconds left to give the Pacers a 116-114 victory over...

Commuters wait for a bus at the corner of 6th St. and 2nd Ave. as a powdery dusting of snow falls ahead of a large expected snowstorm Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Winter storm pounds parts of Upper Midwest with heavy snow

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A winter storm was pounding parts of the Upper Midwest with heavy snow and making travel treacherous Friday. Blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions were expected to move in overnight Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. In South Dakota and Minnesota, dozens of...

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns takes a seat on the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Denver. Towns, who usually starts for the Timberwolves, did not play because of an ankle injury. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Towns returns to Timberwolves lineup after 15 games out

Jan. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is in the starting lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at Indiana after missing 15 games with sprained left knee. Coach Ryan Saunders told reporters before the game the two-time All-Star will be on a minutes restriction because of his prolonged absence....

This photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shows Cedric Berry. Berry was one of two men accused of kidnapping and killing 28-year-old Monique Baugh from Maple Grove, a northwestern Minneapolis suburb, in a rental truck. Berry, 41, was charged earlier this month with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and kidnapping. ( Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Woman accused of luring slain real estate agent to her death

Jan. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who had worked as a probation officer is accused of luring a real estate agent to a Minnesota house before the agent was kidnapped and killed on New Year's Eve, prosecutors alleged Friday. Elsa Segura, 28, of Fridley, was charged Friday in Hennepin County court with one count of...

Jared Mollenkof has his photo taken after voting at the Minneapolis Early Voting Center, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. Mollenkof and Davis Senseman arrived the night before so they could be among the first voters in the 2020 election, when the center opened at 8 a.m. They planned to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state's primary. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota opens early voting in March 3 presidential primary

Jan. 17, 2020 5:16 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters on Friday became some of the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries as early voting began for the state's Super Tuesday contest. Eligible Minnesota voters can now vote at county courthouses across the state, and early voting stations in some...

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck points at the screen as he yells at line judge Jim Slayton during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Minnesota sets nonconference football schedule for 6 seasons

Jan. 17, 2020 12:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota comppleted its nonconference football schedules for the next six seasons Friday, securing home games against Rhode Island and Nevada in 2024 and with Buffalo in 2025. The Gophers host Florida Atlantic, Tennessee Tech and BYU in 2020. They play Miami of Ohio and Bowling Green at...

Regulators OK natural gas power plant in northern Wisconsin

Jan. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have approved plans for a $700 million power plant on the shores of Lake Superior despite conservationists' concerns that the facility will harm the environment. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to...