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Airport snow plow drivers reached tentative deal on contract

Jan. 16, 2022 10:46 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers who clear snow from runways, streets and sidewalks at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have reached agreement on a tentative contract, union leaders said Saturday. Teamsters 320 union representatives will present the contract to its members for...

Border agents seize bushmeat at Minneapolis airport

Jan. 14, 2022 18:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. customs agents say they’ve confiscated bushmeat multiple times at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport since December. WCCO-TV reported Friday that Customs and Border Patrol officers seized more than 100 pounds of bushmeat from U.S. citizens...

Efforts grow for more diversity in Duluth fire department

Jan. 08, 2022 01:05 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — When Clint Reff was a young kid growing up in Duluth, there was one Black firefighter in the Duluth fire department — Ernie Butler. “Ernie lived in our neighborhood,” Reff recalled. “So you’d see him and you knew he worked for the fire department....

St. Paul man charged with murder in assault

Jan. 07, 2022 17:49 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has been charged with murder after he allegedly hit a man so hard the man died a week later. The Pioneer Press reported 39-year-old Phillip Charles Jones was charged Friday with unintentional second-degree murder in connection with the death of...

Man charged with assault in Mall of America shooting

Jan. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 18-year-old Minnesota man was charged Thursday with assault in a New Year's Eve shooting at the Mall of America that wounded two people. Kahlil Wiley, of St. Paul, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. Authorities say he fired a...

New Minnesota COVID-19 testing sites start opening Friday

Jan. 06, 2022 14:42 PM EST

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's newest COVID-19 community testing site will open at the National Guard Armory in Anoka on Friday, Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday, while the Guard will help raise the capacity of a similar site in downtown St. Paul by 50%. The moves to boost the...

3 other cops in George Floyd death to stand trial this month

Jan. 06, 2022 14:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with federal civil rights violations in George Floyd's death will go on trial Jan. 20. The trial date was given Thursday in a docket filing, with proceedings to be held in St. Paul. Court records in November showed...

Second man arrested in Mall of America shooting in Minnesota

Jan. 05, 2022 18:13 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A second man has been arrested in a shooting at the Mall of America in a Minneapolis suburb last week that left two people wounded, police said. The 18-year-old St. Paul man was arrested in nearby Roseville, Bloomington police said Tuesday. He was being...

Minneapolis, St. Paul restore mask mandates as virus spreads

Jan. 05, 2022 14:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's two largest cities moved Wednesday to reimpose mask requirements in businesses and public places as the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take...

COVID outages delay trash pick-up across Twin Cities area

Jan. 04, 2022 17:27 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak among Waste Management drivers has created a delay in trash pick-up across the Twin Cities area. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday that Waste Management officials said about 5,000 households, or about 2% of the company’s...