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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...

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....

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...

Mentoring youth even more important in 2020 for Thompson

Oct. 24, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

Mentoring at-risk youths is difficult enough in normal times. There has been little normalcy in 2020. Darrell Thompson, who spent five seasons as a running back and special-teams ace with the Green Bay Packers, knows that from personal experience. Thompson is the president of Bolder Options, established in 1993...

Texas man accused of shooting at Minneapolis police station

Oct. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Texas man who says he is affiliated with the Boogaloo Bois anti-government movement and is suspected of opening fire on a Minneapolis police station during a protest in May is facing riot charges, a federal prosecutor announced Friday. Video shot on the night of May 28 shows a person...

FILE - This combination of June 3, 2020, file photos, provided by the Hennepin County, Minn.m, Sheriff's Office, shows, from left, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. A Minnesota judge on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains. The judge also denied defense requests to dismiss the aiding and abetting counts against the three other former officers, Lane, Kueng and Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death

Oct. 22, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, saying there was not enough probable cause for that count to proceed to trial. The more serious second-degree murder charge...

FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, members of the Armed Forces hold a large flag at Target field in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Twins hosted Armed Forces Appreciation Day prior to the baseball game between the Twins and the Kansas City Royals. The NHL has canceled the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend. The Winter Classic was scheduled to be played New Year's Day outdoors at Target Field in Minneapolis between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers were set to host All-Star festivities in Sunrise in late January. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

Oct. 22, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year. The league on Thursday canceled the Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis and All-Star Weekend that was set for late...

Trucker who drove through George Floyd protesters is charged

Oct. 22, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A truck driver who drove into a large crowd of protesters on a bridge in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd was charged Thursday with two criminal counts. Hennepin County prosecutors charged Bogdan Vechirko, of Otsego, with making threats of violence, a felony, and...

Judge drops 3rd-degree murder charge against ex-Minneapolis cop in George Floyd's death; 2nd-degree charge remains

Oct. 22, 2020 10:10 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Judge drops 3rd-degree murder charge against ex-Minneapolis cop in George Floyd's death; 2nd-degree charge remains.

Woman's obituary: In lieu of flowers 'do not vote for Trump'

Oct. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump. Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on Sept. 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul. A pair of obituaries published in the St....