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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...

This undated handout photo provided by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, shows Waseca, Minn. Police Officer Arik Matson. Matson was shot in the head Monday night, Jan. 6, 2020 while responding to a report of a suspicious person in the small southern Minnesota city of  in Waseca. Matson, 32, was in critical but stable condition Tuesday. (Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension via AP)

Gravely wounded Minnesota officer makes steps to recovery

Jan. 16, 2020 8:00 AM EST

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota police officer who was shot in the head has shown small signs in his fight for recovery, his pastor said. Waseca Officer Arik Matson remains hospitalized in critical condition. Matson was gravely wounded Jan. 6 as he and three officers responded to a call about a...

Contractor gets jail time, probation for labor trafficking

Jan. 15, 2020 7:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Crystal man was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least four months in jail for labor trafficking, a rare prosecution in Minnesota. Ricardo Ernesto Batres, 47, also was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation. Victims said in court that Batres' threats kept them from speaking up...

TSA apologizes to traveler over treatment at MN airport

Jan. 14, 2020 6:40 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An official of the Transportation Security Administration apologized Tuesday to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Indigenous rights activist and attorney Tara Houska says she was headed home to...

Minnesotans are drinking water contaminated by nitrate

Jan. 14, 2020 5:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Years of unchecked agricultural pollution has led Minnesotans to drink tap water that is contaminated with unsafe levels of nitrate, a chemical associated with cancer and other serious health problems. In a report released Tuesday morning by the Environmental Working Group, it was found...

Pedestrian struck in Minneapolis has died of injuries

Jan. 14, 2020 6:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pedestrian hit by a car in Minneapolis last week has died of her injuries, according to police. The woman was struck last Friday and was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center with grave injuries. Minneapolis police say they were notified Monday that the woman has died. ...

Tony Goddard poses Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minn. Goddard, the city's former director of community services and facilities, retired at the end of 2019. (Dave Schwarz/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

3 decades of making St. Cloud 'a good place to live'

Jan. 13, 2020 1:02 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — For the past three decades, while St. Cloud-area residents attended plays, baseball games or beer tours, Tony Goddard has been working behind the scenes. His first role in the area was in economic development. Then, he served as the director of the Paramount. Most recently, he was...

This Jan. 9, 2020 photo shows voting booths already set up at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis in preparation for the start of early voting on Friday, Jan. 17, in Minnesota's March 3 presidential primary. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Minnesota's new system for presidential vote starts Friday

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota voters will be among the first in the country to cast ballots in the presidential primaries when the state opens early voting on Friday. That's when Minnesotans can vote in person or request absentee ballots for the state’s March 3 Super Tuesday primary. It’ll be...

Authorities ID 80-year-old woman killed in Maple Grove fire

Jan. 12, 2020 3:12 PM EST

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an 80-year-old woman who died in a fire at her home in Maple Grove. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as Margaret West. The medical examiner said West died of injuries suffered in the Thursday night fire in...