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TSA reopens strategic checkpoint at Twin Cities airport

Nov. 22, 2019 7:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officials have decided to reopen a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport checkpoint it closed earlier this week claiming it was underused. The move to close the checkpoint linked to the Intercontinental Hotel riled airport officials who feared...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

South Dakota group upset Minnesota agency won meth campaign

Nov. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Add South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline, “Meth: We’re on it.” The South Dakota Advertising Federation is upset that the account went to a Minnesota ad agency. In a statement...

Bicyclist killed in downtown Minneapolis

Nov. 21, 2019 6:56 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a bicyclist has died in a collision with a truck in downtown Minneapolis. The crash happened about 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Downtown West neighborhood. Police spokesman John Elder says the driver of the truck is cooperating with the investigation. The victim has not yet been...

In Minnesota, everyone’s aboard the Gophers boat

Nov. 20, 2019 4:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At 73, Allan Vergin has been waiting a long time for his Golden Gophers to make it to a meaningful bowl game. When Minnesota beat Penn State earlier this month — giving the Gophers their first 9-0 record since 1904 — tears rolled down Vergin’s face as he told a...

Minnesota woman accused in scam to obtain crime victim visas

Nov. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman swindled money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police that involved cutting them, according to criminal charges filed against her. Yuridia Hernandez Linares, 36, of Eden Prairie, used a box cutter or sharp object to cut the...

TSA checkpoint closure riles Twin Cities airport officials

Nov. 19, 2019 10:07 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration’s decision to close one of six security checkpoints at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has riled airport officials and the operator of the hotel connected to the entry point. The TSA says the checkpoint, which opened last...

Businessman pleads guilty in labor trafficking case

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A businessman accused of exploiting his construction workers has pleaded guilty as his trial was about to start in Minneapolis. Forty-seven-year-old Ricardo Ernesto Batres pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County to labor trafficking and insurance fraud. Prosecutors alleged Batres denied...

Thief steals car with 4-year-old girl inside in Robbinsdale

Nov. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Robbinsdale police say a thief stole a vehicle with a 4-year-old girl in the back seat. The theft occurred Monday at a gas station in the Minneapolis suburb. The girl was able to get out of the car unharmed when the suspect briefly stopped the vehicle a few blocks away....

Man shot dead near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot near the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. The Pioneer Press reports police at 10:13 p.m. Saturday received reports of the shooting near the Mississippi River and just southeast of the historic Stone Arch Bridge. Officers found a man outdoors...