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Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 06, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights, with a deal in place that would extend the former Minneapolis police officer's time behind bars while shifting him to possibly more favorable conditions in a federal prison. ...

Wild re-sign defenseman Jake Middleton to 3-year deal

Jul. 06, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a three-year, $7.35 million contract Wednesday. The 26-year-old Canadian split last season between San Jose and Minnesota, joining the Wild on March 21 in a trade for goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a...

Vaughn, Garcia help White Sox rally, beat Twins 9-8 in 10

Jul. 06, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it...

Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota, after 9 seasons with Utah

Jul. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. ...

High number of applicants could shrink Minnesota's hero pay

Jul. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The high number of applicants for hero pay in Minnesota could translate into smaller checks. More than 900,000 Minnesota residents have applied for bonus pay the state is doling out to people who came to work during the height of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Wild GM Guerin says Kirill Kaprizov is fine, still in Russia

Jul. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported...

Minnesota ends Chicago's five-game winning streak

Jul. 06, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 15 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Chicago 81-78 on Wednesday, ending the Sky's five-game winning streak. Minnesota (8-15), which was coming off a 102-71 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday, has...

Chauvin faces future in federal prison for Floyd's death

Jul. 06, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 06, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Minnesota’s smart step to ease access to COVID drug The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse. A pioneering move to ease access to a...

River, park searched for missing 6-year-old Northfield girl

Jul. 06, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are searching a portion of the Mississippi River and a surrounding park in Stearns County for a missing 6-year-old girl whose mother was found dead of an apparent suicide. Officials believe Lisa Wade, 39, may have been involved in the...