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No. 11 Minnesota looks to bounce back against Northwestern

Nov. 21, 2019 3:43 PM EST

No. 11 Minnesota (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) at Northwestern (2-8, 0-7) Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Minnesota by 13 1/2. Series record: Minnesota leads 53-36-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Coming off a victory over then-No. 5 Penn State, Minnesota saw its shot at making the College Football Playoffs take a big...

Past midpoint of big contract, Cousins hitting his stride

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the aftermath of the 54-yard touchdown pass that Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs early in the fourth quarter that accelerated a furious comeback by the Minnesota Vikings, the always animated wide receiver was as fired up as ever as he stalked the sideline and screamed encouragement...

Dogs maul 11-year-old boy at Minnesota bus stop

Nov. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EST

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his...

15-year-old in custody in northern Minnesota homicide

Nov. 21, 2019 2:43 PM EST

CASS LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota say a 15-year-old boy is in custody in the death of a 19-year-old man in Cass Lake. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said Thursday the victim has been identified as Brandon Morgan Jr. of Cass Lake. Burch says the 15-year-old was taken into custody and...

Church sex-abuse boards often undermine victims, help clergy

Nov. 21, 2019 2:05 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...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

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...

Bogdanovic scores 30 points, Jazz beat T-Wolves 103-95

Nov. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the second time in three nights, the Utah Jazz watched the Minnesota Timberwolves fire away from 3-point range. The result was different this time. With the Wolves misfiring on 31 of their 45 attempts from the perimeter Wednesday night, Bojan Bogdanovic and Donovan Mitchell led a...

St. Paul officer says he thought man he kicked had a gun

Nov. 20, 2019 7:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer on trial for allegedly using excessive force has testified he thought the man he kicked had a gun. Officer Brett Palkowitsch kicked Frank Baker on June 24, 2016, as Baker was being bitten by a police dog. Baker was unarmed and suffered a punctured lung and...