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Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

Sep. 24, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:15 p.m. A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna...

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Pence, Ivanka visit salon damaged by Minneapolis unrest

Sep. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump made an unannounced stop Thursday at a hair salon left in rubble by the violence that followed George Floyd's death, part of a campaign visit aimed at driving home President Donald Trump's law-and-order message in a key swing state. Pence,...

2 Republicans challenge Minnesota plan for late mail ballots

Sep. 24, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican state representative and a GOP activist are challenging an agreement to accept mail-in ballots in Minnesota that arrive up to a week after the November election, adding to the nationwide legal fight over voting rules before the presidential election. Rep. Eric Lucero and...

Several hundred demonstrate in St. Paul for Breonna Taylor

Sep. 24, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several hundred demonstrators rallied late Wednesday at the state Capitol in St. Paul before marching onto an interstate to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict Louisville, Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor’s death. Protesters denounced what they said...

Fight follows murder sentence in Ramsey County

Sep. 22, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A family fight following a sentencing for murder at the Ramsey County Courthouse caused deputies to lock down the building before gunshots were fired outside nearby in a shooting believed to be related to the argument. No one was injured in the shooting several blocks from the...

Walz wonders about 'more bipartisan approach' to COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, MInn. (AP) — Six months after declaring a state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz believes the steps he took saved lives but acknowledges that if he had known earlier in the crisis what he knows now, he would have done some things differently. For example, Walz said...

Man given 30 years for fatal shooting in West St. Paul

Sep. 19, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a West St. Paul father while the victim’s 2-year-old son slept beside him has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Nathan Wesley McDonald, 23, pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to second-degree murder in the 2019 fatal shooting of Lawrence Terrance Renfro,...

12 stories: Lives changed since COVID-19 came to Minnesota

Sep. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s been six months since the coronavirus came to Minnesota. The first case was confirmed in early March. Less than two weeks later, we shut down. So much has changed. We spoke to an array of our community members — a survivor, a community leader, a nurse, a police...

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter speaks in St. Paul, Minn. A pilot program proposed by Carter to guarantee $500 in monthly income to 150 low-income families affected by COVID-19 has hit a snag. The St. Paul City Council delayed a vote until at least next week after U.S. Rep. McCollum, a Democrat who represents the capital city, warned in a letter Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that the proposal requires

St. Paul City Council OKs guaranteed income pilot project

Sep. 17, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul City Council has voted unanimously to approve Mayor Melvin Carter’s proposal to guarantee $500 in monthly income to 150 low-income families affected by COVID-19. The council was poised last week to approve using $300,000 in federal CARES Act funding to launch the...

This booking photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff shows Muhammad Masood.  A psychological exam was ordered Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, for Masood, a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher accusing of telling paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S.
 (Sherburne County Sheriff via AP)

Exam ordered for Pakistani doctor charged with terrorism

Sep. 16, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A psychological exam was ordered Wednesday for a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher accusing of telling paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S. Muhammad Masood has been indicted on one...