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Minnesota legislators look expand internet access

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While cities and towns in Koochiching County might have fast and reliable internet service, large parts of the northern Minnesota region currently have no good options. Paul Nevanen, director of the county's Economic Development Authority, says that translates to headaches for the...

Sandstone aspiring to be an ice climbing mecca in Minnesota

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Peter Lenz felt a little guilty ice climbing recently. The weather was disturbingly nice. With the sun shining and Pine County temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, it was beautiful out — and chilly enough to keep conditions safe for the Sandstone Ice Festival. For Lenz,...

Minnesota man selling nostalgia in a can at vintage pop shop

Jan. 19, 2019 1:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jesse Hopkins is selling nostalgia in a can. In a small warehouse in Arden Hills, he and three co-owners have taken the craft brewery model and tweaked it for vintage pop, the Pioneer Press reported . Northern Soda Co., which opened in July, is set up like the old Pop Shoppe stores,...

Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113

Jan. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs have been consistent winners. That includes when they go on the road — and anywhere they play the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Spurs held on to give Popovich another...

Company tied to polygamous sect leader buys Minnesota land

Jan. 18, 2019 4:08 PM EST

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A company tied to a man who led a secretive polygamous sect's compound in South Dakota has purchased about 40 acres of land in northern Minnesota. Seth Jeffs is listed as registered agent for the company that acquired land west of the Lake Superior town of Grand Marais. Officials...

Students post Nazi-themed photo for dance invitation

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at a Minnesota high school wrote to parents after two students were pictured in a social media post doing a Nazi salute and holding a sign with references to Adolf Hitler. Jeff Erikson, principal at suburban Minnetonka High School, called the post "deeply offensive" in his note...

Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0

Jan. 17, 2019 11:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored...

Bell nets 25, No. 23 Minnesota women end 4-game skid 78-50

Jan. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 25 points and 10 assists and No. 23 Minnesota ended a four-game losing streak with a wire-to-wire 78-50 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night. Annalese Lamke added 15 points and Taiye Bello 14, with both grabbing nine rebounds, as the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-4 Big Ten)...

Wild trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask

Jan. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After patiently approaching his season in charge of the Minnesota Wild, general manager Paul Fenton has taken his first steps toward remaking the roster. If the Wild don't pick up the pace in the Western Conference race, more moves could be coming soon. The Wild traded left wing Nino...

Minnesota mom charged after toddler tumble caught on video

Jan. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat. Forty-year-old Maimuna Hassan of Mankato was charged Thursday with child endangerment, failing to properly secure a child passenger...