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Sano rejoins Twins, missed 24 games with hamstring injury

May. 24, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Miguel Sano from the disabled list after he missed the last 24 games with a strained left hamstring. The Twins sent outfielder Jake Cave on Thursday to Triple-A Rochester. Sano went 6 for 16 with two homers and three walks on a five-game...

University of Minnesota Law School requests funding increase

May. 24, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking more funding to help it recover from a large dip in enrollment. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the university's law school applications fell by more than 50 percent between 2010 and 2017. Law School Dean Garry Jenkins says the school...

1 injured in Minnesota police shooting

May. 24, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — A police shooting in a suburban Minneapolis neighborhood has sent one person to the hospital with nonlethal injuries. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the shooting happened at a home in Crystal Wednesday night. The agency says the person is being treated at North...

Man acquitted of killing neighbor in Chisago County

May. 24, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) — A man charged with killing his neighbor over a lake access dispute has been acquitted in Chisago County. Forty-four-year-old Carl Anderson was facing the possibility of more than two decades in prison had he been found guilty of second-degree murder. Anderson was the one who...

Top-seeded Gophers hold off Spartans 3-2 in B10 Tournament

May. 24, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eli Wilson drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and Minnesota pitchers limited Michigan State to five hits in a 3-2 victory in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. The top-seeded Gophers (38-13) have won 22 of 25 games and will play Thursday night...

Sylvia Fowles has 23 points, 20 rebounds for Lynx

May. 23, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota's first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night. Minnesota closed the first half with a 13-0 run for a 46-21 lead. Fowles had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the half. Maya Moore added 12...

Duluth teacher accused of having sex with former student

May. 23, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth teacher is accused of having sex with a former student at her home earlier this month. Thirty-three-year-old Karla Winterfeld was charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Winterfeld was arrested Monday, the day Duluth police were notified about the alleged...

'Miracle' TD gives Diggs 'old smile' as contract year begins

May. 23, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — More than four months have passed for Stefon Diggs since his yes-that-really-happened touchdown reception for Minnesota on the desperate last play from scrimmage gave the Vikings a postseason victory for the ages over New Orleans. He still hears about the play a couple of times per...

Dayton rejects 2 biggest bills passed by GOP-led Legislature

May. 23, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed massive tax and budget bills on Wednesday that Minnesota lawmakers passed in the waning days of the session, setting off a cascade of consequences that he blamed on Republican majorities for not negotiating in earnest. While Dayton's veto was largely expected,...

Minnesota police shoot troublesome Turkey

May. 23, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A wild turkey that gained a sense of celebrity in a southern Minnesota city has been shot and killed by police after attacking a child on a bicycle. Police in Rochester, Minnesota tells the Post Bulletin that they fatally shot the bird after attempts to capture it were unsuccessful...