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Filing: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says ex-wife abused him

Oct. 17, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Keith Ellison's divorce records unsealed Wednesday contain no allegations the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ex-wife, but he said in a 2015 filing that Kim Ellison repeatedly hit him throughout their 25-year marriage. The Minneapolis Star Tribune and conservative news...

Minnesota high court: No ballot change for Senate candidate

Oct. 17, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has dismissed a U.S. Senate candidate's petition to change his political party affiliation on the Nov. 6 ballot. Twin Cities businessman Jerry Trooien is running for the seat once held by former Sen. Al Franken. Trooien initially listed his party as...

Seventh Minnesota child contracts rare paralyzing illness

Oct. 17, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A seventh child has been diagnosed with a rare, paralyzing illness that has seen an uptick in cases this year in the U.S., the Minnesota Department of Health said. The symptoms in the latest case match those of the other children in Minnesota who have been diagnosed with acute...

Attorney general sued insulin makers, alleging price gouging

Oct. 17, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics with steep price increases. Attorney General Lori Swanson says drug makers have tripled the list prices of various insulin...

Minnesota students above the national average on the ACT

Oct. 17, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota students scored above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam and best among 19 states where at least 90 percent of teens took the test. Test results released Wednesday show the class of 2018 earning an average composite score of 21.3 out of a possible 36. That's...

Staal, Dubnyk lead Wild past Arizona 2-1

Oct. 17, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal had already seen his former teammate rob him of a goal once. When he got another chance, he made sure it didn't happen again. Staal and Mikael Grandlund scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 27 of 28 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

Oct. 16, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures. In a...

St. Paul man sentenced for dropping 3-year-old boy on head

Oct. 16, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for intentionally dropping his girlfriend's 3-year-old son on his head, killing the boy. Thirty-five-year-old Devioun Johnson was sentenced Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death last...

Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

Oct. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the...

Keith Ellison's ex-wife: Nothing in divorce file on abuse

Oct. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-wife said Tuesday that divorce records set to be released this week contain sensitive information about her mental health and no indication of physical abuse, but an appeals court denied their bid to keep them private. Kim Ellison has long maintained...