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Search warrant: Man cut oxygen to Minneapolis-area hospital

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A man scaled a fence at a Minneapolis-area hospital last month and shut off oxygen to the entire facility, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Hennepin County. No charges have been filed in the Dec. 27 incident at North Memorial Hospital, and the search warrant...

Morneau elected to Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame

Jan. 25, 2020 11:32 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been elected to the club's Hall of Fame. Morneau will be inducted during a ceremony at Target Field before the May 23 game against the Chicago White Sox. Morneau played 14 seasons in the major leagues, including 11 with the Twins from 2003...

Struggling Minnesota church to develop new programming

Jan. 25, 2020 10:46 AM EST

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — A struggling Minnesota church is temporarily closing one of its campuses and asking its parishioners to worship at a second location as it develops new programming to attract more people. Grove United Methodist Church is closing its Cottage Grove campus in June, with plans to...

In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Thousand Hills owner Matt Maier watches as cows eat hay at his farm near Clearwater, Minn. Maier raises grass-fed beef, and in the Central Minnesota winter he lays out grass that was harvested on warmer days. The cattle stay outside all year and move from pasture to pasture improving the soil, local ecosystem and the environment as a whole. They're working to help sequester carbon and combat climate change. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

Minnesota farmer, distributor raises beef to improve soil

Jan. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EST

CLEARWATER, Minn. (AP) — Cattle perked up and started to moo as Matt Maier fired up his tractor to bring over a fresh roll of baleage for his herd. One frisky cow leaped behind the bale, nipping at the fermented hay before Maier rolled it out. Maier raises grass-fed beef, and in the Central Minnesota...

In this on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, photo, Theatre 55 founding artistic director Richard Hitchler speaks to cast members before a rehearsal of

Older actors find a Minnesota stage where age is no problem

Jan. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — On a Monday night, the start of the second week of rehearsals, a group of actors gathered in a circle, stretching and working through vocal exercises. They’re like actors putting together a show at any other theater, except for one thing: their age. This is Theatre 55, a...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes behind his back to center Clint Capela, right, as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32), forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and guard Shabazz Napier (13) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Westbrook scores season-high 45, Rockets beat Wolves 131-124

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When James Harden went through shooting slumps in the past, the Houston Rockets would be hard-pressed to survive lackluster production from their star guard. With Russell Westbrook, Houston has another player who can shoulder a huge scoring burden. Westbrook scored a season-high 45...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer watches a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins remain publicly confident in the rotation anchored by returning veterans Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi and supplemented by youngsters like Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

Jan. 24, 2020 10:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, four-year contract — the richest in club history for a free agent. Still, the defending AL Central...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

AP source: Vikings' Paton withdraws from Browns GM job hunt

Jan. 24, 2020 6:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Paton wasn't about to leave Minnesota's comfort for Cleveland's chaos. The Vikings assistant general manager withdrew his candidacy Friday for the Browns' general manager vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who told The Associated Press. The person spoke...

No charges filed in fatal stabbing on Minnesota light rail

Jan. 24, 2020 6:21 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors say no charges will be filed in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred on a light rail in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Friday that after reviewing the case, prosecutors determined they would not be...

The Minnesota Twins new third baseman Josh Donaldson, flanked by team executive Derek Falvey, left, and manager Rocco Baldelli, is introduced during a baseball news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

Donaldson's option price could escalate by $4 million

Jan. 24, 2020 5:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson's 2024 option with the Minnesota Twins can escalate an additional $4 million based on awards he earns during the first four seasons of the deal. Donaldson and the Twins finalized a $92 million, four-year contract on Wednesday. He gets a $3 million signing bonus payable...