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Key Derek Chauvin prosecutor tapped to be federal judge

Jun. 15, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated one of the prosecutors who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer of murder in the killing of George Floyd to be a federal judge in Minnesota. Jerry Blackwell is a Minneapolis attorney and a founding partner...

University of Denver hires Josh Berlo as athletic director

Jun. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Josh Berlo has been hired as the University of Denver's athletic director after serving as AD at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, since 2013. University Chancellor Jeremy Haefner announced Berlo's hiring Thursday as the school's new vice chancellor for athletics...

Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for...

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for service

May. 23, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul has been activated for service in the U.S. Navy. A weekend commissioning ceremony was held in Duluth for the Freedom class-littoral combat ship. It measures nearly 400 feet (121.9 meters) and can travel at speeds greater than 40...

Hundreds gather to remember Duluth family slain last month

May. 02, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds came together in a Duluth auditorium to honor the lives of four family members who were killed in their home last month. The Marshall School auditorium was filled with friends, family and others who reflected on the joy Sean and Riana Barry and their...

Holiday lights drape homes in vigil for slain Duluth family

Apr. 25, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of a vigil for four slain family members lit up their Duluth house with Christmas lights to celebrate their lives and their love for the holidays. Riana Lou Barry, 44; Sean Christopher Barry, 47; Shiway Elizabeth Barry, 12; and Sadie Lucille Barry,...

Duluth officer acquitted in shooting of man through door

Apr. 22, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A jury acquitted a Duluth police officer on Friday of two felony charges for shooting a man through a closed door in 2020. Tyler Leibfried, 30, was found not guilty of one count of second-degree assault and one count of the intentional discharge of a firearm...

Police in Minnesota say man killed 4 relatives, self

Apr. 21, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A man killed his aunt and uncle, two young cousins and their dog while they slept, then later killed himself at their Minnesota home after posting on Facebook that he had made “the absolutely horrid choice” to do so, police said Thursday. Duluth Police...

Police: 5 dead in Duluth home after report of mental crisis

Apr. 20, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Five people were found dead inside a Duluth, Minnesota, home on Wednesday, after police received a report of a male experiencing a mental health crisis, authorities said. The dead included the male reported to be in crisis. Duluth Police Chief...

Police: 5 people found dead in Duluth, Minnesota, home after report of male in mental health crisis

Apr. 20, 2022 19:00 PM EDT
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police: 5 people found dead in Duluth, Minnesota, home after report of male in mental health crisis.