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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz urges Minnesota lawmakers on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Minneapolis, to pass a ban on

LGBTQ activists, Gov. Walz, demand 'conversion therapy' ban.

Feb. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and LGBTQ activists rallied at the state Capitol on Friday to demand that the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate pass a ban on “conversion therapy” for minors, a discredited practice that seeks to turn gay people straight. The proposal passed the...

Cold temperatures turned the fountain in front of the Southern Illinois University, Student Services Building into a partial ice sculpture, Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. A warming trend is forecast over the weekend with highs reaching the mid to upper 50s by Monday. (Byron Hetzler/The Southern Illinoisan via AP)

Bitter cold in Midwest, Northeast to ease during weekend

Feb. 14, 2020 5:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures persisted from the northern Plains to parts of the Great Lakes and northern New England, with schools in some Upper Midwest communities canceling classes for a second day Friday. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory Friday for parts of...

Settlement reached in 2013 Minneapolis police shooting

Feb. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has reached a $795,000 wrongful death settlement with the family of a 22-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by police in 2013, ending years of extended litigation. The president of the Minneapolis City Council, which signed off on the agreement Friday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, St. Thomas wide receiver Tanner Vik walks on the field with the Holy Grail trophy after the team's win over St. John's in an NCAA college football game, in Minneapolis. St. John's and St. Thomas will stage their final game as Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes at U.S. Bank Stadium this fall. The 90th edition in the series will be played Nov. 7, 2020. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP, File)

St. John's-St. Thomas game gets moved to Vikings stadium

Feb. 12, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA Division III rivals St. John's and St. Thomas will play their final game as Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes at U.S. Bank Stadium this fall. St. John's announced Wednesday that the Nov. 7 game will be in Minneapolis, the first college football game to be staged at...

Paper challenges sealing of juror names in Minnesota trial

Feb. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Star Tribune is challenging a judge's decision to keep sealed the names of jurors who convicted a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor was convicted of murder last April in the July 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond just...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a campaign event at Exeter Town Hall, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Klobuchar faces tough questioning in case of juvenile lifer

Feb. 11, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As voters made their way to the New Hampshire polls, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar faced pointed questions Tuesday about her oversight of a high-profile murder case in which a black teen was sentenced to life after a flawed police investigation. "I mean, how do you defend...

'Color us red': Target sorry for 'Minnesota Badgers' onesie

Feb. 11, 2020 5:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target admits a onesie it carried in some stores misidentified the mascot for the largest university in its home state. The Minneapolis-based retail giant apologized to University of Minnesota Golden Gophers fans Tuesday for carrying a maroon onesie with the words “Minnesota...

FILE - In this Sept 9, 2019, file photo, a memorial stands in Richfield, Minn. near where police shot and killed Brian J. Quinones-Rosario who had streamed himself live on Facebook during a police chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office will not file criminal charges against Richfield or Edina police officers for the fatal shooting of Quinones-Rosario, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

No charges in police shooting of man who livestreamed chase

Feb. 10, 2020 6:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No charges will be filed against five police officers who fatally shot a man who livestreamed himself being chased by police, then got out of his car and threatened officers with a knife, a Minnesota prosecutor announced Monday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the officers...

New court documents shed light on real estate agent's death

Feb. 7, 2020 6:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New Year’s Eve slaying of a Minneapolis real estate agent may have been part of a murder-for-hire scheme involving a dispute over a recording deal, according to a published report that cited new court documents. Prosecutors have already charged four people in the death of...

Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, is interviewed at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Stillwater, Minn. Burrell, convicted with no gun, fingerprints or hard evidence implicating him, has drawn a growing number of legal experts, community leaders and civil rights activists who are worried that the black teenager may have been wrongly convicted. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

ACLU criticizes conviction of black Minnesota teen

Feb. 7, 2020 5:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota called Friday for an investigation into the conviction of a black teenager who is serving life in prison, after The Associated Press uncovered serious flaws and inconsistencies in the police probe. Myon Burrell was found guilty in the 2002...