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Murphy, Minnesota end 4-game skid with 84-63 win vs. Indiana

Feb. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though several critical weeks remain in Jordan Murphy's career at Minnesota, the Gophers have already found themselves thinking about how soon their indefatigable big man is going to be gone. This was one of those games to savor. With Murphy muscling his way to 23 points and 11 rebounds...

Omar's edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

Feb. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home,...

Ex-Minnesota elevator manager pleads guilty in swindle

Feb. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former manager of a western Minnesota grain elevator pleaded guilty Thursday in a swindle that cost his employer millions of dollars so he could pay for hunting safaris, taxidermy services and real estate. Jerry Hennessey, 56, of Dalton pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of...

Sheriff: Dog named Donald Trump wasn't killed over politics

Feb. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

A Minnesota sheriff says a dog named Donald Trump wasn't shot and killed over a political rivalry, despite false claims circulating on social media that have spurred "violent threats" against some county residents. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office concluded the person who shot Donald Trump the dog Sunday was...

Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

Feb. 11, 2019 9:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. But Omar's quick thumbs also have caused problems for herself and Democratic leadership. On...

Klobuchar taking campaign to Midwest states that Trump won

Feb. 11, 2019 10:22 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With snow falling steadily and the temperature well below freezing, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she's joining the group of Democrats running for president and would take her campaign — and her Midwest sensibilities — directly to parts of the region Donald Trump won...

The Latest: Klobuchar dismisses reports she's a tough boss

Feb. 10, 2019 9:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is dismissing reports that she is difficult to work for, saying she has high expectations for the people who work for her. Klobuchar was asked Sunday about the reports of high staff turnover and the...

Dems' 2020 field now includes Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Feb. 10, 2019 8:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. "For...

House call turns into horse call for police in Minnesota

Feb. 9, 2019 5:52 PM EST

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Minneapolis resident reported a strange intruder in her basement. It was a horse. Inver Grove Heights police arrived at the woman's home late Friday night to find a pale-colored horse walking through various rooms as officers watched through...

Man charged in driver's shooting killed teen during holdup

Feb. 8, 2019 8:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with shooting and wounding a school bus driver in Minneapolis had fatally shot an armed teenager who was trying to rob him more than three years ago. Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Lilly was not charged in the 2015 incident in St. Paul, as prosecutors said the...