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5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

Jul. 17, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy was "hazardous...

Ex-officer who fatally shot 911 caller appeals convictions

Jul. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 about a possible assault have filed an appeal. Mohamed Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old...

Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims appears on DWI charges

Jul. 16, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims is due back in court in September on drunken driving charges. Sims made her first court appearance Tuesday on two gross misdemeanor DWI charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 10. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled...

Minneapolis suburb reinstates Pledge at council meetings

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis city council has voted to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings after the decision to drop it generated a firestorm of criticism, including from the White House. The St. Louis Park City Council voted to drop the pledge June 17 in an effort to...

Ex-cop who killed 911 caller now in prison outside Minnesota

Jul. 15, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally shooting a woman who called 911 to report a possible crime has been moved to a prison outside of Minnesota. A representative of the Minnesota Department of Corrections told KSTP-TV that Mohamed Noor has...

Ex-Illinois lawyer sentenced to 5 years in porn-troll scheme

Jul. 9, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Illinois lawyer to five years in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar porn-related scheme. John Steele, 48, was sentenced after pleading guilty in 2017 and cooperating with authorities. U.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen said federal...

6 men injured, 3 critically in Minneapolis bus stop crash

Jul. 9, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating why and how a van driver slammed into a crowded bus stop shelter in north Minneapolis on Tuesday, injuring at least six people, including three critically. The crash happened at a busy intersection at about 9:30 a.m. Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla...

The Latest: 83-year-old driver that hit bus stop is released

Jul. 9, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a crash at a Minneapolis bus stop that left six people injured, including three critically (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The 83-year-old driver of a van that crashed into a crowded Minneapolis bus stop and injured six people has been released while authorities continue to...

Minneapolis-area protesters win pledge support from Trump

Jul. 9, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has voiced his support for a chorus of protests against a Minnesota city council's decision to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings. The St. Louis Park City Council voted 5-0 last month to stop reciting the pledge in an effort to be more...

Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan 'Prime Day' strike

Jul. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime Day" — in a continuing push to improve pay and working conditions for the facility's heavily...