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EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

Apr. 22, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, according to the federal agency's inspector general. The findings describe a...

Hundreds gather for Minneapolis funeral of Daunte Wright

Apr. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was being remembered Thursday at a funeral just two days after a former police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd and amid a national reckoning on racism and...

Prince fans pay respects at Paisley Park 5 years after death

Apr. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late...

The Latest: Daunte Wright's funeral in Minneapolis begins

Apr. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a suburban Minneapolis police officer during a traffic stop April 11 (all times local): 12:23 p.m. The funeral has begun for Daunte...

Fargo's chief talks with local activists about police reform

Apr. 22, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police reform and racial equity are on the minds of many following the murder conviction of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski met with local leaders of Black Lives Matter and...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Police department apologizes for post critical of Floyd

Apr. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department is apologizing after a social media post critical of George Floyd was shared on the department's official Facebook page. The since-deleted post appeared shortly after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis...

Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict

Apr. 22, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was swinging a knife during...

Floyd killing has prompted state reforms, but not everywhere

Apr. 22, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George Floyd's killing last year and the protests that followed led to a wave of police reforms in dozens of states, from changes in use-of-force policies to greater accountability for officers. At the same time, lawmakers in a handful of states have had success...

Hield's late 3 lifts Kings past Timberwolves 128-125

Apr. 22, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 128-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Moments after Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell missed from above...