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Ex-deputy attorney general to lead Minnesota sedation probe

Jun. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates will lead an independent investigation into a report that Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo...

Boynton, Carcillo sue NHL over head injuries, brain damage

Jun. 22, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota says Boynton and Carcillo continued to play hockey despite...

Woman who shot boyfriend in videotaped stunt resisted

Jun. 22, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

ADA, Minn. (AP) — A transcript released Friday shows a woman tried to resist as her boyfriend urged her to shoot him for a videotaped stunt in Minnesota that ended in his death. The Norman County prosecutor also released portions of the video Pedro Ruiz III took with his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, at...

Timberwolves take Georgia Tech G Josh Okogie with 20th pick

Jun. 22, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month. They needed some high-ceiling young players just as much. Opting against any deals, the Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard...

3 men face hate crimes charges in Minnesota mosque bombing

Jun. 21, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury added federal civil rights and hate crimes violations to the charges three Illinois men face in the bombing of a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, prosecutors announced Thursday. The new five-count indictment names Michael Hari, 47, Michael McWhorter, 29, and Joe Morris, 23....

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Jun. 21, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — What Rick Porcello did six days ago carried over into an outstanding performance. Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday to avoid a series sweep. Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs for...

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Jun. 21, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minnesota (AP) — Big Lake, Minnesota, resident Pam Tolve believes President Trump was just doing his job when he decided to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally. Billy Inman of Woodstock, Georgia, said he felt sorry for the children but that their parents were...

Slow growth likely continues in rural parts of 10 states

Jun. 21, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy should continue growing slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the most recent survey of bankers in the area doesn't reflect all the recent tough trade talk. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says farmers are concerned that new tariffs could hurt...

Lawsuit challenges federal leases for planned Minnesota mine

Jun. 21, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area sued the Interior Department and its Bureau of Land Management on Thursday, challenging their decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. The...

The Latest: Minnesota mining company will fight lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging mineral rights leases for a planned Minnesota mine (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A company that wants to build a copper-nickel mine near the northeastern Minnesota town of Ely says it will fight a lawsuit that seeks to revoke its federal mineral rights...