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They're unbeaten too: No. 5 Penn State at No. 13 Minnesota

Nov. 8, 2019 3:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The college football spotlight this weekend has been aimed at Alabama, where LSU's visit will mark the first regular-season meeting of the top two teams in the Associated Press poll since those same teams played eight years ago. There is quite the undercard on the schedule, too, another...

Minnesota state senator says he's victim of 'revenge porn'

Nov. 2, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator from Minnesota says he's the victim of "revenge porn" perpetrated by a "former friend" who sent explicit images to legislative colleagues. Democratic Sen. Scott Dibble says he's been harassed for the past five months by a man with whom he had an intimate, virtual...

Abortion rights groups fight 13 Minnesota laws at once

Oct. 31, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abortion rights groups are challenging more than a dozen Minnesota laws in one legal effort, arguing that the state's restrictions are medically unnecessary and legally flawed. A coalition of groups on Wednesday urged Ramsey County District Court Judge Thomas Gilligan to let its case...

Hundreds protest Washington NFL team name in Minneapolis

Oct. 24, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of protesters chanting "We are not your mascot" have marched in Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins team name. Demonstrators rallied Thursday ahead of the Minnesota Vikings' game against Washington. The protesters called the team's name racist and degrading to American...

Project to restart after American Indian graves disturbed

Oct. 24, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a bridge project in Minnesota will get a do-over after an American Indian burial site was disturbed. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials spoke at a community meeting Wednesday night about the state road project on the western edge of Duluth. They said the...

Minnesota keeps gay weddings videos fight in district court

Oct. 3, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s attorney general says the state’s fight against a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota videographers who want the right to refuse to record same-sex weddings will continue in federal district court, instead of pursuing further appeals. Attorney General Keith...

Minnesota moves to get more electric vehicles on roads

Sep. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will require car manufacturers to sell more electric vehicles in the state starting in the 2023 model year, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, a move meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while defying the Trump administration's efforts to revoke California's clean air and fuel...

Ex-care center owner charged with manslaughter, racketeering

Sep. 24, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general's office said Tuesday that it has charged 10 people with 76 criminal counts following an investigation into the death of a 72-year-old man and what it described as egregious neglect of other patients at a northern Minnesota care center. The most serious...

Court suspends key permits for planned Minnesota copper mine

Sep. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by suspending two key permits for a planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine ahead of a hearing next month. The appeals court put PolyMet's dam safety permit and its permit to mine on hold, ruling Wednesday that the...