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The Latest: Romney calls Trump's tweets 'destructive'

Jul. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump "failed badly" with tweets and remarks about four liberal House Democrats who are women of color. The Utah senator is one...

Omar reports big second quarter, nearly $950K in bank

Jul. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar raised nearly $614,000 in the second quarter and ended the period with nearly $950,000 in cash on hand. Omar's report Monday to the Federal Election Commission is a sign of financial strength just as the Minneapolis Democrat finds herself in another confrontation...

Minnesota's human services chief abruptly quits amid turmoil

Jul. 15, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey resigned abruptly Monday as head of Minnesota's largest state agency, just days after his two deputy commissioners quit with no public explanation. Lourey said in a resignation letter to Gov. Tim Walz that the Department of Human Services needs...

North Dakota native awarded for efforts to end hunger

Jul. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota college student has been honored for her efforts to end hunger in her native North Dakota, where she says around one in five children don't have enough to eat. Lauryn Hinckley was 9 years old and living in Bismarck when 10 years ago she created Stopping Hunger One Backpack...

Duluth pursuing study of toxic chemical after refinery blast

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — City leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, are taking steps to ensure that residents will be safe following the upcoming reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. The Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior was rocked last April by a huge blast and fire. The...

Shooting victim dies a day after being hit in Minneapolis

Jul. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say the victim of a shooting has died a day after he was wounded. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation Sunday about 2 p.m. and found an adult male who had suffered gunshot wounds. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center. Police say the victim died at...

The Latest: Walz: Lourey didn't think he had right skills

Jul. 15, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey's resignation (all times local): 11:50 Gov. Tim Walz says Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey resigned because he felt he didn't have the right skill set to continue leading Minnesota's largest state agency. Walz...

Coleman undergoing surgery to remove cancerous part of lung

Jul. 15, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen Norm Coleman of Minnesota is undergoing surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove the cancerous part of a lung. Coleman posted on his Facebook page that his surgery scheduled for Monday, July 15 would remove about a quarter of his lungs and cut his lung capacity by up to 20%....

Couple survives crash with half-ton moose

Jul. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A young couple remains hospitalized in Duluth after surviving a collision with a half-ton bull moose on a dark northern Minnesota highway. Seventeen-year-old Amaya Nelson was behind the wheel July 7 and her 22-year-old boyfriend, Remington Dellinger, was in the seat beside her when...

Muggy weather stays, storms overnight cause damage

Jul. 15, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hot and humid weather that triggered severe thunderstorms in Minnesota is sticking around for now. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Twin Cities metro Monday when the combination of dew points, humidity and temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Storms that rolled...