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The stretch run of the NBA season has arrived. It's time for the playoff push

Feb. 21, 2024 23:09 PM EST

There’s no NBA player who is a bigger fan of harness racing than Denver’s Nikola Jokic. He owns horses, goes to tracks whenever he can and even accepted one of his MVP awards while riding around at his farm in Serbia. He knows the stretch run often decides races. ...

Minnesota man suspected in slaying of Los Angeles woman found inside her refrigerator

Feb. 21, 2024 21:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 31-year-old woman who was beaten, bound and stuffed inside the refrigerator at her Los Angeles apartment, authorities said Wednesday. The 41-year-old suspect, who was on probation for narcotics...

What to know about the Minnesota shooting that killed 2 police officers and a firefighter

Feb. 21, 2024 18:38 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators are still piecing together what happened when two police officers and a firefighter were slain while responding to a domestic incident at home in suburban Minneapolis. The three were killed early Sunday by a man who began shooting from the home...

Federal judge affirms MyPillow's Mike Lindell must pay $5M in election data dispute

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and tipped the outcome to...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 21, 2024 14:51 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Find a fix to aid cops in schools Some want school resource officers in their buildings, and the Legislature needs to help. Last fall, an estimated 40 or so Minnesota police chiefs and sheriffs...

Election officials in the US face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn't coming to help

Feb. 21, 2024 14:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely on to help cover the costs of securing their systems from attacks, updating equipment and training staff. ...

Payne leads Minnesota against Ohio State after 21-point game

Feb. 21, 2024 03:49 AM EST

Ohio State Buckeyes (15-11, 5-10 Big Ten) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-9, 7-7 Big Ten) Minneapolis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes after Pharrel Payne scored 21 points in Minnesota's 81-70 win over the Rutgers Scarlet...

Gabriel Vilardi scores twice to lead Jets to 6-3 win over Wild

Feb. 21, 2024 00:24 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Gabriel Vilardi scored twice and added an assist to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-3 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday, ending the Wild’s six-game point streak. Kyle Connor had a goal and pair of assists, while Mason Appleton, Sean Monahan and Nino...

Executive is convicted of insider trading related to medical device firm acquisition

Feb. 20, 2024 19:57 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An executive at a medical device company has been convicted in Minnesota of insider trading for a scheme involving negotiations for the acquisition of the firm that was valued at $1.6 billion, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Doron Tavlin was a vice...

Three slain Minnesota first responders remembered for their commitment to service

Feb. 20, 2024 17:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two young police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were killed in a burst of gunfire Sunday as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville. Another officer also was injured, and the man identified as the shooter fatally shot himself,...