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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Democrat House Minority Leader Paul Thissen listens listens as top lawmakers met with the media at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is facing voters for the first time since his appointment in 2018. Challenging him is frequent candidate Michelle MacDonald, who is making her fourth bid for a seat on a court that has disciplined her before over professional conduct, and could impose new restrictions on her law license. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Important Minnesota high court race sits on back of ballot

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota voters may be fixated on the presidential race or other high-profile races, but there's an important race on the back of the ballot. Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is facing voters for the first time since his appointment in 2018. Challenging him is...

FILE - In this April 8, 2011 file photo, a welcome sign for Fargo, N.D., sits in the rising floodwaters of the Red River as a flood engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at left, inspects the levee protecting the downtown area. North Dakota and Minnesota residents who have been fighting plans for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area have agreed to a settlement with the public group managing the project. The Monday Oct. 26, 2020, agreement should end a federal lawsuit filed by upstream residents in 2013 as well as other complaints and allow the $2.75 billion project to move forward. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Red River diversion opponents agree to settle complaints

Oct. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and Minnesota residents who have been fighting plans for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area have agreed to a settlement with the public group managing the project. Monday's agreement should end a federal lawsuit filed by upstream residents in 2013...

Court to hear challenge to Minnesota mailed ballot extension

Oct. 27, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday was set to hear a challenge to Minnesota's seven-day extension for counting absentee ballots after Election Day, which the Republican plaintiffs argue could lead to thousands of votes received after Nov. 3 being disqualified and the election being...

Two men killed when car collides with semi near Windom

Oct. 27, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

WINDOM, Minn. (AP) — Two men from Waite Park have died after their car collided with a semi in southwestern Minnesota. Hussein Hassan Noor, 30, and Abdiqadar Yunis Abdir, 25, were killed Monday when their Ford Focus collided with the semi on Highway 62 west of Windom Monday, according to the State Patrol....

Snowfall temporarily stalls fall harvest in Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The October snowfall has temporarily stalled Minnesota's fall harvest. Combines are quiet and corn is in limbo for now as farmers wait for dry, warmer temperatures. University of Minnesota Extension crop scientist Tom Hoverstad says that in his 40 years of work he doesn't remember a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century. Trump drew...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz put his face mask at the conclusion of a press conference Thursday, July 30, 2020 announcing the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.  (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Walz calls for 'goal line stand' against coronavirus spread

Oct. 26, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and health officials delivered a stark warning Monday that Minnesota's fight against the coronavirus is at a critical stage and that residents need to step up their compliance with masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds if the state is going to avoid the rapid...

Minnesota couple avoids prison time in son's drowning death

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says a Minnesota couple accused in the drowning death of their 21-month-old son after leaving three children unsupervised for nearly two hours will not have to serve prison time. Eddy Louis, 55, and Sabina Lewis, 26, of Bloomington, pleaded guilty in August to second-degree...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Martinsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as he campaigns in Pennsylvania during his third rally of the day. Trump asked a crowd of thousands that...

Maryland running back Peny Boone (13) is tackled by Northwestern defensive line Devin O'Rourke, left, and linebacker Troy Hudetz during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Maryland looking past Northwestern debacle toward Minnesota

Oct. 26, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

For Maryland, the best part about a short week that features a matchup with Minnesota on Friday night is that the Terrapins didn't have to dwell too long on their miserable season-opening performance at Northwestern. The team arrived home around 4 a.m. Sunday after a 43-3 defeat on Saturday night. Quarterback...