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Student injured in chemical explosion at campus laboratory

Dec. 5, 2020 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a University of Minnesota student was injured in a chemical explosion inside a laboratory on the Minneapolis campus. The Star Tribune reports the student was working in Smith Hall, which is home to the school’s Chemistry Department, around 4 p.m. Friday when the...

With DNA evidence, St. Paul man convicted in 1991 killing

Dec. 3, 2020 6:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man has been convicted in the 1991 homicide of a woman, after authorities reopened the case two years ago and found DNA evidence on a bloody washcloth left at the scene, prosecutors announced Thursday. Donald Jenkins, Jr., 58, was convicted Wednesday in the death of...

Minneapolis mayor: Private fund will transform public safety

Dec. 3, 2020 6:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and local business owners announced plans Thursday to create a private fund for new programs designed to change public safety. There have been numerous calls to transform the Minneapolis Police Department since the May 25 death of George Floyd. Frey said...

A single-engine plane is seen after making an emergency landing on northbound Interstate 35W, just north of County Road E2, in Arden Hills, Minn., late Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Plane on Minnesota interstate landed by award-winning pilot

Dec. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Minnesota interstate Wednesday has been identified as an award-winning member of the U.S. aerobatics flying team. The single-engine Bellanca Viking plane landed and hit a vehicle, temporarily closing part of the highway...

FILE - in this Nov. 4, 1971 file photo, Eddie Benton, a holy man of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, shows a prayer he wrote to Linda Jeffers, of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in Cambridge, Mass. Eddie Benton-Banai, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement that was formed partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. A family friend says Benton-Banai died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at a care center in Hayward, Wis., where he had been staying for months. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)

American Indian Movement co-founder Benton-Banai dies at 89

Dec. 2, 2020 9:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Benton-Banai, who helped found the American Indian Movement partly in response to alleged police brutality against Indigenous people, has died. He was 89. Benton-Banai died Monday at a care center in Hayward, Wisconsin, where he had been staying for months, according to family...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement and recruiting nursing students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Dec. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages. With the virus surging from...

Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm listens as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 alongside state health officials, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

COVID-19 slams Minnesota police, fire, ambulance services

Dec. 2, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and public safety officials pleaded Wednesday for Minnesotans to follow coronavirus safety guidelines to protect their local police, fire and ambulance services, which have been hit hard by staff shortages amid the surge in cases. Jay Wood, a firefighter from Plato, a town...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, second from right, looks at a monitor while performing chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Amid the coronavirus resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of sick patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. And funerals are once again being livestreamed or performed as drive-by affairs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Dec. 1, 2020 11:11 PM EST

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals. Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to...

Minneapolis mayor, police chief speak against budget cuts

Nov. 30, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' mayor and police chief spoke out Monday against a proposal to cut the police department's budget by nearly $8 million, with the mayor saying the plan is irresponsible during a year that saw rising violent crime and the departures of dozens of officers. Demands for change to...

Woman arrested in fatal shooting at Minneapolis apartment

Nov. 28, 2020 10:42 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting death at an apartment complex on the city’s South Side. The Star Tribune reports officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. They found a man in his 20s suffering from an gunshot wound, police spokesman...