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Trucker who drove into Floyd protest could have charges drop

Jun. 18, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd's death will have criminal charges dropped if he remains law-abiding for the next year. Hennepin County prosecutors...

Minnesota House GOP filibusters in contentious budget debate

Jun. 17, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota House launched into a long, contentious debate Thursday that delayed its first floor votes on the big budget bills that lawmakers were unable to pass before time ran out on the year's regular session last month. The House had four bills...

Man charged in protester death to be examined for competency

Jun. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of killing a woman in Minneapolis by driving into protesters while he was drunk will be examined to determine if he is competent for trial. Nicholas Kraus, 35, made his initial court appearance Thursday on...

Minneapolis police treating body parts discovery as homicide

Jun. 17, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are treating the discovery of body parts along a road near the Mississippi River as a homicide, Minneapolis police said Thursday. “We are treating this as a homicide as the loss of these parts would likely not be survivable,” police...

Gun evidence detailed in Minneapolis task force shooting

Jun. 17, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly filed court documents detail gun evidence recovered from the scene of a fatal shooting of a driver during an arrest attempt by members of a federal task force in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has said evidence...

Man who drove at Minneapolis protesters charged with murder

Jun. 16, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, was charged Wednesday with intentional second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Nicholas Kraus, 35, was visibly...

Prosecutors: New trial not merited for ex-cop in Floyd death

Jun. 16, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 10, 2021. Editorial: Balancing interests at George Floyd Square Intersection can stand as a memorial with access restored. George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is well-known as a gathering place to...

Teen killed by hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis

Jun. 16, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a teenager was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minneapolis. The 16-year-old boy was either on foot or skateboarding when he was struck in north Minneapolis about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police and fire...

Man jailed in fatal crash at Minneapolis rally has past DWIs

Jun. 15, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police on Tuesday identified the man suspected of driving into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others as a 35-year-old from St. Paul with multiple convictions for driving while impaired. Police say Nicholas Kraus...