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Man assaults deputy, steals patrol SUV, 2 other vehicles

Sep. 23, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

TEA, S.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say they're searching a man who assaulted a Turner County deputy and stole the deputy’s patrol vehicle while he was being transported to the Minnehaha County Jail. The assault happened Tuesday afternoon near the Tea exit on Interstate 29. The deputy was taken to...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, right, smiles as he scores on a solo home run to tie the baseball game in the eighth inning Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins top Tigers 5-4 in 10th, sit half-game behind White Sox

Sep. 23, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a gift from third baseman Josh Donaldson, each of the Minnesota Twins now have dark blue jersey-style bathrobes with their name across the back. Nelson Cruz even started draping his over the shoulders of each teammate who hit a homer. With the division race as tight as ever and a...

The Seattle Storm celebrate their win over Minnesota Lynx during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86

Sep. 23, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It's been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish. Alysha Clark's putback at the buzzer lifted the Storm past the Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series. Seattle inbounded...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman (13) runs the ball down the field for a touchdown against Penn State during an NCAA college football game, in Minneapolis. Bateman has decided to opt back in to the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten’s resumption of fall competition. That's contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

Minnesota star WR Bateman wants to opt back into 2020 season

Sep. 22, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has decided to opt back in for the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten's resumption of fall competition, contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance. Coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday that Bateman, who won the...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series

Sep. 22, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx prepared to take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoff semifinal was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said three players on the Storm had inconclusive results Sunday from tests they took the day...

Twins reinstate Bailey from injured list to start vs. Tigers

Sep. 22, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated right-hander Homer Bailey from the 45-day injured list on Tuesday so he could start their series opener against Detroit. Bailey made just one start with his new team before getting hurt, picking up the victory by logging five innings in Minnesota's home...

Fight follows murder sentence in Ramsey County

Sep. 22, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A family fight following a sentencing for murder at the Ramsey County Courthouse caused deputies to lock down the building before gunshots were fired outside nearby in a shooting believed to be related to the argument. No one was injured in the shooting several blocks from the...

2 injured by police projectiles during unrest suing city

Sep. 22, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men injured by police during violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis are suing the city, its police chief and unnamed officers. Soren Stevenson, 25, lost his left eye after he was shot by police with a projectile in the days following Floyd's death May 25. ...

Minneapolis boy charged in shooting death of campaign worker

Sep. 21, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a Minneapolis teenager in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who had done work for a Minnesota congressional candidate, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Monday. Jomoy Lee, 17, is charged with second degree murder, attempted second...

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) takes a defensive position during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Vikings' rebuilt defense dealt another blow with Barr on IR

Sep. 21, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Off to an 0-2 start while trying to acclimate several new pieces into Mike Zimmer’s defense, the Minnesota Vikings suffered another big blow on Monday. Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle sustained in...