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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 29, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Ruling should end cop funding nonsense Minnesota Supreme Court rightly decides that Minneapolis must follow its charter requirements. Minnesota’s highest court recently made it official: Minneapolis...

Walz campaign clarifies remark on Supreme Court retirements

Jun. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's campaign on Wednesday clarified remarks he made on abortion a day earlier, acknowledging that only one Minnesota Supreme Court justice will hit the mandatory retirement age in the next gubernatorial term, not three. Walz made the...

Walz vows to defend abortion rights against GOP challenger

Jun. 28, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz painted Republican challenger Scott Jensen as an extremist Tuesday as he vowed to protect abortion rights in Minnesota, one of the few Midwestern states where abortion is expected to remain legal. Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court...

North Dakota AG: Fargo abortion clinic must close July 28

Jun. 28, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday that the state's sole abortion clinic will be forced to shut down at the end of July, at which time patients will likely head across the Red River to neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota. Attorney General Drew Wrigley told...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller leaves prison

Jun. 27, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home was released from prison on parole Monday, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser...

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

Jun. 25, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz said his action should help...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

Heavy rain closes roads in parts of central Minnesota

Jun. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A deluge of rain in parts of central Minnesota has flooded streets and closed roads. Weather observers say more than 4 inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday in St. Cloud where storm drains were unable to keep up with the downpour. ...

Jensen seeks tax cuts to help Minnesota cope with inflation

Jun. 23, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen called Thursday for tax cuts and a clampdown on government spending and regulations to help Minnesotans cope with the highest inflation rate in 40 years. Inflation is already dominating election campaigns...

Court rules Minneapolis mayor failed to hire more police

Jun. 21, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the mayor of Minneapolis hasn't met a legal duty to hire more police officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so. In a Monday ruling, Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said Mayor Jacob Frey has a “clear legal duty” under...