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State board to pay $300,000 to Hennepin public defender

Jun. 22, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Public Defense on Tuesday agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement to former Chief Hennepin County Defender Mary Moriarty, less than a year after the board voted against renewing her contract after she clashed with the state's top public defender. ...

Brooklyn Center man charged with murder in death of ex-wife

Jun. 22, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Center man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife who had remarried four days earlier was charged Tuesday in Hennepin County. Robert McCloud, 64, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in last week's death of 48-year-old...

More remains from homicide victim found in Minneapolis

Jun. 22, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More remains from a homicide victim were found Tuesday in Minneapolis, according to police. The remains were found shortly before 7 a.m. near the Mississippi River more than 3 miles from where the initial body parts were discovered last week,...

Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman recovering from gunshot wounds

Jun. 21, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is recovering from four gunshot wounds that caused scary but superficial injuries after bullets hit a vehicle he was riding in, his agent Drew Rosenhaus said Monday night. Twyman does not need...

Police from Minneapolis, UM to step up patrols in Dinkytown

Jun. 21, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department and the University of Minnesota will began patrolling the Dinkytown area near the university in an effort to curb violent crime, school and law enforcement authorities said Monday. Dinkytown has been a...

Hospitality group raises minimum wage, eliminates tipping

Jun. 21, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Owners of a group of restaurants, hotels and bars in Eau Claire have eliminated tipping and have raised their minimum wage to $16 an hour. The Pablo Group says it's following a trend that aims to improve pay equity for all employees. ...

Defendants unlikely to pay for torching Minneapolis precinct

Jun. 20, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legal experts say it's unlikely that the four men convicted and ordered to pay for setting fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd will meet their financial obligations. Four defendants have been sentenced...

Police ID dismembered human remains found in Minneapolis

Jun. 19, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have identified the dismembered human remains found on Thursday in northeast Minneapolis. Police spokesman John Elder said Friday evening that they’ve identified the victim as 36-year-old Adam Richard Johnson, who is believed to have...

UM dental school group looks to promote diversity, inclusion

Jun. 19, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new student group in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is looking to continue the effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the school. The group, Better Together, hosted its first event on May 25, exactly one year after...

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...