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Uber driver brings 2 sisters 200 miles to Minnesota party

Jul. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Uber driver ferried two sisters 200 miles to their aunt's 100th birthday party in Minnesota. Kerry Maggard and Deb Eggers were flying from San Antonio to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a connecting flight in Minneapolis. But bad weather forced their flight from San Antonio to land in...

Woman sentenced to more than 21 years for baby's death

Jul. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for killing her friend's baby in Hennepin County. Thirty-eight-year-old Jennifer Baldwin, of Brooklyn Center, was earlier found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder in the death of nine-month-old Colton Senogles last...

Minnesota deputy indicted in 2018 fatal shooting

Jul. 22, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — In a rarity among law officers who kill someone in the line of duty, a grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a sheriff's deputy on a manslaughter charge in a man's fatal shooting last year. Washington County Deputy Brian Krook was indicted Friday on a charge of second-degree...

Minnesota to launch working group on police shootings

Jul. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top Minnesota law enforcement officials announced Monday they are launching a working group and public hearings on police-involved shootings, saying that finding ways to prevent and respond to fatal encounters will increase trust between authorities and citizens. Attorney General...

Correction: Exchange-All Square Restaurant story

Jul. 22, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story July 17 about a Minnesota restaurant called All Square that employs people with criminal records, The Associated Press erroneously identified the writer of the story. She is Liv Martin of The Minnesota Daily. A corrected version of the story is below: Minnesota restaurant...

The Latest: Ellison: State needs plan for police shootings

Jul. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota launching working group on police shootings (all times local): 1 p.m. Minnesota's top prosecutor says the state cannot "keep going from crisis to crisis to crisis" whenever law enforcement fatally shoots someone. Attorney General Keith Ellison will join Public...

Man fatally shot near where brother was killed 2 years ago

Jul. 22, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man fatally shot in north Minneapolis over the weekend lost his brother to gun violence just a block away two years ago. Community members held a vigil Sunday afternoon on a corner near where the brothers were killed to pray for an end to gun violence. The latest man to die has been...

Man arrested in woman's death in St. Paul; children unharmed

Jul. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police made what they described as a "gut-wrenching discovery" when they found a woman apparently deceased in her home, while two children appeared to be unharmed in another room. A Minneapolis man was arrested Saturday morning and police say he is being held on suspicion of...

Minnesota recreational pot push focuses on economic benefits

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A recently formed political committee will try to make the economic case for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Cannabis for Economic Growth was registered with the state Campaign Finance Board in April. Corey Day, who until January was the executive director of the state...

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow "squad" mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive...