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Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

Dec. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent from states and counties. “The inn is not full in Minnesota,” the Democratic governor said in a...

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

Dec. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students from found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis. The response was a cautionary measure that is standard during a police investigation, Madison School District...

Brooklyn Center police investigate gas station homicide

Dec. 12, 2019 6:18 PM EST

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb are investigating a fatal shooting at a gas station. Officers were called to the Pump N Munch Clark station in Brooklyn Center about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday on a report of shots fired, according to officials. They found a 45-year-old man in a...

Woman challenges ban on filming kids near Minnesota mosque

Dec. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EST

A Minnesota woman is challenging a ban on videotaping children at a public playground near a suburban Minneapolis mosque without parental permission. Sally Ness, of Bloomington, contends the new Bloomington city ordinance violates her First Amendment rights. Ness is among residents who contend the Dar al-Farooq...

Recording devices found in downtown Minneapolis hotel rooms

Dec. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police are investigating after recording devices were found in guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis. It's not immediately known if the devices recorded any guests, police spokesman John Elder told the Star Tribune. “We have not mined any data from those...

DNA leads to murder charge in 1992 stabbing in St. Paul

Dec. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EST

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 1992 stabbing death of a St. Paul woman whose partially clothed body was found near a streetcar tunnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. John Robert Capers, 65, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. He's charged in the death...

3 teens charged in series of assaults on Twin Cities trains

Dec. 11, 2019 7:38 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged and a fourth has been arrested in a series of violent assaults on light rail trains in St. Paul. Authorities believe the three were part of a group of six teens who attacked passengers on a Green Line train on Dec. 4. One victim told investigators...

Late Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins Spink Award

Dec. 10, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, 10 months after he collapsed and died while covering the Red Sox during spring training. Cafardo received...

Duluth to consider banning conversion therapy

Dec. 10, 2019 7:53 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth is the latest city to consider banning conversion therapy aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation. A proposal to ban the practice was introduced at the City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Gary Anderson said he introduced the measure because of a lack of...

U of M program pairs Chinese learners with Chinese students

Dec. 9, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Clare Murphy mentioned the phrase “hit the hay” in her Chinese language exchange class, some were confused and others were amused. But Murphy thought what better way to teach American English to her fellow classmates — Chinese international students —...