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'Conversion therapy' ban falls short in Minnesota Senate

May. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An effort to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth won a majority in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate on Thursday, but it didn’t get enough votes on a procedural maneuver to advance to a full debate on the bill's merits. With little advance...

Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd killing

May. 18, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd, admitting that he intentionally helped restrain the Black man in a way that created an unreasonable risk and caused...

Pair accused in $400,000 theft at store where they worked

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Two people are accused of stealing more than $400,000 in items from a suburban Minneapolis department store where they worked. Authorities say the suspects stole high-end purses, shoes, jackets and other expensive items from Nordstrom at Ridgedale Center in...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to state charge of aiding, abetting manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing

May. 18, 2022 09:43 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to state charge of aiding, abetting manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing.

Minnesota to pay $1.5M to man arrested during Floyd protest

May. 17, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a man who said police used excessive force when he was arrested during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Jaleel Stallings, 29, also alleged in his...

Jury selection underway for Minnesota clinic shooting trial

May. 17, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection was underway in the trial of a man accused of walking into a Minnesota medical clinic and opening fire, killing one staff member and wounding four others last year. Gregory Ulrich is being tried on charges of murder, attempted murder and other...

Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

May. 16, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

“His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd on May 25,...

Amir Locke cousin pleads guilty in killing that led to raid

May. 13, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A teenage cousin of Amir Locke pleaded guilty Friday to a murder count in a case that that led police to the Minneapolis apartment where a SWAT team officer fatally shot Locke while conducting a no-knock search warrant. Mekhi Camden Speed, now 18, pleaded guilty...

Minneapolis man found guilty of lying in vote fraud trial

May. 12, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of lying to a federal grand jury about abusing a process for submitting absentee ballots for other voters during Minnesota's primary election in August 2020. After a day of testimony, the jury of 10 women and two men...