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3 people die in Wisconsin crash; officials probe stop sign

Jul. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Three people are dead after a crash in western Wisconsin and authorities are investigating whether a fallen stop sign may be a factor. The crash happened Friday night when a Minnesota man who was heading north on County Road T drove into the intersection at state Highway 64 east...

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...

In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

Jul. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman. Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color....

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...

Minnesota restaurant employs citizens with a criminal record

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All Square serves up delicious grilled cheeses, but its name stands for much more than the classic square sandwich. The restaurant employs those with criminal records, who may otherwise encounter barriers when searching for work. From the kitchen, it is easy to see a large mirror with...

Bemidji's misunderstood killer wolf may get a proper burial

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Lobo the wolf has seen better days. Displayed for decades in a glass box outside Morrell's Chippewa Trading Post, Lobo's snarling, stuffed remains once terrified small children and fed his legend as a North Woods monster. These days, though, Lobo seems to kindle more pity than fear....

Semien has 3 extra-base hits, surging A's beat Twins 5-3

Jul. 20, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a game-time temperature of 94 degrees on a humid, muggy evening, starting pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Chris Bassitt had to fight dripping sweat as much as opposing batters. Oakland's leadoff hitter, Marcus Semien, got out of the heat quickly in the first inning and then continued to...

Top staffer resigns from Corrections Department amid probe

Jul. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A top administrator has resigned from the Minnesota Department of Corrections amid an investigation into unspecified complaints. Sarah Walker resigned Friday as deputy commissioner of the department. The Star Tribune reported that Republican Rep. Marion O'Neill filed a data practices...

'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...

Trump's harsh words on 'squad' reinforce dark posts online

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump turned up the heat on four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should "go back" to their home countries, hateful rhetoric and disinformation about the self-described squad was lurking online. Racist, inflammatory and inaccurate content has...