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Vikings owner on league-low vax rate: 'We're very concerned'

Aug. 03, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The absence of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins from practice this week due to COVID-19 protocols and coach Mike Zimmer's deep frustration with his unvaccinated players has created unexpected tension early in training camp. The Vikings have...

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen...

Minnesota prosecutor charged with sexually assaulting child

Aug. 03, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

FOLEY, Minn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in a Minnesota county is facing three felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting a child under 16. Benton County Attorney Philip Miller, of Rice, was charged last week with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim...

Rubio's trade to Cavs official as he drops 38 in loss to US

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio's Olympics ended on the same day his time with the Cavaliers began. The veteran point guard was acquired in a trade with Minnesota that was finalized on Tuesday, filling one of the Cavs' biggest needs. Cleveland sent...

Minnesota AG launches unit to review wrongful convictions

Aug. 03, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and metro prosecutors announced the launch of a new unit on Tuesday that would review potentially wrongful convictions through a partnership with the Innocence Project of Minnesota. The partnership, known as...

Minnesota man arrested after chase in stolen squad car

Aug. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man stole a squad car that was left parked with the engine running outside a courthouse in Virginia and led police on a chase before he was caught. The 21-year-old Hibbing man took off in the car about 10:30 p.m....

Twin Cities mayors order masking for city employees

Aug. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul said Tuesday they'll require city employees to wear masks in indoor public spaces as the delta variant of the coronavirus spurs concern nationwide. Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter said they'll also require...

Ex-cops charged in Floyd death want separation from Chauvin

Aug. 03, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd's neck as the Black...

Complaint: Defendant and victim had rocky relationship

Aug. 03, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

OKLEE, Minn. (AP) — Criminal charges against a northwestern Minnesota man allege he fatally stabbed his wife following numerous fights during a deteriorating relationship. Eric Reinbold, wanted on two counts of second-degree murder, remains on the run. The 44-year-old...

Sartell-St. Stephen schools part ways with equity group

Aug. 03, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — The Sartell-St. Stephen school board has agreed to cut ties with an organization it hired to audit the district's practices and policies on providing equitable opportunities for all students. Superintendent Jeffery Ridlehoover made the...