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Polanco, Correa power Twins past struggling Royals 10-7

May. 28, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered in a four-run first inning and Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth to power the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Minnesota had a season-high 15 hits. Polanco’s first inning two-run...

Publisher wants to give away newspaper, travel to Ukraine

May. 27, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Minn. (AP) — The owner of a rural weekly newspaper in southern Minnesota is looking to give his publication away so he can travel to Ukraine. Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday that Lafayette-Nicollet Ledger owner and publisher Lee Zion is willing to dig trenches,...

Minnesota Public Radio drops investigative program

May. 27, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Public Radio has shut down its long-running investigative program “APM Reports.” The Star Tribune reported Friday that executives informed employees of the decision on Thursday. It wasn’t immediately clear how many members of the 18-member...

Man pleads guilty to starting St. Paul warehouse fire

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Golden Valley man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that consumed four vacant warehouses in St. Paul last year. The Pioneer Press reported Thursday that 19-year-old Luis Adrian Rodriguez was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation after entering...

Failed search for UMD chancellor cost $166,000

May. 27, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The $166,000 search for a new University of Minnesota-Duluth chancellor has come up empty. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Thursday that University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced on Monday that none of the three finalists who were invited for...

Royals score 3 runs in eighth inning, rally past Twins 3-2

May. 27, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a double and scored on Bobby Witt Jr.’s double, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Thursday night. Josh Staumont (2-1) worked a scoreless inning and...

St. Cloud man charged with 12 felonies after police standoff

May. 26, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud man was charged Thursday with a dozen felony counts in regards to an eight-hour standoff with police where he allegedly fired a gun through a wall when officers were on the other side. Shawn L. Jacobs, 37, is charged with nine counts of...

Judge tosses statements defendant made in 1972 murder case

May. 26, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has thrown out statements that a 77-year-old Minnesota man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago made to police and to his wife. Will County Judge David Carlson on Wednesday granted two defense...

Buxton, Twins relish 'little wins' of crash-free OF plays

May. 26, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton ran down a fly to right-center at the warning track looking to make the type of tricky catch that's routine for him. This time, there was a twist. The ball glanced off Buxton's glove as he leaped to make the grab, allowing Detroit's...

Walz signs agriculture bill with $18.4M in drought relief

May. 26, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an agriculture funding bill Thursday that includes drought relief for farmers, investments in rural broadband and support for beginning farmers. The Legislature passed the bill Sunday in the closing hours of the 2022 legislative session....