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Lawsuit says ex-Officer Chauvin kneeled on woman's neck, just as he did when he killed George Floyd

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee sued the city of Minneapolis on Tuesday, alleging ex-police Officer Derek Chauvin hauled her from her minivan and pinned her to the ground with his knee in January 2020, just as he did four months later when he killed George Floyd. Patty Day,...

Bad weather hampers search for 2 who went over waterfall in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area

May. 21, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Bad weather Tuesday was hampering the search for two men who went over a waterfall while fishing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota over the weekend. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Nate Skelton told the Star Tribune of...

Uber and Lyft say they won't leave Minnesota after all — and drivers are getting a raise

May. 20, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new...

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

May. 20, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution as the 2024 legislative session came to an acrimonious end. The Minnesota ERA was the one of the...

Minnesota Uber and Lyft driver pay package beats deadline to win approval in Legislature

May. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to boost pay for Uber and Lyft drivers in Minnesota that lawmakers believe would prevent the companies from leaving the market advanced in the state Legislature on Sunday before the midnight deadline. The House passed the compensation bill but the...

Analysis: When the 2024 NBA champion is crowned, a young star will likely lead the way

May. 20, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

LeBron James will turn 40 in December. Stephen Curry is 36. Kevin Durant will turn 36 and Jimmy Butler will turn 35 by the time training camps start in the fall. They have been stars of the playoffs for years, players who come up biggest at the biggest times. But not...

Jess Healey's goal lifts Boston to 4-3 win vs Minnesota in 1st game of PWHL championship series

May. 20, 2024 08:41 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Jess Healey scored from the point late in the second period to lift Boston to a 4-3 win over Minnesota on Sunday night in the first game of the inaugural Walter Cup, the championship of the Professional Women’s Hockey League. The best-of-five series continues...

Edwards leads Wolves back from 20-point deficit for 98-90 win over defending NBA champion Nuggets

May. 19, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Anthony Edwards overcame a slow start and the Timberwolves roared back from a 20-point second-half deficit to eliminate the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets 98-90 in a Game 7 Minnesota masterpiece on Sunday night. The Timberwolves overcame a 15-point halftime...

Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 98-90 in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference finals.

May. 19, 2024 22:40 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 98-90 in Game 7 to advance to Western Conference finals.

Lod, Jeong rally Minnesota United to 2-1 victory over Timbers

May. 18, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored the equalizer in the second half and notched an assist Sang-Bin Jeong's winner as Minnesota United rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Portland (3-7-4) jumped in front in the 17th minute and took a 1-0 lead...