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Packers seeking to complete regular-season sweep of Vikings

Oct. 29, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

MINNESOTA (1-5) at GREEN BAY (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE – Packers by 6 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – Vikings 2-3, Packers 5-1 SERIES RECORD – Packers lead 63-54-3 LAST MEETING – Packers beat Vikings 43-34, Sept. 13 at Minnesota LAST WEEK – Vikings had bye, lost to...

GOP campaigns asks that late absentee ballots be separated

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaigns for President Donald Trump and Republican state legislative candidates are petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to separate all mailed ballots received after Election Day in case of legal challenges to their validity. The petition filed Wednesday is the latest challenge...

Minnesota United players celebrate a goal by midfielder Robin Lod, second from left, late in the first half against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Lod, own goal help Minnesota United beat Rapids 2-1

Oct. 28, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored and an own goal by Colorado helped Minnesota United beat the Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night. On the counterattack, Ethan Finlay played an arcing cross that Colorado's Lalas Abubakar attempted to clear but slipped under the crossbar for an own goal in the 89th minute...

Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a moving bus on a street in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China says latest outbreak appears contained

Oct. 28, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northwestern China region of Xinjiang say they believe they have contained the country’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Xinjiang reported 23 new confirmed cases Thursday, all involving people who had initially tested positive but displayed no symptoms. It was the second...

US Senate candidate Lewis out of hospital after 2-night stay

Oct. 28, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota was released from a hospital Wednesday afternoon following a two-night stay for emergency internal hernia surgery, the campaign said in a release. The statement said Lewis needed “a little time to fully recover” and...

El quarterback de los Packers de Green Bay Aaron Rodgers lanza el balón en el juego ante los Texans de Houston el domingo 25 de octubre del 2020. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Packers' Rodgers, Adams to challenge young Vikings CBs again

Oct. 28, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has faced Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enough times to understand the challenge facing his young cornerbacks. “I don’t want to disrespect any other quarterbacks, but this guy’s the best in the business in my opinion,” Zimmer said. ...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, file photo showing NFC defensive end Danielle Hunter, of the Minnesota Vikings, walking out onto the field before the second half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game in Orlando, Fla. The Vikings have emerged from their bye week down two starting defensive ends, after a salary-dump trade of Yannick Ngakoue and a season-ending surgery for Danielle Hunter. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Vikings not declaring rebuild; DE Hunter has neck surgery

Oct. 28, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings emerged from their bye week down two starting defensive ends, after a salary-dump trade of Yannick Ngakoue and a season-ending surgery for Danielle Hunter. Though they're much closer to having the top pick in the next draft than qualifying for the expanded playoffs,...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A third-party congressional candidate told a close friend before he died that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from the Democratic incumbent, according to a published report Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Adam Weeks of the Legal Marijuana Now Party left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US House race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota’s 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over whether the...

60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

Oct. 28, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sixty people have been charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide, the U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota announced Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald called the scam...

Supreme Court rejects delay of Minnesota congressional vote

Oct. 27, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Minnesota Republican candidate's bid to delay voting in his congressional race to February after the death of a third-party candidate was rejected Tuesday at the Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency requests from the federal appeals court that oversees Minnesota,...