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Trump using Tax Day visit to Minnesota to tout 2017 tax cuts

Apr. 15, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he's politically benefiting from his signature legislative accomplishment....

Tajouri-Shradi, NYCFC ties Minnesota 3-3 in stadium opener

Apr. 13, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota United made the first game at Allianz Field a real show, with end-to-end action that entertained the raucous fans as much as the new stadium itself. Being swept up a bit too much by the energy of the moment might have kept the Loons from obtaining the ideal result. Ismael...

Minnesota United gives MLS another soccer-oriented home

Apr. 12, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's no clearer way to show the growth of Major League Soccer than with a shiny new stadium, built simply for the sport long dubbed "the beautiful game." The latest soccer-specific venue to join the league has opened in Minnesota, where Allianz Field's striking and futuristic...

Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine

Mar. 22, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday. The Corps said it issued the permit late Tuesday. It deals with the steps PolyMet must take to...

Avalanche stay in playoff hunt with 3-1 win over Wild

Mar. 19, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have little margin for error as they chase a playoff spot with nine games remaining. They got a much-needed victory Tuesday night against the team just ahead of them in the standings. Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves to lift the Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the...

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mar. 15, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by...

Goalie Jones continues hot streak as Sharks blank Wild

Mar. 11, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Martin Jones and the Western Conference-leading San Jose Sharks are peaking as they head into the playoffs. Jones made 24 saves to continue his hot streak and lead the Sharks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture...

Hockey announcer apologizes for lynching remark

Mar. 8, 2019 4:50 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A play-by-play announcer who was pulled from the TV broadcast of the Minnesota boys' state hockey tournament after he encouraged one team's fans to "get out the lynching ropes" is apologizing. Fox Sports North announcer Doug McLeod made the comment on KSTC-TV during a quarterfinal...

Video shows jailer kneeing, punching handcuffed black man

Feb. 26, 2019 8:56 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities released video that shows a Minnesota jail officer punching and kneeing a handcuffed black man who can be heard pleading for his life as other officers restrain him. Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher on Monday released video of the 2016 incident, which happened before...