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Twins hang Joe Mauer's No. 7 with other franchise greats

Jun. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise's all-time greats. As Mauer's jersey number formally joined the seven...

Police union: Chief violated law in case of 5 fired officers

Jun. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The president of the St. Paul police union says the city's police chief broke a state law by revealing details about a case that cost five officers their jobs. St. Paul Police Federation head Paul Kuntz said Friday that police Chief Todd Axtell gave "an incomplete and false...

5 St. Paul officers fired; accused of not stopping assault

Jun. 13, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five St. Paul police officers were fired Thursday for allegedly failing to intervene in an assault that reportedly was carried out by a former officer. Chief Todd Axtell announced the firings at an emotional news conference, calling the officers' actions "a violation of trust." But...

Handcuffed man beaten in Minnesota jail to receive $525,000

Jun. 4, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota county agreed to pay $525,000 to a handcuffed man who was shown in a video being punched and kneed by a jailer. Ramsey County Board Chair Jim McDonough announced the settlement with Terrell Isaiah Wilson on Tuesday. The settlement was announced after a closed-door board...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Minnesota abortion restrictions

May. 29, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abortion-rights supporters filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn Minnesota's restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements. The lawsuit, filed by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues that the restrictions...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

May. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's...

Victims of clergy abuse to sue Vatican, seek abusers' names

May. 13, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the Holy See. In a Monday news release announcing the lawsuit,...

Former Minnesota candidate sentenced for posting nude photo

May. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, who pleaded guilty to posting a topless picture of his estranged wife to his campaign website has been sentenced to probation. Judge Robert Awsumb on Friday placed 39-year-old David Martinez on probation for two years and...

Pence says US working 'hour by hour' on China trade deal

May. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working "literally hour by hour" to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed on a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. Flanked by farmers and ranchers invited to a northwestern Minnesota...

Minnesota boy left in car for hours, dies; father charged

May. 6, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Minnesota boy died after his father left him in a hot SUV for hours while he worked. The father, 26-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley, is charged with second-degree manslaughter. The boy died Saturday in St. Paul. Authorities say Taylor left the...