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Minnesota coronavirus cases top 700K; ICU cases dip to 197

Sep. 28, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has topped the 700,000 mark, according to data released Tuesday, while the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care at Minnesota hospitals fell below 200 for the first time in two weeks. ...

Monday's Scores

Sep. 28, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Alexandria def. Becker, 25-8, 25-20, 25-20 Anoka def. Chisago Lakes, 25-15, 25-14, 25-21 Benilde-St. Margaret's def. Robbinsdale Armstrong, 25-17, 25-14, 25-19 Blaine def. Hutchinson, 26-24,...

Amid latest shakeup, T-wolves seek stability with new owners

Sep. 27, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The joke Karl-Anthony Towns made last week was the ultimate jinx, casually noting what had been a rare absence of turnover and tumult for the Timberwolves to that point. “I was like, ‘Man, it’s been a real quiet offseason for Minnesota. It's...

Education professor married to Mississippi ex-governor dies

Sep. 27, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Melody Bruce Musgrove, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs for the U.S. Department of Education and wife of former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, died Monday. She was 61. She died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...

Cousins thriving while Vikings find balance on offense

Sep. 27, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins took the shotgun snap and had the Seattle Seahawks’ pass rush immediately closing in. The Minnesota quarterback lofted a pass into the middle of the field while backpedaling, a potentially scary situation for a team nursing a 10-point lead and looking to...

Minnesota expands eligibility for home heating aid program

Sep. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is taking advantage of federal funding to expand the number of households that qualify for its Energy Assistance Program, the state Department of Commerce announced Monday. The changes will make over 600,000 Minnesota households...

Buyer emerges for Minnesota's never-used backup morgue

Sep. 27, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state of Minnesota is on the verge of selling off a refrigerated warehouse that it bought in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in case it was needed as backup morgue. When the administration of Gov. Tim Walz announced the purchase of the...

University of Minnesota takes steps to curb Dinkytown crime

Sep. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcy-Holmes residents are voicing concerns as violent crimes have nearly doubled in comparison to 2020. The University of Minnesota responded to the elevated rates by implementing more public safety measures in Dinkytown. In May 2021, the number of...

Pandemic shows value of remote work for disabled employees

Sep. 27, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the early weeks of 2020, when a mysterious new virus began making headlines, South St. Paul resident Steve Romenesko watched the news closely. By early March, with many things still unknown about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, it became...

Ailing defense puts Seahawks in unfamiliar 'race' to keep up

Sep. 26, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As more and more time passes from those back-to-back Super Bowls the Seattle Seahawks reached, their defense less and less resembles those dominant groups. They let another game slip away on Sunday — and this time, a long winning streak against...