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Minnesota ends Chicago's five-game winning streak

Jul. 06, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 15 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Chicago 81-78 on Wednesday, ending the Sky's five-game winning streak. Minnesota (8-15), which was coming off a 102-71 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday, has...

Chauvin faces future in federal prison for Floyd's death

Jul. 06, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. ...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 06, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Minnesota’s smart step to ease access to COVID drug The state is using an innovative strategy to fill Paxlovid prescriptions. Other states are lagging or worse. A pioneering move to ease access to a...

River, park searched for missing 6-year-old Northfield girl

Jul. 06, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are searching a portion of the Mississippi River and a surrounding park in Stearns County for a missing 6-year-old girl whose mother was found dead of an apparent suicide. Officials believe Lisa Wade, 39, may have been involved in the...

Kirilloff hits 2 homers as Twins pound White Sox 8-2

Jul. 06, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by the time Alex Kirilloff started knocking the ball over the wall. He just helped put the game away. Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five homers, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday for the second time, and the Twins...

Police: Mother drowned children, then killed herself

Jul. 05, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three children whose bodies were found in a suburban Minneapolis lake over the holiday weekend died in drownings that were classified as homicides, and their mother died of a drowning that was suicide, authorities said Tuesday as they also identified the victims. ...

Twins place Archer on 15-day IL with left hip tightness

Jul. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness. Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to...

Rabbit rescue president charged with animal cruelty

Jul. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the president of a Savage-based rabbit rescue nonprofit with animal cruelty and torture after police discovered nearly 50 dead rabbits in a barn. The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that police arrived at the barn on June 27 to...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....

8 hurt, some critically, in July 4 Minneapolis park shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight people were wounded, some critically, in a shooting in a Minneapolis park during unofficial Fourth of July celebrations, according to officials. Police said the shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. Monday at Boom Island Park. “We were just...