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Minnesota Twins grounds crew members roll out a tarp for expected rain which has delayed the start of a baseball game with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Royals-Twins opener postponed by rain; doubleheader Saturday

Aug. 14, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather, scheduling a straight doubleheader on Saturday instead to start the series. With darkened skies above Target Field and a steady rain just beginning to fall, the Twins called...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) prepares for a pass play during the NFL football team's practice Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cook at Vikings camp, but no deal yet: 'Where I want to be'

Aug. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings conducted their first official practice of the season Friday, and Dalvin Cook was a full participant. The NFL's latest running back contract conundrum appears to be on track for resolution without a public clash between team and player. “The Vikings and my...

Walz visits mosque; 2 teens charged with assaulting imam

Aug. 14, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and faith leaders visited a Bloomington mosque Friday in a show of solidarity with an imam who was assaulted while walking to nightly prayers. They gathered at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center to call for religious acceptance and unity in response to the Aug. 6...

A group of Minnesota State University, Mankato students sit at The 507 in Mankato, Minn., Wednesday, July 8, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Clockwise from left are Josh Hamond, 21, Jake West, 22, Bailey Higgins, 23, Kara Winters, 21, AJ Wilson, 21, and Elva Colman, 22. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota urges college students to stay home, avoid bars

Aug. 14, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As students prepare to return to Minnesota's colleges and universities, health officials made a plea Friday for them to stay home and avoid crowded bars, house parties and road trips during what's left of their summer vacation so that they don't bring the coronavirus to campus. "Lay low...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey calls on Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman to charge the arresting officer in the death of George Floyd as he speaks during a news conference, at City Hall in Minneapolis. Mayor Frey on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, announced plans to hold open 100 police officer positions next year as part of a hiring freeze to help manage a 2021 budget and as activists are clamoring to shift money away from traditional policing. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)

Minneapolis mayor proposes keeping vacant 100 police jobs

Aug. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Friday announced plans to hold open 100 police officer positions next year as part of a hiring freeze to help manage a 2021 budget and as activists are clamoring to shift money away from traditional policing. Frey said the city projects about 100 officers,...

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump plans campaign stops Monday in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Aug. 14, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was making a campaign swing through the Midwestern states of Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday, just as the Democratic National Convention kicks off. Trump's campaign said Friday that the Republican will highlight “Joe Biden's failures on jobs and the...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-cop's video captures crowd's horror during Floyd arrest

Aug. 14, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd’s arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd. The video made available Thursday comes from fired Officer Tou Thao, one...

Dog shot inside portable toilet in St. Paul city park

Aug. 14, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a dog was shot inside a portable toilet in a St. Paul city park early Friday. Police say a man who called 911 about 3:20 a.m. reported hearing gunshots at the Maryland Avenue and Dale Street park. The caller heard a dog yelp and saw a male exit the toilet, the St....

Woman attacked by eagle along Lake Superior in Minnesota

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LUTSEN, Minn. (AP) — A resort lodge employee came to the aid of a woman being attacked by a bald eagle on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The woman had approached the eagle to get a closer look when it was perched on a fireplace chimney at the Cascade Lodge and Restaurant near Lutsen Thursday. The...

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson drives between Minnesota Lynx's Kayla Alexander (40) and Napheesa Collier during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Aces top Lynx 87-77 for sole possession of 2nd place

Aug. 13, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 23 points and eight rebounds, Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and the Las Vegas Aces topped the Minnesota Lynx 87-77 on Thursday night for sole possession of second place. Kayla McBride added a season-high 17 points and Jackie Young had 16 points for Las...