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9 of 14 picked for jury for trial in Daunte Wright's death

Dec. 02, 2021 00:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death was more than halfway complete after two days of jury selection. Nine people — five women and four men — were seated heading into Thursday's...

Wizards beat Timberwolves 115-107; Towns hurt late

Dec. 01, 2021 23:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 27 points and Bradley Beal added 19 to lift the Washington Wizards to a 115-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns had to leave the game with 2:14 remaining after...

Vikings need Smith to keep up strong return from COVID-19

Dec. 01, 2021 21:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith has made a noticeable impact in his return to the Minnesota secondary following a sudden, COVID-19-forced absence. With the depleted state of their defense, the Vikings could use several more similar performances from the five-time Pro...

Safe at home: Buxton relishes comfort of staying with Twins

Dec. 01, 2021 20:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first offer came from the Minnesota Twins nearly five years ago, initiating their attempt to sign center fielder Byron Buxton to a long-term contract and keep a potential superstar from reaching free agency and a bidding frenzy on the open market. ...

Twins start rotation rebuild, sign Dylan Bundy to $5M deal

Dec. 01, 2021 20:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a $5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, taking their first step toward rebuilding a depleted rotation. Bundy will make $4 million in 2022. His deal comes with an $11 million club option for...

Jury takes shape for Potter trial in Daunte Wright's death

Dec. 01, 2021 19:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury for the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death began to take shape Wednesday, with nine of the necessary 14 panelists seated, including a woman who said she owns a stun gun. ...

Forest Lake man shot by officers during altercation has died

Dec. 01, 2021 18:51 PM EST

FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — An armed man who was shot by three police officers after he allegedly threatened them in Forest Lake over the weekend has died, authorities said Wednesday. Bradley George Erickson, 47, of Forest Lake, was shot Sunday after police responded to...

Minnesota not adding anxiety as condition for medical weed

Dec. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday it's not approving anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, unlike neighboring North Dakota and three other states. State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said there's not...

COVID-19 hospital surge further taxes health care providers

Dec. 01, 2021 09:23 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has surged above 1,500 in Minnesota, causing further strains on those working to care for them. Monday’s 1,532 coronavirus hospitalizations included 343 people in intensive care. Hospitals are trying...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 01, 2021 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 29, 2021. Editorial: Health care leaders must step up now Stronger COVID safeguards, both old and new, are needed to control viral spread in Minnesota. Michigan may have just replaced Minnesota...