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Justice Department reviewing policies on transgender inmates

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated ...

Enbridge ordered to pay $3M for Line 3 groundwater leak

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge, ...

Early voting begins on Minneapolis policing ballot question

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Early voting got underway in Minneapolis on Friday on a contentious ballot question over whether the city where George Floyd was killed should replace its police department with a new Department of Public ...

SD girl killed in Minnesota storms that spawned 2 tornadoes

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A line of strong storms brought damaging winds and at least a couple tornadoes to Minnesota and western Wisconsin early Friday, causing at least one death. Authorities in Mankato say a 4-year-old girl died when a tree branch fell on a tent at a city park around 2:30 ...

Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans who were found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin surrendered to authorities in Arizona on Friday. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said in a statement that Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, turned himself in to police in ...

Hearing set for Monday on Minneapolis police ballot question

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has scheduled hearing for Monday on an effort to keep a charter amendment on the future of policing off the ballot in Minneapolis. Attorneys for former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels and others filed the motion late Wednesday, saying the council failed ...

Threat closes St. Louis Park synagogue as Sabbath begins

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A threat of physical violence has caused a synagogue in a Minneapolis suburb to cancel preschool and shift Sabbath services online Friday. Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park was informed that the Anti-Defamation League regional office in Chicago received the ...

Duluth man, 64, dies after being hit, pinned under bus

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Duluth man died Friday after he was hit, then pinned underneath a bus outside Miller Hill Mall. The incident happened before 10 a.m. Friday outside Dick's Sporting Goods. Police say they arrived to find David John Weston pinned under the bus and ...

2 girls injured in Meeker County school bus crash

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Two girls suffered minor injuries when their school bus was rear-ended by another vehicle in Meeker County on Friday. The Sheriff's Office says there were 15 children on the bus at the time of the Friday morning crash in Manannah Township. All of the children are ...

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 696 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have risen to 696 in Minnesota, and hospital intensive care beds are at more than 95% capacity, according to state data. Hospital leaders said the increase in COVID-19 cases is combining with seasonal trauma injuries and other urgent needs, ...